Operations Graduate Trainee

Contract types Permanent
Education level Degree
Company Trouw Nutrition GB
Country United Kingdom
Location Ashbourne
Closing date 31.01.2020

Places to Grow – Operations Talent Programme

 Places for you to grow


The Places to Grow Operations Programme is a three-year programme to develop Operation leaders of the future. In this time, you will complete two 18-month long placements in two different locations to develop your functional and interpersonal skills whilst adapting to new environments and cultures.


The roles will vary depending on needs of the local business, but may be in the field of Supply Chain, Planning, Engineering or Production. They will all have real business targets to improve metrics such as safety, efficiency or quality and you will report progress to local and regional Management. In your role, you will be responsible for managing the project plan, timeframe, stakeholders and risks.
Alongside the practical experience, you will receive additional support including a Mentor and a weeklong induction at the Trouw Nutrition Head Office in The Netherlands.


General responsibilities;


  • Project Management to ensure on-time and effective delivery of project deliverables and escalating risks to key stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder Management to ensure all stakeholders are informed, consulted or held responsible for key activities.
  • Health, Safety, Environment & Quality compliance to ensure all project activities adhere to local site rules and act as ambassador to drive improvements in these areas.
  • Continuous Improvement mind-set to identify improvements and drive change to improve the efficiency, safety or quality of our Operations.


Typical project examples;


  • Planning and executing : Improve Planning and S&OP processes to deliver service and financials improvement (Service, Cost and Inventories) pin line with budget and annual plans
  • Logistic and Warehousing: Route to market and logistic network design to optimize cost to serve, lead time, CO2 footprint and service to our customers
  • Manufacturing and Operational Excellence: 
    • Roll out Manufacturing KPIs and coordinate action plan to improve it (Line efficiency, losses, Quality defect rate, …)
    • Roll out 5 S and other Lean programs in the business
    • Improve energy consumption and CO2 impact.
  • Maintenance: Create / enhance Maintenance practices and performance (e.g Spare parts management and consumptions, Stock level, Preventive maintenance plans)
  • Project CAPEX: Support capex start up (e.g training, performance, supplier support)



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain subject.
  • 0 – 4 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Engineering or Manufacturing in Food, Pharma, Feed or other field.
  • Globally mobile.


How do I apply?


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