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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Operations Control Team 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

  • Assists in the development of business intelligence and market analysis

  • Helps with the implementation and oversight of the Supply Chain Analysis and Planning and Risk Management programs

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

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

Research Function

  • Assist with monitoring biodiesel positions

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

  • Identify additional investment and business opportunities aligning with overall strategy

  • 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

  • Provide input for REG’s strategy to meet customer’s contracting expectations

Special projects

  • Assist in design and implementations of analytics projects

  • Analyze research results with supporting research and proper documentation

  • Formulate a recommendation based upon teams analysis

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 inside and outside sales team members to ensure competitive sales and pricing objectives are established and followed

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.