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Technical Management Trainee

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Job ID 198610 Date posted 04/14/2022 Location : Sas van Gent, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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.


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 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.

You will start with an initial period of onboarding and learn the plant’s major product lines: wheat and corn. After that you will have a series of rotations between the different teams and departments depending on the trainee’s areas of expertise and interest. These might be Operations, Maintenance, EHS, FSQR, CI or Manufacturing Technology. During your rotation in Operations you will work in shifts for the period of 3 months. A rotation in a different business group or location is possible.

The factory is now growing and expanding into sustainable products. New sustainable projects in the area of plant-based products and biodegradable materials are expected.

What you will bring to Cargill (REQUIRED)

  • A completed Master degree in Engineering (Chemical / Bio-chemical, Mechanical, Maintenance, Electrical, Process, Food Engineering, Production Management)
  • Entry level work experience (up to 2 years) and/or an internship in relevant areas.
  • Fluent English and Dutch.

What you will bring to Cargill (PREFERRED)

  • Proven natural leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Technical affinity.
  • 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
  • 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.

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.


Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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