Summer Intern, Supply Chain

Kent Washington
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Employment Type: Full-Time
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Summer Intern, Supply Chain



Posted Date: Sep-16-2019

Job ID: 15451

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Supply Chain / Logistics

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue, Spring 2020!

What's cool about this job

REI is looking for a Supply Chain Intern to contribute to REI’s success by working as part of a cross-functional team and actively participate in day-to-day functions of the Supply Chain department. Throughout the course of your internship experience, you will own and drive a challenging and relevant project to solve real-time business challenges. Under the supervision of your Manager, and as a key member of the Supply Chain department, you will gain insights into the key functions of your team as it relates to REI’s broader strategy and vision.

Examples of our Supply Chain Intern projects may include:

Event management re-freshExamine current system and product flow for REI events and identify opportunities to improve cost, service and capacity for growth

Flow of inventory through REI networkAnalyze how different areas of inventory purchasing and flow impact REI’s supply chain, and provide recommendations for improvement

Customer delivery benchmarking studyResearch current delivery models for on-line retailers in Same day, Next day and 2-day service levels, and REI opportunity relative to industry

Vendor Portal and Inbound product visibilityProcess map information exchange with REI vendors, capabilities and technology assessment, leading to improvement of inventory flow

Work for these projects could take place in Kent (Headquarters) or Sumner (Distribution Center), WA. Projects may also include in-store visits in the areas of Shipping and Receiving.


10 weeks

REI Introduction and Exposure to:

Seattle Area
Challenging and relevant project assignments
REI retail stores and market competition
Leadership team members
Cross-divisional intern activities

Bring your passion and expertise

Job functions include:

Process flow mapping
Analysis of opportunity from cost, service and capacity perspectives
Recommendation for changes, if applicable
Quantify impact of opportunities

Qualifications and expectations:

Currently majoring in SCM, MSCM or Operations Management
Coursework completed in some or all of the following areas: Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Business Statistics, Accounting & Finance, Microsoft Excel & Access
Candidates should have a strong aptitude in analytics and problem solving. Proficiency in Excel or other data processing tool preferred.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 22 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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