Monday, 1 June 2009


Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,900 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in almost 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, agriculture and mining.

Cognis has been an integrated part of Henkel, a leading German consumer products company, until 1999, when it became an operationally independent business unit. In November 2001, Cognis was bought from Henkel by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners and SV Life Sciences.

Who should apply? Anyone who wants to make a difference, with a passion for success, who wishes to contribute ideas to a company undergoing change, a dynamic company with great goals for the future. Think Cognis.

Management Trainee

Program Outline:
Cognis Asia Pacific Management Trainee Program—“Grow” will introduce qualified individuals to Cognis business and environment. This program offers university graduates entry into a career that prepares them to be tomorrow’s leaders. Entry into the Program is highly competitive.

Once selected, Trainees can expect to participate in a structured program lasting 18 to 24 months, combining formal training with on-the-job work assignments in a variety of areas. Trainee will be challenged to develop the wide range of skills needed to function at management level.

Position Requirement:
Personal qualities:
Self-confident and self-driven
Keen sense of integrity and a positive “can-do” attitude
High level of motivation to make a difference in the chemical industry
University graduate without experience or with 1 to 2 years experience, bachelor or masters degree with chemistry or chemical engineering; MBA is a plus
Credit above average scholastic record
Fluency in English language, TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6
International experience (internship, studies) an advantage
Results oriented
Ability to create change and innovation
Commitment to the business, chemical industry and customers
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate productively
Leadership potential
You should have strong academic results. But for us it isn’t just grades that count, it’s your personal qualities and competencies. If you are enthusiastic, if you have good ideas, and if you prefer working in a team - you are just the person for us !

Please send your application to :

PT. Cognis Indonesia - HRCS Recruitment
JL. Raya Bogor KM 31,2 - Cimanggis
Depok 16953
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