Nestle 2019 Nestlé Factory Management Development Program - Supply Chain in Cleveland, Ohio

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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 (undergraduate/graduate student, or early in your career) 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?

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 your first six months of the program, you will spend time in all of the functional areas listed above to understand how each of these areas interacts with the Supply Chain function. Following the rotation portion of the program, you will experience a unique breadth of work within your functional area, focusing on becoming a subject matter expert within your current factory.

As a trainee within the Supply Chain function of the development program, you will spend time understanding the production environment and how Supply Chain works to ensure supply of products at the lowest total delivered cost. You will also learn how the different areas within Supply Chain work together as well as cross-functionally in order to support the production of the 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.


  • Lead initiatives that drive to higher Customer Order Fill-rate (COF)

  • Help drive cost improvement projects within Supply Chain

  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks, including the supervision of warehouse employees

  • Schedule production that optimizes factory costs and consumer needs.

  • Schedule Materials from Suppliers in a timely, and cost effective manner to support production

  • Drive safety awareness and compliance within the factory warehouse


  • Solon, OH, Anderson, IN, or Fort Wayne, IN for duration program

  • May relocate to any Nestlé USA location across the United States at the conclusion of the program


June 2019



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Management, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or other related discipline

  • Completion of the required degree by June 2019

  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 and above


  • 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

  • Collaborative and able to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrate exceptional learning capabilities

  • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to relocate to any Nestlé USA factory at the conclusion of the program

  • Willing 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

  • Willing to work in facilities where food products are manufactured

  • Willing to work in facilities where ambient conditions may be extremely cold, wet or warm


  • Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues

  • Coaching 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.

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation

Organization: Nestle USA

Title: 2019 Nestlé Factory Management Development Program - Supply Chain

Location: OH-Cleveland-Solon

Requisition ID: 18008448

Other Locations: US-IN-Indianapolis-Anderson, US-IN-Fort Wayne-Fort Wayne

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.