Nestle 2019 Nestlé Brand Marketing Development Trainee Program in Arlington, Virginia

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé USA is the place for you. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading nutrition, health and wellness company , our goal is to continue to provide more nutritious foods, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. Joining Nestlé means you can make an impact on an enormous scale.

Let's challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. We need to grow as a company and bring an intensity to our work that puts our competitors on notice. We must work as one team under one Nestlé brand, leading innovation across the organization, and empowering our employees to succeed in the workplace and beyond. We’ll win — and we’ll do it the right way.

If you're a current MBA graduate student and ready to take the next step toward pursuing your career, discover how Nestlé USA is transforming beyond confections and embracing our entrepreneurial culture & redefining our ways of winning. Are you ready to make your impact?

What to expect:

The Marketing Development Rotation Program is a 3½-year, training program with unique rotations and experiences that will develop participants’ analytical skills and strategic thinking. Through this robust development program, trainees build relevant and real-world marketing skills that will jump-start their career as future brand leaders within Nestle USA.

This rotational program is fueled by a growth mindset dedicated to personal development and by a shared love of food and culinary excellence. We are looking for people with the right mix of talent and enthusiasm --with proven leadership skills, strong analytical and communication skills, and a passion for working a in a team based environment. Trainees will also have the opportunity to work at various Nestle locations across the US, and are placed on a brand team at one of our three corporate locations.

Rotation Descriptions:

Rotation 1: Technical

This 12-month rotation is structured to help trainees understand how manufacturing works and commercializes product development innovations. This establishes a strong foundation for understanding marketing decision impact at point of manufacturing and development is supported with a mentor & coach.

Rotation 2: Sales

In this rotation, you will work supporting one of our sales offices with account planning and execution. This 12-month rotation will not only build analytical skills but also drive understanding of how shoppers engage with our products and the levers along the path to purchase.

Rotation 3: Digital Center of Excellence

As part of the third rotation, you will work as digital analyst supporting a brand team or as one of our digital partners to develop and measure brand campaigns. This 8-month rotation will broaden trainees understanding of the digital landscape through exposure to real-world initiatives and projects. This assignment can take place at any of our corporate offices or at our digital partners’ offices.

Rotation 4: Marketing Analyst

In the fourth and final rotation, you will be placed on a brand team at one of our corporate locations. This 12-month rotation is an opportunity for you to leverage all their skills & knowledge from previous rotations and projects and apply them to developing short-term brand strategies and activations. Upon completion of your final rotation, you officially graduate from the Brand Marketing Development Program and can pursue career opportunities in our Marketing organization.


We have opportunities at three U.S. locations, Arlington, VA; Oakland, CA; and Solon, OH. Relocation is required throughout the program. Nestlé USA provides relocation support each time an employee is required to relocate.


  • Bachelor’s degree completed by June 2019

  • Majors in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, Sales Management, Data or Business Analytics

Preferred Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

Additional Benefits:

  • This program is endorsed by the Marketing Leadership Team and our Executive Leaders. Every trainee will be assigned a mentor (a senior marketing leader) and a buddy (marketing associate) to round out their development and support successful project completion.

  • As marketing trainees move on to their third and fourth rotations, they are also invited to participate in our marketing development curriculum. This features best-in-class courses that build functional knowledge, as well as multi-day immersive sessions. All our courses feature

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment.

Job: Marketing/Brand Management

Organization: Nestle USA

Title: 2019 Nestlé Brand Marketing Development Trainee Program

Location: VA-Arlington-Arlington

Requisition ID: 18006230

Other Locations: US-OH-Cleveland-Solon

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.