Building the ‘Next Big Thing’? It’s About Embracing Change

One Nestlé e-business manager on building a dynamic career, for the long-term

As someone who spends her days thinking about the Next Big Thing in e-commerce (my money is on virtual reality grocery shopping!), it’s no surprise that I enjoy grappling with new ideas and concepts. I’ve always loved learning different skills and gaining fresh experiences.

So, it might sound surprising that I’ve stayed with one company for eight years. But during my time with Nestlé, I’ve had countless opportunities to try new things. I’ve been challenged constantly — in the best possible way — while working in sales, marketing and e-commerce roles. I even spent time at our global headquarters in Switzerland, which was an incredible experience.

What I’ve found exciting about Nestlé is that employees have the chance to develop a fulfilling long-term career which remains dynamic in a constantly-changing marketplace. We know consumer tastes are changing faster than ever, and it’s our job to meet them. That means working smarter and faster — and contending with new challenges as we come together to help Nestlé deliver great consumer experiences and win in the market.

I’ve had countless opportunities to try new things. I’ve been challenged constantly — in the best possible way — while working in sales, marketing and e-commerce roles.

Online grocery sales are expected to reach $100 billion by 2022, according to a study by the Food Marketing Institute. In order to win in a crowded marketplace, we’ve focused on developing e-commerce as one of our core capabilities. We’re developing resources to help us stay competitive, grow the business, and win with consumers.

We recently invested in a meal-delivery startup, Freshly, which delivers nutritious ready-to-heat meals straight to consumers’ doorsteps. This has been an opportunity to collaborate on learnings and insights from a wealth of new data. It’s also a great example of ways e-commerce can make people’s lives easier, giving them access to dozens of delicious meal options with just the click of a mouse. Both through new partnerships and in our core brands, our investment in e-business shows that we’re not waiting for the Next Big Thing. We’re helping to build it.

The food industry faces a lot of challenges, not least of which is consumers’ tastes seem to be changing as fast as their grocery shopping methods. To respond to these challenges, Nestlé empowers — and expects — its employees to act quickly and courageously, building experience across focus areas with an unmatched career trajectory.


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