Land O'Lakes supply chain and operations team supports all company business units and is vital to helping us shape the future of food, agriculture, and sustainability. Our end-to-end supply chain covers multiple disciplines, each offering career opportunities to you:
Engineering. Manage projects supporting new-business commercialization and manufacturing improvements, including plant infrastructure, quality, safety, efficiency, and sustainability.
Sourcing and ingredient merchandising. Work with global suppliers to ensure products, services, and ingredients are delivered with quality and cost efficiency.
Manufacturing. Guide our 85+ facilities by connecting safety, product quality, labor, productivity, line efficiency, and material yield.
Logistics. Coordinate complex distribution processes for our more than 100 warehouses and distribution facilities.
Quality. Work with regulatory agencies, industry experts, and global organizations to drive continuous improvement.
Manufacturing Management Track
Designed to help you develop into a supervisory role within 6-9 months, you’ll assist in leading plant activities to ensure safety, product quality, and operational performance. This also includes maintenance, human resources, and other management functions.
Distribution Management Track
This 12-month management trainee program will prepare you for a manager role at an Agronomy Service Center (ASC). You’ll be assigned to an ASC as you learn distribution, ﬂeet maintenance, quality, HR, and other management functions.
Talent Acceleration Program
TAP is a challenging and fast-paced 24-month program designed to accelerate your career. Your assignment will give you visibility and access to multiple areas of supply chain and ops. You’ll be able to develop new skills through a core curriculum of training, work assignments, strategic projects, and community service.
slide 1 of 3 Manufacturing Management Track Designed to help you develop into a supervisory role within 6-9 months, you’ll assist in leading plant activities to ensure safety, product quality, and operational performance. This also includes maintenance, human resources, and other management functions.
Meet Recent Supply Chain Interns
In their own words, here's what life is like at Land O'Lakes.
"I worked with the IT Sourcing team to conduct a Payment Period Analysis and negotiate payment terms with some of Land O’Lakes’ IT vendors. This project improved Land O’Lakes working capital position by $902K. One of the most surprising things I learned this summer was the number of facets in Supply Chain! It was incredible to be able to spend the summer experiencing so many cross functions in Supply Chain, as I previously had not been able to explore the field in such depth."
Purdue University Industrial Engineering
"I spent my summer in Shreveport, LA, working for Purina, making changes to our bin capacity sheet. I had the time of my life this summer! The most surprising thing I learned this summer was how many different feeds we make at Purina. My manager said we have 77 different bags at my plant. It was so fascinating to me to see that we manufactured all of those different feeds. It was just one of the many things this summer that made me fall in love with working for Land O’ Lakes!"
Mississippi State University Industrial & Systems Engineering
"This summer, I interned at the Dayton Distribution Center (DC) and worked on expanding eCommerce. My project involved space allocation and consolidating packing processes for our various eCommerce channels: Mazuri, Tractor Supply, and Purina Mills. Before joining Land O’ Lakes, I had no idea the company sold exotic zoo feed. It was really interesting coming to the DC and seeing feed for practically every animal you can imagine, from rabbit feed to even elephant feed!"
Indiana University Finance and Supply Chain Management
slide 3 of 3 "My primary focus of the summer was to evaluate the goal-setting process at Land O’ Lakes, and to create a recommendation for ways that it could be improved. The most surprising thing that I learned was how quickly people can adapt to change if there is total buy-in. This was demonstrated as the company quickly adapted to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic." Samuel Pickerign University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business Masters of Human Resources and Industrial Relations