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Intern, Tanks & Terminals in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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  • Location:
    Ames, IA
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Job Description


The purpose of this position is to assist the Tanks & Terminals department.  REG utilizes 3rd party liquid bulk terminals and transloads throughout the country to store and distribute fuel and feedstocks.  This position is responsible for completing a project that will be valuable to the department as well as daily tasks and smaller projects throughout the internship pertaining to terminals and the overall REG supply chain.



Key Accountabilities:


  • Complete department project
  • Recommend improvements based on project results
  • Prepare presentation for senior leadership team
Inventory Management
  • Create inventory projections for terminals
  • Use rail system to forecast railcar arrivals to terminals
  • Work with truck department for inbound truck projections
  • Track physical inventory levels
  • Assist sales in coordinating outbound shipments
  • Attend meetings with sales and transportation on regional inventory projections and assist where available

Terminal Communication

  • Ask terminals on capabilities missing in database to be added
  • Talk to potential terminals to acquire information to be added to database
  • Send paperwork to terminals as needed
Process Improvements
  • Utilize REG systems to automate tasks
  • While learning REG processes, recommend and implement new process improvements

Analysis Function

  • Assist in cost analysis for new terminals
  • Assist in forecasting methods for terminal sales demand

Other frequent duties:

  • Assist with invoice payments
  • Plan truck loads in Oracle Transportation Management

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – SCM, LSCM, or related degree

**Senior or Junior status required

Experience Required: Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Advanced math and accounting skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Access skills (building queries, forms)

Advanced Excel skills (Pivot table, Macros, Advanced Excel Functions)


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