You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, and Lean Cuisine, 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!
Here at Nestlé USA, you are empowered to become a student of the business and deliver the best to our consumers. We’re inviting forward-thinking and courageous future leaders to embrace an entrepreneurial approach and start their journey of growth!
If you’re a current undergraduate Human Resources student eager to make an impact on an enormous scale, take strides into greatness by joining Nestlé USA. Ready to learn more?
What to Expect:
The HR Development Program’s mission is to build a deep pipeline of Human Resources Business Partners with the capacity to transform into future people leaders. This accelerated, 24-month development program provides exposure to both corporate headquarter and manufacturing facility environments located in many different cities throughout the United States.
Nestlé’s HRDPs operate as strategic partners by applying HR skills to solve real business problems and make a vital impact on the businesses that produce and distribute some of the most iconic products on earth. This program provides leadership roles in the execution of employee development, employee relations/labor relations, policy/contract interpretation, compensation administration, and staffing and legal compliance. Our program incorporates structured learning experiences that provide a robust, diversified skillset upon program graduation.
First Rotation (Corporate Headquarters – Solon, OH – 6 months)
You will begin your corporate rotation by relocating to Solon, OH. The first rotation is focused and crafted for you to learn and practice HR Business activities to gain foundational understanding of the day in the life of an HR Generalist. Throughout this period you will manage projects assigned from different specialist group. You will execute strategic project work across a number of key fields including: recruitment, compensation, talent management, diversity & inclusion, organizational development and change management. This rotation concludes with a final presentation with recommendation of findings to the HR Leadership Team.
Second Rotation (Manufacturing Facility – Various U.S. Locations – 18 months)
The second rotation requires participants to relocate to a field-based facility. Here, you will function as the critical liaison between associates and management by communicating policies and procedures, providing counsel to associates and mentorship to supervisors to maintain a productive and positive work environment. You will assist with developing and executing people processes to attract, train, and retain employees and cultivate robust relationships with business partners, employee client groups, and union management (where applicable). The end takeaways include flawless execution and understanding of performance management, employee communications, employee relations processes, and local HR initiatives and priorities.
At the completion of your second rotation, you officially graduate and will be placed in a field HR Generalist role. These highly sought after positions are comprehensive, interactive, and strategically coordinated into the HR function. You will capitalize on your experiences and findings during the previous two rotations to excel in this next position.
Bachelor’s degree completed and available to start the program by June 2021
Preferred majors include but are not limited to: Business Administration, Human Resources, Labor and Employment Relations, or related fields.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
Willingness to relocate throughout program and career
Sponsorship for work visas are not available for this program
Knowledge & Skills:
Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to analyze data and make data driven decisions
Ability and eagerness to navigate and problem-solve in ambiguous situations
Prioritize workload, self-manage projects, and balance multiple tasks
Ability to work with all levels of employees and management; exhibit professional maturity
Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred, but not required
Must possess strong presentation and training skills
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access). Preferred experience with an HRIS system (such as PeopleSoft,SAP, SuccessFactors)
Exposure to senior leadership through project presentation.
Collection of support resources including: Direct Report Manager, Senior HR Mentor, and Peer Ambassador
Opportunity to network with various divisions and employees across the company.
Total Rewards Package including base salary, housing, benefits, 401k with employer matching, relocation assistance, and more
Volunteer in a community service opportunity with one of Nestlé’s Share Valued Organizations (e.g. Boys & Girls Club of America & Nestlé Adopt-A-School Program)
The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment.
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Update your LinkedIn
Research our culture, our people, and the location of your interview
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Prepare specific examples that fit the job requirements
Use our online skills translator to best explain your skills and experience
Practice a mock interview
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During the Interview
During the interview:
Put your best foot forward by arriving in appropriate attire and showcasing the situations, behaviors, and outcomes that have led to your success. By highlighting the skills you obtained in the military and owning your accomplishments, you’ll make a lasting impression.
Dress in business formal
Have a printed copy of your résumé
Highlight the skills that match with this job
Share your accomplishments
Emphasize your dedication to the job
After the Interview
After the interview:
If you’re interested in the position, make it known! Sending an email or thank-you note show your appreciation and keep you in the interviewer’s mind. The job market is competitive, so don’t be discouraged by not landing a job on the first try. Instead, view each interview as a learning experience that will prepare you for future opportunities.
The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran. If you require an accommodation in order to view or apply to open positions, please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-877-204-8650. For technical assistance: email NesCareersSupport@icareerhelp.com or phone 1-877-204-8650.