Nestle 2022 Diversity Leadership Symposium: Factory Management Development Program-Manufacturing Excellence in Waverly, Iowa
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If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.
We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.
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Event & Job Description
You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, and Lean Cuisine, as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee. Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is encouraged, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day!
Are you a current undergraduate student who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion? Are you looking for a full-time Factory Management role starting the summer of 2023? If you've got an appetite for an exciting career, apply now for Nestlé's 2022 Virtual Diversity Leadership Symposium (DLS)! It's a three-day, professional development and hiring event, taking place from August 9-11, 2022, for college students of diverse backgrounds! If selected to participate in the symposium, you will learn about Nestle’s wining culture, network with peers & current Nestlé employees, and interview for our 2023 Nestlé Factory Management Development Program – Manufacturing Excellence!
What to expect from the 2022 Diversity Leadership Symposium:
Gain valuable exposure to life and careers at Nestlé and discover how a diverse and inclusive environment fuels career growth
Network with business leaders and develop relationships with peers from universities across the nation while participating in hands-on culinary experiences
Interview for our 2023 Nestlé Factory Management Development Program – Manufacturing Excellence, with a chance to return to school with a full-time job offer in hand
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 at Nestlé USA. 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 spend time in all of the functional areas listed above to understand how each of these areas interacts with the Industrial Performance team. Following the rotation portion, our trainee will experience a unique breadth of work within your functional area, focusing on becoming a subject matter expert within your current factory.
As a Manufacturing Excellence trainee, you will be immersed in the world of Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE), and assigned key continuous improvement projects using various methodologies to drive business results. In addition to learning Nestlé’s key problem solving tools, you will spend time understanding the production environment as a team leader and coach.
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.
Conduct capacity, line and labor studies to find opportunities for further improvement or capital investment through the use of tracking loss analysis, loss tree analysis and other tools
Use problem solving tools to provide support for factory key performance indicators (KPIs), line reliability and other measures
Coach, train and assess the factory in goal alignment concepts and strategies
Ownership of Key Project Initiatives in Factory
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Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Management, or other related discipline;
Completion of the required degree by June 2023
GPA of 3.0 and above preferred
Prior internship or co-op experience; manufacturing experience; student organization and/or other leadership experience preferred
Previous problem solving experience with tangible results
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
Comfortable leading people in various capacities in a factory
Willing to relocate 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 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 Diversity Leadership Symposium is ideal for students from diverse and minority backgrounds but is open to all candidates, regardless of ethnicity, who can demonstrate that they would make a positive contribution to diversity at Nestlé.
It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.
The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at email@example.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.
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