Thermo Fisher Scientific Supply Chain Intern in Oakwood Village, Ohio

Job Description

Job Title

Supply Chain Intern – Planning & Procurement

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. You’ll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth.

Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

Summary of Internship

The objective of the Supply Chain Internship Program is to provide interns challenging and rewarding supply chain experiences to develop practical analytical, leadership and functional skills. During the internship, participants are provided with on-the-job professional and leadership responsibilities while working on assignments with measurable business impact. The paid internship will provide participants with exposure to ERP systems, Materials Management, Production Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Procurement, and Production Control activities and assignments aligned with the strategic objectives of the Oakwood Site Supply Chain function. The position starts in May, paid working 40 hours per week through August. Opportunity exists for this position to continue through the academic year on a part-time basis to allow for class schedules.

Essential Functions

  • Supply chain analysis in support of network design, supplier performance and order management

  • Track KPIs and report on supply chain's performance, and support processes and methods to gather supply chain data, analyze data to identify problematic areas and suggest improvements

  • Assist in sales analysis, forecasting metrics, and support creation & development of improved SIOP processes and setting appropriate inventory targets

  • Working with the Supply Chain Manager and buyer/planners to develop and implement business process improvements such as production scheduling and reporting, and Sourcing initiatives

  • Monitor customer service metrics and analyze performance gaps related to assigned product lines

  • Assist in spreadsheet development and creation of pivot tables used for developing charts, tables, and presentations in support of SIOP process

  • Assists in implementation of Supply Chain Housekeeping processes, including maintenance of ERP master planning data (lot size, safety stocks, reorder points, lead times, etc.)

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team

  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve

  • Desire to contribute to and improve supply chain processes

  • Microsoft Office Proficient (primarily Excel)

  • Detail Oriented

  • Strong Analytical Skills


  • Candidate must be a current student pursing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, or Business Management and completed junior level courses prior to the internship start; successful completion of supply chain / operations courses preferred

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today!

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.