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Entry Level Career Opportunities at Nestlé Purina

Operations Performance Management Development Program

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If you're comfortable leading the pack, advocating for change and championing diverse engineering projects, kick off your career at Purina within our Operations Performance Management Development Program – the fast track to management on the manufacturing side of our business. Prior to advancing to management, we invest time and resources to develop you within your engineering discipline, as well as eight other disciplines, including Engineering Management, Production, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Information Systems, Accounting and Human Resources. Why? So you can oversee the big picture as you grow in your career with us.

Military veterans, we are proud of our military veteran associates and do consider military experience. Having obtained E-4 level or above is preferred for this role, but not required. Please apply for full consideration. Thank you for your service.

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Once you complete a rotation through each of the factory functions, you'll dive deeper into your Operations Performance role by managing and analyzing process data, identifying key performance indicators (KPIs), and assisting various departments with loss elimination. Additionally, you'll train other employees in problem-solving methodologies to maximize efficiencies. You won't be alone in your transition to Purina. Join our next "class" of developing managers, with others like you, who embody the same curiosity, passion and ability to inspire others. Do you have what it takes to Stand Taller and dare to make every day better?

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Available Positions

Program Details

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct capacity, line and labor studies to identify opportunities for further improvement or capital investment through the use of tracking loss analysis, IPA, 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 asses the factory in goal alignment concepts and strategies

Basic Qualifications (minimum)

  • B.S. in Engineering or expected to attain by June 2017
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be conscientious with high cognitive ability and possess initiative, responsibility, leadership potential and a strong work ethic
  • Must be willing to relocate to a Nestlé Purina location upon completion of the program
  • *PLUSES: Military experience; prior co-op or practicum experience; manufacturing experience; student organization or other leadership experience

Please Note: This position does not provide sponsorship for employment status (e.g. H-1B visa status). You must have the legal right to work in the United States in order to qualify for one of these positions.

Career Path

  • Operations Performance Management Development Program
  • Operations Performance Associate
  • Operations Performance Assistant Manager
  • Operations Performance Manager, Maintenance Manager or Engineering Manager


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