The Ardent Mills Leadership Development Program (LDP) will provide a consistent training and development program for newly hired leaders with a variety of backgrounds. This structured program is designed to give team members an understand of the Ardent Mills vision and values, and build a foundation for future leadership positions within Ardent Mills. Your role as a Quality Development Associate will give you broad exposure and development opportunities across our business. As such, you will have opportunities to relocate to other Ardent Mills locations within the US in the future. When considering this LDP role, it is important to remember that this role is not permanent, but meant to be a stepping stone for development that may lead to a progressively challenging permanent role within the organization. It is intended that you openly share your career desires and goals as you progress through and out of the LDP program. In addition, it is important to know that movement across the business is strongly encouraged as you advance in your career. In addition, as a part of this leadership role at Ardent Mills, you may be required to work alongside your teams including long days, on rotating shifts (days, evenings, and nights) as well as weekend or holiday work. Together we make Ardent Mills.
Recognizing that candidates come in with diverse backgrounds and interests, the LDP has a distinct path for training and development.
Dedicated Food Safety and Quality LDP candidates will concentrate most of their time in the laboratory setting. Core competencies to be developed include: understanding of Analytical testing, NIR technology, flour and wheat characteristics, customer interfacing skills, internal and 3rd party auditing exposure and understanding of our Ardent Mills Food Safety/Protection and Quality Policies and Programs. A successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical skills as well as leadership behaviors aligned with Ardent Mills Values of Safety, Service, Simplicity & Trust.
To succeed, you must be able to:
Above all 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:
Ardent Mills is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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.
Locations:Albany NY, Ayer MA, Decatur AL, Hastings MN, Saginaw TX, Wichita KS
Additional Locations:Albany NY, Ayer MA, Decatur AL, Hastings MN, Saginaw TX
“I think that people may be surprised at the amount of fun and laughs that we have together at the plant and with our peers across the other facilities. There is a lot of hard work that goes into running these plants, but we get in a few laughs, even on the tough days.”Sean Gager - Plant Manager
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.