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Technical Management Trainee

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Job ID 206072 Date posted 02/21/2023 Location : Ghent, Belgium

Launch your career engaging in meaningful work! 

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. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with food. We combine our experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. We offer a diverse, inclusive and inspiring working environment where you will grow personally and professionally. 

What is the Technical Management Trainee Program about? 

We aim to develop top diverse talent towards future expert and managerial roles for our technical and food science function at Cargill. The program offers access to accelerate development on the job and through other channels during a 24-month program which may include depending on your area of expertise: 

  • Leading or participating in continuous improvement projects in an operations environment, having interaction with finance, maintenance and reliability, manufacturing technology, engineering, safety and quality.  
  • Being responsible for a significant piece of the production process and for the people that make it happen.  
  • Participating actively in the safety and food safety in our operations.  
  • Learning on the job with experts, developing technical and soft skills and receiving coaching from your manager and peers.  
  • Participating in structured learning (digital and instructor led) to develop your technical, professional and leadership skills with peers across Europe, Middle East and Africa, learning from each other during the different sessions of the Cargill European Graduate program. 
  • Building a peer network across Cargill. 

What you will bring to Cargill (REQUIRED) 

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering: Mechanical, Chemical / Biochemical, Process, Agricultural, Food Science. 
  • Entry level work experience (up to 2 years) and/or an internship in relevant areas. 
  • Fluency in English and Dutch languages.

What you will bring to Cargill (PREFERRED) 

  • Natural leadership ability and interpersonal skills.  
  • Teamwork; ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-functional teams. 
  • High integrity and ethical standards. 
  • Self-starter; highly motivated and able to work independently. Willingness to take responsibility and initiative. Demonstrated experience in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines.  
  • Fast learner and oriented to self-development: curiosity to learn and create new way of building and/or improving systems and processes.  
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to proactively identify and resolve problems.  
  • Flexibility; able to cope with fast changes within a growing company.  
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel in case required.   

Next steps

The successful candidates will be invited to a 30 minutes video interview with the recruiter. After that the shortlisted candidates will have 2 rounds of interviews: 1 hour video / face-to-face meeting with the team followed by a final face-to-face interview and a plant tour.


Our Offer 

We will provide a fast-paced stimulating international environment, which will challenge and stretch you. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world! 

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. Cargill is also aligned with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment. 

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