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Supply Chain Management/Logistics Internship

Company: Penske
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:



Position Summary:
Interns will work with Penske management mentors on special projects involving numerous areas of logistics management: cost savings, sourcing, freight management, value stream mapping and waste time reductions. Studies will be ad hoc, both independent and partnered, and assigned based on timing of internship. Interns can expect to learn basic areas of logistics management, while participating in granular areas of identified focus . The intern will rotate through departments gaining hands on experience and knowledge in each of the responsibilities listed below.

This position is usually a 1st shift position, however, the intern will benefit more by being flexible to work a variety of shifts. Days are usually Monday - Friday.

Internship Responsibilities:
People: Communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable, monitor attendance, productivity and other performance markers and provide counseling and /or recognition to associates as needed.
Operations: Evaluate and recommend changes in preferred work methods to increase productivity of dispatch/warehouse operations. Provide relief coverage for operational duties when associates utilize time-off or are absent from the shift. Have a working knowledge of the site's operating systems in order to ensure operational compliance and correct exception resolution. Complete all necessary records and reports in a timely and accurate fashion.
Finance: Ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures such as inventory accuracy and control, returns, damages, etc. Understand the relationship between decision-making and profitability.
Safety: Ensure day-to-day management and associate activities are in alignment with the location safety strategy. Provide associates with communication, training, feedback and direction to ensure safe performance. Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and company policies and procedures.
Growth/Customer Experience: Understand the location-specific customer goals & objectives. Determine areas that could benefit from Continuous Improvement efforts.
Fleet/Assets: Properly plan work assignments to ensure effective use of fleet/warehouse equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Students must be currently pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Operations Management or Business Management required
  • High School diploma required
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required
  • Ability to learn and use proprietary software required
  • Flexible to rotate through different shifts to gain experience preferred
  • Ability to work in non-climate controlled conditions
  • Ability to lead a small team, ability to work independently, multi-tasking skills, organizational skills, flexibility, time management, and ability to execute are required
    Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job.
    Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening required.

    Physical Requirements: -The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    -The associate will be required to remember and understand certain instructions, guidelines or other information.
    -The associate must be able to see and verbally communicate.
    -Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
    -While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.

    Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    About Penske Logistics
    Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Keywords: Penske, Grand Prairie , Supply Chain Management/Logistics Internship, Professions , Grand Prairie, Texas

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