Assist in the completion of existing Corporate Supply Chain initiatives, as well as to improve the overall productivity of the department. Work within the Corporate Supply Chain team, as well as within the operational departments that comprise Kroger’s supply chain such as Merchandising, Procurement, DC Operations, Transportation, and Store Operations. This internship may require some overnight travel.
Essential Job Functions:
Manage multiple supply chain projects while adhering to timelines.
Communicate status and any potential risks/issues to the appropriate teams.
Assist with the documentation of supply chain processes and best practices.
Assist in the creation of process improvement projects.
Conduct supply chain analysis.
Actively seek and recommend new Supply Chain project opportunities.
Assist with project risk, develop plans and escalate unresolved issues.
Partner with appropriate teams to elicit, analyze, document and deliver supply chain solutions.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Some of the Behaviors needed to successfully perform this position are:
Puts the Customer First - Anticipates customer needs, champions for the customer, acts with customers in mind, exceeds customers’ expectations, gains customers’ trust and respect.
Communicates effectively and candidly - Communicates clearly and directly, approachable, relates well to others, engages people and helps them understand change, provides and seeks feedback, articulates clearly, actively listens.
Achieves results through teamwork – Is open to diverse ideas, works inclusively and collaboratively, holds self and others accountable, involves others to accomplish individual and team goals.
Leads through positive influence – Demonstrates strong character; builds partnerships; models a conscious balance between work and personal life; takes personal responsibility for own development; role models leadership qualities such as motivation, inspiration, passion and trust.
Coaches and develops others - Develops and cares about associates, builds effective teams, helps people be their best, values and manages diversity, provides candid and constructive feedback.
Leads change and innovation - Challenges the status quo, embraces technology, puts forward creative ideas, champions and implements process improvements, gathers the ideas of others, demonstrates good judgment about which ideas will work.
Executes with excellence - Is action oriented, drives for results, sets clear expectations and milestones, reviews progress, acts decisively, solves problems, can be counted on to consistently meet or exceed goals.
Provides clear and strategic direction - Plans and organizes well, sets a clear and simple course of action, stays focused on the most important priorities, has the ability to visualize and plan for the future, understands the industry and marketplace.
Safety Awareness - Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.
Job Specific Skills :
Planning and Organizing - Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
Follow-Up - Monitoring the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considering the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the assignment or project.
Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
Results Oriented – Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment: using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goal attainment: tenaciously working to meet or exceed those goals while deriving satisfaction from the process of goal achievement and continuous improvement.
Technical/Professional Knowledge, Compliance and Skills – Achieving a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position and/or related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. Ensures compliance with laws and regulation applicable to the company.
Minim um Position Qualifications:
Current Collegiate Sophomore or Junior actively pursuing degree.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player and a team builder.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Effective time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Demonstrates accountability for his/her decisions.
Desired Previous Job Experience
Major in Supply Chain, Logistics, Purchasing, Transportation, Retail Management or Operations Management.
Involvement in leadership and community activities.
It is the policy of The Kroger Co. to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment.
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