2023 Supply Chain Co-op - June 2023 through December 2023

Knoxville, Tennessee

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info


Work Type: Co-op - Fulltime (M-F)

Locations: Neenah, WI & Roswell, GA & Knoxville, TN & Rogers, AR, & LaGrange, GA
Dates: June 2023 through December 2023

Our co-op will offer you a chance to explore the breadth of opportunities available in the supply chain while working on real projects such as process improvements in flow planning for finished products, raw materials and finishing supplies, space utilization and optimization analysis, or warehouse operations systems analysis. You will be provided meaningful work experiences that contribute to the overall strategic business goals of Kimberly-Clark. You'll be treated and respected as a valuable contributor and given your own responsibilities and accountabilities. Your intern experience will include performance evaluations that provide you with valuable professional feedback to gauge your strengths and measure areas of improvement.

At Kimberly-Clark, Supply Chain co-op experiences are a valued part of our culture. Kimberly-Clark considers its pool of co-ops to be a great source of future full-time employees. There may be no better place to launch or advance your supply chain career than at Kimberly-Clark. That's because we've structured our logistics organization in a way that enables you to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain and a rewarding work experience. Whether beginning your supply chain career or seeking a new challenge as an experienced professional, our team environment will allow you to contribute to your fullest potential.


  • Students must have completed 2-3 years toward a four-year college degree; preferably in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics Management, Manufacturing Operations, Industrial Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum 3.2 out of 4.0 overall GPA is preferred (transcripts will be requested).
  • Solid knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • A high degree of analytical skill is required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.


  • Experience with Power BI/Query, Tableau
  • Advanced Excel skills

Functional Overviews

Customer Logistics Strategies and Services - Provide efficient, cost-effective solutions for order management and aggressively work to improve supply chain performance. Build relationships with internal and external customers. Work proactively with customer and sales to reduce cost to serve. Communicate and resolve order issues with customers and sales. Key customers are retail customers, sales, transportation, distributors, and planning.

Logistics Capabilities - Provide continuous improvement solutions for order management and distribution to improve supply chain performance and to reduce costs. Activities include communicating and resolving order issues, assisting with DC and inventory constraint management, and report generation. Key customers are deployment, distribution, and customer solutions.

Material Planning - Responsible for managing raw material/finishing supply plans in support of finished goods production. This includes generating requirements across multiple manufacturing sites, while ensuring timely and accurate delivery of materials. Partners with vendors/suppliers to optimize ordering, and work through material shortages and constraints.

Production Planner - Responsible for scheduling production and managing material requirements to support that production. The scheduling process includes developing production plans given capacity, inventory, and demand to meet customer service requirements. The material requirement planning process consists of ensuring raw material and finishing supply availability to support production schedules. The production planner will collaborate with vendors and suppliers to align on the schedule in addition to the delivery dates for raw materials and finishing supplies.

Brand Deployment Analyst - The Brand Deployment Analyst is responsible for managing the transfer of finished goods between manufacturing sites, distribution centers, and 3rd party facilities. This includes managing systematic deployment orders to support downstream demand, at the lowest possible cost, while delivering the highest customer service possible. Partner with production scheduling to ensure inventory is properly managed during constraints, and inventory targets are adhered to.

Distribution Operations -Team members manage the flow of product from the case packer through shipment loading at both mills and distribution centers. Drive performance of third party DC operations, problem solve across functional supply chain groups to deliver service to retail customer, support distribution initiatives (new DC start-ups, automation), and monitor supply chain cost. Key customers are business units, retail customers, mill operations, third party operators and transportation.

Distribution Process & Systems- Responsible for the Warehouse Management System (WMS) that directs work activity within a DC related to unloading, storage, replenishment, case picking and outbound loading, as well as the standard processes and warehouse layouts that govern the network of DCs. Analysis of lift-truck operator productivity, industrial engineering of productivity standards, participation in expansion of e-commerce fulfillment processes, support of transformational order pick processes and opportunity to travel to mills and DCs for on-site engagement. Key customers are business units, retail customers, mill operations, third party operators and transportation.

Transportation - Collaboration with carriers for price, service, and equipment to achieve delivery of materials and product at minimum distribution costs. Analyze and perform mode/carrier selection, shipment tracking, and measurement of customer service and carrier performance. Key customers are distribution, retail customers and transportation providers.

Procurement - Negotiate with suppliers on matters of quality, service price and other areas of value. Create and develop sourcing plans and conduct industry analysis. Participate on project teams and meet objectives by providing procurement expertise through acquiring assigned goods, equipment and/or services that provide the best total cost of ownership to the K-C. Creation and coordination of Procurement training, completion of supplier risk assessments and leadership of supplier relationship management activities. Key customers are global Procurement, business units, suppliers and product development.

Logistics - Manufacturing - Manage inbound and outbound flow within a manufacturing setting as well as supporting production requirements. Site Logistics manages inventory control, quality hold management, shipping and receiving, and load balancing. Own problem solving for all related warehouse accountabilities, including inventory discrepancies, site quality containment, damage elimination and scanning accuracy. Key customers and stakeholders include multiple Supply Chain functions (Planning, Distribution Operations, Procurement, Transportation, and Deployment), as well as the plant Operations and Quality Teams.

Supply Chain Operating Office - the Analytics co-op will develop analytical tools to increase data visibility and availability for improved decision-making and cost savings across Supply Chain. The role will enable end-to-end process efficiencies and insights across areas such as order management, distribution, deployment and transportation. Activities include creating/maintaining operational dashboards using PowerBI, Tableau, Excel and Celonis process-mining, key problem-solving initiatives to improve data analyses, data visualizations, expand technical datasets and automation capabilities.

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