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Trainee Operations Management

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40 hours/week




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Are you ready to explore the world of Operations Management? And do you want to shape the future of an exciting industry? Then this is your chance! Become a Trainee Operations Management at CTH.


Trainee Operations Management at CTH

As a Trainee Operations Management, there are three core tasks you will be involved in. You play a critical role in supporting the production processes of natural casings. You act as a troubleshooter to address operational challenges. And you will have the opportunity to participate in various projects to further develop the efficiency and quality of CTH.

Support production
You will work closely with production to support and optimize the process. In doing so, you ensure that demand is met and that work is done efficiently. In your work you identify any bottlenecks and solve them proactively. You work on the basis of data and perform checks.

As a troubleshooter, you are the link between different departments and ensure that operational problems are addressed quickly and effectively. You analyze incidents and implement corrective measures to prevent recurrence. You play an active role in setting up preventive measures to streamline operational processes and minimize any future challenges.

You will have the opportunity to participate in various operations projects focused on process improvement, cost optimization and innovations within CTH. You will be engaged in the preparation and execution of project plans. You will coordinate this with COO of CTH. During the projects you monitor progress and keep stakeholders connected. You know where any bottlenecks are and take proactive steps to meet the deadline. You evaluate the results achieved and make recommendations where necessary.

In short; a very challenging position where you will have a lot of responsibility as a Trainee Operations Management.


About working through NextGen

Moving forward. That’s what we do at NextGen – together with you. Because we are more than a secondment agency. In addition to your work, we work with you on your personal and professional development. And how? With our Next Level programme.

Working is fun. But going along with the daily work is not enough for you. You want to continue to develop yourself to really add value for CTH. Through our Next Level program you get to know yourself (even) better. You discover where your talents and qualities lie. And how you can make the most of them. During this process you will be intensively coached and guided by our Talent Coaches. You will also be trained to become an ASQ-certified LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt.

Of course, you don’t do this alone, but together with a group of NextGen people. You build a network. You learn from each other. And we look for sociability. Sounds cool right?


What do you own?

  • A completed college/university education towards, for example, (technical) business administration, supply chain management or food & business;
  • You have knowledge of operations;
  • You are energized to work with different cultures;
  • You know how to be flexible;
  • You connect easily and love a dynamic environment where no day is the same;
  • You largely recognize yourself in: communicative, proactive, pleasant to work with and structured.


What do we offer you?

  • Full-time position of 40 hours;
  • Immediate steady contact;
  • Salary between €2,800 and €3,200 gross per month;
  • Advancement opportunities;
  • Participation in the Next Level program;
  • Personal coaching from our Talent Coach;
  • An ASQ certified LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt;
  • A network within Supply Chain and Operations;
  • A challenging job with a lot of freedom within an informal organization.



With more than 50 years of experience, CTH, part of Darling Ingredients, is today one of the world’s leading producers of animal materials. It is dedicated to providing reliable quality ingredients to food, feed and pharmaceutical producers. It does this around the world from its production sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and China. As a market leader, CTH is always on the move to find new opportunities and new products to fulfill the role of ready-to-use supplier that today’s markets require. CTH carefully selects and processes all fresh raw materials itself and sources its fir materials directly from the slaughter line before processing them in its own facilities. By thus controlling the entire supply chain, CTH can offer maximum freshness, excellent quality, complete traceability and sustainability.