Supply Chain Co-op: June - December 2022
Work Type: Co-op
Locations: Neenah, WI & Roswell, GA & Knoxville, TN; Rogers, AR
Start Dates: January & June 2022
Our co-op will offer you a chance to explore the breadth of opportunities available in the supply chain while working on real projects such as process improvements in flow planning for finished products, raw materials and finishing supplies, space utilization and optimization analysis, or warehouse operations systems analysis. You will be provided meaningful work experiences that contribute to the overall strategic business goals of Kimberly-Clark. You’ll be treated and respected as a valuable contributor and given your own responsibilities and accountabilities. Your intern experience will include performance evaluations that provide you with valuable professional feedback to gauge your strengths and measure areas of improvement.
At Kimberly-Clark, Supply Chain co-op experiences are a valued part of our culture. Kimberly-Clark considers its pool of co-ops and interns to be a great source of future full-time employees.
There may be no better place to launch or advance your supply chain career than at Kimberly-Clark. That's because we've structured our logistics organization in a way that enables you to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain and a rewarding work experience. Whether beginning your supply chain career or seeking a new challenge as an experienced professional, our team environment will allow you to contribute to your fullest potential.
Procurement - Negotiate with suppliers on matters of quality, service price and other areas of value. Per Kimberly-Clark’s “Strategic Category Management” process, create and develop sourcing plans and conduct industry analysis. Participate on project teams and meet objectives by providing procurement expertise through acquiring assigned goods, equipment and/or services that provide the best total cost of ownership to the corporation. Key customers are business units, suppliers and product development.
Material Planning - The Material Planner is responsible for managing raw material/finishing supply plans in support of finished goods production. This includes generating requirements across multiple manufacturing sites, while ensuring timely and accurate delivery of materials. The material planner will partner with vendors/suppliers to optimize ordering, and work through material shortages and constraints.
Brand Deployment Analyst - The Brand Deployment Analyst is responsible for managing the transfer of finished goods between manufacturing sites, distribution centers, and 3rd party facilities. This includes managing systematic deployment orders to support downstream demand, at the lowest possible cost, while delivering the highest customer service possible. The Brand Deployment Analyst will partner with production scheduling to ensure inventory is properly managed during constraints, and inventory targets are adhered to.
Logistics Capabilities – Provide continuous improvement solutions for order management and distribution to improve supply chain performance and to reduce costs. Activities include communicating and resolving order issues, assisting with DC and inventory constraint management, and report generation. Key customers are deployment, distribution, and customer solutions.
Distribution Operations –Team members manage the flow of product from the case packer through shipment loading at both mills and distribution centers. Drive performance of third party DC operations, problem solve across functional supply chain groups to deliver service to retail customer, support distribution initiatives (new DC start-ups, automation), and monitor supply chain cost. Key customers are business units, retail customers, mill operations, third party operators and transportation.
Distribution Process & Systems- Team members are responsible for the Warehouse Management System (WMS) that directs work activity within a DC related to unloading, storage, replenishment, case picking and outbound loading, as well as the standard processes and warehouse layouts that govern the network of DCs. Analysis of lift-truck operator productivity, industrial engineering of productivity standards, participation in expansion of e-commerce fulfillment processes, support of transformational order pick processes and opportunity to travel to mills and DCs for on-site engagement. Key customers are business units, retail customers, mill operations, third party operators and transportation.
Customer Logistics Strategies and Service – Provide efficient, cost-effective solutions for order management and aggressively work to improve supply chain performance. Build relationships with internal and external customers. Work proactively with customer and sales to reduce cost to serve. Communicate and resolve order issues with customers and sales. Key customers are retail customers, sales, transportation, distributors and planning.
Transportation - Negotiate with carriers for price, service and equipment to achieve delivery of materials and product at minimum distribution costs. Analyze and perform mode/carrier selection, shipment tracking, and measurement of customer service and carrier performance. Key customers are distribution, retail customers and transportation providers.
- Students must have completed 2-3 years toward a four year college degree; preferably in Business, Logistics Management, Manufacturing Operations, Industrial Engineering or related field.
- Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 overall GPA is required (transcripts will be requested).
- A high degree of analytical skill is required.
- Students must be authorized to work indefinitely in the U.S. on a regular full time basis.