Nestle 2018 Brand Marketing Development Trainee in Arlington, Virginia

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. At Nestl USA, we provide high-quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we embrace leadership, make important contributions and support each other s professional development. Join the world s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and deliver the satisfying foods that help people around the world through every phase of life.

The Marketing Development Rotation Program is a 3 -year, training program with unique rotations and experiences that will develop participants analytical skills and strategic thinking. Through this robust development program, trainees build relevant and real-world marketing skills that will jump-start their career as future brand leaders within Nestle USA. Trainees will also have the opportunity to work at various Nestle locations across the US, and are placed on a brand team at one of our three corporate locations (Arlington, VA, Oakland, CA & Solon, OH).

First rotation, Technical: This 12-month rotation located at a manufacturing facility in the United States with the goal to help trainees understand how manufacturing works and commercializes product development innovations. This establishes a strong foundation for understanding marketing decision impact at point of manufacturing and development is supported with a mentor & coach.

Second rotation, Sales: Trainees will work at one of our sales offices supporting account planning and execution. This 12-month rotation will not only build analytical skills but also drive understanding of how shoppers engage with our products and the levers along the path to purchase.

Third rotation, Digital Center of Excellence: As part of the third rotation, trainees will work as digital analysts supporting a brand team or at one of our digital partners to develop and measure brand campaigns. This 8-month rotation will broaden trainees understanding of the digital landscape through exposure to real-world initiatives and projects. This assignment can take place at any of our corporate offices or at our digital partners offices.

Fourth rotation, Marketing Analyst: In the fourth and final rotation, trainees will be placed on a brand team at one of our corporate locations. This 12-month rotation is an opportunity for trainees to leverage all their skills & knowledge and apply them to developing short-term brand strategies and activations.

Additional Perks:

This program is endorsed by the Marketing Leadership Team and our Executive Leaders. Every trainee will be assigned a mentor, a senior marketing leader, and a buddy, a marketing associate, to round out their development.

As marketing trainees move on to their third and fourth rotations, they are also invited to participate in our marketing development curriculum. This features best-in-class courses that build functional knowledge, as well as multi-day immersive sessions. All our courses feature internal & external thought leaders.


  • Coaching and professional guidance from experienced leaders and a training program designed to support successful project completion

  • An assigned mentor and buddy

  • Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues who share a love of food

  • Furnished subsidized housing and relocation for eligible interns

  • After the Internship and graduation, potential career opportunities at three U.S. locations, Arlington, VA; Oakland, CA; and Solon, OH; as well as global opportunities for career advancement if willing to relocate.



  • Bachelor s degree completed in Business, Marketing or related field by June 2018

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Category: Marketing, Nestle USA