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Jack Link's Supply Chain Intern in Laurens, Iowa

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We’re not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It’s in our DNA. We’ve turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world’s largest meat snack business, that’s still proudly family owned and operated.

We’re a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.

Join us as a Supply Chain Intern during the summer of 2022 in Laurens, IA! As our supply chain intern, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through formal and informal training, managing projects, visiting multiple facilities, networking with fellow interns, and working with key Jack Link’s leaders and team members. At the completion of your internship, you will conduct a final presentation on your internship experience.

As a Supply Chain Intern within Jack Link’s, you will work closely with multiple departments within the team, gaining formal and informal training with an assigned project focused on continuous improvement to optimize costs and execution.

There will be two primary areas of focus.

  1. The supply chain intern will shadow department team members within warehousing, production, and the operations office to gain an understanding of the daily functions, roles and responsibilities within each department.

  2. The supply chain intern will be assigned a project(s) to drive cost out of the supply chain within these departments.

Warehouse Operations and Logistics responsibilities:

  • Shadow with operations managers, supervisors and leads

  • Attend daily huddles

  • Exposure to the warehouse management system

  • Provide daily update reports (safety, staffing and volume outlook)

  • Collect and provide analytics including productivity improvements, cost analysis, and capacity utilization

  • Assist with process documentation

  • Maintain and communicate all data to department managers for problem identification, resolution, and reporting

  • Identification of improvement opportunities to improve operation’s execution and accuracy

  • Assist with engineering opportunities to improve or reduce costs and enhance execution

Additional Responsibilities

  • Shadow with transportation manager and load planners

  • Shadow with production schedulers and planners

  • Exposure to TMS and ERP tools and methods

  • Gain familiarity to all Jack Link’s products

      Measurable output:

  • Intern will develop a final presentation on their experience highlighting project work, accomplishments, and insight on Jack Link’s as a company.

  • You will leave with a better understanding of the supply chain, the systems that connect it together and the collaboration needed to accomplish cost savings initiatives within their area of expertise.

  • Academic focus in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Finance

  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints

  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, willingness to further expand knowledge of these tools

  • Team player with a “can do” attitude

  • Ability to adapt in a changing work environment

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Quick learner

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.

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