Career Development

Career Development
At Nestlé, we have a high performance culture that puts the emphasis on diversity, innovation and growth and this enables their development and ultimately ours. As a professional, you’ll find you have a wider sphere of influence and more freedom than elsewhere.

So you’ll be able to broaden or deepen your existing job responsibilities as well as having the opportunity to progress upwards.


 There are three factors that will shape your career growth at Nestlé:

  • Core factors. These are non-negotiable qualities you must have, including sustainable performance, the knowledge and skills you have about your function, the business and yourself, plus your leadership skills and critical experience.

  • Accelerators. This is the name we give to the qualities that will determine how far and how fast your progress and develop. These include your mobility, your flexibility to move between functions and categories, how well you network and how open you are to new experiences.

  • Opportunities. These are the factors that are more dependent on circumstances and activities elsewhere in the business. Opportunities can spring from new roles, new positions and new assignments overseas.

Talent Assessment and Succession Planning

Succession Planning is the way in which we plan career development and fill middle and senior-level jobs. Our succession plans cover all the key jobs in Nestlé and include a list of forecasted potential successors for those roles. At any one time, we know exactly how well these successors are performing and how close they are to taking on the next role in their development.

Importantly, our succession plans are created with input from multiple sources. We look at our employees’ career history and Talent Assessments, their Performance Evaluation results and other relevant development data.