Cargill Management Information and Decision Support Lead in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Management Information and Decision Support Lead

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 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 .


Position Purpose

This position is responsible to define, develop and implement a management information and reporting framework for supporting all Enterprises across Malaysia (including process for data gathering, analysis, reporting) which allows for deep and improved understanding of the business performance in an accurate and timely manner.

Delivering financial analysis that enhances decision making and providing the view regarding performance and opportunities that exist for further investigation and/or improvements by FPA’s and commercial team. Work in close collaboration with Financial Accounting Lead & Financial risk management lead to identify business optimization opportunities (e.g. EBITDA, working capital deployed) and then collaborate with FP&A who will seek improvements and close gaps.

This position provides analyzed information in a structured way, assessing historic & current business performance, highlighting areas of opportunity for the FP&A team who will prioritize and build action plans. This team is tasked with leading management reporting and analysis which may include forecasting/commentary, product profitability analysis and cost analysis – as examples.

In addition, this position will be expected to partner closely with record to report global process owner and FSS Leaders to seek opportunities to leverage shared services and standardization. This position requires strong financial, people leadership, business acumen, risk management, influencing and change management skills.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Management Reporting and Decision Support

  • Demonstrate strong financial management skills to gather financial data, evaluate and analyze financial statements. Keeps pace with changing relevant regulations, standards, and business factors that may impact financial performance. Review existing reports to optimize, standardize, and define the new reports which will measure business performance.

  • Ensure timely and accurate financial and management reporting and analysis of business performance (KPIs, Metrics) Partner effectively with group/business FP&A for reporting and data needs, defining which performance indicators will be needed to explain/measure business performance and the frequency – design and deliver the reports with the right level of analysis

  • Partner with FSS to identify opportunities to leverage the use of shared services for execution

  • Ensure optimization and standardization of management reporting across the country(s).

  • Understand legacy systems and develop a strong management information system/process

  • Hold self and team accountable for delivering results, and leads in the continuous improvement of management reporting across teams.

  • Champions efforts to ensure controls and compliance measures are in place for all reported financial information

  • Partner with FP&A, A&F leaders, and FSS to prepare corporate budgeting and monitoring, including control of expenses

  • Work with business group/enterprise FPA’s to define the expectation and respond to adhoc requests from FP&A & commerical teams as per the business needs.

  • Play a key role in Business IBP process as a Reconciliation Review facilitator so that Business can have their reliable 2 years financial plans.

  • Prepare Business budget in collaboration with Business FP&A

20% Business Partnership:

  • Provide ongoing financial expertise and information to the leadership team and other business teams.

  • Work closely with the A&F Leader, other A&F Leadership team members, Finance COEs and the FP&A team to achieve finance objectives.

  • Provide leadership and partner with other functional teams to establish the ongoing development of financial/management reporting that support the business decisions and strategic goals.

25% Change Leadership, through Process Optimization and Technology Driven Decision Making

  • Establish, manage, develop and coach direct reports to ensure a high performing team.

  • Capable of initiating change, empowering team and driving results.

  • Identify talent and champion development opportunities reflective of the business needs, succession plans and growth objectives.

  • Bring the outside in and seek to operate at the top of the profession

  • Collaborate with other Finance & Business leaders

  • Lead team through change by identifying and implementing process simplification, standardization and improvement while proactively pursuing shared services optimization.

  • Provide thought leadership on technology needs for management reporting. Skilled at leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making.

25% Choose and Develop Talent:

  • Identify, develop and coach direct reports to ensure we have high performing teams.

  • Develop sustainable training program for execution of various financial risk management and control processes and ensure team is well trained.

  • Empower team to initiate change and drive results.

  • Create a culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous learning to meet individual development goals.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent.

  • Minimum 10 years of accounting or finance experience.

  • Broad/diverse commercial knowledge with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as a business.

  • Proven accounting/finance leader with strong analytical skills

  • Highly effective people leadership skills which motivates for high performance

  • Demonstrated change agility

  • Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making

  • Demonstrated commitment to Internal Controls

  • Ability to communicate, influence and build trust across multiple stakeholder groups

  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

  • English proficiency

Preferred Required Qualifications

  • Professional accounting designation

  • Understanding and experience working with JDE, SAP, and Lynx

  • Experience with multiple businesses and/or international business experience

  • Demonstrated ability to create a team culture of continuous improvement, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity

  • Past experience in manufacturing business is an added advantage

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: KUA00305