This role will be based at a specific facility
Ardent Mills is committed to transforming how the world is nourished. As the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, we cultivate the future of plant-based solutions to help our customers and communities thrive. Ardent Mills is looking for curious, ambitious individuals who want to grow their global and local impact, career, and leadership skills.
Cultivate is Ardent Mill’s 15-month Operations Development Program, structured and designed to provide team members with a foundational understanding of how to live Ardent Mills' vision and values while gaining hands-on experience in the industry, both with processes and people.
Quality Development Associates will participate in a wide range of experiences, such as:
Hands-on experience with all departments and team members
Leadership interfacing to learn more about core policies and processes
Leading others under the guidance of an experienced Quality Manager
Product quality analysis
Local and organization-wide project work
Customer visits and interfacing
Assisting with internal and external auditing
Potential short-term assignments at other facilities
A successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical skills as well as leadership behaviors aligned with Ardent Mills Values of Safety, Serving, Simplicity & Trust.
As a Quality Development Associate, you will have opportunities to relocate to other Ardent Mills facilities within the US as you gain skills and experiences throughout the program. The Development Associate role is not permanent but meant to be a steppingstone for development that will lead to a progressively challenging permanent role within the organization, often at a different location. As a part of this leadership role at Ardent Mills, you will be required to work alongside your team members, which may include long days, rotating shifts (days, evenings, and nights) as well as weekend or holiday work. Together we make a team. Together we make Ardent Mills.
To succeed, you must be able to:
Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.
Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
Operate with simplicity, clarity, and transparency.
Deal with and drive change.
Organize, prioritize, and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
Learn and apply innovative technology and share your knowledge with others.
You will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.
Essential skills and experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Milling Science, Bakery Science, Ag Studies, Business, Food Science, Life Sciences, Biosystems Engineering, or related studies, or equivalent work experience
Demonstrated initiative, self-starter
Demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrated ability to work across functions and collaborate
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future
Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and pre-employment background check
At Ardent Mills, everyone matters, and everyone has a voice. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not. Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.
The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.
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While the experience of applying for a job at Ardent Mills may vary from mill to mill and from role to role, it almost always involves following the same basic process outlined below:
Our talent acquisition team will review your resume to check you have the experience and qualifications we are looking for. Everyone who applies for a job at Ardent Mills receives a response from us, so we will email you to let you know the outcome whether you have been successful or not.
A member of our talent acquisition team may speak to you on the phone to find out more about you and determine whether you are potentially a good fit for the role.
If the hiring team thinks you could be the person they are looking for, you are likely to be invited to an interview.
As the successful applicant, you will be made a verbal offer followed by a written one. Once you have accepted our offer, you will need to go through a background check and potential other pre-employment contingencies, which can take up to 10 business days.