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Supply Chain Operations Intern - Onsite - Shakopee, MN



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Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do. At Cencora, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures, and every person here is essential to us being able to deliver on that purpose. If you want to make a difference at the center of health, come join our innovative company and help us improve the lives of people and animals everywhere. Apply today!

What you will be doing

As an Operations Intern at Cencora, you’ll be provided the opportunity to leverage your academic understanding in a real-world, business driven environment. Ultimately, we aim to develop the future supply chain leaders necessary to enable our growth within an accelerated period of time. During our 10-week summer program, you will work closely with a mentor while gaining experience leading teams and learning different business areas and functions within our distribution centers. At the end of the summer, our interns report out to their Leadership Team on key accomplishments and learnings from their internship experience. Interns are expected to be onsite at one of our distribution centers.

Please see distribution center locations below:

Richmond, VA / Louisville, KY / Newburgh, NY / Mansfield, MA / Romeoville, IL / Indianapolis, IN / Raleigh, NC / Orlando, FL / Dothan, AL / Shakopee, MN / Sugarland, TX / Roanoke, TX / Corona, CA / Sacramento, CA / Montclair, CA / Phoenix, AZ / Grand Prairie, TX / Williamston, MI

Start Date: June 3, 2024

End Date: August 9, 2024

Location: Onsite

Under general direction of the designated manager, you will assist with a variety of function-specific job assignments and contribute to the completion of established projects and initiatives.


  • Gain understanding of various supply chain functions and disciplines

  • Receive opportunities to build affiliation with hourly team members, associate peers and interact with senior leadership

  • Assist in the analysis and development of supply chain metrics and business processes

  • Report findings to other team members and management as required

  • Experience setting and planning department(s) daily/weekly workload to support business priorities and managing a team to deliver goals

  • Work on projects and manage time and effort without need for constant supervision

  • Organize and facilitate work team meetings (examples: pre-shift, roundtables, etc.)

  • Be flexible – to understand our 24/7 operations, you may at times need to work various schedules: including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends


  • Actively participate in internship program training activities, developmental opportunities, and events

  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills to successfully lead a frontline workgroup

  • Demonstrate willingness to learn and take risks; step out of comfort zone and take on new assignments

  • Gain understanding of all business areas to develop business acumen

  • Foster an inclusive, diverse, safe, and secure culture

  • Carry out duties and responsibilities by department through internship rotations as trainee

What your background should look like

Currently pursuing a degree in: Engineering, Operations/Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Leadership & Supervision, and Business Management (other related majors will be considered.

Graduate with bachelor’s degree within one (1) year of internship completion


  • Highly motivated self-starter

  • Proven people/project leadership throughout your academic career (on- or off- campus)

  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment with the ability to make tradeoff decisions quickly

  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to give/receive constructive feedback

  • Flexibility for relocation will allow for greater advancement opportunities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Good project management skills

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills to evaluate business problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions

  • Must be eager to learn, self-motivated, flexible, accountable and can effectively handle multiple tasks at one time

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • Knowledge of computers to operative effectively with PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Microsoft Outlook


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

The noise level in the office environment is generally quiet. The noise level in the warehouse is generally noisy.


  • Ability to operate in a production-driven environment and perform at a high level (specifically a level that is 95% or greater of engineered standards for some business units).

  • Physical activity requiring reaching, bending, kneeling, twisting, stooping, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions, talking and hearing.

  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs.

  • Visual requirement is for close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Associate is required to stand, walk (or otherwise be mobile).

  • Ability to deal with stressful situations as they arise.

  • May require ability to operate equipment such as forklifts, pickers, etc.

Cencora is committed to fostering a global workplace that values all cultural, experiential and philosophical differences; creates pathways for every team member to thrive; makes a positive impact on communities through equitable access to healthcare; and is transparent and accountable for progress. Cencora focuses on driving an inspiring an inclusive culture. We challenge our people to lead fulfilling lives both in and outside of work.

To learn more about our purpose, internship program and careers, please visit Internship Opportunities | Careers ( and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

For details, visit


Full time

Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.

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