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.
Sales Associate Position:
Sales Associates begin their careers at Cargill in many different businesses including Protein, Grain and Salt. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. Associates will participate in a sales training program to prepare you to become an expert in the industry. You will gain hands-on experience by working on various projects in a number of areas with Cargill employees to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in a sales leadership role. This role will allow you to understand and explore Cargill’s full range of products, specific to your business, solve customer problems and create new opportunities.
There are three roles available within the sales function:
As a Grain Sales Associate you will become a specialist in competitive grain origination and the sale of various grain marketing solutions. To accomplish this, you will train with Cargill employees from various job functions to learn how to develop long-term relationships with identified customers, working both over the phone and face-to-face with grain producers on the farm. You will gain hands-on experience by working on various projects in the agricultural sales and marketing area and by shadowing Cargill employees from various job functions. Origination Sales Associates will learn how to help farmers prosper and maximize their return by utilizing Cargill’s full range of products, solve customer problems and create new opportunities. Grain Sales Associate positions are located throughout the Midwest.
As a Protein Sales Associate, you will gain an understanding of meat processing production, including process flow, yields, variances, USDA regulations and requirements, accounting, and information technologies. Additional training in people leadership skills, core business functions, and execution of sales effectiveness training will be provided to help you develop. In time, you will be working with customers as you distribute, sell, promote, and merchandise the meat business products. Protein Sales Associate positions are located at various locations throughout the United States.
As a Food and Beverage Sales Professional you'll be an integral part of our Food and Beverage customer's supply chain, procurement, and, in conjunction with your technical services partners, new product development. Working across all product lines of our Food Ingredients Enterprise you'll gain unique knowledge and insight across all of our ingredients businesses to include; cocoa and chocolate, global edible oils, starches, sweeteners, stabilizers and other functional food systems. Working closely with our customers providing unique insights and resources helping them thrive through better understanding ingredient trends, consumer trends and food manufacturing. You'll receive extensive training in the Cargill Sales Framework and Process, Negotiating skills and extensive coaching on sales planning and presentation. Helping your customers thrive! FIBI Sales Associate positions are located in Wayzata, MN, Cargill's Global Headquarters.
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.
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.
• Various U.S. locations - must be open to relocation.
• Field or office setting.
• Movement from an associate role to an experienced sales position may require additional relocation.
• Frequent travel by personal vehicle within assigned region for meetings with customers, prospects and other Cargill personnel. You must have a safe driving history; a motor vehicle record history will be reviewed.
• Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program graduating between December 2019 and May 2020.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Ability and willingness to travel, as needed.
• 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.
• Willing and able to relocate.
• Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually.
• Strong communication skills – written and oral.
• Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program with a major in Agricultural Business, Ag Econ, Ag Management or similar agricultural discipline graduating between December 2019 and May 2020.
• Previous intern or co-op experience.
• Overall 3.0 GPA or higher preferred.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English).
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and experience. Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.