Supply Chain - Leadership Development Program

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POST DATE 8/11/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

Rexnord Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Brief Description

Our objective is to organically develop talent within the Supply Chain function in Rexnord to support our business prospectively. Participants will develop a business oriented, cross functional understanding of Rexnord while learning the fundamentals within Supply Chain. The programs focus is on providing various experiences that will build upon your education to enhance your business and technical skills along with leadership competencies needed to create the foundation for a successful career. It is a progressive and challenging program that provides associates a breadth of unique experiences in various aspects of Supply Chain that will shape you into the leaders of the future.

Supply Chain LDP candidates go through a challenging 24-month program that consists of four six-month rotations within five primary areas of focus:

Corporate Indirect Procurement
Primary focus is on indirect purchasing activities and managing supplier relationships for the organization.

Corporate/Business Direct Procurement
Primary focus is on direct material procurement activities which encompass data analytics, strategy formation, negotiations, program management and project execution.

Operational Purchasing
Function as a buyer for direct/indirect materials at a Rexnord plant accountable for driving supplier improvements associated with quality, delivery and cost performance in collaboration with corporate/business procurement teams.

Corporate Logistics/Transportation Services
Provide a base framework to better improve competencies and understanding of the transportation function. The candidate will be involved in an enterprise wide programs including but not limited to carrier relationship management, freight auditing and payment routines as well as optimization programs.

Operations/Warehouse Materials Management
Responsibilities may include material planning, inventory management, customer order fulfillment, internal process improvement and general warehouse and distribution management

Upon successful completion of the rotations, Supply Chain LDP graduates are offered an opportunity in the aforementioned areas.


Specific responsibilities vary with each rotation but usually include exposure to the following:

Cross-functional / cross-departmental outlook and managing the various direct and indirect relationships
Responsible for timely reporting to agreed-on KPIs and presents strategic sourcing plans, activities and successes to the Senior Leadership Team
Develop a broad-based understanding of all areas of our business while acquiring unique leadership skills and capabilities for Rexnord
Learn about a culture of continuous improvement and how that drives superior shareholder and customer value
Proactively develop and maintain broad knowledge of the technical disciplines in the respective functional area(s) and apply that broad knowledge of trends to various areas of the business
Work within a strong mentorship relationship, willing to solicit feedback and take direction

Job Requirements:

Excellent academic record with a Bachelors degree in Supply Chain

GPA of 3.2 or higher

Relevant internship experience

Travel up to 30%

Mobility for rotations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong leadership, communication and analytical skills

Established work ethic and ambition

Keen understanding that high performing teams are what drive results

Proficient in planning and organizing time to effectively and efficiently achieve objectives.

Exercise logic and reasoning to make sound decisions in support of the customers and businesses.


Competitive Salary

Matching 401(k) contribution

Exceptional Benefits

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)

Educational Reimbursement

Matching Gift Program

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled