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Technical Management Trainee (H/F)

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Job ID 123224 Date posted 06/03/2021 Location : Haubourdin, France

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Start date:

June-September 2021

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 Production, 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.

The role is the part of Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizes business group. You will join the team of 2 people: a Continuous Improvement Expert and Coordinator and support them with the projects in the CI area. You will actively participate in  Lean 6 sigma implementation, assist in building Cargill Manufacturing Excellence System, an overall corporate   strategy and work in close collaboration with the main operating functions: Production, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory (FSQR), Manufacturing Technology, Maintenance & Reliability, Logistics & Supply Chain. 

The trainee will work standard working hours and might have some short-term assignments on other Cargill plants.


What you will bring to Cargill (REQUIRED)
•    Master degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Food Technology/ Food Processing. 
•    Entry level work experience (up to 2 years) and/or an internship in relevant areas.  
•    Fluency in French and English languages.

What you will bring to Cargill (PREFERRED)
•    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
•    Proven natural leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills. 
•    Teamwork; ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-functional teams.
•    High integrity and ethical standards.
•    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 complete an initial video interview (please, expect to receive an e-mail invitation). After that the shortlisted candidates will have an online video interview with the hiring manager followed by a final face-to-face meeting with the members of the operational team & plant tour on the site.

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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