Global Supply Chain Internships


Are you looking to gain some “hands-on, real world experience” within your area of study while still pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree?  Are you pursuing a degree in Engineering, Operations/Industrial Management, Supply Chain Management/ Logistics, Environmental Health & Safety, or Human Resources?  The Global Supply Chain has internship opportunities available in many of our manufacturing and warehouse locations.

The  Global Supply Chain Internship Program includes interns in each of the following focus areas/functions:  Engineering, Operations,  Supply Chain, Environmental Health & Safety,  and Human Resources.  Most of our internship opportunities are hosted at facilities in the following geogrpahic areas:  Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL, Greensboro, NC, and Cleveland, OH.   However, internships may become available at any one of our manufacturing or distribution locations.  

Throughout your time as an intern, you will have the opportunity to figure out if this is the type of work, enviornment, and company culture that interests and appeals to you.  In addition, we get an opportunity to learn all about you as an indivdiual, evaluate your abilities, and determine your fit into our organization.   You will work at one of our manufacturing or warehouse locations, and you will be assigned tasks and continuous improvement projects that will allow you to learn about your area of study.  As an intern, you will have specific goals to achieve during your assignment. 

At the end of your internship, you will give a presentation to our management staff and other interns within our organization about what you have learned.  This is a great opportunity to showcase what you have done, and also learn about the experiences your peers have had in other facilities and functions within our organziation.  In addition, your immediate supervisor will complete an evaluation on your performance and give you constructive feedback on the progress you have made, and how you may improve for future assignments.

Global Supply Chain and other Sherwin-Williams interns are the primary source of candidates for our Global Supply Chain Trainee Development Program.  Trainee positions are regular full-time positions within our company intended for college graduates seeking their first career position.  We are looking for candidates who upon completion of an internship assignment and upon graduation, are willing to relocate to one of our other manufacturing or distribution sites designated to host one of our Trainee positions.

If hired as a Global Supply Chain Trainee, you will spend your first year gaining more knowledge and experiences within your specific focus area/function by completing previouly determined functional rotations, and/or assigned tasks and projects that cover specific curriculum necessary in order for you to become qualified for the target position upon completion of the Trainee Development Program .  In addition, all trainees will be assigned a mentor and participate in the following activities:  an orientation to our Company and Division, business and competency training, an overview of the operations within a paint plant, a specialty plant and a distribution service center (warehouse), a total Supply Chain overview (from product concept to finished product), and Transactional Lean and Six Sigma Training.

Upon completion of the trainee program, you will then be expected to make the transition into a regular entry level position available at one of our manufacturing or distribution field locations.  Target positions for each type of trainee are as follows:

Engineering Trainees: Process Engineers
Operations Trainees:  Production Supevisors
Supply Chain Trainees:  Supply Chain Analysts
EHS Trainees:  Safety Coordinators
HR Trainees:  HR Coordinators

Make the decision today to pursue a Global Supply Internship or Trainee position.

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