Operations Development AssociateYour role: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 based at a facility, structured and designed to provide a foundational understanding of how to live Ardent Mills' values while gaining hands-on experience in the industry, both with processes and people.Intent of ProgramDevelop into a role where you will:Lead others, ensuring personnel safety and food safetyEnsure equipment reliability through sound maintenance practicesMonitor key performance indicators and costs associated with productionManage team members, their schedules and department staffingExpectationsHours vary dependent on facility needs24/7 operation which may require assistance during off hoursNot a desk job - very hands-onPrimarily learning process from our hourly team member expertsConflict identification and management is a requirement as the area of responsibility increases. This job does require development and nurturing of interpersonal relationships.As a Operations Development Associate, you will relocate to other Ardent Mills facilities within the US upon gaining skills and experiences throughout the program. The Development Associate role is not permanent but meant to fully onboard new leaders to a progressively challenging permanent roles 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 by inspiring others and working to earn trust every dayServe others with understanding, respect, and careOperate with simplicity, clarity, and transparencyDeal with and drive changeOrganize, prioritize, and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlinesLearn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with othersAbove all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient mannerEssential skills and experience:Bachelor's degree or higher in Milling Science, Ag Studies, Business, Operations, Food Science, Biosystems Engineering, Mechanized Systems or related studies, or 3+ years of leadership experienceDemonstrated leadership capabilitiesOther considerations:Ability to travel up to 15% of the timeWilling to relocate as promotional opportunities exist throughout careerMust be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the futureExcept where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and pre-employment background checkLocation:Various Locations USAAddress:136 Remote, Omaha NE, 68128Additional Locations (if applicable):Employment Type:Additional Information:COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION:We provide market-driven base pay, based on skills, abilities, and level of experiences. Our salary ranges are broad, and individual salary will be market competitive based on a candidate's unique set of skills and level of experience. The starting range for this position is $62,400.00 - $83,226.00, with additional earning potential possible commensurate with experience. Additionally, we believe that our team members are the reason for our success and all team members are incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and individual results achieved. While the specific bonus plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions, the targeted bonus plan and targeted percentage amount for this role is Bonus - OIP, 5% Annual.BENEFITS:At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: * Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage* Health and Dependent Savings Accounts * Life and Disability Programs * Voluntary Benefit Programs * Company Sponsored Wellness Programs * Retirement Savings with Company Match * Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) * Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays * Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).EEO Commitment: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, 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.