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2024 Next Gen Program Associate | Operations | Bolingbrook, IL

Bolingbrook, IL
What You Need To Know

Who we are looking for: Seeking December 2023 and May 2024 graduating students. Our next cohort begins July 2024.

Position Locations: Lakeland, FL | Syracuse, NY | Bolingbrook, IL | Ft. Worth, TX | Union City, CA | Santa Fe Springs, CA | Katy, TX

About the Program

Apply your academic competencies in supply chain fundamentals, operations and business management, and analytical thinking while developing the personal skills necessary for success in the Operations function.


The Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Next Gen Operations Program (NGOP) is a one-year rotational development program designed to develop the future leaders of our Operations organization. As an NGOP associate you will gain experience through rotational assignments across multiple functions including:

  • Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Distribution
  • Production

Associates will also lead and manage an improvement project, challenging their workplace and leadership competencies: planning and organizing, problem solving, decision-making, teamwork, and collaboration. In addition, Associates in the program benefit from intensive and ongoing training and mentoring opportunities - including presentations to some of our company's most senior executives. Graduates of the program will be prepared to succeed in future supervisory roles at new or existing distribution centers throughout Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage an improvement project
  • Challenging their workplace and leadership competencies
  • Planning and organizing, problem solving, decision-making, teamwork, and collaboration
  • Training and presentations to senior executives
  • Check out this video to learn more about the advanced warehouse management and planning technologies in our Katy, TX distribution center

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a graduating senior (December 2023 or May 2024 graduates)
  • Bachelor's degree required. Preferred degrees include but are not limited to: Business Administration/Management, Supply Chain/Logistics, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or similar field
  • No more than two years professional working experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in school or work and proven track record of delivering results
  • Willingness to relocate to: Lakeland, FL | Syracuse, NY | Bolingbrook, IL | Ft. Worth, TX | Union City, CA | Santa Fe Springs, CA | Katy, TX
  • May require overnight work during Warehouse Production rotation (~5 weeks)
  • Must be 21 years old or older at the start of the program

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or adding machine
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may include occasional to rare amount of time include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 15lbs

EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees. Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer's pay bands or ranges.