Operations Management Trainee Program-Week 11

Stuart Ness – Cedar Rapids, IA             Entering the parking lot of the Cedar Rapids facility, you can feel the dream that has kept this soup business alive and fueled its growth. Founded in the 1980’s as Ashby’s Homestyle Soups, the business saw steadily rising demand due to the high quality of its products. This … Continue reading Operations Management Trainee Program-Week 11

Corporate Management Trainee Program-Week 9

This was the moment we’ve all been waiting for. After 7 weeks of intense, fun and incredibly interesting training, we finally got called up to the big leagues and received our first project placements! We will first spend several weeks in the classroom doing training and having general information sessions to give us a broad … Continue reading Corporate Management Trainee Program-Week 9

Operations Management Trainee Program-Week 9

The Heinz plant in Massillon, Ohio, produces Smart Ones frozen meals.  The building proudly embodies its rich history, having been used for everything from a local frozen pizza production facility to being the home of Weight Watchers in the late 90s. The onboarding process at Massillon enabled us to shadow staff members from various departments … Continue reading Operations Management Trainee Program-Week 9

Sales Management Trainee Program – Week 9

This week marked the end of our exciting Sales Immersion training, and overall end to our program training.  Exploring the East and West territories of the United States with motivating Territory Business Managers on the Foodservice side, and shadowing Excel savvy Business Development Managers on the corresponding Consumer Products side has been an experience for … Continue reading Sales Management Trainee Program – Week 9

Corporate Management Trainee Program-Week 7

What a week for the corporate trainees! This was a particularly exciting stretch for two reasons: we embarked on a weeklong problem solving immersion class, and we finally received our initial project placement. By the time we all left work on Friday, the energy seemed to be exploding out of the walls. Though the team will … Continue reading Corporate Management Trainee Program-Week 7

Operations Management Trainee Program-Week 10

As I near the completion of the shadowing phase of onboarding at the Mason, Ohio plant I can say that it has been nothing short of a rewarding learning experience. During my first few weeks, I spent several days in each of the departments including receiving, maintenance, sanitation, quality, production, and processing where I gained … Continue reading Operations Management Trainee Program-Week 10