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Supply Chain Management Trainee

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary As a Supply Chain Management Trainee, you will become a professional in the supply chain of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. During the traineeship you will receive a hands-on rounded experience working alongside experienced professionals and will have contact with customers, suppliers, transport providers externally and internally with our production, commercial and finance teams. In the Supply Chain Management Trainee Program, part of the European Graduate Program, you could expect some or all of the following experiences within the first two years with Cargill:

+ Initial assignment to a business unit or function

+ On-going formal soft skill development and technical training

+ Participation in a project to provide you with leadership experience.

+ Networking with international colleagues During your traineeship you will be involved in different functions on rotating basis: planning, customer service, logistics, sourcing execution & warehousing. At the end of your traineeship and depending on your performance and proved potential you could expect to receive higher responsibilities within the Supply Chain function or elsewhere in Cargill.

Principal Accountabilities

_50%_ Assignment on projects as (leading) team member, troubleshooting, training of personnel. _15%_ Development of skills in matters of projects, supply chain, operations, finance, commercial, safety and quality. _20%_ Process improvement:

+ With some direction, actively searches for opportunities to optimize planned costs and any other cost saving opportunities and analyze unexpected costs to identify root causes and define action plan.

+ With some oversight, conduct process improvement analysis to search for process efficiency opportunities and deliver data driven recommendations

+ With the team, think about digitalization improvements to innovate work processes _10%_ Participate in the Cargill European Graduate program through seminars, visits to European site and facilities, trainings. _5%_ Performance management / research & analysis:

+ With Process Improvement manager, analyzes all relevant Supply Chain Data

+ May participate in defining reporting needs and development of these reports.


+ Master's degree in Engineering or Supply Chain and relevant engineering background in Industrial Engineering or similar;

+ up to 2 years of working experience;

+ excellent communication skills in English (fluent); Dutch will be considered as an advantage;

+ creativity and innovative approach in building and/or improving systems and processes.

+ strong interest in continuous improvement

+ high integrity standards;

+ demonstrated natural leadership ability;

+ self-starter and fast learner;

+ highly motivated and able to work independently;

+ teamwork and ability to work in a multi-cultural and cross-functional team;

+ able to proactively identify and resolve problems;

+ strong analytical, prioritizing and interpersonal skills;

+ flexibility; able to cope with fast changes within a growing company;

+ willingness to travel and flexibility to relocate to other countries;

+ excellent computer skills: MS Office, excel specifically, SharePoint, SAP

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will 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 private companies in the world. Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. Click here to find out more Interested? Then please send us your CV and cover letter today. The next stage of our process for shortlisted candidates is a video screening to assess and rate your responses to a series of online questions. If you are successful at the video screening stage then you will be invited to participate in face-to-face interviews. The process may include meeting with the management team, a test and/or Case study and discussion. Follow us on LinkedIn:


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