Intern - Supply Chain - Warehouse Optimization in Rosemont IL

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Intern - Supply Chain - Warehouse Optimization (Blended: Onsite & Remote)
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Rosemont IL
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Intern - Materials Mgmt

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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.


We are looking for a well-rounded individual possessing excellent personal and technical skills with a strong desire to gain experience in Supply Chain Optimization.


  • Provide day-to-day support to the Warehouse Optimization and Industrial Engineering group

  • Perform intermediate to advanced data collection and analysis using MS Access/Excel

  • Create mathematical models using appropriate techniques (such as heuristics) and leveraging secondary and tertiary data

  • Develop forward-thinking tools to support operations (Microsoft PowerApps, Tableau dashboards, Macro-enabled reports, etc.)

  • Manage technical projects and initiatives to deliver targeted cost savings

  • Cross-functional collaboration with other departments (Operations, Safety, Quality, Transportation, IT, etc.)

  • Map out processes and conduct root-cause analyses by applying Lean Six Sigma methodologies

  • Formally present recommendations and findings to senior management


  • Currently pursuing a 4-year degree at an accredited institution, preferably with completed coursework related to Supply Chain Management, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science. Industrial Engineering student is highly preferred.

  • Typically, students currently between their Junior and Senior years or between their 1st and 2nd years of graduate school will be considered for internships

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Solid foundation in Mathematics and Statistics

  • Data mining; Visual Basic/SQL programming

  • Good verbal and writing skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently with little supervision


  • Software: AutoCAD, Visio, Tableau, Minitab

  • Programming: VBA, SQL, PowerApps/Power BI, Python, R

  • Continuous Improvement/Lean Six Sigma coursework

  • Exposure to Work Measurement (Engineered Labor Standards)

  • Previous internship in distribution setting (warehouse and/or transportation)


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  • Must have regular, reliable method of transportation to commute to US Foods&##39; location.

***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***

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