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Light&Fit Returnship Program 2023

  • Posted: 27 Apr 2023
  • Marketing
  • United States
  • On-site

About the job

Light + Fit is on a mission to empower women to achieve economic equity.  As part of this mission, we have set up a returnship in conjunction with our parent company, Danone North America, for professionals looking to return to the workforce after a career break. This returnship will help re-acquaint returners with a collaborative and supportive workplace environment, with additional training and mentorship to help employees ramp up and re-acclimate to the workplace.




  • Mentorship
    • Access to one direct manager 2x weekly
      • Manager will be your main point of contact. Will provide project guidance and feedback, team specific information, team navigation, and ongoing coaching for returnee.
    • Access to one mentor 1x a month
      • Mentor to provide secondary point of contact for returnee. Can help navigate the broader Danone landscape, recommend networking opportunities, and review projects as a second set of eyes.
    • Access to senior leaders for career guidance
      • We plan to host one session for the returnship cohort featuring Danone female leaders sharing their stories, experiences, and recommendations
    • Shadowing
      • Opportunity to shadow employees in other disciplines for further experience and training
    • Training
      • Cross functional training sessions to gain exposure and network with other functions.
        • Can opt in to as many trainings as deemed necessary, leveraging current Danone Brand Academy sessions and other trainings.
        • Trainings will be dependent on candidate needs and can be discussed with manager.
      • Project Ownership for on-the-job experience



  • Drive one key project
    • Project will be tailored to candidate experience and their goals in the returnship program; overarching themes include a research phase and an activation phase, both of which require cross-functional collaboration, to allow for broader networking
    • Returnee will help oversee progress and success of project
    • Final project will be presented to manager and other team members
  • Interface with cross-functional teams to help execute project and support in key day to day business activities
  • Attend Weekly Team Meetings (have role in agenda setting + one key topic/week)
  • Attend Key Business Meetings related to project and team
  • Please note: Light + Fit is hosting the returnship, but returnees have placement opportunities across full Danone portfolio


  • EXPERIENCE: 3+ years experience in in any of the following areas: finance, trade, category management, brand marketing, brand design, consumer engagement, e-commerce, sales or other applicable industry/role experience
  • LENGTH: 12-week program, beginning in September after Labor Day
  • LOOKING FOR: Candidates with existing work experience who have taken an extended career break (break can be for any reason)
  • BREAK LENGTH: 1+ year(s) off
  • EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • COMPENSATION: $25-30 /hour
  • LOCATION: Candidates should be in the White Plains, NY or Broomfield, CO areas. They should be available to work a hybrid work schedule with a mix of in-office and remote work.


About you

  • Self-starter and independent thinker that’s willing to roll up their sleeves and jump in head-first
  • Ability to work with others proactively and collaboratively in a cross-matrix organization
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to complete assigned projects simultaneously with direction from one or more team members
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills

About us

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as one of the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits including flexible time off (no yearly cap) and up to 26 weeks gender-neutral paid parental leave, and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food. Please join us in nourishing lives & inspiring a healthier world through food. Learn more @ www.danonenorthamerica.com


Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.


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