Unilever 2019 Supply Chain Summer Internship - Seventh Generation in Burlington, Vermont

Based in Burlington, Vermont for more than 25 years we’ve been formulating plant-based products that are safe and that work. We believe our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home – and for the community and environment outside of it. As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, we want our products to make a difference—from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal. We are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. We believe it is our responsibility to set a course for a more mindful way of doing business, where companies act as partners with other stakeholders to create a brighter future for the whole planet.

For the past 30 years, we’ve been a company with strong beliefs about the rights of people and planet. We believe that a company's values are as important as the products it makes. We know that plant-based products can provide the efficacy you are looking for, and that products designed from renewable plant-based ingredients are a more sustainable option than ingredients made from petroleum. We believe that waste, is well... a waste. It's why we use recycled materials to design our packaging, and why we design our packaging to be recycled. We have a lot of beliefs, but the biggest one is that we have a responsibility to this generation and the next seven. What do you believe? We invite you on our journey to nurture the health of the next seven generations.

Background and Purpose of the Job

As a Supply Chain intern at Seventh Generation you will apply your skills and experience to selected projects that deliver a unique unmet business need. You’ll gain exposure to multiple segments of the business as you work with cross-functional stakeholders to understand critical interdependencies that will influence your project work. The output of your internship will include key business improvements and recommendations focused on supply chain optimization, process improvement, cost reduction, and risk mitigation. The internship program will allow for you to hone and broaden your business acumen, tactical skillset and competencies, and create a deeper understanding of Supply Chain’s strategic importance within a business environment

What You'll Need to Succeed

Fact based decision making and strong collaboration with the supply chain team, internal partners, and external partners are paramount to achieving the internship’s objectives. The role requires commitment to embrace the company’s culture through alignment of personal behaviors with the company’s core values in the on-going pursuit of the company’s mission.

  • Pursuing a degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Data Analytics (2-4 years in program)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to effectively manage time while delivering results in a dynamic business environment
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with the ability to formulate and articulate valid conclusions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – strong Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with advanced analytics tools preferred but not required– SSRS, Cube Reports, Tableau
  • Process documentation aptitude; ability to break down large systems into the component parts and articulate the steps
  • Experience and/or knowledge of supply chain, planning/manufacturing, operations, or logistics a plus but not required
  • Experience with planning & O2C systems (SAP APO & ECC) a plus
  • Experience in a consumer packaged goods setting a plus but not required
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment
  • Passion for working in a values based growth oriented organization
  • APICS supply chain certification preferred but not required
  • Real passion for our mission to inspire a revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations
  • Demonstrates an ability to work in an environment with constrained resources and which demands agility
  • Up to 5% travel may be required

During your time at Seventh Generation you will be assigned a project and will have an opportunity to present your findings to the leadership team. Topics could include:

  • Third-party manufacturing network optimization
  • Team and department process documentation improvements
  • Development of Supply Chain tools that drive operating efficiencies & deeper analytics – reporting & intelligence
  • Automation improvement opportunities across the Supply Chain – internal & partner interface
  • Identify cost savings projections through Supply Chain consolidation & simplification – product and logistics
  • Refinement of production strategies to deliver service & working capital improvements
  • Inventory strategy analysis to identify business opportunity
  • Strategic capacity analysis of third-party manufacturing and supplier networks
  • Develop end-to-end Supply Chain risk profile and mitigation plans

Life at Seventh Generation is a lot of fun – just like our application process! Check out what you'll experience when you apply for one of our internships:

  • Application - Start by completing our simple online application. You can import your details from your LinkedIn profile to speed up the process. You can only apply to one function, so carefully consider which role you would like to pursue before applying.
  • Assessment - After your application, if you meet the basic requirements, we’ll invite you to participate in a series of fun games that looks at different cognitive, emotional, and social traits. This will help us find the best fit for you and you will receive personalized feedback after completing the games.
  • Digital Interview – Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be invited to participate in a digital interview where you can solve real-world problems using Unilever scenarios. This will give you insight into our company culture and how we do business. The interview is split into two parts – three short hypothetical questions followed by a business case. You can record and complete your video anytime, anywhere. All you need is a computer or mobile device with access to video recording (usually standard in most devices) and a stable internetconnection.
  • Discovery Center– Once the interview is complete, we’ll invite our top matches to our offices in the Greater New York City or Toronto areas (depending on which job you applied for) for a truly immersive experience. You’ll get to experience a number of exciting activities and projects along with your peers, meet our leaders, and receive personalized coaching and feedback. The exercises are designed around a real business case study, enabling us to tap into your potential while giving you further insight into what it’s really like to work at Unilever.
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Seventh Generation is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unliever.com . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-Vermont-Burlington

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Req ID: 18000DFT