Management trainee Biobased/Total Use

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Are you ready to start your career with a high amount of responsibility right away?
In that case Cosun is the company for you! We are looking for an energetic talent with a technological and business management study background and affinity with the promising future of “biobased/total use”.
Are concepts such as sustainability, circularity, collaboration and valorisation close to your personal interests and values? Then we might offer you an interesting traineeship! During this traineeship you are able to work on various different projects in the field of innovation within Cosun and its business groups (Cosun Beet Company, Aviko, SVZ, Sensus and Duynie). We would like to get in touch with you!

What are you going to do?
Within this two year traineeship you are going to work on various challenging innovation initiatives. During these initiatives you will work together with the colleagues of the Cosun innovation center and the colleagues of the Cosun business groups on a business outlook and technology development. In addition you will also work on smaller projects in the field of screening and scouting, connecting the outside world and organizing challenges and events.

You investigate the optimal use of our agricultural raw materials, both for (food and) non-food markets. You and your team work together on the latest developments with a focus on innovation of biobased/totale use. In addtion, Cosun also pays great attention to responsible products and making its value chains more sustainable. You will have an important contribution to this!
You will work in the Cosun Innovation Center, which is located in Dinteloord (between Rotterdam and Breda). Every day you work with about 150 colleagues from Cosun R&D, Cosun Beet Company - Biobased Experts, Cosun Innovation and the IRS (Institute Research of the Sugarbeet). Your personal coach will be happy to guide you during this traineeship. With the help of the personal coach you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge. One of our first trainees was recently able to take the next step to join one of our Cosun business groups, so there are real opportunities to develop your career within Cosun.
Who are you?
You have strong communication, connecting and social skills which you are able to apply excellently in your daily work. In addition, you are able to work well in a team and you bring a good dose of enthusiasm, independence and ambition. You like connecting with internal, external colleagues/ parties and creative in initiating new projects, for the organisation. You also have:
  • A completed master's degree in chemical engineering or similar, in which your (pre-) education(s) show a combination of technological and business management and where you also have an affinity with the “biobased/total use” topic.
  • A good command of the English language. Dutch is an advantage (minimum B1 level).
  • A maximum of two years of work experience.
  • A driver's license
What do we offer you?
We offer you an interesting traineeship, where you can contribute your ideas about new innovations for Cosun.
You work together with many Cosun colleagues who bring a wide range of knowledge competences and experiences . We also offer you (a):
  • Traineeship of 40 hours / week;
  • Inspiring work environment where you can make use of the facilities offered by the Cosun innovation center and where you can meet colleagues with different knowledge and competences;
  • Varied and challenging traineeship within our Cosun innovation center home and in close collaboration with our Cosun business groups;
  • Good salary with an extensive package of employment conditions such as a 13th month, a travel allowance, 25 vacation days and 23 ADV days;
  • Possibility to use f.e. the online e-learning platform GoodHabitz for your personal development.
  • Several other management trainees you can work and connect with.
Apply directly or need more information?
Did you become enthusiastic after reading this vacancy?  Please address your resume and motivation to
Richard Bakx (Cosun HR). Do you want more information first? Then you can contact Mike Vermeer, Senior Innovation manager +31165582846. Apply now via the button!
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.