At Navistar, we are passionate about giving our professionals the tools they need to excel. One way we accomplish this is through carefully crafted development programs that expose participants to a range of applications for their unique skill sets, intra- and inter-departmentally and cross-locationally. Each of these programs has been refined over time, with several members of Navistar’s current senior management team pointing to these mentor-based programs as excellent foundational experiences and catalysts for their eventual rise within our organization.

Most of all, however, these programs matter because your career matters. And we honor that by giving you comprehensive exposure to who we are and what we do so you can determine your best internal fit. In turn, we expect your most impactful contribution.

It’s simply smart business all the way around.

While these programs are generally geared toward those entering the workforce, they are beneficial for experienced professionals as well. Additional career development initiatives include:

  • Navistar University
  • Online Learning opportunities
  • Total Performance Management evaluations
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Finance & Accounting Leadership Development (FALD) Program

The Finance and Accounting Leadership Development (FALD) program offers a variety of two-year rotations that provide hands-on experience in Accounting, Finance, and Operations. Program participants spend their first and last six months at Navistar world headquarters, with the interim year spent in a position at one of our domestic or international locations.

Successful candidates can expect to enhance their skills in areas such as Operations, Manufacturing, Consolidation, Financial Reporting, Treasury, Product Development, Sales & Distribution, Internal Controls, Corporate Accounting, Strategic Planning, and Purchasing. All participants also interface with Executive mentors and receive frequent and meaningful feedback. The FALD program will grow your leadership skills and prepare you for full-time placement and accelerated career growth.

For consideration, candidates must possess:

  • A BS degree in Finance or Accounting (MS in same preferred)
  • An overall and major GPA of +3.0
  • A willingness to relocate
  • Prior work/internship experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship


Operations Management Development Program (OMDP)

The Operations Management Development Program (OMDP) provides in-depth exposure to the Navistar Truck Operations Group. OMDP is a two-year learning experience involving four 6-month rotations through areas such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Development, Materials Management, and Purchasing & Logistics. Participants will work at our world headquarters, technology centers, and manufacturing plants throughout North America and interface with suppliers, dealers, customers, and cross-functional, internal organizations. Program graduates also assist in recruiting future OMDP participants. This allows new program alums to remain involved with targeted universities and help shape the future of the program.

Each OMDP participant is paired with two employees who provide support throughout the program: (1) a Peer Sponsor with similar interests to help you learn the ropes, build contacts and become acclimated; and (2) an Executive Sponsor to serve as a mentor and provide longer-term career guidance and exposure to other levels of the business.

For consideration, candidates must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or Applied Engineering Sciences with a Supply Chain cognate
  • Solid academic standing
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong analytical skills


Sales Operations Leadership Development (SOLD)

SOLD gives you the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the trucking industry, including Navistar product lines and distribution channel, competitive product lines, the retail transactional environment and the operations of a truck dealership.

The first six months focus on developing a strong foundational understanding of Navistar’s sales methodology. Each rotation will give you a working knowledge of the sales organization and its interactions with other business units. During the remainder of the two-year rotation, you’ll be assigned to Sales and Distribution, Used Truck, Engineering and Technology, Severe Service Truck Assembly, Regional and Field Sales or a franchised international dealership.

At the conclusion, we'll match our needs with your skills and talents to fill opportunities within our North American sales organization.

To participate, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years sales or sales internship experience


Parts Leadership Development Program (PLDP)

The two-year Parts Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is designed to identify and develop candidates for leadership positions throughout Navistar Parts. Our Parts business is the largest dealer network in North America, and with extensive global locations, it supplies parts worldwide for International® and IC Bus™ brand vehicles and MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, as well as parts for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The overall goal of the PLDP is to increase your ability to work productively, be an effective team member, and gain the skills needed for advancement. While individual experiences may vary, all Associates are offered similar work rotations, formal training, and assignment to a mentor who will oversee their development. During the core part of the program, you will develop in-depth familiarity with the Navistar Parts business, including its relationship to our customers and dealer network, while rotating through key areas of the organization. Upon completion of the core program, you can focus on a particular area, such as Marketing, Distribution, Sales, or Product Management. As a PLDP Associate, you will work on meaningful and challenging projects that test and build your knowledge and skills, while giving you numerous opportunities to develop relationships and build a network of resources for your future career with Navistar.

For consideration, candidates must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or other field
  • A commitment to four (4) years (2 years in the program plus 2 years in initial Parts assignment)
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • A willingness to relocate after the two-year program requirements
  • An ability to travel (while in the program – 25%; after rotation – 50-70%)
  • A positive attitude
  • Strong computer, interpersonal, organizational, and multi-tasking skills are strongly desired
  • A solid work ethic is necessary for success
  • An ability to learn quickly and be energized by tough challenges are desired
  • The ability to interface with all levels of management is ideal


Product Development Rotational Program (PDRP)

Navistar's Integrated Product Development (IPD) organization designs and develops world-class heavy and medium duty trucks, defense vehicles, school buses and mid-range engines. Built for performance, reliability, durability, and fuel economy, our vehicles and engines move people and products all over the world.

The Product Development Rotational Program (PDRP) is an entry-level engineering program within our IPD organization. Successful candidates will complete an 18-month multi-discipline rotation program that exposes them to multiple elements of our product development process. This program provides opportunities to rotate through areas such as platforms, calibration, aftertreatment, applied mechanics, electronics, cooling systems, advance design, hybrid, field service, and analysis/simulation.

Under direct supervision, the PDRP Engineer provides technical and analytical support to Product Development Engineering and refers problems that cannot be resolved to the next level. This position serves as a central resource with design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing as the product(s) move to production and distribution. The PDRP Engineer’s involvement may last throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle, including modification, upgrades and maintenance of the product or product line, giving the participant an unparalleled hands-on learning experience.

For consideration, candidates must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • A positive attitude and strong ethics and values that align with Navistar values and our high performance culture.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (selected applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information)