Senior Decision Support Analyst

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Senior Decision Support Analyst

Cargill views Decision Support as a key extension of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), providing financial analysis to drive value for the business. This position is tagged to Cargill Research & Development Function and will use data and analysis to generate a deep understanding of business performance, enhance decision making, and drive action. This requires strong partnership with FP&A, Accounting & Finance, Research & Development, and key business partners. This position will serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) analyzing performance across all sub functions within Research & Development.? Primary accountabilities will include: lead the forecasting and budgeting processes, value case analysis and impact of assumptions, scenario modeling, benchmarking, owner of allocation processes (methodology, communications, volume/rate/mix analysis, reporting, movements), and ad hoc management reporting. This position must be able to multitask and manage multiple requests at various times. Critical skills in analysis, communication of information, ability to build trust, and challenging the status quo will be vital to the success of this role.Principal Accountabilities60%: Decision SupportSubject Matter Expert (SME) that provides decision support to the Research & Development team.Partner with FP&A to develop analysis that leads to actionable insights to improve performance.Partner with Finance Function and IT as a key financial contact for strategic project spend analysis, forecasts, and budgets.??Integrate KPIs and metrics into dashboards and assist the Management Information (MI) team in validating and delivering clear information.Create and analyze forecasts, budgets, and performance metrics accompanied with commentary to drive business decisions.??Conduct driver analysis (volume, price, mix, cost), value case and strategic project review.Monitor financial performance of the Function; propose opportunities to drive improvement.Benchmark – understand, translate, and provide insight into business performance against competitor & industry trends. Connect the dots and drive improvement with follow-up actions.Assist on ad hoc financial modeling and analysis as requested.30%: Continuous ImprovementProactively identify and implement process simplification and improvements for decision support.Advise MI team on reporting standardization projects across the Function to meet the needs of A&F, FP&A, and the R&D group.Validate effective, accurate, and automated delivery of key reports by partnering with MI team.Learn new tools as needed to monitor business activities and aid in decision making.Collaborate across Cargill to create and leverage best practices.?10%: Finance Leadership and Ad Hoc ProjectsPartner with peers in A&F and FP&A to achieve the finance strategy and strategic goals of the business.As the SME, proactively identify and communicate key performance trends and risks to finance leadership.Participate and manage ad hoc projects as requested.#LI-KH1Skills:
Required Qualifications Bachelor?s degreeMinimum 4 years of related work experienceDemonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skillsProven experience managing multiple priorities on deadlinesSelf-starter with continuous improvement mindsetStrong attention to detailAbility to communicate, influence and build trust across multiple stakeholder groupsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsPreferred QualificationsBachelor?s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related fieldMinimum 6 years of related work experienceExperience with financial analysis and providing decision support to businesses supportedSubject Matter Expert (SME) possessing good technical skillsChange leader

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