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Fall 2012 Newsletter


SPS Commerce
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title: Associate Business Analyst - EDI

Connecting trading partners to endless opportunity.  We never stop uncovering ways to perfect and extend your business relationships, delivering breakthrough solutions that make your trading partner connections more collaborative and profitable. With prewired, battle-tested integrations, comprehensive analytics and a team of retail-dedicated experts, count on us to exceed your expectations and bottom line with every new supply chain solution.


With a singular focus on the retail marketplace, we revolutionized traditional EDI systems by developing a platform that enables highly cost-effective and reliable trading partner collaboration.


Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind company that may come along only once in a career? As a leader in providing cloud-based technology services for the retail industry, SPS is committed to hiring the best and brightest and providing an environment where employees can develop and grow. If you are driven to be the best at what you do and thrive in a challenging, dynamic and collaborative culture, visit the Careers page of our website to see our current career openings. Our fast growth fuels opportunities for those who are committed to providing innovative solutions to our valued customers.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and offer employees a high-energy, friendly and fun work environment. Continually honored for commitment, growth and care of our employees, we have been named 7 times (so far!) among the Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis /St. Paul Business Journal. We also support the community in many ways, including through the United Way, where we have been honored with a Best of Award.


  • Develops and manages retail-specific products for vendor communities through a combination of analysis, specification and interpretation, EDI strategies and execution of service.    Responsible for oversight on all technical aspects of the project’s delivery in regards to development of these into the overall project plans and timelines as well as timely ongoing maintenance and bug fixes. 
  • Ensures consistency of products through maintenance of a “Blueprint”.  Ability to view each situation holistically based on potential impact to multiple products, customers, etc.  Understanding the full suite of SPS Commerce products and processes is essential.
  • Ultimately responsible for delivery (perhaps not directly for):  mapping, testing, datacenter setups, connectivity, regression testing, and retail-specific data.
  • Serves as the design lead and primary technical (EDI) contact for the aforementioned account type, including facilitating all necessary communications internally and with the retailer. 
  • Collaborates with other team members and other areas within the company to support SPS Commerce’s strategy and process. 
  • Reporting on key metrics as defined by productivity targets, due date delivery, and minimal production impact.
  • Performs other projects and responsibilities, as required/assigned.
For more information about this position, view the job posting here.
To apply for this job posting, visit the careers page of the SPS Commerce website at

TSC Container Freight
Position Type: Internship

TSC Container Freight is a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Freight Forwarder. We handle ocean freight for customers worldwide and coordinate all of the logistics required to move products from your door to destinations around the globe. 

We are a business of The Scoular Company, an agribusiness that manages supply-chain risk for customers in growing segments of food, feed, and renewable fuel markets. Scoular is ranked in the top 100 of Forbes 500 largest privately-held companies.

The TSC CONTAINER FREIGHT group in Minneapolis, MN has an opportunity for highly motivated individual looking to gain real world experience in interantional containerized shipping. This position will work directly with our sales force to increase current business as well as develop new opportunities in the market place.

Job Functions:
• Assist sales staff with various tasks relatiing to current and prospective customers.
• Responsible for customer maintenance and growth.
• Negotiate shipping rates with steamship lines

You can view the job posting here. For more information about this position, please contact Kerry Sullivan at

Expeditors International
Position Type: Full Time

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a Fortune 400 company, specializing in air and ocean freight forwarding, customs clearance, ocean consolidation, domestic forwarding, and technology solutions. Expeditors is a market leader with innovative systems and services to manage our customer’s logistics functions throughout our global network of offices.

Description: Generate new client revenue by selling Expeditors services to companies within a geographic territory in the Minneapolis/St Paul market.

  • Prospect, qualify and cold call new customers. Manage the assigned territory and have a good understanding of all companies within the territory.
  • Understand each customer’s needs and identify areas of opportunity.
  • Work with local and corporate management to provide customized logistics solutions for each customer.
  • Close new business and meet established net revenue goals based on a predetermined business plan. 
  • Work with operations to transition new business successfully.
  • Meet weekly sales call and reporting requirements.
Experience: Bachelor degree in business or other related field. Candidate must have a sense of urgency, confidence, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Also, must have a professional attitude and appearance with excellent communication and presentation skills.

For more information about this position, please contact Sales Manager Mike Walker at

Arrow Electronics, Inc. EMC Internship
Position Type: Internship
Position Title: EMC Intern

An internship with Arrow Electronics offers you the chance to participate in the future of technology. From new
medical devices, to more efficient lighting, to transformational end-of-life services; Arrow is navigating the path
between possibility and practicality. At Arrow, we understand the need for experience and exposure to the global
marketplace early in your career to compete in the world of Five Years Out.

Currently, we have an exciting internship opportunity in our Eden Prairie, MN office. You will work with our
Enterprise, Storage, Virtualization, and Networking division (eSVN). This team will give you exposure to a world-
class sales team, and will give you special project experience in the following areas:

  • Inside Sales
  • Field Sales
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
For more information about this position, view the full job posting.

Baker Tilly Management Consulting Internship
Position Type: Internship
Position Title: Management Consulting Intern

As a management consultant intern with Baker Tilly, you will be a part of a consulting practice that is focused on helping our clients to tackle these challenging times. We operate within a small team model, providing you with direct experience with solution development, client interaction at the leader level, and daily exposure to our practice’s leadership and partners.  While working with our experienced team, you will have the opportunity to learn about our service areas of expertise through direct, on-the-job work experience and find out what best suits your interests and expertise.

