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Global Graduate Trainee Finance

Our Global Graduate Trainee Program will inspire you and challenge you… come join our rapidly growing, global team!


Puratos is currently seeking a highly talented Graduate to join our financial team.        

Over the course of our 3 year Graduate Trainee program, you will have the opportunity to take part in 3 annual assignments within the Finance business track, with senior managers and international opportunities


You will be assigned to an expert Mentor, who will ensure you receive all the continuous support and training you will need to be successful during your 3 annual rotations making up our program. After the 3 years, you will move into your first exciting role within Puratos as you move from your Graduate Traineeship into the rest of your career within our global business.


The goal of our program is to prepare the path for talented, passionate professionals towards future leading roles within our company. Our long-term aim is to build Puratos’ global management pipeline, as a key element of our competitive foundation for great global talent. It will be the 3rd year that we hire trainees in some departments.


Key accountabilities:


You will start the first year assignment of your traineeship by joining the Group Business Controlling team. You will get familiar with finance notions and get involved in : 

  • Business Financial monitoring
  • Group financial tools implementation (Qlikview, PowerBI, ...)
  • Long term strategy analysis
  • Acquisition and CAPEX processes


After 2-3 months:

•  You will rapidly be in contact with the Top Management of Business Development Functions (Sales, Product Management, R&D, Marketing, ...) to follow monthly results, forecast & budget data, innovation performance, review capex business plan, provide financial support, ...  
•  You will take a significant role in various transversal projects : support of project development and implementation such as new budget tool, benchmark exercise, profitability analysis etc.


The next assignments will be in General (regional controller, local business partner,...) or Expert (consolidation, treasury, accounting, ...) domains, depending on your expectations and the company's opportunities. 


Sound interesting?


As an ideal candidate for our program, you will possess:

  • A University Degree (Masters preferred) in the Finance field , with excellent academic track record. Fundamentals in Finance are a must.
  • You will either be in your final year of University study, or have graduated within the past 12 to 18 months (more experienced candidates are welcome to apply to other roles at Puratos via our careers page)
  • A first work or Internship experience, preferably in the Food, FMCG or in a similar industry
  • Drive for innovation, teamwork, flexibility and achievement orientation
  • Engagement and passion for the Food industry
  • Be fully mobile to work in different global business areas/ locations
  • Be fully business-fluent in English


We are looking to meet Graduates with a passion for making things happen, real enthusiasm for our business, as well as a strong desire to learn and build their careers.


Why would you join Puratos ?


You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader. You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are part of our main priorities. You can expect to have a fascinating and varied job in an atmosphere with open communication, where personal development is strongly encouraged through ownership, coaching and training. You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits.


Who we are?


The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 8800 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.


A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.


Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.


Shall we meet soon ?