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The US Foods Summer Internship Program provides a forum for students to apply classroom skills and academic training in a real-world business environment. In addition to being assigned business-impacting projects throughout the summer, students will be matched with a manager who will meet with them on a regular basis to provide direction on assignments as well as deliver performance feedback and a mentor who will be available to offer day-to-day guidance and support.
Interns will also get exposure to US Foods executive leadership; have an opportunity to participate in learning and social events with other interns across business functions and have an opportunity to deliver an end of summer presentation to showcase their accomplishments with key business leaders.
US Foods internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours per week from June - August) with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position post-graduation dependent on availability and overall performance.
This position has been segmented as Blended meaning the work is a combination of onsite and remote/virtual (as defined by the role segmentation).
Please note: We are unable to provide internships to students that require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status). Candidates who possess the unqualified right to work in the United States are eligible to apply.
Local candidates are encouraged to apply. For qualified students whose permanent home of record is located outside 50 miles from US Foods Corporate HQ, a stipend will be offered to partially offset housing costs for the summer.
The Supply Chain - Network Strategy Analytics intern will be responsible for supporting the Logistics Operations and Network Strategy Teams in analysis, planning, execution, reporting, and follow-up rotations of Logistics programs and initiatives. The intern will also be working with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate, organize, and follow through on program initiatives.
Intern will be exposed to the US Foods® Logistics Programs, and will learn the strategy, functionality, and execution behind each. Intern will also be exposed to working in a cross-functional environment, understanding how to both balance their workload to meet timelines while remaining aligned with internal teams.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES :
Interns will be placed in one of the following departments:
Freight Rate Maintenance:
Identify freight revenue and margin improvement opportunities through data analysis of current managed lanes, along with analyzing current delivered lanes for conversion
- Drive increased logistics income and margin improvement by conducting freight rate analysis as it relates to published and market freight rates.
- Conduct root cause analysis on current logistics pain points and suggest solution options along with implementation plan and timeline.
Analyze and suggest improvements in product movement via alternative modes of inbound transportation
- Assist in development of procedures to support expansion of unique transportation solutions e.g. cross dock, boxcar rail hub, redistribution facilities, etc.
- Assist building operational blueprints to support optimization of inbound freight consolidation and replenishment patterns using company inbound network program
Planning and Analysis:
Analyze cross-functional logistics performance and identify issues critical to operational success; create problem solving strategies that address the issue end to end
- Use data driven decision making and smart automation to create processes that standardize workflows, remove inefficiencies, grow the logistics network
- Create management communications to clearly outline progress and results
- Create reporting that allows for total visibility across all arms of the supply chain
National Accounts and Vendor Negotiation
Assist team on inbound product transportation cost benchmarking by evaluating lanes that need rate appreciation and attention to adequately represent true market costs
- Participate in negotiations process to learn how to approach and resolve freight cost and rate issues where lanes show differences to benchmark or contract data
- Assist in analysis to provide leverage with category management to influence vendor rate decisions
- Research and create inbound solutions for national concept proprietary vendors
Support the carrier and USF fleet tariff process including; developing carrier rate agreements and managing the database of carrier relationships.
- Support the maintenance of carrier capacity commitments within the transportation management system including creation and maintenance of entities, carriers and routing guides.
- Support senior team members in conducting performance management for other functions in the form of ongoing results analysis on key metrics such as case conversions, on-time delivery, freight rate trends, carrier rates, unanticipated / one-time costs, receiving patterns, etc.
- Support senior team members in tracking financial KPIs for Logistics department including Gross Freight Income, Net Freight Income, Managed Case %, etc. Support deep dive analyses into any variance or outlier KPI results through segment or PO level investigations
Work directly with the Load Planning Team and Logistics Network Strategy Team to drive freight revenue and income across all divisions
- Planning and execution of shipments using multiple software systems
- Analyze financial impact of requests from divisional purchasing, operations, suppliers, and the transportation providers related to detention, unloading, and other accessorial charges and makes the decision on whether to approve or deny additional charges
- Analyze on-time service to divisions; identify issues, provide/implement resolution, track results to completion
- Assess the effectiveness of load execution and manage the changes required to ensure effective execution of the load
BASIC REQUIREMENTS :
Currently pursuing a Bachelor#39;s degree or Master#39;s degree in Supply Chain, Business Analytics, Operations Management, Finance or a related field
- Must be enrolled in school during time of internship
- Typically, students currently between their Junior and Senior years or between their 1st and 2nd year of graduate school will be considered for internships
- Comfort working in a remote environment
- Experience with pivot tables
- Demonstrated analytical abilities
- Self-starter who is eager to learn and has a drive for results
- Demonstrated ability to work on a team
PREFERRED SKILLS :
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience with Tableau, Llamasoft, SQL, TMS
- High collaboration and project management skills to work across a broad business base
- Highly organized with a strong focus on detail and accuracy. Ability to thrive in a complex, high demand, evolving environment, requiring quick responsiveness. Must be able to handle multiple priorities while maintaining focus on the bottom line
- Must demonstrate a high degree of written and verbal skills
- Work effectively in a team environment, while also able to work effectively as an individual with minimal supervision
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :
Must have regular, reliable method of transportation to commute to US Foods#39; location.