For more information about this position, view the full job posting.

Contech Operations Internship
Position Type: Internship
Position Title: Operations Intern

Contech Engineered Solutions is seeking an Operations Intern to support our Shakopee, MN manufacturing
plant. The Operations Intern, under the general direction of a Plant Manager, will learn the basics of our business,
our processes and procedures. The overarching principles are to excel in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.
Consistent mentoring is provided while acquiring the fundamentals of Supply Chain, Logistics, and Operations).
Candidate would be evaluated to continue on with Contech after graduation as a Plant Manager Trainee.

For more information about this position, view the full job posting.

Bosch Logistics Internship
Position Type: Internship
Position Title: Logistics Intern

Position Description:
  • To provide analytical, documentation and coordination support for SOP/BU Planning process overall Logistics functions. 
  • The Logistics Intern will participate in process optimization teams and provide assistance with creating, reviewing and updating Logistics documents and procedures and other analytical tasks as requested. There is no responsibility for direct reports and no budgetary responsibility.
  • Generate, review and update documents pertaining to SOP/BU Planning and overall Logistics processes. 
  • Participate in SOP and BU Planning team meetings
For more information, view the job posting.

Cargill Global Scholars Program
Scholarship information: Press Release

Gene Richter Scholarship Program
Scholarship information: Richter Scholarship Flyer
Scholarship application: Richter Scholarship Application

Position Type: Full Time
Position Title: Production Manager Trainee

Position Description:

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC is seeking a Production Manager Trainee to join our Shakopee, MN
team. Under the general direction of a Plant Manager, the production manager trainee learns the basics of
our business, our processes and procedures so they are capable and willing to lead one of our manufacturing
plants within two to three years. The overarching principles are to excel in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and
Cost. The position is mentored by a Director of Manufacturing to ensure career growth and development is
progressing toward a plant management position. This is an entry level position.

For more information, view the job posting.

10th Annual R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students

The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is pleased to partner with the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation in the promotion of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program. Additional background information about the program is included below. The R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation in partnership with the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund at ISM will provide scholarships of up to US$5,000 to individuals seeking education in the area of supply management or supply chain management for the 2013-2014 academic year. Eligible students will be in their senior year during the 2013-2014 academic year with a graduation date of December 2013 or April/May 2014. Students must be enrolled full time in an accredited supply management or supply chain management program with the intention of specializing in the supply management profession. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, high ethical standards and potential to become a future leader in the supply management field. During the 2012 application process, a total of 65 applicants represented 32 different schools.

For more information, view the promotional flyer.

 Please direct any application questions to Janis Kellerman at 800/888-6276 extension 3023 or at

Johnson & Johnson
Position Type: Internship
Position Title: Logistics (CPFR) Internship

Position Details:
  • Manage over 10 weekly reports that both analysts and directors rely on, gaining enhanced Excel skills.
  • Gain experience as a CPFR analyst for a portfolio of SKUs.
  • Work closely with a team of analysts on ad hoc projects and requests.
  • Gain customer facing experience by meeting with Business Analysts at Target's headquarters weekly.
  • Gain project management skills by championing a project, and presentation skills by presenting it to the broader sales organization & internal team
  • Gain working knowledge of supply chain & consumer product goods by networking with coworkers in Logistics, Demand Planning, Sales, Customer Insights and Category Management.
  • Participate in training throughout the 6 month co-op with other remote co-ops to expand knowledge applicable to a career after graduation.

View full position information.

For more information, please contact President Sam Glennen at

Milk Specialties Global
Position Type: Full Time - Entry Level
Position Title: Supply Chain Coordinator

Position Details:
  • Execute day-to-day purchasing activities based on market volatility and raw material needs
  • Work closely with plant operations personnel to coordinate the timely delivery of materials.
  • Work with current and potential suppliers to drive continuous improvement in quality/cost.
  • Identify and promote best practices or efficiencies in the supply chain department.
  • Assist with inventory and pipeline management.
  • Administrative responsibilities for the Supply Chain Team, including but not limited to: data entry, filing, reconciliation, order entry, etc.

View full position information.

For more information, please contact Stacey Pexa Lodden at, or visit the Milk Specialties Global website.

Position Type: Internship
Position Title: Integrated Supply Chain Internship

Position Details:
  • As a member of the Integrated Supply Chain team, you will proactively develop and analyze supply chain metrics with a goal of improving delivery and working capital (inventory).
  • In this role you will also support the implementation of various process improvements, work with the SIOP teams to ensure alignment with supply chain initiatives as well as the plant based material planning organizations across our 12 plants worldwide.

For more information, check out the posting on The Edge* (83371 / Integrated Supply Chain).
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Jennie-O Turkey Store
Position Type: Full Time - December 2012 grads
Position Title: Production Supervisor

Position Details:
  • Become familiar with and assist in developing an effective process improvement team environment in each operation's work center as assigned 
  • Participate in the department fiscal year planning and budgeting process as deemed appropriate by Employee Training and Development Manager
  • Analyze, review, and improve production standards in an effort to effectively meet or exceed company set yields 
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the entire operation's processing areas as assigned, including USDA standards, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and General Manufacturing Principles (GMP) 
  • Assume supervisory responsibilities over various work centers and conduct employee meetings and training sessions as needed