Imagine what you can do at Land O’Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.
At Land O’Lakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agriculture’s toughest challenges.
Join the team at any Land O’Lakes location or with one of our retail-owners and you’ll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.
Job Posting Title:
Supply Chain & Operations Intern
As a Supply Chain intern, you will get broad exposure to our Supply Chain organization and leadership team. Gain invaluable job experience, career development and leadership opportunities Receive both technical and leadership training to enhance your skill sets. Work with cross functional teams to evaluate and drive performance improvements. Get a great introduction to our collaborative, fun and engaging culture. Build your network of Supply Chain professionals.
Areas of Internship Opportunities.
LOGISTICS. Driven by customer demands, the Land O Lakes Logistics team creates value by effectively managing the transformation of raw materials into safe, quality, finished products, and by coordinating complex planning and distribution to ensure that products are delivered when and where the customer desires. Logistics does this by leveraging state of the art capabilities in our integrated Planning, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Warehousing and Shipping functions. Logistics also operates a large fleet of trucks and over 100 warehouses and distribution centers.
QUALITY. Quality is foundational to Land O Lakes and is a core value to all aspects of our company. We are committed to consistently providing safe, high quality, wholesome products that consumers both trust and value. We do this by communicating operational expectations through our Quality Management Systems and specifications. We continually look outside of the organization to learn and identify best practices that can be incorporated into our programs.
MANUFACTURING. At the hub of Supply Chain and Operations organization, the Manufacturing team at Land O Lakes is the critical link to safely producing the highest quality dairy food products for consumers, crop protection and crop input products, and lifestyle and livestock feed for animals. This team has tremendous influence over all the levers that impact the companys bottom line including employee safety, product quality and safety, labor productivity, line efficiency, and material yield. Manufacturing operates 85 facilities nationwide.
ENGINEERING. Engineering provides essential capabilities for ongoing sustainability and growth of our key Land O Lakes businesses. The Engineering team manages over two hundred million per year in capital projects that support new business commercialization and manufacturing improvements in areas of plant infrastructure, quality, safety, efficiency and sustainability. The team strives to provide industry-leading technical services that support business objectives, while driving reliable operational effectiveness and cost competitiveness in addition to highest quality, safety and environmental compliance.
SOURCING & INGREDIENT MERCHANDISING. Overseeing eleven billion in annual transactions, the Ingredient Merchandising and Sourcing team works with thousands of suppliers worldwide. Ingredient Merchandising and Sourcing purchases every product, service or ingredient needed to bring the companys diverse portfolio of agriculture, feed and dairy foods products to market ranging from stainless steel to soybean meal. The team also buys and sells ingredients and raw milk to balance the companys needs and generate revenue. Land O Lakes businesses rely on the Sourcing and Ingredient Merchandising teams to be the experts in the global markets for raw materials. Using this information, Land O Lakes Sourcing provides risk management solution with futures and options strategies to mitigate margin volatility for our businesses.
RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT. R and D develops new products and programs to serve our customers, both internal and external. Potential Internship project focus areas, Process Engineering, Product Development, Sensory, Packaging Engineering.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH and SAFETY. Environment, Health and Safety, also known as EHS, works with each Business unit to ensure compliance with all applicable EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations. In addition, we work with each business unit on risk management. Risks in the form of employee injuries, environmental spills or releases, bad press regarding environmental sustainability, etc.
EOE M.F.Vets.Disabled. Land O Lakes Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drugfree workforce, including preemployment substance abuse testing.
Undergraduate entering Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year
Pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Operations, Agriculture, Ag Econ, Engineering such as Chemical, Food Process, Industrial, Feed, Milling, Food, Dairy Science or Science related program, Business or related discipline.
Must be willing to relocate for the summer
Demonstrated leadership in school, academic, and industry related clubs
Preferences. Prior internship or coop experience, preferably in a related industry. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, demonstrated leadership skills, decision making and analytical skills. Attention to detail, ability to work independently and produce results. Ability to work in a team environment; computer skills such as Microsoft Office.
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.
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