Tate & Lyle is a world-leading manufacturer of renewable food and industrial ingredients. All our ingredients are produced from renewable crops, predominantly corn (maize) and sugar cane. We take these renewable crops and transform them through the use of innovative technology into value added ingredients for our food, beverage and industrial customers.Backed by a strong and growing research organisation, Tate & Lyle's ingredients help add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to everyday products used by millions of people around the world.Tate & Lyle was founded in the UK in 1921 but its roots can be traced back to a number of companies established in the middle of the 19th century focused on sugars in Europe and corn milling in the USA and Europe. Tate & Lyle has been purchasing corn from US farmers and cane sugar from a variety of countries for over a century. Making sure we have high-quality raw materials at the right price is the starting point for how we do business.
At Tate & Lyle we know that recruiting, developing and retaining the right people is a decisive factor in achieving success and creating competitive advantage. We work hard to retain people who can make a difference and actively contribute towards meeting Group objectives.We expect our employees to take initiative and act in a cost-effective manner, working quickly and efficiently.We value people who are flexible and feel comfortable with the continuous change required to cope with market evolution and competitive pressure.We look for people who are keen to take responsibility and initiative, possess excellent interpersonal skills and who demonstrate an open mind and team spirit. Tate & Lyle is committed to a work environment that values professional development and personal growth. We provide a challenging and demanding environment and promote open communication and continuous learning. We reward skills and competencies, performance and results. Our management style is one of fair play, consistency, trust and mutual respect.Recruitment PolicyTate & Lyle is committed to equal opportunities in all parts of the business. Our Group policy is to recruit, train and retain the best person for the job based on individual merit and everyone will be considered regardless of race, sex, disability, age, ethnic origin or religion.Training and DevelopmentAt Tate & Lyle, the training and development of employees is a key priority and critical to achieving our business objectives. We provide a supportive culture in which employees take an active role in planning and achieving their training and development goals. We create opportunities which develop new skills and increase levels of competence and sponsor educational and technical development through continuing education programs. In addition, we encourage and support employee participation in technical training programs, conferences, seminars, and trade shows.Rewards and BenefitsWe recognize the value of our employees and rewards include attractive, competitive salaries and excellent, comprehensive benefits packages. In order to remain competitive and attract (and retain) high calibre employees, we undertake regular reviews of our local and national markets. We also reward our employees through recognition and growth opportunities and aim to provide a pleasurable and positive working environment. The Group sponsors a variety of employee social and sporting activities. Our dress code is business-casual.
Running a successful business requires finding the right people, and then helping them develop their careers within the company. So how do you know if you fit the bill?In the UK we look for graduates who have enthusiasm, tenacity and confidence as well as being technically competent. You are our leaders of the future, and it's therefore vital that you can work well with people and have the potential to lead. We've identified a number of key actions and attitudes – called 'Behaviours for Success' – that are common to all our leaders. If these sound like you, then Tate & Lyle could well be the right company.Behaviours for Success:Focus on customer solutionsWe are a service-led organisation. We establish and enhance long-term customer relationships, and we demonstrate resourcefulness and ingenuity in surpassing customer expectations. 'Focus on customer solutions' means: Exceeding customers' expectations Establishing long-term customer relationships Demonstrating resourcefulness. Drive changeDelivering growth requires us to anticipate market trends and embrace change. We thrive on the complexity of the marketplace and are inspired by curiosity, innovation and the enthusiasm to seize opportunities. 'Drive change' involves: Generating enthusiasm for long- and short-term goals and objectives Encourage and develop changes Assess and respond to a competitive environment and changing situations Express courage and confidenceLeadership demands the ability act with integrity and commitment to our collective and individual values. We need the courage to take risks, and the confidence to adapt ourselves to the changing needs of the business. 'Expressing courage and confidence' means: Acting with integrity Being proactive Seizing opportunities and learning from experience Attract and develop talentThe best leaders are those who inspire their colleagues to surpass their own expectations of themselves. At Tate & Lyle we identify outstanding talent, while helping all of our people realise their potential. 'Attracting and developing talent' involves: Inspiring commitment from your colleagues Coaching, mentoring and developing team members and colleagues Motivating yourself and other people Act as a global playerOur business spans the globe and we must be aware of how events and trends in one part of the world might affect the whole. As we expand our operations into more and more countries, we must be open to learning from different cultures, traditions and experiences. 'Acting as a global player' means: Having an awareness of international issues and environments Valuing differences Building high performing teams Achieve outstanding resultsGreat results are expected of everyone at Tate & Lyle, and we need to ensure that our work has a visible and measurable impact on the business. This can only happen if we work as a team. 'Achieving outstanding results' involves: Driving achievement without ego Acting pragmatically Making things happen
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