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Career Training Program (CTP) - Manufacturing Operations Leadership

Company Name: State Avenue
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
 

Are you ready to drive efficiency and sustainability, improve operations, and fuel our growth while feeding America?

 

We’re looking for people who are resourceful — true problem solvers who challenge themselves to find the most effective and efficient solutions to complex challenges to join our Operations Career Training Program (CTP).  This program is an exciting avenue to gain experience in manufacturing operations, quality control, supply chain, and engineering, in preparation for future leadership roles with us.

 

In this program, you'll experience cross-functional rotations designed to give you a solid foundation and on-the-job experience to enhance your understanding of critical business operations. 

 

You will learn from Kroger leaders, hear from industry experts, and roll up your sleeves experiencing all functions of the company. You will engage in challenging and dynamic experiences throughout various Kroger business locations, product lines, and functional groups (Finance, Marketing, Food Science, Supply Chain, Operations, Human Resources, Quality etc.). 

 

If you love and want a career in Manufacturing Operations Leadership, the Career Training Program is for you. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Mobility for promotion to additional plants throughout the United States is expected.  
 

Position Summary:

Entry level professional opportunity for recent college graduates. The CTP Program is designed to prepare candidates for first level leadership positions upon successful completion of the 12-24 month program. CTPs build technical and leadership competencies in the selected area of expertise while gaining a broad knowledge base of all core business functions critical to the manufacture of Kroger products. Relocation is a requirement of the CTP Program. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire division in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System Principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Initiate active development through interactions with team members, mentors, Corporate and Plant sponsors
  • Demonstrate excellence in project planning, execution, and timing through project evaluation and use of available resources to expedite project completion
  • Participate in the multi-faceted orientation process
  • Demonstrate commitment in the plant safety process
  • Contribute and participate in practical, challenging and meaningful assignments
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Must relocate as a requirement of the CTP Program
  • Experience through internships, part time, or full time positions
  • Self-motivated; able to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, with high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Administration: Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • Engineering: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Finance: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Human Resources: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Manufacturing Information Technologist (MIT): Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science, Microsoft (MS) Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or MS Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) with emphasis in MS Windows 2008 Server and MS SQL 2008 database management; or MS Certified Technology Specialist certifications in Windows 7, MS Windows 2008 Server, and MS SQL Server 2008
  • Operations: Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management or related field
  • Quality Assurance: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Biological or Chemical Sciences; knowledge of Dairy/ Bakery/Grocery Food Science or Product Development

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Graduate degree in discipline related field
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience in union environment

Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: Midwest

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Keywords: Lean Manufacturing Production

 

Jobs at Kroger Logistics:  To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, paid time off, mental health resources, associate discounts and opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Our associates also get to help us make a difference in our communities through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans. Visit the thekrogerco.com to learn more about our work in the communities we serve and how our associates help us be a good neighbor.

Below is a list of some of the benefits we offer our associates.

Health & Well-being Benefits:

  • Health care benefits
  • Paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, and parental leave
  • Mental and emotional support resources through our Employee Assistance Program

Financial Benefits:

  • Participation in a 401(k) plan, subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Group term life insurance eligible
  • Eligible for an annual bonus based upon company performance
  • Associate discounts

Growth and Development Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance, college scholarships and educational leave of absence, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Robust internal training and development resources to grow your career

We want the best for associates and our customers, and together, we strive to create a welcoming and engaging environment where you’ll love to work. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1212 State Avenue || 45204 || State Avenue || None || Manufacturing; Management; Operations || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

 


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