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Cargill - Advanced Professional Leaders Program (Brussels)

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Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities. Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values. Founded in Protected content , Cargill is a privately held company and employs 139,000 people in 65 countries. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at Protected content .


Job location(s): The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Russia, Egypt and England

You will join an ambitious team of dedicated people with diverse backgrounds. Joining the Advanced Professional Leaders Program at Cargill means you will have a real job from the start, with clear deliverables and responsibilities. Based on the nature of the Business Unit and role you are placed in during a Protected content trainee program, you will get to learn and know Cargill and the Food Ingredients and Systems Business Units in the EMEA region. The roles you may be placed in vary from Sales, Commodity Trading, Marketing and Supply Chain & Logistics. On a daily basis you may be talking directly to a variety of our key stakeholders at Cargill. These range from suppliers, customers, transportation teams and traders in the international market. The Advanced Professional Leaders Program requires the ability to travel up to 50% based on business needs.

Advanced Professional Leaders Program Positions:

In Sales you provide added value and solutions for our clients. For example you sell flour to animal feed mixers or sunflower oil to fast moving consumer goods producers.
In Commodity Trading you buy and sell raw food-materials worldwide. You make a daily analysis of the various market and price developments, you assess the risk elements and you take action accordingly.
In Marketing you will help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation. You will be responsible for marketing food ingredients and solutions to our customers and consumers with an innovative and engaging approach to business.
In Supply Chain you will become a professional in the logistical part of a production site. You begin as an assistant planner and will be in direct contact with clients, suppliers and employees from production and management. You will be responsible for achieving an optimal relationship between production, loading activities and distribution of orders.

Principal accountabilities

The principal accountability of this role is to learn Cargill Business Units within the Food Ingredients and Systems Platform through an extensive Protected content on the job training. The Advanced Professional Leaders Program will include at least Protected content with clear deliverables that allow candidates to learn how Cargill Business Units in the Food Ingredients and System Platform serves our customers, employees and the community.

More specifically:

Learning our business includes the key accountabilities listed below:.
Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships with customers, traders, suppliers, transportation and functional teams.
Timely and effective communication and interaction with other Cargill teams such as Sales, Transportation & Logistics, Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Finance and Plant Operations
Ensure thorough and accurate follow up and execution on all commitments, contracts and communication
Participate in mentor relationship, leadership development courses, skill building trainings and Advanced Professional Leaders Program activities
Ability to relocate for development experiences and ability to travel up to 50% based on business needs


Minimum Bachelor and preferably Master’s degree with Protected content of relevant work experience
High learning agility and healthy curiosity of how we can improve and innovate
Demonstrated natural leadership ability while exhibiting high integrity and ethical standards
Ability to establish and commit to a vision and strategy, while clearly communicating the future state
Action oriented. Willingness to take responsibility and initiative. Able to proactively identify and resolve problems
Ability to work thru complexity, and dealing with ambiguity
Rigorous and detail oriented in areas that require analysis. Demonstrated strong analytical skills
Confident in making high quality, timely and sound decisions. Comfortable taking risks where appropriate
Result oriented and resilient when working towards goals
Teamwork; ability to work in a multi-cultural and cross-functional team
Take action to incorporate diverse, cross-boundary perspectives into a strategy and align actions
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to influence and negotiate while maintaining a strong focus on customer service
Fluency in English and at least one other European language
International business and/or educational experience


Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Manage execution , Communicate Effectively , Customer Focus , Team Player, Decision making , Innovation

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 and most solid private companies in the world.

Specifically joining The Advanced Professional Leaders Program:

Ongoing leadership development and skills training
Mentorship from a Cargill Leader
Networking with international colleagues and businesses
Yearly development/training experience within another Business Unit, Function or Platform
Ability to be placed on a general management career path based on fit and performance

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV in English today.