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HR Intern, IDE

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Job Function: Human Resources

Req Number: 512

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real. 
Position Summary
Reporting to the the North American Head of Learning & Development, the HR Intern will work with business and functional leaders within ofi to collect, curate, and organize information routinely requested by our customers and other external stakeholders regarding the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (IDE) status of ofi-North America.
The ideal candidate should enjoy learning about the intersection of business, geo-economics, social justice, and workplace culture. A good fit would be an individual with proficient skills in project management, information research, business writing, and stakeholder communications.
During this internship, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in various aspects of customer and third party relationships, workplace culture management, cross-functional process-building, and corporate responsibility. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow in a fast-paced and collaborative environment while contributing to the success of our organization.
Position Responsibilities
  • Research and consolidate the inventory of IDE-related information requests/ requirements from and ofi-NA’s responses to customers and third party stakeholders including but not limited to government agencies, regulatory authorities, and credentialling organizations.
  • Identify and propose solutions for information gaps, inconsistencies, and improvement opportunities for ofi-NA’s external-facing IDE narrative.
  • Collaborate with business and functional area stakeholders on standardizing right-fit content for IDE-related information exchanges with customers and third parties.
  • Conduct listening sessions with functional and business stakeholders to validate  current intake points for external IDE inquiries, check customer and third party satisfaction with ofi response quality and timeliness, and identify opportunities for a streamlined and technology-enabled process for end-to-end management of IDE information requests and responses.
Position Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited BS or MS degree program, and majoring in Human Resources, Sociology or Psychology, Communication, Business Administration, Communications, Economics or other related program.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
The pay for this role in the city of Chicago is $22/hour and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 
ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected] 
At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.