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Supply Chain Operations Intern - Onsite - Sacramento, CA

As an Operations Intern at Cencora, you’ll be provided the opportunity to leverage your academic understanding in a real-world, business driven environment. Ultimately, we aim to develop the future supply chain leaders necessary to enable our growth within an accelerated period of time. During our 10-week summer program, you will work closely with a mentor while gaining experience leading teams and learning different business areas and functions within our distribution centers. At the end of the summer, our interns report out to their Leadership Team on key accomplishments and learnings from their internship experience. Interns are expected to be onsite at our Sacramento, CA Distribution Center.


Start Date: June 3, 2024

End Date: August 9, 2024

Location: Onsite


Under general direction of the designated manager, you will assist with a variety of function-specific job assignments and contribute to the completion of established projects and initiatives.


Gain understanding of various supply chain functions and disciplines

Receive opportunities to build affiliation with hourly team members, associate peers and interact with senior leadership

Assist in the analysis and development of supply chain metrics and business processes

Report findings to other team members and management as required

Experience setting and planning department(s) daily/weekly workload to support business priorities and managing a team to deliver goals

Work on projects and manage time and effort without need for constant supervision

Organize and facilitate work team meetings (examples: pre-shift, roundtables, etc.)

Be flexible – to understand our 24/7 operations, you may at times need to work various schedules: including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends


Actively participate in internship program training activities, developmental opportunities, and events

Develop interpersonal and communication skills to successfully lead a frontline workgroup

Demonstrate willingness to learn and take risks; step out of comfort zone and take on new assignments

Gain understanding of all business areas to develop business acumen

Foster an inclusive, diverse, safe, and secure culture

Carry out duties and responsibilities by department through internship rotations as trainee


Additional Job Description

Currently pursuing a degree in: Engineering, Operations/Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Leadership & Supervision, and Business Management (other related majors will be considered.


Graduate with bachelor’s degree within one (1) year of internship completion



Highly motivated self-starter

Proven people/project leadership throughout your academic career (on- or off- campus)

Ability to work in an unstructured environment with the ability to make tradeoff decisions quickly

Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to give/receive constructive feedback

Flexibility for relocation will allow for greater advancement opportunities

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Good project management skills

Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills

Good analytical and problem-solving skills to evaluate business problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions

Must be eager to learn, self-motivated, flexible, accountable and can effectively handle multiple tasks at one time

Excellent organizational and time-management skills

Knowledge of computers to operative effectively with PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Microsoft Outlook



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

The noise level in the office environment is generally quiet. The noise level in the warehouse is generally noisy.



Ability to operate in a production-driven environment and perform at a high level (specifically a level that is 95% or greater of engineered standards for some business units).

Physical activity requiring reaching, bending, kneeling, twisting, stooping, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions, talking and hearing.

Ability to lift to 50 lbs.

Visual requirement is for close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Associate is required to stand, walk (or otherwise be mobile).

Ability to deal with stressful situations as they arise.

May require ability to operate equipment such as forklifts, pickers, etc.


Cencora is committed to fostering a global workplace that values all cultural, experiential and philosophical differences; creates pathways for every team member to thrive; makes a positive impact on communities through equitable access to healthcare; and is transparent and accountable for progress. Cencora focuses on driving an inspiring an inclusive culture. We challenge our people to lead fulfilling lives both in and outside of work.


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