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Nestle Nutrition

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Nestlé Nutrition is at the core of Nestlé’s ambition to be the recognized leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company by breaking new ground in specialized nutrition.

Nestlé Nutrition prides itself on building a pioneering organization at the cutting edge of nutritional science. We are not in the food and beverage business, nor in the pharmaceutical business. We are breaking new ground where both those worlds meet. People at all life stages and conditions – for example, babies and growing children, endurance athletes, or those wanting to manage their weight – have very specific nutritional requirements. We at Nestlé Nutrition can offer tailor-made product and service solutions that meet these specific nutritional needs and satisfy our customers’ expectations.

Within our infant nutrition division, supporting the healthy growth, development and eating habits of children from infant to preschooler remains at the heart of everything we do.  With the strength of our Gerber, Graduates, and Good Start brands, we develop products, education and services that will enable us to become the trusted nutrition authority for consumers, retailers, healthcare professionals and regulatory agencies.  Our mission?  To help nurture a healthier generation, one baby at a time.

This is your opportunity to join an energized, professional and collaborative work atmosphere, where team members are empowered to truly impact the business while advancing their skills, building their knowledge and career. 

At Nestlé Nutrition/Gerber Products, our ideal candidates are those who share our passion for Continuous Excellence, possess solid leadership skills, the ability to inspire, lead and develop people, with a take charge, results focused mentality. 

We currently have several openings for Operations Supervisors at our fast-paced, team-focused, unionized manufacturing facility located in Fremont, Michigan.  All shifts are available and preferences will be taken into account, but flexibility will be prioritized.



-Manage day to day operations of the business unit to assure collaboration of shifts and guarantee smooth transitions.

-Provides leadership/direction to hourly employees by leading by example and being a role model.

-Ensure teams are properly trained and following approved processes to facilitate the manufacturing of quality goods based on accepted practices, regulatory requirements, and/or company policies.

-Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety, and moral to achieve production goals.

-Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to facilitate and coach in a manner that engages your team to achieve departmental goals.

-Good problem solving skills. Must be able to identify cause and affect relationships and utilize data to make the right decisions.

Continuous Improvement

-Identify, recommend, develop and implement improvements in safety, quality, processes, costs and SOP documentation.

-Help identify long term opportunities and solutions for continuous improvement. Promote open communications between shifts and departments, and develop a team work approach.

-Maintain housekeeping, sanitation and safety through employee involvement and adherence to the -Departments 5S standards/initiatives.

-Actively support and participate in facility’s TPM/Continuous Improvement efforts.

-Set ambitious objectives and motivate the shift to achieve them.

Assure Quality

-Develop, maintain and empower a quality conscientious attitude among employees.

-Ensure all operations are handled within GMP guidelines.

-Maintain ISO food safety, occupational safety and environmental level facility with a focus on safe work practices and housekeeping programs, as well as maintenance and upkeep of all equipment.


-Must have a BA/BS with 3 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

-3-5 years of progressive experience in leadership roles in a manufacturing environment required.

-Food manufacturing experience along with food processing, aseptic or pharmaceutical experience is highly desirable.

-TPM experience highly preferred.

-Demonstrated ability to utilize a personal computer effectively in a LAN environment

-Proven skill in analytical thinking, understand, technical concepts and problem solving

Make the most out of your potential, and get more out of your career.  To learn more about this and all of our other opportunities, please visit www.nestlejobs.com.  ONLY applications submitted through this site will be considered.

Through science-based nutrition products and services, Nestle Nutrition helps enhance the quality of people's life by supporting health and providing care for consumers with special needs at every stage of life.

At Nestle Nutrition we are building a pioneering new organization at the cutting edge of nutritional science. We are not in the food-and-beverage business, nor in the pharmaceutical business. We are breaking new ground where both those worlds meet. Nestle Nutrition operates in three key business areas:

Infant Nutrition - baby food and infant formula to help infants and young children to grow and develop into healthy adults.

Weight Management - personalized weight management programs to help consumers to lose weight and keep it off.

Performance Nutrition - promoting peak mental and physical performance of athletes.

 "Nestle is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer' and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment."


How to Apply

Please apply on our website at www.nestlejobs.com

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  • Employer Name: Nestle Nutrition
  • Address: Gerber Product Company
  • Address Line 2: 405 State Street
  • City: Fremont
  • State/Province/Region: MI
  • Zip/Postal Code: 49413
  • Website: http://:www.nestleusa.com/jobs
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  • Description: The Nestle Nuttrition/Gerber Fremont Factory began operations in 1901 as the Fremont Canning Company, producing canned fruits and vegetables. In 1928, we produced the first Gerber baby foods, including strained peas, prunes, carrots, spinach, and beef vegetable soup. Since that time, with strong support from our co-located Research and Development organization, we have continuously innovated and improved our products, processes, and packaging to meet the needs of our global consumers. Today, the Fremont Factory involves over 600 employees in the production of fruit and vegetable purees, dinners and diced products in glass jars, aseptically processed purees in plastic cups, and juice / beverage offerings in plastic bottles. Our focus on delighting the consumer through commitment to excellence, continuous improvement, and dedication to quality helps to maintain the strategic advantage of “the Gerber Trust”. Fremont is located in beautiful West Michigan, approximately 45 miles from Grand Rapids and 40 minutes from the Lake Michigan shoreline. The fertile soil in this area provides abundant varieties and volumes of fresh produce that are processed in our factory - helping to create and support a strong network within the local community while meeting the Gerber vision of “Start Healthy, Stay Healthy”

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