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Operational Excellence Intern Job in Avon Lake, Ohio US

Operational Excellence Intern

PolyOne Corporation - Avon Lake, OH

Posted: 9/30/2019 - Expires: 12/29/2019

Job ID: 212484901

Job Description

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.

At PolyOne, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride at PolyOne to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as PolyOne Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, paid time off for community service and flex Friday's, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.


PolyOne is seeking a summer intern to join the Operational Excellence team, which provides global solutions and services to enable PolyOne and its customers to reach world-class performance. The Operational Excellence Internship provides a current MBA student with project opportunities within operations management, sourcing, logistics, or manufacturing. Types of activities may include distribution, supply planning, strategic sourcing, customer management, demand management, master scheduling & planning, inventory management, research & development, and network optimization.  During the internship they will establish relationships with peers and leaders, learn fundamentals and be provided feedback from the program manager. Upon completion, participants may have the opportunity to join the Operational Excellence Leadership development Program after graduation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in cross-functional project teams within operations and supply chain.

Make recommendations to Management based on business case and analysis.

Assist in the creation of world class internal processes in areas such as strategic supplier management, contract management, operations, and operations planning.

Interface with Operational Excellence and all areas of the business units to insure improvements are implemented and sustained.

Identify and develop key operational excellence metrics and measures to facilitate performance improvements.

Interact with Senior Management, build relationships with other employees across the globe and make a difference in PolyOne's future success.


Currently pursuing an MBA with an Operations or Supply Chain Management focus

Minimum of 3 years of experience with a thorough understanding of demand management and forecasting, supply planning, distribution requirement planning, inventory management, production planning, master scheduling, operations management, etc.

Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to acquire, assimilate, and analyze data from multiple systems and data sources using a variety of business intelligence and reporting tools.

Project management experience, team facilitation, data analysis, change management, best practice translation, and process improvement experience is ideal.

Holds themselves and team members accountable for a high level of performance.


We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).

PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law.

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Master's degree
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