2021 Nestlé USA Factory Management Development Program – Production
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Here at Nestlé USA, you are empowered to become a student of the business and deliver the best to our consumers. We’re inviting forward-thinking and courageous future leaders to embrace an entrepreneurial approach and start their journey of growth!
If you’re a current undergraduate student eager to make an impact on an enormous scale, take strides into greatness by joining Nestlé USA.
Here’s a breakdown of what the big picture entails for this program:
Nestlé USA’s Factory Management Development Program (FMDP) is a two-year rotational program that provides the opportunity for select individuals to gain real world experience and an understanding of Technical & Production. Designed with the full support of executive leadership, this program will allow trainees to gain experience in various factory functions including Engineering and Maintenance, Finance, Human Resources, Industrial Performance, Production, Safety, Health & Environmental, Supply Chain and Quality Assurance.
Within the first six months of the program, our trainee will spend time in all of the functional areas listed above to understand how each of these areas interacts with the Production team. Following the rotation portion, our trainee will have the opportunity to experience a unique breadth of work within your functional area, focusing on becoming a subject matter expert within their current factory.
As a trainee within the Production function of the development program, you will play a key role in leading people, the production floor, and the entire process to manufacture high-quality products that our consumers love.
You are the future leader of our business! This program is designed to put you on the fast track to a management position within one of our factories.
• Learn a variety of the leadership concepts, practices, and procedures that will allow you to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish your goals
• Practice outstanding personal safety and be an example to the organization in terms of employee safety and protection of company assets
• Supervise and coordinate the execution of production schedules
• Ensure the flow of materials, parts and resources necessary for production
• Perform various complicated tasks, including management of employees
• Plan methods to improve efficiency in production and be assigned production improvement tasks
• Maintain compliance with approved methods and quality standards
• Solon, OH, Anderson, IN, or Gaffney, SC for duration program
• Bachelor’s in Operations Management, Industrial Management, Industrial Engineering, or other related discipline
• Completion of the required degree by June 2021
• GPA of 3.0 or above preferred
• Prior internship or co-op experience; manufacturing experience; student organization and/or other leadership experience preferred
Skills & Knowledge
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Analytical skillset for data tracking and results analysis
• Ability to work and thrive in a team environment
• Demonstrate outstanding learning capabilities
• Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments
• Open to relocating to any Nestlé USA factory after completing the program
• Able to work any shift, including second or third shift as required throughout program experiences
• Willing to work as a front line supervisor in a factory
• Open to working in facilities where ambient conditions may be very cold, wet or warm
• Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues
• Mentorship and professional guidance from experienced leaders and a training program designed to support successful project completion
• Work with an influential industry leader in consumer packaged goods (Fortune Magazine)
• Volunteer in community service opportunities with a variety of Nestlé Share Valued Organizations (e.g. Boys & Girls Club of America & Nestlé Adopt-A-School Program)
• Relocation package throughout the program (for those who qualify)
The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment.