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Gerber Management Trainee - Production

Company: Nestle
Location: Fremont
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestle Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.Gerber Management Training Program (GMTP) TraineeYou know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer's, Nesquik, Toll House, Lean Cuisine, Gerber 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!Let's challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. Here at Nestle Nutrition, you are empowered to become a student of the business and deliver the best to our consumers and your peers. We're inviting forward-thinking and courageous future leaders to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset 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 and pursue your career with Nestle Nutrition. Here's a breakdown of what the big picture entails for this program:Nestle Nutrition's Gerber Management Training Program (GMTP) is a three-year rotational program that provides the opportunity for select individuals to gain real world experience and an understanding of Technical & Production at Nestle Nutrition. 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, 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 training program, you will play a key role in leading people on 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. Primary responsibilities

  • 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 standardsLocations
    • Fremont, MI or Fort Smith, AR for duration programRequirementsEducation
      • Bachelor's in Operations Management, Industrial Management, Industrial Engineering, or other related discipline
      • Completion of the required degree by June 2023
      • GPA of 3.0 or above preferredExperience
        • Prior internship or co-op experience; manufacturing experience; student organization and/or other leadership experience preferredSkills & 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 assignmentsAdditional Requirements
            • Open to relocating to any Nestle Nutrition 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 warmAdditional Perks:
              • 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 Nestle Share Valued Organizations (e.g. Boys & Girls Club of America & Nestle Adopt-A-School Program)
              • Relocation package throughout the program (for those who qualify)The Nestle Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment.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 Nestle. 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. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.The Nestle 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 or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle, Grand Rapids , Gerber Management Trainee - Production, Professions , Fremont, Michigan

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