at Cargill in Springdale, Arkansas, United States
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Protein Business Operations and Supply Chain Rotational Associate 2023
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Connect to meaningful work. Feed the world. Achieve your higher purpose.
What if your ideas could nourish the world? As an associate, we transfer your knowledge and skills into profound experiences that positively impact our global community. From food to transportation, your innovative solutions, collaboration and dedication will evolve industries to take on tomorrow’s greatest challenges. And that’s just the beginning. Because when your skills meet our unrivaled network and breadth of opportunity, your career is without bounds. Join our community to realize the impact of your work, help people around the world and connect with something greater.
Protein Business and Supply Chain Rotational Associate Position:
The Protein Business Operations & Supply Chain Rotational Program is a two-year rotational program within Protein North America, with one year spent in an Operations role at a plant location and one year spent in a Supply Chain role at either a plant location, or Protein headquarters in Wichita, KS. This outstanding program provides training, experience, and exposure to both Operations and Supply Chain. Associates will focus on developing the key skills and capabilities early in their careers that are critical for future leaders and will receive real, immediately impactful, and diverse experiences in each rotation. Associates will have the opportunity to explore and develop their passions in an outstanding organization, while having a dedicated support system to ensure they are reaching their full potential.
The year spent in an Operations role will prepare the associate for a Plant Operations Supervisor role at the conclusion of the program. They will become familiar with the workflow of plant operations. Associates will also learn and shadow across various plant teams and departments. The duration of the training and time spent in each department will vary based on the business needs and previous experience. Primary training could include:
+ Food Safety Quality & Regulatory
+ Environmental, Health & Safety
+ Continuous Improvement
+ Human Resources
Plant Operations Environment:
This role allows the associate to learn about the business by performing critical tasks within the production environment in our protein processing facilities. This generally requires a moderate amount of physical exertion on a fairly regular basis. The work may also involve other conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, wet environments, etc.). This role may require occasional shifts including 2nd and 3rd shift and weekend hours.
+ Potential Business Area: Beef Processing, Poultry Processing, Egg Processing, or Cooked Further Processing
The year spent in a Supply Chain role is a training opportunity that will give the associate exposure to the many different areas of Protein’s sophisticated Supply Chain. This rotation will provide hands-on exposure and ownership within one of our Supply Chain roles, and also allow opportunities to shadow and gain exposure across other teams. During this rotation, associates will tackle real challenges, cultivate curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments, and have their innovations acknowledged along the way. Associates could have exposure to any of these Supply Chain teams:
+ Demand Planning
+ Supply Planning
+ Scheduling & Production Planning
+ Data & Analytics
+ Warehouse & Inventory Management
+ Materials Management
+ Customer Replenishment & Account Management
Rotational Associate Benefits:
+ Highly impactful rotations with opportunity to own your work, influence others, and drive innovation
+ Competitive paid time off and paid company holidays
+ Relocation benefits are available to those who qualify (based on mileage)
+ Comprehensive health care plans and incentives
+ Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field
+ Competitive retirement benefits
+ Access to our volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities
No matter who you are or where you are, we’ve designed our plans and programs to meet your needs. We want to help you take care of what’s needed for today and offer protection to help with tomorrow’s what-ifs. You’ll have access to a wide variety of flexible and inclusive programs to meet your health, financial, and work/life needs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:
+ Paid holidays and floating holidays
+ Paid time off
+ Comprehensive health care plans
+ Short term and long-term incentives
+ Mental Health and Wellbeing program
+ Digital Learning Library
+ Retirement plans
+ Paid time to participate in volunteer and community outreach opportunities
+ Tuition reimbursement programs
+ Relocation benefits for those that qualify
Our Vibrant Community:
At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding 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, and Cargill Women’s Network.
Job Locations & Timing:
+ Rotational Associates will be based at one of the 35+ plant locations across North America or our Protein Headquarters in Wichita, KS (Supply Chain Rotation only)
+ Relocation is possible during the 2 years in program.
+ The rotational program will begin in January or June of 2023, based on graduation date.
+ Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited program in supply chain, operations management, procurement, statistics, mathematics, computer science, information technology, engineering, MIS, or other related agriculture/business fields, graduating between Fall 2021 and Spring 2023
+ 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
+ Ability to work optimally with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures
+ Willing and able to relocate
+ Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually
+ Strong communication skills – written and oral
+ Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts and weekends should the occasional need arise (During Plant Operations rotation only)
+ Minimum 3.0 GPA
+ Previous internship or work-related experience
+ Ability to demonstrate a strong aptitude for business