Digital Technology & Analytics – Make Milk Digital and Data Driven

FrieslandCampina has embarked on an ambitious Digital Strategy for the next 3 years. Our goal is to become the most digital and data enhanced dairy company in the world. We have articulated clear objectives on where & how we will “move the needle”, by creating new business models, transform our customer- and consumer-experiences, and improve existing operations.

The Digital Technology & Analytics traineeship
To achieve this goal we are looking Corporate Trainees who can help us in the transformation to make milk digital and data driven. What topics will you work on? Think of; Smart packaging, driving commercial effectiveness by smart use of media channels and consumer data, and predictive analytics for commerce (pricing) and optimization of our supply chain.

The Corporate Digital Technology & Analytics (DTA) Traineeship offers you:
▪ Two-year program;
▪ Complete two assignments;
▪ Training budget for career and personal development;
▪ Trainee cohort;
▪ Working in an international/open and collaborative environment;
▪ A lot of responsibilities from day one.

Basic Qualifications:
▪ Master of Science (preferred background: Business, Technology, Digital);
▪ You do not need to have a background in IT, but a strong affinity with digital, data analytics, business intelligence and technology is necessary;
▪ Entry level work experience and/or an internship or relevant sideline in Digital Business, IT; (max 2year work experience)
▪ International focus, mindset and mobility;
▪ You are a team player, analytical, result driven, and besides you have strong social and leadership skills;
▪ Fluent in English.

Example of assignments

Data Scientist:
As a Data Scientist you are a person that feels comfortable at the intersection among mathematics, machine learning, business and computer science. As a data scientist, you will be working with both our senior business executives, as well as your colleagues from DTA. You key role is to gather and transform data into relevant and actionable insights for our decision makers. As a data scientist, you will – 1) Design and scope data science projects, 2) Develop business awareness, 3) Analyze data using different methods & 4) Share knowledge and training. In this role we will be counting on you to help us build the vision of how this (new) department will grow in the upcoming years.

Transformation Specialist:
Technology is constantly changing, which means our employees & processes must rapidly learn & adapt.  As a Transformation Specialist you are a person that feels comfortable with complexity, has strong interpersonal skills and the enthusiasm & willingness to learn. You’ll be working closely with business executives & projects teams from DTA. As a Transformation Specialist, your primary role is to execute transformation strategy to ensure people & processes are aligned with technology to meet pressing business needs. As a Transformation Specialist, you will 1) Assess project risk & readiness for transformation initiatives 2)  Plan for effective sponsor engagement 3) Share content of communication, training and transformation activities to ensure focus on behavioral change & 4) Execute structured, ongoing resistance management activities. In this role, we will be counting on your creativity & entrepreneurial spirit to ensure that people are at the center of transformation in DTA.

Digital Business Analyst:
Are you seeing a world of opportunities. Are you curious about what can be achieved by blending our physical world with the virtual one? Do you love to meet new people every day? This is exactly where our team operates in. You’ll be working across the company with people that have to learn about the new digital possibilities. Teams that have to solve old and new puzzles. All integrating, overlaying or replacing physical and virtual. Your work includes analyzing existing business problems, joining customer journey mapping teams, applying structured problem solving, working in an agile team that applies design thinking in all we do and advise. In this entrepreneurial role, you’re working sometimes as a consultant, sometimes as a tutor and every time as a learner. We don’t build technology, we play with it.

Project Manager:
Together with a team of IT-specialists you ensure the objectives for specific projects are realized. You work closely together with your team, but as a project manager you have the final responsibility! Sometimes the projects are requests from other departments within the company that have a large IT component. But projects can also be initiated by IT, when certain trends or developments are seen in the market that would help FrieslandCampina to be more innovative or efficient. A project manager is the guard of the process and stays in touch with the internal client and all stakeholders. The project manager thinks about the requirements and the purpose of the project and after all, the project manager keeps track of the planning and financials.
Project you could think about are:
1. Bringing systems to the Cloud
2. Cyber Security
3. Implementation of robotics

Client IT Manager:
As Client IT Manager you are an internal account manager for different departments and factories of FrieslandCampina.’ What are the ICT needs of the departments?’ and ‘what is the best way to fulfill these needs?’ are questions you and your team of IT- specialists have to find the answers to. The Client IT Manager is the link between the internal customer and the IT department. In this role you are both an ad-hoc problem solver as a internal consultant who helps their clients with offering innovative IT solutions. As Client IT Manager your results are highly visible and you quickly broaden your network throughout the entire company.

Are we looking for you?
Are you eager to join and help FrieslandCampina in the digital and data driven transformation journey? Do you like nothing better than being thrown into the deep end?! And do you have the guts and communication skills to bridge the gap between the IT department of FrieslandCampina and the rest of the organization? Can you handle a lot of responsibility and are you able to work independently? Then we encourage you to embark on this challenging adventure as Digital Technology & Analytics trainee at FrieslandCampina!

Do you want to read more about the personal experience of one of our Digital Technology & Analytics? Click here

How to apply?
Check the website and vacancy page of FrieslandCampina to see when you can apply for the next cohort of the Corporate traineeship! Already curious about our selection procedure? Click here!

Do you want to get to know the organization first? Join our Inhouse days! Experience the culture of FrieslandCampina, talk with current trainees and employees and gain more information about the Corporate traineeship!