Post Holdings Supply Chain Planning Intern - Summer 2019 - Lakeville, MN in Lakeville, Minnesota

WHO WE ARE

Post Consumer Brands was formed in 2015 through the merger of Post Foods and MOM Brands and is a business unit of Post Holdings Inc. Today, our primary business is cereal, which gives us a strong platform for growth. As America’s third-largest cereal manufacturer, we offer the broadest portfolio of brands in the industry — from iconic heritage cereals to value cereals to NON-GMO Project verified and hot cereal varieties. We are driven by one idea: make better happen. For our customers and consumers. Our employees. And our communities.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS AN INTERN

We are a different kind of Cereal Company. At Post Consumer Brands, you will spend 12 weeks being a key player on your team, working on important projects that have a BIG impact. At the end of your internship, you will formally present your summer work to your team and cross functional partners.

Interning at PCB is not all work in the office. You will have opportunities to network with other interns and their managers at social events throughout the summer.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

JOB FUNCTION

The purpose of this position is to observe, learn, gather data and information, conduct analysis and fact-finding in order to bring forward ideas for improvement. This position will also provide support to the Supply Chain Planning and Operations teams to increase the capacity of the service and execution team.

MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES / DUTIES

The Supply Chain Intern may assist in a number of project and/or operations support roles in the Supply Chain department. Assignments may include work such as:

  • Demand Planning

  • Collection and analysis of information related to sales, promotional activity, and forward distribution inventory levels. Evaluate forecast accuracy and identify areas of opportunity to improve individual item and/or product family forecasts.

  • Supply Planning

  • Evaluate forward-looking inventory positions to identify potential shortages and recovery timing.

  • Conduct sales volume and lead time analysis on promotional display pallets and make recommendations for items to be produced to stock or produced to order.

  • Warehouse Operations

  • Conduct analysis on slow moving and obsolete inventory levels across the supply network. Quantify opportunities for improvement in warehouse space utilization.

  • Research current state practices for managing inbound and outbound trailer loading and yard storage. Provide a best practice recommendation.

  • Transportation Planning

  • Manage the process of securing transportation for freight moving from plants to distribution centers and to customers. Load by load, optimize delivery time, freight mode, and trailer utilization to improve overall monthly cost and service performance.

  • Identify opportunities to manage transportation of inbound raw materials and ingredients to realize freight savings over current delivered pricing.

Specific project and operational roles will be identified 30-60 days prior to the start of the internship, based on business need and intern interests.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be pursuing a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree or at an institution with an accredited program in Business Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, or Transportation. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who takes initiative to identify areas of opportunity and take action. A high level of competence in computer applications and the ability to use technology as a decision-support tool is required. As part of a team, this person must have the ability to coordinate across multiple activities and individuals to ensure collaboration in problem-solving, decision making, and action planning. In this role, the candidate must have the ability to identify and evaluate tactical methods to achieve objectives, identify deviations from the plan, and facilitate resolution. As confidential information may be required in this role, he/she must use discretion within and external to the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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