IT Leadership Development Associate

Date: Feb 24, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com. 





Information Technology is a critical enabler to the success of Dover and its Operating Companies. Dover’s IT leadership understands and values the need for acquiring, developing and engaging early career professionals to propel our organization forward and drive growth and creativity. We seek individuals who bring an ownership mindset to their work, who see beyond what is possible today and share our relentless pursuit of success. We strive to attract the best and brightest talent to our team of passionate and committed professionals in the Information Technology Development Program. This opportunity will develop highly qualified, early-career talent to be globally minded Information Technology leaders.


Through our Leadership Development Program, our goal is to provide meaningful engagements and challenging opportunities to new undergrads who are looking for more than your typical first job out of school.  The goal of our program is to give you meaningful working experiences in a global company, while we get an opportunity to see what you can do when presented with challenges and opportunities. After completing your project(s), you will have an opportunity to present your results to senior company leadership and get real-time, immediate feedback on your work-product. 


Coming out of school, new hires will engage in a 24-month rotational leadership program consisting of two different assignments (12-months each) across Dover’s Operating Companies. In each assignment, participants will take meaningful IT assignments in the areas of business systems development, security operations, business intelligence and analytics, project management, process automation, machine learning, and many more!  With support and mentorship from local and Dover corporate leadership, each assignment will offer a hands-on, supportive environment that fosters both formal and informal learning and development, while delivering business value. There will also be a full curriculum for personal development to accelerate your leadership capabilities while on assignment.


Link to IT Leadership Development Program




Undergraduate seniors who are looking to gain experience through functional role assignments and accelerated exposure to a broad array of information technology challenges faced by Dover’s diverse businesses need look no furtherIf these qualifications and attributes mirror your resume, this program may be a perfect fit:


  • Strong interest in information technology careers
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a global business environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrates attention to detail /excellent time management skills
  • Rising seniors
  • Geographical flexibility – open to relocate upon graduation for rotational assignments
  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree in related field – expected graduation of December 2020 or May 2021 required
  • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and multitask
  • For new college graduates, relocation will be required.



Assignments, both corporate and site roles will focus on developing skills in a specific information technology functional area, including:

•     Business Intelligence

•     Project Management

•     Application Development

•     Cyber Security

•    Strategic Initiatives


Program completion requirements:

•     Experience in 2 Functional Areas

•     Assigned Training Curriculum

•     Excellent Performance




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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