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 problem-solving styles. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them!
Corporate Development (CD) is responsible for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and divestitures at both the corporate and business unit level.
Corporate Development Associate Position:
Manage, coordinate and execute M&A deals and processes.
Perform detailed financial analysis - develop comprehensive valuation and synergy models to calculate value of acquisition target and size of transaction.
Perform sensitivity analyzes to assess changes in the value of the acquisition target across a variety of scenarios (macro-economic and commercial variables).
Evaluate acquisition opportunities including review of target company's financial statements, customer contracts, commercial results, financing agreements, and industry reports.
Assist in preparation and presentation of investment recommendations to Executive Team and Board of Directors.
Participate in financial and commercial negotiations with counterparties on behalf of Cargill as part of potential transactions.
Engage with Cargill’s businesses to manage transaction processes.
Support directors, managers and other Associates in a wide range of projects.
Provide feedback to CD and other business team members.
What we provide:
Variety of transactions: You will work on cultivating and executing corporate development projects (including acquisitions, divestitures, joint-ventures and investments) across Cargill’s broad array of businesses in the Americas and globally. Over the last year, members of the CD team have been involved in Cargill's equity investment in the Series A of a cell-based meat company (Aleph Farms), the divestiture of a $10 billion alternative asset manager (CarVal Investors), and the acquisition of a Colombian poultry company (Campollo), among other transactions.
A Global Experience: think about how to manage the risks and leverage the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today – from food security, food safety, and sustainability to global trade flows and new technologies and business models.
Exposure to Senior Leadership: work directly and frequently alongside senior executives.
Strong General Management Foundation: In CD, you will have the opportunity to contribute to and lead project teams, hone advanced financial & corporate development knowledge and general leadership skills. You will develop a network with colleagues from operations, finance, trading, and sales.
Associate Program Benefits:
Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.
Associates are offered retirement plans and registration assistance.
As employees, Associates receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to Associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
Relocation benefits are available to those who qualify (based on mileage).
We promote a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates a diverse group of employees. Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and utilize our employees' outstanding 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)
Cargill Pride Network
Veterans & Military Support Network
Cargill Women’s Network
Pursuing an MBA or relevant Master’s degree with anticipated graduation date in December 2021 or Spring/Summer 2022
Ability to lead teams across a diverse set of backgrounds and work with teams across functions and businesses on transactions, including senior leadership (CXO level)
Strong valuation knowledge (particularly discounted cash flow analysis) and strong understanding of financial and accounting principles
Ability to execute financial modeling efforts at a high level, including providing mentorship to junior team members and ensuring consistent quality and accuracy of analysis
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization and work collaboratively
Ability to travel regionally up to 10% depending on COVID-19 related travel restrictions
Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance
Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese
Degree concentration in finance
Prior experience in transactions, including playing an integral part during the due diligence process
Previous work experience in an investment bank, private equity firm, boutique advisory, Big 4 or a multi-national corporation (corporate development or business development function)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 142141
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 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.