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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Operations Control Team Analytics in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive,12-week paid internship programgives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 17, 2021 and end August 7, 2021. REG values our interns. Our hopes are to host you in person, but with the potential of being remote like we committed to in the summer of 2020.


The purpose of this position is to assist in implementation of analytics and simulation systems in support of production planning, procurement, pricing, and risk management.


Key Accountabilities:

CONFIDENTIALITY: This position will have access to information that is confidential to the operations of the company. That information must be held in highest confidence and failure to do so will result in disciplinary action which may include termination of employment.

Operations Function

  • Compile data for and apply Supply Chain optimization programs

  • Suggest analytics, optimization, and simulation strategies to employ to Operations Control Team

  • Participate in performing customer and vendor analytics, pricing models, and activity-based performance metrics.

  • Assists in the development of business intelligence

Research Function

  • Identify and compare analytic, optimization, and simulation methods for Operations Control Team

  • Develop data cleansing, integrity, and flow processes using Excel VBA, Python, or other software packages for analytic, pricing, and optimization models

  • Aid in interpretation of market information to assist in managing the overall risk profile

  • Follow worldwide markets for commodity agriculture fats, oils, and petroleum products

Special projects

  • Assist in design and implementations of analytics projects

  • Analyze research results with supporting research and proper documentation

  • Formulate a recommendation based comparative evaluation of analytics methods

Other frequent duties:

  • Interacts with Supply Chain Analysis and Planning Team on operations logistics and with Procurement Team and Sales Team on risk management for the company

  • Coordinate with sales and procurement to maintain current availability of sales and feedstock supply and pricing

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a masters or bachelor’s degree – Finance or related degree

**Students must have at least 6 months left in program to be considered

Experience Required: Experience in manufacturing, technology development, and/or a financial analysis preferred

**Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Advanced math and accounting skills

Financial modeling experience

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Advanced Excel skills (Pivot table, Macros, Advanced Excel Functions)

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.