Finance Business Development Manager - Nutrition

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Date: Feb 3, 2024

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

Location : St. Louis MO 

City : Chesterfield 

State : Missouri (US-MO) 

Country : United States (US) 

Requisition Number : 32917 


At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package and our hybrid work environment provides a balance of in office and remote work.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values: 
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably



Are you excited by the opportunity of joining a startup business environment within a 200-year-old organization? Are you a data-driven person willing to drive new business cases within the infant formula and sports nutrition markets? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you in our growing Nutrition Team!


As the Nutrition Business Development Manager, you will play an essential role in this exciting challenge of building out our business in the infant formula, sports nutrition, and dietary supplement markets. Through strategic and financial analysis, this position is responsible for generating insights that help the business identify potential improvement areas and make data-driven decisions. This role will support projects of strategic importance aimed at developing the Nutrition business globally.


You Will

Lead BU’s financial analyses:

  • Develop KPI’s and metrics to track the Nutrition business performance and strategic initiatives.
  • Issue monthly Nutrition BU financial performance review.
  • Research and perform corporate financial analysis of potential M&A targets, competitors, and customers.
  • Monitor and perform strategic pricing and cost analyses globally, identify trends, and generate insights for optimization.
  • Coordinate annual Nutrition BU's Budgeting and monthly forecasting.


Support strategic projects for the Nutrition Business Unit globally:

  • Nutrition global projects liaison, facilitating communication and collaboration across multiple initiatives.
  • Lead the development of strategic business cases, valuation modeling (DCF), and articulate the rationale and potential earnings of the projects.
  • Support the Bunge Nutrition Commercial Leaders with activities related to key projects for the BU.
  • Develop project documentation to engage stakeholders in discussion and for the required stage gates & approvals.



We are looking for a Business Development Manager with working knowledge of corporate finance, including financial reporting, modeling, DCF valuation, purchase-price accounting concepts, EBIT and cash-flow forecasting. Someone who can think strategically and have strong problem-solving skills to be able to develop creative solutions to business challenges.

To be successful you need project management skills, so you can manage multiple initiatives at a time and the ability to develop high-quality written materials and presentations for top management meetings. Next to this you need to act as a champion for data driven decisions and pricing discipline.


Experience & Education

  • 4+ years in consulting, finance, or project management.
  • Consulting or Investment banking experience strongly preferred.
  • Degree in finance, economics, or MBA preferred.
  • Roles in the Food and Ingredient space is a plus.
  • Up to 10% travel required. 


About Bunge Nutrition

Bunge Nutrition is a Business Unit (BU), created to expand our customer and product portfolio in the infant, sports, and medical nutrition industries. Nutrition is one of the three strategic growth platforms at Bunge.

Our BU provides oils and lipid solutions to nutrition product manufacturers in APAC, Europe, and North America. The BU’s ingredients are found in premium infant formulas in the Chinese and European markets, enteral medical nutrition products in North America and sports nutrition products in Europe.


What we offer

With a total of 14 members located in Shanghai, Beijing, Pasir Gudang, Amsterdam, New York, and Saint Louis, our team is hierarchically flat. Our tight functional connections, and access to top management provide constant opportunities to learn, build relationships beyond the Nutrition BU, and for career development within and outside our group.  

We are also connected to Bunge’s Innovation, Marketing, and Industrial Operations teams. We collaborate with them in day-to-day operational matters related to our customers and products, as well as in projects to develop the Nutrition business or improve our ability to serve Nutrition customers. To do that, we deploy an influencing mindset to be able to work effectively across reporting lines.



Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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