Customer Supply Chain Internship in Underwood, IA at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Jack Link's isn't made up of a bunch of button-up, corporate types. Like our beef jerky, we believe in being authentic and genuine. Life's too short to be artificial. We've never done things the way everyone else does. Over the years, it's always been more than just a way of doing business. It's a way of life. We push hard and take risks - with the unwavering passion to get done what we've set out to do. All backed up by an unflinching eye on quality. So when you picture the people who make North America's best-selling brand of beef jerky, you'll find we're just a bunch of regular folks, inspired to make the finest beef jerky possible, every single day. We're just lucky enough to have the whole world asking for a taste.

The story of Jack Link's® Protein Snacks is a story of family traditions. It began with treasured family recipes that were passed from generation to generation, ultimately transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Today Jack Link's sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. More than a century has passed, but the Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

Customer Supply Chain Internship


Join our team as a Customer Supply Chain Intern during the summer and Feed Your Wild Side! Your internship will be based in Underwood, IA (15 minutes from Omaha, NE). You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through formal and informal training, managing projects, visit multiple facilities, networking with fellow interns, working with key Jack Link’s leaders and team members. At the completion of your internship, you will conduct a final presentation on your internship experience.


As a Customer Supply Chain Intern within Jack Link’s, you will work closely with multiple departments within the team, gaining formal and information training with the assigned project focused on improving performance specific to Walmart OTIF (on time and in full) initiative with monthly rotations in the following areas:


Warehouse Operations Responsibilities:

  • Shadow with operations manager, supervisors and leads
  • Attend daily huddles
  • Provide daily update reports (safety, staffing and volume outlook)
  • Exposure to the warehouse management system
  • Identification of improvement opportunities to improve Walmart’s picking and shipping accuracy


Transportation Responsibilities:

  • Shadow with transportation manager and load planners
  • Provide on time delivery reporting and identification of root causes for late deliveries
  • Exposure to transportation management systems
  • Identification of solutions to meet Walmart’s on time delivery requirements


Customer Service Responsibilities:

  • Shadow with customer service manager and sr. customer service rep
  • Gain familiarity to all Jack Link’s products
  • Perform order management duties working with sales and our customers
  • Identification of improvement opportunities to improve Walmart’s case fill percentage


Measurable output:

  • Intern will develop a final presentation on their experience; highlighting project work, accomplishments, and insight on Jack Link’s as a company.

Completion of individual internship project: Summer 2018- ---to present general overview of each department and findings to leadership on root causes impacting OTIF performance at Walmart and the associated corrective actions and future recommendations to drive improved or sustain service

Job Requirements


  • Academic focus in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Finance


  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints
  • Team player with a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to adapt in a changing work environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Quick learner



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. However; the vast amount of work is conducted in a climate controlled office. Travel may be required.



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.