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2024 Diversity Leadership Symposium: 2025 Nestlé Sales Development Program



Sales & Business Development
Rogers, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
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, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’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 full-time Sales role starting the summer of 2025? If you've got an appetite for an exciting career, apply now for Nestlé's 2024 virtual Diversity Leadership Symposium (DLS)! It's a three-day, professional development and hiring event, taking place from August 13-15, 2024, 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 Nestlé employees, and interview for our 2025 Nestlé USA Sales Development Program!

What to expect from the 2024 Diversity Leadership Symposium:

  • Gain valuable exposure to life and careers at Nestlé 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 activities
  • Interview for our 2025 Nestlé USA Sales Development Program, with a chance to return to school with a full-time job offer in hand for post-graduation!

What to expect for the 2025 Nestlé USA Sales Development Program:

The Nestlé Sales Development Program (NSDP) is designed to accelerate your journey towards a successful sales management career. Join us to embark on an immersive and dynamic program that will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and experiences to excel in the ever-evolving world of sales.

The NSDP offers an accelerated path to promotion for ambitious individuals eager to make their mark in the sales industry. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn about Nestlé's renowned brands, diverse categories, and cutting-edge channels of business. Throughout the program, you will rotate through three different roles, gaining invaluable experience and exposure in managing independent sales territories, performing data analysis, and providing actionable insights to drive business growth.

First week at Nestlé USA

Your journey begins with an engaging onboarding experience, where you will connect with fellow program participants and other talented individuals from various leadership programs across the organization. This is your chance to build a strong foundation of business knowledge before diving into role-specific training.

Rotation 1: Sales Representative – Ignite Your Sales Potential (6-month rotation)

As a Sales Representative, you will take charge of a sales territory, empowered to make strategic business decisions that drive tangible results. Your role as an individual contributor will involve implementing data-driven sales techniques and leveraging the power of 4P Excellence to make significant contributions to your territory, thereby impacting the entire organization.

Rotation 2: Category Analyst – Unleash Your Analytical Prowess (9-month rotation)

In this rotation, you will receive hands-on instruction and guidance from high-performing Analysts. You will delve into data analysis, running reports, and translating information into measurable plans that drive our business strategy forward. You will have the opportunity to work with diverse categories, including Beverage, Frozen, Global Culinary Kitchen, Nestlé Premium Waters, and Nutrition.

Rotation 3: Account Analyst – Drive Business Growth 9-month rotation)

Building upon the skills acquired in the previous rotations, you will join an analytical Center of Excellence and collaborate with top-performing Analysts to provide the business with actionable insights and plans. Your contributions will play a pivotal role in driving the business forward and achieving our sales objectives.

Program Graduation:

Upon completing the third rotation, you will embark on an exciting career within the Nestlé Sales Organization. These coveted positions are strategically positioned within the Sales Organization, offering comprehensive opportunities for growth and success. Your previous experience and knowledge gained throughout the program will serve as a strong foundation for your future endeavors.

Where you Work:

Our program offers opportunities in vibrant locations such as Arlington, VA, Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN, or Rogers, AR. There will be 2 trainees in each location, with a cohort total of 12 trainees. 2 trainees from the prior NSDP class will also be in your same location to encourage networking and social relationships. Participants will remain in their assigned location for the entire duration of the program but should be open to the potential of relocating upon program graduation. Our NSDP Program Manager will work closely with you to align your preferences with our business needs.

Education Requirements:

  • We seek talented individuals who hold a Bachelor's Degree conferred by June 2025.
  • Majors in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, Sales Management, Data or Business Analytics, and Agricultural Business are highly valued.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is preferred, reflecting your dedication to academic excellence.

Professional & Leadership Requirements:

  • Having previous Sales Co-Op/Internship experience or practical exposure in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry is highly advantageous.
  • A valid driver's license is required, and your driving record must meet our company's Motor Vehicle Policy if offered a position.
  • We also value leadership demonstrated through extracurricular activities or organizations.

Physical Requirements

  • You should be comfortable operating a motor vehicle.
  • You should be able to handle physical tasks such as bending, lifting, opening, and moving products weighing up to 30 pounds for up to 50% of your time.

Additional Requirements

  • Able to participate in Diversity Leadership Symposium August 13-15, 2024
  • Ability to relocate to one of the six locations at the beginning of the program, with a potential relocation at the end of the program
  • Travel required

Knowledge & Skills

  • We value individuals with excellent analytical skills and a strong command of basic Excel functions. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint, is essential for designing comprehensive presentations.
  • Adaptability and a quick-learning mindset are vital in our fast-paced and complex environment.
  • You should be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively within diverse teams.

Additional Benefits

  • To support your mobility during the first 6-month rotation, a rental car will be provided if you prefer not to expense business mileage for your personal vehicle.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a formal mentorship program, receiving guidance from experienced professionals.
  • You will have the chance to network with employees from various divisions, fostering valuable connections.
  • Joining Nestlé means being part of an influential industry leader in consumer-packaged goods, as recognized by Fortune Magazine.
  • You will have the chance to volunteer in community service opportunities through Nestlé's Share Valued Organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Nestlé Adopt-A-School Program.

The Nestlé Diversity Leadership Symposium is ideal for students from diverse backgrounds but is open to all candidates, regardless of ethnicity, who can demonstrate that they would make a positive contribution to diversity at Nestlé.

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. 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. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé 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 accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467

  • Note: Nespresso is not a federal contractor and does not maintain affirmative action programs

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