Every day, the 30,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 265 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world's premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 75 countries. Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, were $81 billion. For more information about our company and our products, please visit www.adm.com. We are seeking Management Trainees to join our Oilseeds operations in a number of our European locations.
Management Trainees (f/m) (commercial)
The traineeship will involve learning all aspects of our business in preparation for a future management role in our company. As a trainee you will spend time in at least two of our European locations and will follow a learning plan which balances business requirements and personal development. You will be supported by a dedicated mentor from our senior commercial team.
During the traineeship you will be challenged to learn all aspects of our Oilseeds trading business. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to: developing and understanding the trading market; learning about the financial implications of trading decisions; contract law; and risk management.
Additionally you will gain an insight into to other departments within the business, e.g. contract execution, logistics and operations. The traineeship is a very active program in which you will learn, but will also contribute to several projects.
Your Role Requirements and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will:
- Hold a master's degree in a business/commercial discipline ideally with a focus in agriculture;
- Have completed an internship, thesis, or work experience (max. up to two years) in commodity trading or production;
- Demonstrate interest in trading coupled with a strong drive for success and continuous improvement;
- Possess good communication and presentation skills; and
- Be willing to travel and/or relocate.
Candidates must be self-motivated, result oriented, analytical, customer oriented, enthusiastic and a team player. Fluency in English is required; the ability to speak German is a plus.
Every day, the 30,000 people of ADM turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 265 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. We operate the world's premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 75 countries.
Food and Feed Ingredients
ADM is one of the 4 largest agricultural-food companies (ABCD companies) in the world, supplying to the world's top Food and Feed companies. Our high-quality ingredients are found in many of the products which consumers use and enjoy every day, from grains and meats to salad oils, yogurt and chocolate. In 2011, 2010 and 2009, ADM was named the most admired company in the food production industry by Fortune.
ADM is a leading producer of biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel. With increasing energy demand, declining crude oil reserves, and increasing restrictions on emissions from fossil fuels there is a growing need to draw upon more sustainable energy sources to meet rising global demand.
What we offer
We offer great career opportunities with a competitive remuneration package in an international environment. You will be given responsibility in a short term and can manage your own career path. If you are vigorous and take initiative the possibilities will be great. You can be handling multinational accounts and be part of worldly deals with internationally respected clients.
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