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.
Graduation Placement Assignment (Program Completion)
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.