Appvion, Inc.

  • Supply Chain Analyst Intern (Procurement)

    Location US-WI-Appleton
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  • Expected Results

    The goal of the Supply Chain Analyst Internship is to apply knowledge acquired in the classroom to real world situations as well as gain the skills and experiences that are necessary to prepare the student for a successful career in Supply Chain.  The initial focus is on Procurement and inbound processes, then expands to the entire Supply Chain.  Project and learning opportunities may arise from areas such as Procurement, Transportation, Planning, Scheduling and Customer Service.

    • Assist the plants in forecasting, planning, managing and reporting raw material flows, costs and inventories
    • Utilize Business Intelligence (BI) tools and Microsoft Office to analyze data and build models to support the Supply Chain teams


    Supporting Activities

    • Learn about the monthly forecasting process and how changes impact company financial statements including Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
    • Use ERP system and BI to recommend changes to supply and demand, reorder quantity, safety stock and reorder point to improve inventory levels
    • Identify and evaluate opportunities for cost reduction throughout the entire Supply Chain
    • Forecast future demand requirements, review price changes and analyze the financial impact
    • Prepare reports detailing purchase price variance and inventory variances
    • Research external sources to benchmark best in class supply chain processes and key performance indicators (KPI)

    Required Prior Accomplishments - Experience - Skills

    • Must be able to work approximately 15-20 hours per week during the school year, and full time during the summer and school breaks
    • Detail oriented but doesn’t lose sight of the big picture
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make effective decisions and accept ownership
    • Minimum of 2 years prior experience in School of Business curriculum
    • Must have the ability to work effectively as part of a high performing team
    • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office tools
    • Excellent oral and written communication, problem solving, and organizational skills


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