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Communications Associate 2021

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Job ID UNI06018 Date posted 12/08/2020 Location : Springdale, Arkansas
The Communications Associate role enables the individual to become familiar with the workflow of turkey operations, and to develop knowledge of live production, including animal welfare, food safety, and overall production management. Associates will be trained in a number of areas to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in an animal agriculture leadership role, often through firsthand exposure and extemporaneous opportunities. By starting your career as a Communications Associate, you will be exposed to all facets of operations through an in-depth orientation, while specializing in an agriculture process of breeders, feed, hatching egg or commercial production. The training is designed to teach the various aspects of the business prior to enable the associate to effective execute internal communication planning.

Principal Accountabilities:

As a Communications Associate in Cargill Protein’s turkey business, you will be exposed to a number of disciplines that will give you the necessary tools to strategically navigate internal communication and change management tactics for our facility. You will be responsible for multiple communications and continuous improvement activities including:
  • Partnering with the facility leadership team to strategically execute internal communications, change and education plan that align leaders and employees with overarching business strategy
  • Planning and communication of community awareness and employee recruitment activities (audience assessment, planning, design, delivery, etc.)
  • Communication and education planning, training and execution for continuous improvement teams (facilitator training, event facilitation, etc.)
  • Data collection and assessment of continuous improvement activities and events
  • Coordination with facility programs and efforts to drive employee engagement and ownership of business priorities at all levels of the organization
  • Issue identification, key message development and tactical plans using varied communication channels
  • Facilitate and curate content for internal social media platform (Beekeeper)
  • Manage display content for monitors throughout the facility.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to produce videos, advertisements, presentations, etc.


This role involves physical activity in agricultural, food, and feed processing environments which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e. - heat, cold, dust, etc.).

Associate Program Benefits:
  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.
  • As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.

Professional Networks:

We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually diverse employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and leverage our employees’ unique talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:
  • Asian Alliance Network
  • Cargill Young Professionals Network
  • Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
  • Cargill Ebony Council
  • Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)
  • Hispanic-Latino Council
  • Cargill Pride Network
  • Veterans & Military Support Network
  • Cargill Women’s Network

Job Locations:
  • Springdale, Arkansas
  • Plant and office setting
  • Travel approximately 10% or less

Required Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in agricultural communications, marketing, communication, agriculture or animal science related degrees, graduating between May 2020 and May 2021.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent grammar with knowledge of AP style
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Must be able and willing to relocate
  • Willingness to occasionally work in all outside weather conditions or exposures
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Overall 3.0 GPA preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
  • Ability to motivate a team
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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 protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.
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