Supply Chain Internship

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Company Overview

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day.® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates more than 18,000 stores in 47 states, and we’re still growing. Learn more about Dollar General at

Job Details

General Summary: 

This internship is responsible for supporting optimization projects to solve cross-functional supply chain challenges as it relates to end-to-end integration of the Dollar General Supply Chain, enabling scale and growth for the organization.


Duties & Responsibilites: 

This internship will focus on the following skills and timing (exact timing TBD):

·         Weeks 1-3: Learning LLamasoft network optimization software, building personal relationships, and ramping up on DG operations

        • Learning network strategy functional and technical skills in 3rd party software
        • Learning the DG supply chain and demand chain people, process, and technologies

o    Meeting / communicating with key resources within the Dollar General supply chain to learn about stakeholder’s experiences, roles, and functions

·         Weeks 4-9: Deployment of supply chain strategy project and network strategy use case; build network model to solve Dollar General supply chain problems, supporting the following:

        • Scoping: Building the business case for the program, identifying the program goals and timeline, and building out key project artifacts (project plan, risk log, assumptions log)
        • Data Analysis: Identifying data sources for key project inputs, executing data analysis and cleansing techniques, and data validation sessions with key stakeholders
        • Model Execution: Executing key modeling activities, resolving any risks / issues, documenting key assumptions and notes, and providing recurring updates to broader teams

·         Week 10: Presentation of internship and modeling results to broader DG supply chain team members


Knowledge, Skills and Abilites: 

  • A positive attitude and willingness to proactively own projects
  • Experience in business, technology, or retail, either in a professional or educational setting
  • Persists in efforts (tenacious)
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and time management skills; ability to multi-task
  • Experience with network strategy or optimization engines a plus
  • Experience in data analytics software or coding a plus


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