US-Leadership Program Associate - IT (Rotational Program)

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.


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Through Univar’s Leadership Development Program (LDP), Technology LDP Associates will build their leadership, functional skills and accelerate their career growth within Univar. This 2.5 year program will consist of four rotations (1 three month general rotation and 3 nine month functional rotations).


The Technology Leadership Development Program (LDP), is based on core elements of development:

  • Rotational Assignments (four total rotations)
  • Executive / Senior Leadership Interactions
  • Coaching & Mentorship Program
  • Intensive Training & Leadership Development through a Centralized Program Office
  • Networking & Social Activities
  • Organizational Wide Impacting Projects


Rotation 1: Accelerated onboarding program and training, including developing basic project management experience, seeing Univar through our clients and front line eyes, IT fundamentals, and begin their mentorship program with a keen eye towards building their business acumen.


Rotation 2 & 3: Gaining functional skills within a specific, high visibility IT function (e.g. salesforce developer, security analyst, IT supply chain business analyst, etc.) with an assigned mentor.


Rotation 4: Functional IT business owner fully performing in a functional role and owning a large scale project from start to finish (influencing others to achieve project success).


Graduation: LDP Associates will receive placement into a leadership, high visibility and impacting role within the technology/IT function.



  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) with a concentration within Industrial Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Supply Chain & Operations Management, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related field (required upon hire, may be pursuing)
  • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
  • Strong computer and communication skills
  • Proven leadership experienced within student organization involvement, volunteer experiences, or past work / internship experiences
  • Anticipated graduation date in Summer 2019 (Apr – June 2019)
  • Ability to relocate to Downers Grove, IL (Chicago area)
  • Permanent U.S. Work Authorization

Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

Full time
Downers Grove, IL 60515, US