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General Management Development Program (GMDP)...
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Gordian | Washington, MA
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Do you want to learn how to run a business? Join Fortive's General Management Development Program (GMDP) and fast-track your path to a senior business leadership role in one of our 20 businesses around the world. Interns who perform well receive offers for positions in the full-time GMDP, designed to invest in the long-term success of our future leaders. In the GMDP, you will build competencies in a breadth of functions including growth & innovation, product management & marketing, service & operations, and sales to prepare you for the responsibility of running a Fortive business. To learn more about the GMDP, visit our website at www.fortive.com/mba.

Spend your summer gaining the skills, knowledge and relationships you need to advance your career. Through formal Fortive Business System (FBS) training, you will learn how to apply our lean, leadership, and growth tools to your internship project. Additionally, the program provides valuable networking opportunities with senior leaders across Fortive, current GMDP participants, and fellow interns. As a Fortive GMDP Intern, you will take on a real business challenge in one of the below focus areas and be accountable to deliver a solution with a meaningful impact. We will work with you to select the best project for your internship based on your skills and interests and the needs of the business.

* Product Management & Marketing Internships: Craft a marketing strategy to increase sales for a specific existing product or a new product concept. This involves gathering voice of the customer, identifying market attractiveness, providing entry point recommendations to new markets and creating strategic messaging for product launch.
* Operations & Service Internships: Identify and implement ways for an operations or service team to increase efficiency and/or optimize process, materials sourcing, geography, or labor to achieve quality, delivery, cost, and innovation goals.


Internships and first full-time assignments are located in:

* Portland, OR (within Fortive operating company Tektronix)
* Seattle, WA (within Fortive operating company Fluke)
* Greensboro, NC (within Fortive operating company Gilbarco Veeder-Root)

Are you a fit for the GMDP? As a Fortive General Management Development Program Intern, you:

* Aspire to run a Fortive business as a general manager or president
* Make difficult decisions with integrity, fairness and kindness; analyzes business problems with data and developing an action plan to address root causes
* Build strong teams around yourself and inspire them to accomplish extraordinary results (direct management experience preferred)
* Are highly analytical and not afraid to dig into tough problems (experience with complex analysis preferred)
* Develop and execute long-term strategic plans (experience preferred in setting business priorities and eliminating roadblocks to achieve goals)
* Masterfully handle time and priorities, shifting gears when necessary
* Navigate ambiguity and frequent change
* Are entrepreneurial with a "can do" attitude; action oriented (experience preferred in developing and executing strategies from ideation to implementation)
* Are low-ego and willing to share credit for success with team
* Focus on the customer (experience preferred in eliciting and responding to the voice of the customer)
* Are geographically mobile (required assignments in 2 operating companies and 2 countries during GMDP)
* Have 4 years of experience (preferred)
* Have an undergraduate degree and are actively pursuing an MBA degree

All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check. Fortive is an Equal Opportunity Employer www.fortive.com.