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Olam International was established in 1989 with 1 product in 1 country, trading cashew from Nigeria into India. Today we are a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton. We have 44 different products across 16 platforms.



The Role

At Olam Cocoa BV we are looking for a Product development and Innovation (PD&I) Trainee. As trainee you will be part of the team that handles product development projects and application support for our cocoa products to our customers, mainly in Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Key Responsibilities

You will take care of the technical support of all product lines of Olam Cocoa as produced in Europe and Africa to stimulate sales and relations with customers.
You will keep your knowledge up to date about specific application expertise (center of excellence) by: participation in trainings, contact with specific institutes and visiting (food) fairs. 
You will be able to work independently on product development projects and develop specific expertise for the application of cocoa products. 

The Candidate

This position is a great opportunity for an individual with a ‘foodie’, commercial, creative approach and a degree in a food related discipline with relevant experience in industry for at least one year. You will be involved in product development/support process, working with other departments to ensure a good relationship with the customers.

To be successful within this role, you will be an enthusiastic individual with work experience in a food environment. More important, you must have an eager and passionate approach to food as well as being commercial and customer focused. You like to be autonomous, responsible and results focused. You must be able to communicate well with many departments, with both junior and senior members of the team.

Ultimately, you must have the confidence and enthusiasm to pursue a career in food!  

To be considered for this role you must:

  • be at least a food (or other related) Bachelor’s graduate 
  • have relevant work experience in a food company
  • be willing to travel
  • have Excellent command of English language 

Will be a big advantage:

  • Good command of French/German language
  • Good knowledge of bakery and cocoa applications 

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