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Supply Chain Analyst Intern in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description

Company Overview:

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., is the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Advance operates over 5,000 stores, over 100 WORLDPAC branches and serves approximately 1,000 independently owned CARQUEST branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs over 70,000 Team Members. 

Our mission is to be the best service and parts supplier in our industry. We will successfully achieve our mission by working as One Team driven by common values and principles throughout our Advance Auto Parts, CARQUEST and WORDPAC branches. Advance Auto Parts works hard to create a culture of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and dedication. Since our founding by Arthur Taubman in 1932, these values haven’t changed. 

•        Inspire and build the self-confidence and success of every Team Member

•        Serve our customers better than anyone else – help them succeed

•        Grow the business and profitability with integrity

Internship Overview:

Advance Auto Parts isn’t just your local auto parts store. We are the leading retail competitor in the auto parts industry. We are always looking for ways to better our strategies and broaden our horizons; which is why we are excited to build a diverse team of interns. This 10 week paid internship will provide hands on experience in retail, inventory management, and leadership.  Another component of the internship is being paired with an experienced mentor who will help guide your experience as you move through a series of rotations focused on learning different aspects of Advanced Auto Parts business.

This isn’t a job shadow opportunity, this internship is the chance to get involved, contribute and truly experience being part of a great team. During your 10 week internship you will experience a fast paced culture, working on a team focused on growing the business every day. You’ll also have the opportunity to:

•        Gain understanding of dynamics in one of AAP's largest Distribution Centers

•        Understand inventory management and merchandising

•        Learn how to analyze data and leverage selling tools to grow sales and profit

•        Build strong networks with leaders across the organization

•        Develop leadership and influencing skills

•        Interact with our top executive staff members for your final project presentation

In order to be successful in an AAP Intern role, you must possess strong interpersonal, planning and organizational skills along with a strong sense of commitment. You must have a desire for continuous improvement and take initiative in your personal development and job responsibilities.


This position is responsible for providing complex analysis of information, problems and/or data of moderate scope, where analyses are multivariable.  Assist in driving change by analyzing large data sets and creating reports that support day to day business operations as well as informing current or proposed business solutions.  Provide decision support and counsel by collecting, analyzing data, interpreting data, and forecasting business trends to support the overall strategic and operating plans of Advance Auto Parts.

General Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs moderately complex analysis of information, problems, and/or data under general supervision
  • Tracks, monitors, and measures benefits of implemented solutions for complex multivariable issues
  • Develops, analyzes and disseminates weekly, periodic, and quarterly reports
  • Perform return on investment (ROI) analysis to determine viability and priority of pending supply chain projects.
  • Provide root/cause analysis to support decision-making by effectively communicating and translating the results into business insights and actions.
  • Provide direction for project personnel to ensure the project progresses on schedule and within the prescribed budget
  • Confer and cooperate with all levels of operating management in formulating and developing detailed analytical analyses to support projects, day to day operations, and trends 


  • Rising Junior or Senior at the time of internship
  • Knowledge of distribution and transportation processes
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, AS/400 and PeopleSoft skills
  • Experience with statistical tools a plus
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts to practical situations such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals or technical procedures
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals