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Nestle Purina

  • Established 1894
  • Employees 14,500 Worldwide
  • Sector Pet Food/Consumer Products
  • Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
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Entry-Level Jobs at Nestle Purina

Are you looking for an entry level position that includes the training you will need to become a manager for an industry leader?

Gain the skills, knowledge, and exposure necessary to advance your career through this unique opportunity in the Manufacturing Management Trainee rotational program. These entry-level positions, located in one of several manufacturing facilities in the United States, provide an excellent opportunity to develop the essential leadership skills in your area of focus. After learning about how the entire factory operates, you will gain an understanding of how each area impacts the others. This knowledge will enable you to help implement more successful solutions within your specific function.

Program Details
Learn the different areas and processes within the factory that produce pet food and litter. Learn to speak the language of the factory floor and gain insight into the culture and job functions of factory associates. Learn all aspects of the manufacturing and distribution process. Learn the functions of the business as a whole. When you begin this program, your job is to learn.

You must be a graduating senior or already have completed the required degree

This is a salaried, full time position with benefits
Relocation assistance provided

Davenport, IA
Bloomefield, MO
Crete, NE
Clinton, IA

Program Timeline
0 – 6 Months: Training
Extensive training through all disciplines that allows you to gain a thorough understanding of the factory by learning how each department works together and impacts one another.

*6 – 12 Month: Core Focus
Move into your area of interest
Lead and participate in projects of increasing size and scope
Supervise people
Begin working on your Continuous Improvement Project, typically within your specific discipline, to help drive changes to the factory in a resourceful way.

*12 – 24 Months: Supervision and Project Work
If you have fulfilled the needs and requirements of the Trainee Program, you will be promoted to an Assistant position
Opportunities to travel to other locations/factories and complete training segments in other discipline-specific areas
Complete your Continuous Improvement Project

*Program Completion
Assistants are promoted to assistant managers
Relocation opportunities to other locations based on the needs of the business

From factory responsibilities including ingredient receiving, batching of the product, production of the product, packaging, warehousing, and distribution, to various support functions including Safety, Quality Assurance, Accounting, Maintenance, or Engineering, to name a few, this rotational program provides an exhaustive understanding of the entire business and a strong perspective of how everything works together while providing you with the opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with both associates of all levels as well as other trainees – a knowledge set that will make you a valuable asset within the Purina family.

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