University of Portland - Distribution Center Leader in Training
PetSmart - Phoenix, AZ

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Turn your enthusiasm for pets into a fulfilling future! As a Fortune 500 company and the leading pet specialty retailer, we can help you jump start your transition from college to career with opportunities in our stores, distribution centers, and corporate headquarters. By starting a career with PetSmart, you'll be joining a team that values social responsibility, diversity, and career development all in a culture focused on providing the best solutions possible for our pet parents.

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 1210 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, providing a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; services include a growing number of in-store PetsHotel boarding facilities, pet training, pet grooming, Doggie Day Camp and pet adoption services. The company is growing and is well-positioned in a high-growth industry. PetSmart employs approximately 47,000 people.

At PetSmart, everyone plays a role in helping to create healthy, happy pets… while having some fun along the way! If you have a passion for retail operations, distribution, logistics, and leadership then you should consider a career at PetSmart.

We're currently searching for talented undergraduates in their senior year for full-time positions in our Distribution Centers (DC). The Distribution Center Leader In Training position is part of a leadership development program that allows new college graduates an opportunity to explore all leadership positions within a Distribution Center to position you to be a successful leader in our organization. The program entails one year of comprehensive operations and management training as well as an assigned mentor.

As a DC Leader In Training, you will learn to lead and supervise associates. Upon completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to become a Supervisor in one of our DCs.

• Tour of leadership through key supervisor positions within our distribution center:
o Receiving, replenishment, order fill, shipping, DC services, and fish department.
• Leadership responsibilities such as safety/security of company assets, coaching, the pay for performance model, forecasting, etc.
• Full management training to build critical leadership skills as a foundation for your career

Experience/Education Required
•Dedicated, hard working students passionate about our business, the retail environment, and distribution operations
•Great interpersonal and communication skills
•Demonstrated leadership skills on or off campus
•Recent recipient of a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
-Supply Chain, Operations, or Logistics major
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
-1-3 years of retail and/or operations experience
-Proficiency using computer applications, voice mail, and e-mail communications
-Solid analytical skills
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Must be motivated, flexible, detail-oriented, with strong organizational and team skills

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PetSmart, Inc. is a specialty provider of products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The Company has identified a...