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Operations Excellence Intern in Hazleton, PA at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

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    Hazleton, PA
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Job Description

Want to make a difference in the world? Yep – At The Nature’s Bounty Co., we’re just that ambitious. We’re striving to help people, families and communities across the globe be healthy, happy and productive. With a portfolio of brands you may recognize from your own medicine cabinet (Nature's Bounty®, Pure Protein® and Sundown® to name a few), we’re a leading global health and wellness company, providing high quality products, backed by science and inspired by nature, that help the people we serve to live more fulfilling lives.

Just how do we make this happen? It starts with our colleagues. From our interns to our CEO Paul Sturman, we’re a company made of up of people whose contributions are recognized and valued. Through respect, transparency and accountability and FUN, we take on new challenges to grow.

Job Description

  • Sound like the place for you yet? At The Nature’s Bounty Co., you’ll experience way more than making coffee or filing paperwork. Our interns help us get the job done and get PAID! Participants of our 8th annual Summer Internship Program will work alongside industry professionals to gain hands-on knowledge within their given field of study and be able to take advantage of our structured program that includes a group project, networking events and lunch-n-learn seminars with our leadership team. Upon completion of the program, you will have tangible and qualitative experience to add to your resume.

Want more of our own resume? The Nature’s Bounty Co. Internship Program is ranked as one of the best in the country and we have been nominated as a Top 100 Intern Program for two consecutive years. #internshipgoals


  • The OPEX Intern function may support the Warehousing & Distribution network at any of the 3 wholesale sites:  Hazleton in Pennsylvania, Boca Raton (1297/3001) in Florida, and Sparks in Nevada.

    Primary responsibilities of this OPEX role are:

  • Support continuous improvement activities for Warehousing & Distribution (W&D) operations and other supply chain segments

  • Provide project execution of process improvement via hands-on application of standard engineering methods and practices

  • Develop and execute operational reporting systems

  • Support the deployment of the High Performance System (HPS)

  • Prepare daily/weekly/monthly reports of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for the Site or Region.

  • Analyze reports and identify resulting action plans to remediate missed targets or to sustain target levels. 

  • Develop enhancements to existing reporting tools and identify/deploy new reporting tools.

  • Apply established process improvement tools to solve problems and enhance warehousing and distribution operations.  These techniques include but are not limited to:

    • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

    • Workplace organization (5S)

    • Loss Analysis

    • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

    • Line balancing

    • Kaizen, and

    • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Review productivity rate targets and apply analytical tools to determine whether to maintain or change current targets

  • Support preparation and analysis of a region wide End-to-End value stream map.

  • Understand locations of process waste, capacity constraints, and impediments to timely flow of materials and finished goods.

  • Develop solutions to support critical KPI’s such as throughput and fill rates.

  • Coach and support HPS teams to achieve target maturity levels and prepare to advance along the HPS journey.

  • Prepare justification for productivity or capacity enhancing capital projects.

  • Support network-wide initiatives and task teams to improve productivity targets, tracking capabilities,


  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Major within one of the following fields:
    • Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, Engineering
  • Analytical skills – to review/validate reports from various data sources.
  • Problem-solving skills – to draw logical conclusions after examining available information.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel – in depth formula creation as well as the ability to organize, filter, and compare data.
  • High level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Communication skills - Both written and verbal, to communicate with Team members both within the D.C. and other functional areas of the company. 
  • Time Management skills/Organizational skills – the ability to handle multiple time sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Time Study / Allowance creation
  • Physical ability to repetitively lift (up to 30 lbs), stand, bend, climb, etc. within an operations environment is required.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Exposed to various levels of traffic from material handling equipment

Additional Information

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-200-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.


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