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Supply Chain Intern (Summer 2021)


GREEN BAY, WI, US, 54301-5160

Date:  Feb 1, 2021

Join us for an exciting Summer internship! The Imperial team is full of dynamic and fun people who want to share their knowledge!


As an intern at Imperial, we’ll help you design an experience that meets your learning objectives while helping you explore how the areas of our business relate and interact. You’ll enjoy a variety of day-to-day work assignments, cross-functional meetings, exposure to executive leadership, and soft skill development.


Imperial Supplies is a growing distributor of fleet maintenance products. We’ve been based in Green Bay since 1958 and have a strong history of double-digit annual growth!


Internship details

  • Paid internship beginning in Summer 2021
  • Up to 240 hours (ie: 12 weeks @ 20 hours, 8 weeks @ 30 hours) Flexible based on student interest and availability
  • Willing to provide supporting documentation for students seeking school credit


Potential learning outcomes

  • Understand cross-functional responsibilities and partnerships between the Purchasing, Product Management, Global Sourcing, Transportation and the Distribution Center teams
  • Learn inventory management metrics such as fill rates, turn, cost variance and E&O inventory
  • Analyze inventory flow, demand, stock levels and locations to make smart purchasing decisions
  • Understand supplier cost increase impact on business and develop techniques to negotiate with suppliers
  • Full picture understanding of inbound domestic and global freight supply to distribution network
  • Small Package and LTL quoting and tracking capabilities

Potential day-to-day responsibilities

  • Analytics for Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Confirmation of Purchase Orders                      
  • Expediting Past Due Purchase Orders
  • Restock / Redistribution Processes
  • Recommend sell quantity adjustments of stocked DC items
  • Managing Daily Purchase Orders
  • Inventory analysis and pandemic reduction plan
  • Global Order Tracking
  • Dropship Freight Charges                                            
  • Freight Claims

Internship requirements

  • Active enrollment in a 2 or 4 year accredited college in a relevant course of study
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale
  • Ability to work remotely/high-speed internet
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, ability to work effectively and build relationships with others
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Proficient in Excel


Imperial is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.