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Associate Manager Manufacturing Excellence (Management Development Program)

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 11/22/21

Job Description

Associate Manager Manufacturing Excellence (Management Development Program) Job Description

For more than 30 years, our Management Development Associate program has developed our future leaders. This program allows you to embark on a personal and professional development experience a classroom can’t offer.

Joining Nestlé Purina as an Associate Manufacturing Excellence Manager in the Management Development Program means you're joining our factory family at a management level to play a key role in training, coaching, and assessing factory personnel on focused improvement. The role also handles traditional Industrial Performance / Industrial Engineering responsibilities and supports continuous improvement activities in the factory. Following from there, you’ll experience a unique breadth of work within your functional area and focus on becoming a domain expert at the factory you’re assigned to.

Why a leadership developmental role with us versus somewhere else? Taking the manufacturing excellence path of our Management Development Associate program is a full-time position that puts you on the fast track to management on the manufacturing side of our business. You are the future leader.

Primary responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing industrial performance activities in the factory, including Nestle manufacturing performance metrics.
  • Continuous improvement project support and leadership, including the delegated supervision of employees allocated to those assignments.
  • Responsible for leading the Focused Improvement pillar within the factory
  • Perform regular focused improvement assessment to ensure the correct application of methods, coaching, and knowledge sharing.
  • Support and direct coaching for all Nestle Continuous Excellence pillars to drive world class manufacturing


  • Must be open to relocation to one or more of our 23 production facilities across the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Business Management, or related field
  • 2+ years of continuous improvement experience or process improvement experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment

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 Nestlé Purina. 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. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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Job: Associate Manager Manufacturing Excellence (Management Development Program) Primary Location: Jefferson, WI US Other Location: Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Company Details

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...