Management trainee operations

In this challeging new role as accomplice with our COO, you get the opportunity to contribute to strategy of Aviko

Where are you going to work?

As a management trainee operations you will have the opportunity to develop further within various disciplines within Operations. The next step might even be a management role or a specialist role within Aviko. So, if you have a broad interest in everything related to processing and operations and you are ready for a challenge on a strategic level and you have affinity with data and analytics? We have the role for you!

No day is the same. In this position you get a lot of space to shape your role yourself, of course within certain frameworks. You work a lot on a tactical and strategic level, and you are the right hand of our Chief Operating Officer to which you also report. Together with her you ensure that project management runs smoothly, objectives are achieved and that everyone gets the best out of themselves and our factories. Can you already picture yourself working with colleagues from the management team of operations? This is an ambitious and international team that works together in an environment where trust and shared goals are important. Of course, you also have a lot of contact with colleagues at different levels, distributed with functions within and outside operations, such as the functional analysts and experts throughout the organization.

What will you do?

  • You support and manage projects that have a broad impact on the performance of Aviko Operations.
  • You love data! You collect and analyze relevant cross-site and cross-functional topics to gain insight into the current situation and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • You identify areas for improvement, communicate findings and participate in prioritization processes.
  • You lead and support selected tactical and strategic projects.
  • Of course, you are an expert in making systems your own and you will also work a lot with this, for example six sigma

What do you bring?

  • You have a Bachelor and/or master's degree in engineering, Business Economics or a related field.
  • You have between 3 and 5 years of experience in a business environment.
  • You are curious, have excellent analytical skills and the ability to reduce complex problems to simpler ones.
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with different stakeholders at different levels of the organization.
  • You have experience with Continuous Improvement methods, such as TPM, WCM, Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen.
  • You are able to work in a rapidly changing environment where continuous innovation is required and solutions are not clear-cut.

What can we offer you?

  • An open, people-oriented culture where you can be yourself and differences are nurtured
  • All possibilities for a customized package of conditions and a good work/life balance
  • An inspiring and challenging commercial pivotal position at a market leader
  • A visible and important role with a lot of meaning for Aviko, colleagues and your customers
  • Every opportunity to develop professionally and personally within this playing field. Stimulated by colleagues and facilitated by many training and education modules within the Aviko Academy
  • A proud employer with an excellent total package of conditions

Questions about this vacancy?

Please contact:

Babs Quist


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About Aviko

Aviko is the world’s largest European producer of fresh, frozen and dried potato products and one of the top four global market leaders for potato products. Since 2002 we are part of Royal Cosun. We’re proud of these achievements! Everyone at our 13 production locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland and China we passionately serve 2.5 billion tables per year. Our goal is to bring people, cultures and tastes together worldwide. Our drive is the great potential of our products and the impact this has on quality, service, innovation and sustainability within our chain: from farm to fork.

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