Summer Intern, Supply Chain

Posted Date: Sep-28-2021

Job ID: 21708

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Internship

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: Yes

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What's cool about this job

REI is looking for a Supply Chain Intern to contribute to REI’s success by working as part of a cross-functional team and actively participate in day-to-day functions of the Supply Chain department. Throughout the course of your internship experience, you will own and drive a challenging and relevant project to solve real-time business challenges. Under the supervision of your Manager, and as a key member of the Supply Chain department, you will gain insights into the key functions of your team as it relates to REI’s broader strategy and vision. 

Examples of our Supply Chain Intern projects may include:

  • Event management re-fresh
    • Examine current system and product flow for REI events and identify opportunities to improve cost, service and capacity for growth
  • Flow of inventory through REI network
    • Analyze how different areas of inventory purchasing and flow impact REI’s supply chain, and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Customer delivery benchmarking study
    • Research current delivery models for on-line retailers in Same day, Next day and 2-day service levels, and REI opportunity relative to industry
  • Vendor Portal and Inbound product visibility
    • Process map information exchange with REI vendors, capabilities and technology assessment, leading to improvement of inventory flow

Work for these projects could take place in Seattle, WA area (Headquarters and/or Sumner Distribution Center) or Goodyear, AZ (Distribution Center). 


  • 10-12 weeks

REI Introduction and Exposure to:

  • Challenging and relevant project assignments
  • REI retail stores and market competition
  • Leadership team members
  • Cross-divisional intern activities
  • Mentorship

Job functions include:

  • Process flow mapping
  • Analysis of opportunity from cost, service and capacity perspectives
  • Recommendation for changes, if applicable
  • Quantify impact of opportunities

Bring your passion and expertise

Qualifications and expectations:

  • Currently majoring in SCM, MSCM or Operations Management
  • Coursework completed in some or all of the following areas: Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Business Statistics, Accounting & Finance, Microsoft Excel & Access
  • Candidates should have a strong aptitude in analytics and problem solving. Proficiency in Excel or other data processing tool preferred. 

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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