Operations Management Trainee Program Week 18

There is always something to learn here at the Kraft Heinz Facility in Muscatine, IA. In college I studied Food Science at Purdue University and was placed as the Quality Assurance Supervisor here in Muscatine. Quality Assurance touches every aspect of the facility, which I can honestly say has been such a pleasant surprise.  Anything … Continue reading Operations Management Trainee Program Week 18

Corporate Management Trainee Program Week 15

Now that we have received our second rotation placements, we are anxious to take on our new roles within the company; but first, we tackle Leadership and Entrepreneurship Weeks to recap and apply some of our learnings. Entrepreneurship Week starts by challenging us with one hour to come up with a product pitch. All of … Continue reading Corporate Management Trainee Program Week 15

Corporate Management Trainee Program Week 14

The University Relations team recruited our cohort of Corporate Management trainees based on one key attribute: leadership. This week, Leadership Week, was designed to help us identify and hone our inherent leadership qualities. The first day, we presented our accomplishments from our first rotation. However, how well did we present our results? Were we confident … Continue reading Corporate Management Trainee Program Week 14

Corporate Management Trainee Program Week 16

Today our cohort began our second week and our second placements. For me that means a placement in Marketing on the Velveeta team, or “Team Yellow” in Chicago. This second placement has been as much of a learning experience outside the office as it has been inside the office. Two-thirds of the cohort were relocated … Continue reading Corporate Management Trainee Program Week 16

Sales Management Trainee Program — Week 16

I’ve been in Bentonville, Arkansas for a little less than 2 months as a Customer Business Analyst. Four days after getting here, the Kraft and Heinz offices merged together. Now everyone is working together under one roof.  I support the entire sales team here with many ad-hoc requests. The majority of the analysis that I … Continue reading Sales Management Trainee Program — Week 16

Operations Management Trainee Program–Week 16

As part of the Operations Management Trainee Program, I have been placed in Mason, OH as the Quality Assurance Supervisor.  I  studied food science in college, so it seemed like a natural fit. Handling quality in a manufacturing environment has been an unbelievable growth experience. Critical thinking and decision making skills are key in the … Continue reading Operations Management Trainee Program–Week 16