Intern - International Process Optimization

Job Summary

The Process Optimization Intern will be working cross-functionally with both the GNC Pittsburgh team and the GNC China team (China JV) to support the standardization and optimization of the operational processes between the two teams, as well as providing ad hoc support as needed to assist in maintaining an open and active line of communication with China JV.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in standardizing processes for key functions, such as supply chain and product development.
    • Communicate with involved functional teams to fully understand the processes and lead time for each step.
    • Lay out the current-state processes using process mapping tools.
  • Support optimization of the processes.
    • Identify the critical path of the processes.
    • Identify opportunities to improve the processes for a more efficient future state.
    • Assist in validating the feasibility of the optimized processes.
  • Implement process improvement following Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Propose action plans for process compliance assurance.
  • Provide ad hoc support as needed for other JV projects.
  • Identify problems and shortfalls and propose solutions.
  • Attend related meetings and take minutes; support communication cadence between Pittsburgh team and China JV.

Job Specifications

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's in business administration, supply chain, operations management, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Chinese required.
  • Knowledge in Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience in process optimization a plus. Experience with MS Visio, Process Model, Minitab or other process mapping and/or improving tools preferred.
  • Advanced level skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Outlook a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, external partners.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.