Cargill Management Associate 2019 in Kansas City, Kansas

Management Associate 2019

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 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.


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.

Management Associate Position:

The Management Associate is an entry-level agribusiness management position. Associates will complete an extensive 24-30 month training program which assists you in developing your technical and management skills. The program includes learning of both strategic and tactical business concepts within Cargill’s Feed and Nutrition business. Associates will be evaluated on their technical skills, business acumen, and leadership actions and potential. Once you have demonstrated an understanding of the business, you would move into a position within one of the Functional Areas.


Your career path can lead to key individual contributor or supervisory positions within Cargill Feed & Nutrition along with additional corporate opportunities. Cargill also offers you the flexibility to move into sales or production assignments based on your interest and personal skill development plan. Career advancement will include relocation based on the availability of openings at our multiple locations across the United States. Relocation can accelerate your career by helping you gain greater insight of our business and increase your responsibilities.

Key Accountabilities:

This position will have accountability for learning and positively impacting the following aspects of the business:

  • Customer Operations

  • Production

  • Supply Chain Strategy & Execution

  • Feed Formulation and Pricing

  • Commodity Merchandising

  • Business Financials

  • Employee Engagement

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.

Job Locations:

  • Various US locations: Kansas City, KS; Amarillo, TX; Shippensburg, PA; Ferndale, WA


Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited program, graduating between December 2018 and August 2019.

  • 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

  • Willing and able to relocate, possibly multiple times during training program

  • Ability to solve complex problems through collaboration, creativity and determination.

  • Strong analytical skills, aptitude to conceptualize big picture as well as dive into details

  • Ability to take calculated risks, and able to execute decisively

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

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Agri-business, Finance, Business Administration, Sales

  • Minimum GPA of 2.8

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job General Management

Primary Location US-KS-Kansas City

Other Locations United States

Req ID: UNI05554