Supply Chain & Operations- From grass to glass

Every hour our 60 factories process 1.2 million liters of milk. In our plants, safety and continuous improvement are of paramount importance. We carry hundreds of technical and product innovations, with a value of more than half a billion euros per year. To contribute to a better world, we reduce our CO2 emissions by using green energy. In 2020 it will be 100% green energy. Moreover, we improve our energy and water efficiency even further every year by 2%. Does this make you excited? If so, the Supply Chain/Operations traineeship at FrieslandCampina might be perfect for you!

The Supply Chain & Operations traineeship
The supply of milk lies at the basis of different valuable product flows. The challenge here is to process all the milk supplied, whether in a Mona dessert or in Milner cheese. Besides that, milk components are also processed into pharmaceutical raw materials, semi-finished products or infant and toddler nutrition. At FrieslandCampina we really dominate the entire chain from grass to glass.

As supply chain and operation trainee, you will work at one of the production locations in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. This is why FrieslandCampina is looking for trainees who are flexible in partially relocating within these countries. Furthermore, our Supply Chain Operations department drives simplicity. The teams you will working in continuously improves our organizational, technological and analytical skills to ensure we deliver the right product in the right place at the right time and at the right cost. In the Supply Chain and Operations traineeship you can think of roles as a Team Leader at the packaging department in Leerdam, as a Continuous Improvement Project Manager in Beilen, or as a Demand Planner in Amersfoort

The FrieslandCampina traineeship is a two-year program, during which you will complete two assignments of one year. The assignments could be an extension of each other or totally different. Your first assignment is assigned to you by us, but during the second assignment you have the opportunity to choose or create your own assignment with our support. When you work at FrieslandCampina you will find out the sky is the limit when it comes to your own career! When you proactively look for new opportunities, anything is possible.

Basic Qualifications
• WO Master preferably in Industrial Engineering and Management, Technology or Supply Chain Management
• Entry level work experience and/or an internship or relevant sideline in Supply Chain/Operations;
• Affinity with production and Supply Chain;
• You are interested in working within the various disciplines within Supply Chain/Operations(QA,Operations,Maintenance, Plan&Deliver, etc)
• You are flexible toward partially relocating within the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium for your assignments;
• Team player, analytical, result driven, strong social and leadership skills;
• You have the ambition to build your career within a production environment;
• Fluent in Dutch (hard requirement).

Examples of assignments
Continuous Improvement Project manager
In a role as continuous improvement manager you will think about improvements of processes in and around the plants of FrieslandCampina. Your goal is to streamline and improve productions from a number of different perspectives.

Team Leader Packaging
As team leader packaging you are responsible for the production of the packaging department. Safety, quality and costs are very important. To make sure the production is realized on time, you tell the operators and mechanics what they have to do. You must set priorities, take decisions very quickly and have to be able to communicate very clear. During the day you have contact with other departments (processing and logistics) in order to make the whole process as smooth as possible.

Are we looking for you?
Do you have a passion for production processes and would you consider working with a company that really dominates the entire chain, from grass to glass? On top of that, the ambition to develop yourself into a plant manager at one of our production sites and accordingly grow into a role as Supply Chain Director? Then this is the perfect traineeship for you!

How to apply?
Check the website and vacancy page of FrieslandCampina to see when you can apply for the next cohort of the traineeship. Already curious about our selection procedure? Click here! Do you still have unanswered questions? Check our frequently asked questions page!