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Cargill Retail Feed Sales Intern 2022 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Internships at Cargill:

Envision an internship where you get the chance to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-life environment and then multiply that tenfold. From day one, you will be an important part of the team! Internships are 12 weeks long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship programs in the industry. As an intern, you will encounter real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. You will collaborate and form relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce!

Retail Feed Sales Internship:

Retail Feed Sales Interns will work closely with a group of managers including Segment Leaders, Business Development Managers & Key Account Managers, and be responsible for interacting with clients and prospective customers, helping them understand how our Feed and Nutrition business can provide solutions for them and improve their profitability. You will be matched with a Manager depending on your interest, project and the need for the business. Your internship can lead to full time opportunities within the Retail Sales organization. Relocation can accelerate your career by helping you gain greater insight of our business in different geographic areas and increase your opportunities for managerial positions.

Principal Accountabilities:

Day to day activities could include customer support, training, and technical/nutritional training of retail feed products in Equine, Poultry, Beef, Wildlife with Ag Retail customers.

  • 60% - Lead and execute assigned Retail Project, communicating your findings to your assigned team

  • 30% - Spend time with different segments including Sales/Consulting, Administrative and Manufacturing to gain a wider understanding our Animal Nutrition business

  • 5% - Work alongside team members to better understand complex customer values and establish effective customer relationships

  • 5% - Personal learning and development activities including attending Intern Forum and other assigned meetings

Internship Programming:

  • Housing assistance and relocation reimbursement are available to interns who qualify

  • Internships are paid and are typically 12 weeks in duration

  • Day-to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern

  • Interns who demonstrate outstanding performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered an internship, co-op or full-time position for the following year

  • As employees, interns receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off for volunteer activities

  • Throughout the internship, interns and co-ops are encouraged to participate in events that will give exposure to leadership, provide development opportunities, and offer the ability to network with cross-functional interns/co-ops across the U.S.

Your Personal Board of Directors:

We want you to excel! We truly believe that combining your interpersonal skills and curiosity with a top team of professionals will be the combination for you to thrive. During the internship, you will have three resources assigned to you: university recruiter, supervisor and mentor. In addition to these individuals, you will also expand your network across our global business as you build your own network of resources to help you in your career.

Professional Networks:

We promote a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and maximize our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:

  • Asian Alliance Network

  • Cargill Young Professionals Network

  • Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)

  • Cargill Ebony Council

  • Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)

  • Hispanic-Latino Council

  • Cargill Pride Network

  • Veterans & Military Support Network

  • Cargill Women’s Network

Job Locations:

  • Various U.S. locations

  • Office and/or home office

  • Travel approximately 50% or less

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in an accredited undergraduate program, all majors considered graduating between December 2022 and May 2024

  • Candidates must possess a valid United States Driver's License, have access to a safe and reliable vehicle, and be willing to do some weekly overnight travel

  • Right to work in the United States that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Proven ability to work optimally with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures

  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the United States

  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2022)

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong dedication to customer excellence and needs

  • Strong collaboration skills with desire and ability to work across multiple job families and multiple layers of the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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