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Management Development Associate Positions

Our Management Development Associate positions are designed to accelerate you to management in manufacturing—the heartbeat of our business. These roles may vary from supply chain to engineering or production, among other position types—each providing an excellent opportunity to develop the essential leadership skills within your discipline. Based on business needs in conjunction with your unique experience and career aspirations, you'll have a tailored experience in this role to deeply understand the end-to-end operations in our factories. We are proud that many of our manufacturing leaders today began their careers with us in a Management Development Associate position—be the next one to join our pack of exceptional leaders.

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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.

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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...

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