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Jack Link's Beef Jerky Demand Planning Internship in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Demand Planning Internship 600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA Intern Sub-Department: Customer Service Department: Supply Chain Site Location: Minneapolis Company Description Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link's team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don't shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won't find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get... authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch! Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks! Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link's also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link's produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Peperami. Job Description The Planning Internship will partner with Demand Planning to gain hands on experience through formal and informal training to manage item level forecasts, meet the Jack Link's Sales team to capture requirements, basic SAP APO usage, and network with fellow interns and key Jack Link's leaders. At the completion of your internship you will conduct a final presentation on your internship experience. As a Demand Planning Intern you will work closely with multiple departments within Jack Link's, such as Marketing, Trade, R.and.D and Sales to gain insight into our E-Comm business and develop an item level forecast. You'll calculate an item level forecast using applied statistics, incorporate qualitative knowledge and measure the forecast performance using several key metrics. Forecasting Responsibilities: * Forecast SKU's at an item level using sales history, trend analysis * Gather Customer information to aide in future planning * Use POS data, Statistical forecasting and key metrics to measure success * Exposure to SAP, Excel and Data Warehousing Sales and Marketing Responsibilities: * Work closely with Trade and Brand Marketing to evaluate the product portfolio and gain key insights * Meet with Sales regularly to develop the item, customer level forecast * Gain alignment with all groups as to the System and Data Responsibilities: * Enter the forecast into the SAP-APO system and release it to Supply Planning * Track key metrics through the data warehouse pulling data and analyzing in Excel * Clean and maintain the system master data associated with the customer and items 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 2020- ---to present general overview of each department and findings to leadership on forecast improvements of the Jack Link's E-comm business impacting inventory, Fill Rate and key demand planning metrics. Qualifications REQUIREMENTS * Academic focus in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Finance ? * Ability to work autonomously, prioritize and meet deadlines with