Overview

**Job Description:**

**Basic Purpose-**

**Description-**

**About the US Foods Summer Intern Program**

TheUS Foods Summer Internship Program provides a forum for students to apply classroom skills and academic training in a real world business environment. In addition to being assigned business-impacting projects throughout the summer, students will be matched with a manager who will meet with them on a regular basis to provide direction on assignments as well as deliver performance feedback and a mentor who will be available to offer day-to-day guidance and support.

Embracing the organization’s core values, the US Foods Summer Internship Program Mission is to **TEAM UP** to build a supportive learning environment where we **TALK STRAIGHT** about performance development by delivering constructive feedback and positive reinforcement to deliver **SECOND TO NONE** program experiences to those students who spend their summers with us.

Interns will also get exposure to US Foods executive leadership; have an opportunity to participate in learning and social events with other interns across business functions within our Corporate HQ; and have an opportunity to deliver an end of summer presentation to showcase their accomplishments with key business leaders. Dependent upon critical business needs and overall performance during the summer, there may be opportunities for students to continue working as a part-time intern during the school year.

US Foods internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours per week from May – August) with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position post-graduation dependent on availability and overall performance.

The Logistics intern will be responsible for supporting the Logistics Team in analysis, planning, execution, reporting, and follow-up rotations of Logistics programs and initiatives. He or she will also be working with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate, organize, and follow through on program initiatives.

Intern will be exposed to the US Foods® Logistics Programs, and will learn the strategy, functionality, and execution behind each. Intern will also be exposed to working in a cross-functional environment, understanding how to both balance their workload to meet timelines while remaining aligned with internal teams.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities** **:**

+ Analyze and suggest improvements in product movement via alternative modes of inbound transportation
+ Assist in development of procedures to support expansion of unique transportation solutions e.g. cross dock, boxcar rail hub, redistribution facilities, etc
+ Assist building operational blueprints to support optimization of inbound freight consolidation and replenishment patterns using company inbound network programs
+ Identify logistics income margin improvement opportunities through report monitoring and data analysis
+ Drive increased logistics income margin improvement through involvement in key initiatives, recommending solutions, engaging appropriate stakeholders, and tracking progress/results
+ Assist vendor management team on inbound product supplier transportation cost benchmarking by evaluating lanes that need rate appreciation and attention to adequately represent true market costs
+ Participate with vendor management team in negotiations process to learn how to approach and resolve freight cost and rate issues where lanes show differences to benchmark data
+ Work with vendor management team assisting in analysis to provide leverage with category management to influence vendor rate decisions

Please note: We are unable to provide internships to students that require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status). Candidates who possess the unqualified right to work in the United States are eligible to apply.

Please note: We are unable to provide internships to students that require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status). Candidates who possess the unqualified right to work in the United States are eligible to apply.

**Local candidates are encouraged to apply. For qualified students whose permanent home of record is located outside 50 miles from US Foods Corporate HQ, a stipend will be offered to partially offset housing costs for the summer.**

# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status
 

**Qualifications-**

Basic Requirements:

+ Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Analytics, Operations Management, Finance or a related field
+ Must be enrolled in school during time of internship
+ Typically, students currently between their Junior and Senior years or between their 1stand 2ndyear of graduate school will be considered for internships
+ Comfort working in an ambiguous environment
+ Experience with pivot tables
+ Demonstrated analytical abilities
+ Self-starter who is eager to learn and has a drive for results
+ Demonstrated ability to work on a team

Additional Requirements:

+ Must have regular, reliable method of transportation to commute to US Foods’ location

Preferred Skills:

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
+ High collaboration and project management skills to work across a broad business base
+ Highly organized with a strong focus on detail and accuracy. Ability to thrive in a complex, high demand, evolving environment, requiring quick responsiveness. Must be able to handle multiple priorities while maintaining focus on the bottom line
+ Must demonstrate a high degree of written and verbal skills.
+ Work effectively in a team environment, while also able to work effectively as an individual with minimal supervision

Physical Requirements:

Job requires worker to:

Sit90%

Stand%

Walk%

Drive0%

Job requires worker to lift:

50-100 lbs. (Heavy)0%

Job requires worker to carry:

25-50 lbs. (Medium)0%

**Primary Location:** Rosemont-IL

**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job

**Job Function:** Office/Clerical

**Job Level:** Individual Contributor

**Travel:** No

About US Foods

Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.