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Supply Chain/Logistics/Operations - Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program – This program focuses on providing you with the opportunity to grow your professional skills along with the Niagara business. The goal of the PDP is to transform recent college graduates into high-performing Individual Contributors in the business. Additionally, the PDP supports the individual’s growth through exposure to the business, skill development, and networking opportunities. Specifically, you will participate in monthly learning sessions that will cover topics like time management, professional communication, and emotional intelligence! Over the next 24 months, the program will give you the opportunity to experience several different assignments in a variety of departments that will ultimately lead you to a full-time role in one of the following target departments (final placement may not necessarily be limited to these departments as business needs arise):

·        Information Technology (IT)
·        Human Resources (HR)
·        Sales
·        Asset Care
·        Finance
·        Product Development
·        Technical Services
·        Research & Development (R&D)
·        Supply Chain
-         Customer Logistics
-         Customer Service
-         Strategic Planning
-         Procurement

Rotation Plan
PDP participants are assigned a Mentor from their target department during their program. The Target Department Mentor and the Talent Development team will assist in a rotation plan by deciding what departments will benefit the participant’s development the most. Each PDP participant is expected to complete a 3-5 month Manufacturing Plant rotation as a requirement of the program. We believe it is important to experience where the heart of our business is and to have the opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse of what makes Niagara’s Manufacturing Plants the most advanced in the country.

Niagara’s Mission Statement and LIFE

Here at Niagara, it is our mission to deliver an unbeatable combination of quality, price, and service through hard work and innovation. Our Team Members Lead Like an Owner within every position, InnovAct every day, Find a Way to accomplish even the most daunting tasks, and Empower one another.

We are looking for candidates who:
•   Have passion and grit to reach their goals
•   Have a desire to expand their knowledge
•   Work well in a team environment

Detailed Description

What We Do: 
o  Provide opportunities to learn new skills, learn about the manufacturing process, and have hands on experience
o  Give you intellectual and creative opportunities to tackle a problem and develop your own proposed solution
o  Set you up to develop a project on your own, in which you can take ownership and can positively impact the company
o  Give you experience in project management
o  Create opportunities for you to network as a part of our talent pipeline with prospects of full time employment

What You Do:
o  Have a strong desire to learn new skills and take on a variety of responsibilities
o  Help construct breakthrough developments that will challenge your skills and develop your abilities
o  Use analytical skills to analyze and review various aspects of the manufacturing process 
o  Learn the fundamentals of each rotation so that you can make impactful contributions to the business 

·        Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Work Experience/KSA’s
·        Preferred: 2+ years of work experience (experience may include a combination of work experience and education)

 ·        Communication
·        Analytical problem solving
·        Microsoft Office
·        Time Management
·        Customer Service

Program Start Date
·        July 2019