A Fast-Track to Management
Before becoming a subject matter expert in your area of interest, you'll take a deep dive into every function of the manufacturing side of our business: ingredient receiving, batching of the product, production, packaging, warehousing, and distribution among various support functions. This makes you a key resource in the organization and a leader to others you'll work with. You'll truly appreciate seeing a bag or can of food on the shelf knowing every step it takes to get from source to bowl.
I began my career here in a Management Development Associate position, in which my focus was to understand the physical process of making pet food. Now, I’m part of a diverse technical team of experts—nutritionists, project managers, process and regulatory specialists, and others—to continue innovating our ways of pet food production.
Our Management Development Associate Program — As Told By 4 Associates
Tell us about your career path at Nestlé.
Tess: I completed a 10-week internship with Nestlé Purina in St. Louis before starting as a Supply Chain Management Development Associate (MDA). In this role, I rotated throughout one of our manufacturing facilities to learn the different functions of each department and how they relate to each other and the big picture. I also spent a few...
Potential Career Paths
- Manufacturing Excellence
- Human Resources
- Information Systems
- Quality Assurance
- Supply Chain