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2023 Diversity Leadership Symposium: 2024 Nestl USA Human Resources Development Program

Company: Nestl
Location: Solon
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestl is the place for you. Nestl USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestl's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Are you a current undergraduate student who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion? Are you looking for a Human Resources Development Program for the summer of 2024? If you've got an appetite for an exciting career, apply now for Nestl's 2023 virtual Diversity Leadership Symposium (DLS)! It's a three-day, professional development and hiring event, taking place from August 15-17, 2023, for college students of diverse backgrounds! If selected to participate in the symposium, you will learn about Nestle's winning culture, network with peers & current Nestl employees, and interview for our 2024 Nestl USA Human Resources Development Program!

What to expect from the 2023 Diversity Leadership Symposium:

  • Gain valuable exposure to life and careers at Nestl and discover how a diverse and inclusive environment fuels career growth
  • Network with business leaders and develop relationships with peers from universities across the nation while participating in engaging experiences
  • Interview for our 2024 Nestl USA Human Resources Development Program, with a chance to return to school with an internship offer in handWhat to expect from the 2024 Human Resources Development Program:

    The HR Development Program's mission is to build a deep pipeline of high performing Human Resources Business Partners with the capacity to transform into future leaders in the HR function. This 24-month rotational development program provides exposure to both corporate HR specialist functions and manufacturing/distribution facility environments located in many different cities throughout the United States.

    Nestl's HRDPs operate as strategic partners by applying HR skills to solve real world business problems and make a vital impact on the businesses that produce and distribute some of the most iconic products on earth. You will take on a leadership role in the execution of employee development, employee relations/labor relations, policy/contract interpretation, compensation administration, staffing and legal compliance. Trainees have a signification amount of responsibility in this program and are armed with a dynamic support system, including direct report managers, a HR Leadership mentor, and a peer ambassador. Our program incorporates both structured learning experiences and opportunities to learn in role, that provide a robust, diversified skillset upon program graduation.

    Program Breakdown:

    First Rotation (Location TBD - 7months)
    • Learn and practice key HR Business Partner activities to gain a foundational understanding of the day in the life of an HR Generalist.
    • Manage HR projects assigned from different HR specialist groups, which includes a final presentation to the HR Leadership Team with recommendation of findings.
    • Execute strategic project work across several key HR disciplines including recruitment, compensation, talent management, people analytics, organizational development, and employee benefits.Second Rotation (Manufacturing Facility or Distribution Centers - Various U.S. Locations - 17 months)
      • Communicate with employees regarding policies and procedures while providing counsel to associates to maintain a productive and positive work environment essentially serving as the critical liaison between associates and management.
      • Develop and execute people processes that attract, train, and retain employees to support the organization's short and long-term business needs. Provide mentorship and guidance to supervisors on people management and development issues.
      • Cultivate robust relationships with (and between) business partners, employee client groups, and union management (where applicable).
      • Flawless execution and understanding of performance management, employee communications, employee relations processes, and local HR initiatives and priorities

        Graduation Placement Assignment (Program Completion)
        At the completion of your second rotation, you officially graduate and will be placed in an HR Generalist role at one of our Factories or Distribution Centers. 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 2023
        • 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
        • Previous experience in a customer-facing environment and/or HR internship preferred
        • Willingness to relocate throughout program and career
        • Willingness to support off shift coverage and work extended hours as needed
        • 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 ambiguous situations as well as exhibits professional maturity
          • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
          • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet strict deadlines
          • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
          • Ability to work with all levels of employees and management within the organization
          • 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 SAP, SuccessFactors)

            Program Benefits

            • Exposure to senior leadership through project presentation.
            • Collection of support resources included: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, supplemented corporate housing for first rotation (if applicable), comprehensive benefits, 401k with employer matching, relocation assistance, and more
            • Volunteer in a community service opportunity with one of Nestl's Share Valued Organizations (e.g. Boys & Girls Club of America & Nestl Adopt-A-School Program)

              Requisition ID: 239605

              It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

              To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

              The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

              This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestl, Cleveland , 2023 Diversity Leadership Symposium: 2024 Nestl USA Human Resources Development Program, Human Resources , Solon, Ohio

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