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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Supply Chain Analyst Intern

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date: 
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 90076 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Job Summary
The Supply Chain Finance Analyst Intern for Hill's Pet Nutrition provides critical analysis in support of
manufacturing operations at our Topeka, Kansas facility. The intern will assist with reviewing inventories
(raw and packaging materials, work in progress, finished goods), operational KPIs, analysis of variable and
fixed costs and support activities relating to vendors, payables and overall plant expenditures including
various significant capital expenditures associated with operational / capacity expansion of this facility.
The role collaborates with the Plant Controller and two finance team members based at the Topeka Plant.
The role would interact with non-finance plant-based teams / partners such as Engineering, Manufacturing
Operations, Quality, and Human Resources. The opportunity will expose the intern to manufacturing
operations including Making & Finishing (also known as Processing & Packaging) of this pet nutrition facility
engaged in the manufacture of premium pet foods, for our global markets, sold under the Science Diet and
Prescription Diet brands.
The intern would also work with the Global Supply Chain finance team based in our Topeka Corporate office
having responsibility for our global network of manufacturing sites and contract manufacturing partners.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities
● Assist in everyday finance and month-end activities: preparing and booking journal entries; working with budget
owners to develop accruals; preparing expense and balance sheet account reconciliations; and preparing
detailed spending analysis and reports.
● Work with Plant Controller and Finance Team Leader to prepare accurate and detailed reporting of overtime
spending by reason code vs. a standard cost or budget position.
● Create purchase requisitions and convert to purchase orders after approval as requested
● Monitor purchase order reports in SAP to ensure timely and accurate goods receipts.
● Drive improvement activities in Accounts Payable to reduce transactional costs and increase value-added
reporting capabilities to the plant. This includes working with plant personnel to ensure timely resolution of
vendor invoice queries.
● Participate in capital project analyses in coordination with the Plant Controller: verification of payments and
supporting documentation, vendor spending reports and related reconciliations of purchase commitments.
● Participate in monthly cycle counts, full physical inventories and assist in researching inventory variances.
● Participate in the preparation of the plant’s budget / cost forecasts and actual results vs budget.
● Assist in verifying overall governance and internal controls supporting our Sarbanes-Oxley oversight and
adherence to GAAP and Colgate-Palmolive financial policies.
● Participation on cross-functional teams and special projects, as needed.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements
● Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
● Have completed junior year by May of 2020

● Graduate on or before May 2021
● Degree focus in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Supply Chain or related degree program
● Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Google suite
● Strong analytical skills, communication skills, and ability to plan and prioritize
● Willing to relocate within the US after graduation


Expected Areas of Skills
▪ Demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail
▪ Proficiency with planning systems and Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and Powerpoint
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
▪ Strong decision making skills and sound judgment to manage projects
▪ Innovative and willingness to drive process improvement
▪ Curiosity for learning, asking questions and identifying opportunities for efficiency improvements


Leadership Competencies 
▪ Planning/Priority Setting
▪ Teamwork and Collaboration
▪ Effective Communication


Functional Competencies 
▪ Business and Financial Analysis
▪ Leveraging Systems and Information
▪ Supply Chain Understanding


Working Relationships:
▪ Does this position supervise: No
▪ Reports To: Plant Controller and/or Finance Team Leader both located at the Plant
Relationships:
● Plant and Corporate Office based finance teams
● Active engagement with non-finance partners (e.g. Engineering and Operations)


Travel Requirements
Expected percentage of travel: None other than commuting to Plant location

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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