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Project Management Associate 2020

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Project Management Associate 2020

All candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.


Position Application:

Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.


Project Management Associate Position:

The Project Manager’s primary responsibilities include: 

·       Managing technology implementation projects across the Format Solutions (FS) product suite

·       Supporting the sales process by discussing the FS service offering during sales presentations and provide input on proposals

·       Contributing to cross-functional projects / engagements within Format Solutions


Principal Accountabilities:

75% Solution Delivery

·       Manage technology implementation projects across the FS product suite (Mill Management, Formulation, and Digital Nutrition)

·       Lead project teams consisting of implementation specialists, product managers, engineers, etc. in delivering on project goals and objectives

·       Maintain frequent and open communication with customers to ensure projects are meeting goals and objectives

·       Serve as the primary contact from Solution Delivery Leadership for customer information, progress, issue resolution, and tracking

·       Conduct risk planning, monitoring, mitigation and reporting during project delivery; escalate issues to Solution Delivery Leadership as needed

·       Review and analyse project scope and manage client expectations

·       Prepare project schedule and client-facing/internal status reports

·       Track individual and project team utilization and revise forecasted hours throughout the duration of the project

·       Track and review project budget vs. actual project costs, including revenue responsibility across all projects

·       Travel as required to build/maintain client satisfaction

·       Accountable for the overall success of the client projects across the FS product suite


25% Cross-functional Projects / Engagements

·       Contribute to product development by being the voice of our customers to the Format Solutions product team to help shape the product roadmap

·       Support team initiatives including training development, process documentation, recruiting activities, etc.

·       Assist in the refinement of the product strategy and execution of the strategy


Associate Program Benefits:

·       Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).

·       Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.

·       Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.

·       Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.

·       As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities. 


Professional Networks:

We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually diverse employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and leverage our employees’ unique talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.


Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:

Asian Alliance Network
Cargill Young Professionals Network
Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
Cargill Ebony Council
Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)
Hispanic-Latino Council
Cargill Pride Network
Veterans & Military Support Network
Cargill Women’s Network

Job Locations:

·       Hopkins, MN


Required Qualifications:

·       Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Technology, Management, Agriculture or a related field with an anticipated graduation date between December 2019-May 2020

·       Strong program management skills with the ability to plan project tasks/events and execute on these on time and on budget with quality at the forefront of everything you do

·       Exceptional interpersonal skills including active listening, patience, composure, persuasion, and influence management

·       Excellent communication skills with both internal and customer audiences

·       Passion for applying technology to solve business problems, consulting with customers to drive improvement, and training customers to ensure value capture

·       Ability to travel up to 50%

·       Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

·       Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Advanced degree in Accounting, Business (MBA), Information Technology, Agricultural field, or related field

·       2-3+ years of experience working in accounting, consulting, feed mill production, or animal nutrition formulation

·       2-3+ years of experience implementing enterprise technology solutions including SaaS solutions

·       Experience training and consulting with clients, consultants, and service teams



Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With more than 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.

Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Hopkins, Minnesota United States
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How to Apply
All candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Position Application: