Supply Chain Operations Internship - Houston, TX (Starting Summer 2024)
16275 Texas 249 Access Rd Houston, Texas
Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.
Joining Target means promoting a culture of mutual care and respect and striving to make the most meaningful and positive impact.
Becoming a Target team member means joining a community that values diverse voices and lifts each other up. Here, we believe your unique perspective is important, and you'll build relationships by being authentic and respectful. We're always striving to do what is right for Target, our team and guests by following our words with actions, collaborating across the organization to accomplish goals, and recognizing each other's wins.
Our values are at the core of who we are. They guide our daily behaviors, enabling us to bring our vision and purpose to life. These values fuel our culture and ensure every member of our team is working toward a common goal.
We value diverse voices and approaches. We act with authenticity and respect. We create equitable experiences for all.
We build trusted relationships. We collaborate across business functions. We recognize and celebrate progress.
We do what is right for Target, our team and guests. We deliver results that matter. We continually learn by valuing progress over perfection.
It feels like a family. There’s no better way to explain it. I love learning as much as I can here and there’s a lot of room to grow.- Shalonda, Warehouse Worker
Benefits / Rewards
Target offers our eligible team members comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves.
Plus, all of our U.S.-based team members get access to 24/7 virtual health care visits via the CirrusMD app and access to Grokker, a free fitness and well-being platform.
We invest in and prioritize the mental health and well-being of our team by providing resources, space and support for through your entire well-being journey. We provide all team members and members of their household with free, confidential, 24/7 access to trained clinicians through our employee assistance program, Team Member Life Resources. Additionally, we offer access to a self-paced cognitive based therapy program available through Team Member Life Resources, at no cost, to cover concerns such as anxiety, sleep and substance misuse.
We offer benefits and tools to help you and your family make good financial decisions today and for the future.
We provide access to a full banking institution through our credit union membership, help you save for your retirement through the TGT 401(k) plan with matching contributions up to 5% of eligible earnings and offer a 10% team member discount on merchandise, with an additional 20% discount on wellness items at Target.
Time-off, life & family
At Target, we value well-being and encourage work-life balance. We offer a suite of family-centric benefits to eligible team members that help you build and balance the needs of your family and career, while encouraging you to enjoy activities and interests outside of work.
Our time-off plan provides eligible team members with company paid national holidays and accrued vacation (based on hours worked and years of service). Other family support benefits include paid family leave, reimbursement to help cover adoption or surrogacy fees, and programs to help you secure quality back-up or reliable primary care, extra academic support, pet sitters and more.
Target offers industry-leading education assistance benefits to support your continuous learning as you build skills for a lifetime. Through our Dream to Be program, in partnership with Guild, team members have access to tuition-free options from 250 business-aligned programs across more than 40 schools.
We're market-competitive to ensure we recruit and retain a highly engaged and diverse team. In addition to competitive base pay, we offer variable pay programs to eligible team members to reward both corporate and individual performance.
Supply Chain Operations Internship - Houston, TX (Starting Summer 2024)Location: 16275 Texas 249 Access Rd, Houston, Texas, United States, 77064; job id: R0000296247
job family: Distribution Center Management;Intern
ALL ABOUT TARGET
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.
Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work, and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.
ALL ABOUT OUR SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP
Experience firsthand what it’s like to lead a team within a Target Supply Chain Facility. This internship is a paid 40 hr./week, hands-on training program to develop and prepare for your operations leadership. As an Operations Intern, you’ll gain a realistic job preview into life as an Operations Manager over a defined period of time. Within this Operations Management internship, you will work closely with other managers and team members in the building to develop an understanding of how Target’s supply chain business works and what it takes to excel in a management role. You’ll lead and support the execution of daily operations by working beside your team members and learn to lead, motivate and influence a team, including the opportunity to lead a department.
This program is designed to teach individuals how to lead within a supply chain facility. You will work closely with a Mentor as you take a deeper dive into how they effectively lead their department while gaining a line of sight into different business areas and functions within the building. You will spend your days learning how to problem solve, lead and motivate a team, conduct real-time observations, and drive results, all while ensuring safety is a top priority and that we are maximizing productivity to get products to the guest as fast as possible.During your internship, you will have the opportunity to step into leading your Mentors work center - of course, we will be there to guide you and help you learn along the way! Your development will be a top priority of ours, and to ensure you’re feeling supported, you can expect ongoing developmental conversations with your Mentor and Manager. We’ll be supporting you with extensive training to help you grow as a strong operations intern.
Hear more from past Interns, Mentors, & Managers here.
At Target, we believe in our leaders having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of an Operations Intern can provide you with the:
Experience in building and managing a team culture across the building
Problem solving and change management skills
Knowledge of retail business fundamentals
Experience setting and planning department(s) daily/weekly workload to support business priorities and managing a team to deliver goals
Experience managing a team of hourly team members and creating business strategies and goals
Knowledge of departments within the distribution center that you will learn more about throughout the internship experience include- Inbound/Outbound/Warehousing
As an Operations Intern, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:
Spending time on the facilities floor helping to lead amongst team members and aligning the team in daily business priorities
Working alongside team members to lead through daily priorities
Maintaining a high standard of quality/inventory accuracy through standardization of processes (standard works, job breakdowns, and quality risk analysis) while also ensuring employee accountability
Tracking various KPI’s such as safety, teamwork, quality and productivity to identify gaps, and drive actions in order to maintain consistent performance
Carrying out process improvement initiatives by leveraging CI methodologies such as Gemba, Fish Bone Analysis, and 5 why’s to create a lean defect-free operation
Administering the communication between the IT and the Operation team to address system issues and conduct testing in the WMS
Recruiting and mentoring team members to adapt a continuous improvement mindset, and guide them to take up leadership roles in the company through engaging and inclusive leadership
Addressing team member concerns and remove operational hurdles to ensure smooth operations and goal attainment
Leading daily meetings for the operational team, share pertinent company and site-specific information.
Lead/present at daily planning meetings with peer/leadership team
Plan daily goals and organize shift plans to achieve targets at start of shift
Provide summary of results around plan attainment, share hurdles, successes, and key learnings to apply moving forward at end of shift
Conduct audits around standard adherence with safety, quality, and productivity. Share feedback and coach team members on audit observations
Conduct safety walks in building to identify, resolve and report findings
Conduct follow-ups on team member attendance, any necessary coaching, etc.
Partner with leaders regarding team member performance by teaching, coaching, training, and delivering timely performance feedback
Provide new ideas and recommend solutions for business or team opportunities
Take the initiative to learn how to be a Target leader by seeking out opportunities for growth and development; continuously learn throughout the internship experience
Commit to learning Target’s expectations of leaders and use them to personally develop by asking questions and seeking feedback
Actively participate in internship program training activities, developmental opportunities, and events.
Demonstrate a willingness to take risks; step out of your comfort zone and take on new assignments
Demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety, and compliance; lead the team to work in the same way and hold others accountable to this commitment
Foster an inclusive, diverse, safe, and secure culture
Carry out principal duties and responsibilities by the department through internship rotations as trained.
Understand business reporting and guest insights to understand, troubleshoot, and follow up on opportunity areas
Gain an understanding of all business areas to develop business acumen
Working with buildings leaders each day to set goals and expectations
Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
ALL ABOUT YOU
We might be a great match if:
Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited… We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests
You enjoy the idea leading teams who are working to get products to our stores and guests… That’s the core of what we do
If you aren’t looking for a Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day… We are busy, oftentimes working different shifts in a 24-hour building getting merchandise to our teams and guests
The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you how to be an effective leader within our facilities. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:
Participation in school or extracurricular activities and experience in leadership roles
Strong interest in working in retail, specifically within our supply chain facilities
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Problem-solving skills and strong initiative
Team-oriented thinking with enthusiasm for continuous learning
Ability to access all levels and areas of the facility to respond to team member issues.
Understand instructions, reports, and information
Climb up and down ladders
Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 15 pounds and occasionally moving merchandise up to 40 pounds
Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends, and holidays) and regular work attendance are necessary
Ability to work in a safe manner at all times to benefit yourself and others; identify and correct hazards; comply with all safety policies and best practices
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.