Supply Chain Advanced Analytics Co-op

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

Grainger's inventory planning team manages over 10 million SKU's and $1 billion in inventory across 500 DC's and branches in North America. We’re looking for Co-op students to join our Inventory Optimization and Advanced Analytics team to help us make better decisions across the supply chain.  These analytics-based decisions decide where, when and how much inventory is placed to keep customers happy.

Below are a few sample projects you could work on:

  • Measure variation in the supply chain and develop solutions to deliver market-leading service levels
  • Build and deploy a prediction model that identifies drivers of excess inventory
  • Forecast supplier purchase order lead times with prediction intervals
  • Create an optimization model that prioritizes what we buy from a supplier, while ensuring the total amount purchased fits within a truckload space constraint


Our co-ops are highly collaborative and focused on supporting your growth through impactful projects. 

The co-op is paid and free housing will be provided near Lake Forest, IL for eligible candidates.


You Will:

Develop your skillset using industry leading analytics tools:

  • Accessing data Snowflake and S3
  • Transforming data using R, Python or Julia
  • Deploy models and solutions using Kubernetes


You Have:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Expected graduate date: December 2024 – June 2025
  • No visa sponsorships now or in the future
  • Currently enrolled in a college or University, working towards a bachelor's or master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Business, Business Analytics, Marketing, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related majors


DEI Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.