Operations Management Trainee
West Allis, WI 
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Job Description

Location: West Allis
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA

Do you want to help improve food and health around the world?

At Chr. Hansen, food and health is at the heart of everything we do and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while unfolding your career in a global setting. In each of our 32 global offices, you will be able to experience an agile organization that is proud to encourage an inspiring work environment and a collaborative culture full of passion to make a difference.

Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today - as we look for new talent to strengthen our team. We are always looking for people who can take charge, come up with new ideas and form their own work practice and methods.

Engagement matters to us, therefore we offer a work environment where cooperation and respect are the top priorities.


About the position / Who are we looking for

General Summary

The Trainee will follow the Operations Management Development program to gain an overall understanding of the industry, our business, and the Operations function. The main purpose of the development program is to prepare the Trainee for a leadership role in plant operations. The program is approximately 18-36 months. It is a learn-by-doing program, in which the Trainee encounters a series of critical on-the-job learning experiences in Operations and cross-functional departments.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  1. Follows the Operations Management Development program:
    1. Rotation 1 - Operations Department Experience: The Trainee works in an entry-level professional role within the Operations team.
    2. Rotation 2 - Cross-Functional Experience & Operations Project(s): The Trainee shadows in multiple departments to gain a well-rounded view of the business and acts as a member/leader of a key Operations project(s).
    3. Rotation 3 - Operations Leadership & Global Assignment: The Trainee works in an Operations leadership role and completes a global assignment.
  2. Remains abreast of OMT Rotation Program requirements.
  3. Discusses career goals with management.
  4. Remains engaged in training plans and project assignments to gain the experience intended by the program.
  5. Reflects on and retains learning experiences.
  6. Presents learning experiences to management at the end of each rotation.
  7. Participates regularly in staff and other group meetings.
  8. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Ability to read, write and speak English.
  2. Ability to work effectively in a team, displaying trust and rapport building skills.
  3. Ability to effectively and succinctly communicate in oral and written form to all levels (Operator to Executive) of the organization, as well as outside contractors.
  4. Time management skills and ability to work under strict deadlines.
  5. High adaptability, with the ability to work independently and act as a self-starter.
  6. Competitive drive and determination to learn and achieve.
  7. Display of leadership abilities.
  8. Willingness to travel internationally.
  9. Possess a working knowledge in Microsoft Office programs. SAP experience is a plus.
  10. Working knowledge of continuous improvement principles and their application is a plus.
  11. These characteristics are normally acquired through a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Business discipline.

Working Conditions

Working environment is generally favorable. Working environment is a combination of office area and production unit. Work schedule, lighting, temperature, and noise levels are adequate with occasional exposure to cold temperatures. Frequent entry into the production facility requires personal protective equipment to be worn at all times. This includes a lab coat, hair/beard net, safety glasses, and gloves.

Physical demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, use hands to finger, handle or touch objects, keyboard and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

We offer

At Chr. Hansen, we offer a working environment where you can take part in setting the agenda. We might be a global organization, but we still have a local feeling and a collaborative culture allowing you to continuously develop both personally and professionally. Join us and take part in making a meaningful difference!


Hiring Manager: Keith Grover

Read more about a career at Chr. Hansen here:

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER OF MINORITIES, FEMALES, PROTECTED VETERANS, AND INDIVIDUAL WITH DISABILITIES.
•Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
•Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
•The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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