Distribution Leadership Intern

Distribution Leadership Program Orange, Connecticut


Distribution Leadership Intern  
This posting is for Summer 2024  
Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your career in the supply chain, logistics, sales, or construction industry? At Colony, our Distribution Leadership Internship Program develops leaders through an immersive rotational experience. As a program participant, you can look forward to:     
  • Hands-on Experience: Over ten weeks, dive headfirst into our business. Gain real-world, practical experience that sets you up for your early career.   
  • Mentorship & Leadership: Access mentorship from senior-level leadership and our current class of Distribution Leadership Program participants!   
  • Program Manager Support: We've got your back every step of the way. Our dedicated program manager is here to ensure you thrive, answering your questions and providing the support you need to excel.
A little about your day:     
As a participant in our internship program, you will train and rotate through our largest distribution center in Orange, CT. During your internship, you will be immersed in our warehouse understanding our business and operations by tackling tasks such as: 
  • Picking, packing, receiving, and stocking – execute vital processes including order fulfillment, inventory management, and maintaining optimal stock levels.  
  • Inventory control and management – Contribute to the monitoring and control of inventory levels through regular audits and reconciliation.  
  • Dispatch and delivery - Contribute to the dispatch and delivery operations in the warehouse, understanding the pivotal role of logistics in our supply chain.  
  • Counter sales – Interface with customers at the counter, refine your customer service skills, and Colony product knowledge.   
  • General warehouse management and operations - Contribute to the efficiency of warehouse operations from workflow management to continuous improvement initiatives.    
Another component of your internship will be to undertake a purposeful project. The project is crafted to empower you to dissect and address a pertinent business challenge, whether in theory or practice. Your findings and solutions will be presented to senior leaders, providing you with a platform to showcase your analytical prowess and strategic insights.  
What you'll need to have for success:     
  • Be a current junior, pursuing a bachelor's degree in business, marketing, supply chain management, operations, or another equivalent field of study from an accredited university or college.  
  • Attention to detail mindset   
  • A desire to provide exceptional customer service   
  • Desire to learn in a fast-paced hands-on environment  
This position is based at our headquarters in Orange, CT and candidates must be local. No relocation support will be provided for this position.   
Life at Colony  
With over 60 locations in 18 states and over 1,200 employees, Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of tools, equipment, fasteners, supplies, and safety products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets.  
Our customers can count on us for same or next-day delivery of over 30,000 products from the top names in the industry right to their job site with no minimum order requirement. At the heart of what we do is building long-term, meaningful relationships. Whether it is our customers, suppliers, or our associates, everyone is a part of the Colony family!   
 At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally.   
Colony’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity:    
Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment. 
Salary: $20.63 per hour