Technical & Production

Incredible challenges and limitless potential

Adrian Pentz
Market PM Pillar Lead

Strong manufacturing capability, quality and safety cut across all our business areas and are at the heart of Nestlé's success. A career in manufacturing at Nestlé, could lead you into one or more of the following areas: Innovation & Renovation, Engineering, Safety, Health & Environment, Operations Excellence, Regulatory and Quality – and this will guarantee that you prepared for any challenge.


As a member of the Innovation & Renovation team, you could learn all about product and manufacturing feasibility, consumer research and product development. Then you could use that knowledge to develop concepts that that can be transformed into products fit for the shelf supported with brilliant marketing strategies.

As a member of the Engineering team, you are responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the vast array of equipment and processes that go into producing our world-renowned brands. This is anything from the installation and commissioning of new equipment through to the optimisation of line performance and compliance with engineering standards and improving efficiencies.

As part of our Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) team, whether in the factories, Distribution Centres (DCs) or at a Group level, you'll provide expert support and advice to help ensure that we remain compliant with our legal and regulatory SHE requirements. In addition, your role will be pivotal in driving forward our strategy of influencing behaviours and engaging everybody's hearts and minds so that we can achieve all our commercial goals.

As part of the Operations Excellence team, you'll focus all your energies on improvement. That will mean making our factories as cost-effective and productive across sites throughout South Africa and abroad. If you're all about excellence, then this space is for you.

If you join our Regulatory team, you'll be responsible for ensuring compliance as we work in a highly regulated environment. You will have to ensure all recipe and label compliance and manage any required changes to working practices as well as representing Industry in discussions with Government on developing food legislation. As such, it's perfect for scientists and technologists with a real eye for detail.

Furthermore, the team that you join is only the beginning of your Nestlé career, as there are a many of opportunities for moving cross-functionally into different areas.