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Who Are We?
POOLCORP is the world’s leading distributor of outdoor living products. With more than 360 Sales Centers and 4,000 employees, we proudly provide unparalleled service to our 120,000+ customers across 12 countries. At POOLCORP you’ll find a wealth of opportunities that support your individual and long-term career goals. Publicly traded since 1995, POOLCORP is a global organization with a long history of continuous success - clearly making it an industry leader – in so many ways!
What We Offer:
  • Employer of Choice - the pace is fast, the atmosphere is fun and the people are friendly. Every team member is encouraged to innovate, contribute ideas, and discover solutions as an important part of a world-class team.
  • Growth - You’ll have the opportunity to prove yourself from the very beginning and to make an impact. How far and how fast you grow in your career is up to you.

  • Continuous Learning – With over 100 online courses and numerous sales certifications, we invest heavily in our employees’ development to maximize their success and the success of our company.

  • Community Involvement - we believe that a being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do for our customers, employees and community.

  • Safety - the health and safety of our employees and customers is at the core of our company culture.

  • Stability – as a Fortune 1000 company and industry leader, we have only touched the surface for the demand of outdoor living products.

  • Management in Training Program - After graduation, we offer a full-time Management in Training Program so you can further your career with us!


Job Summary:

The Distribution Operations Internship Program is designed to orient the intern to the various positions at our sales center locations with an emphasis on operations and warehousing. Interns follow a progressive 12 week plan mentored by the Sales Center Manager and Operations Manager. We offer paid internships all year around and can accommodate your busy schedule. 

*This position is located throughout the United States and Canada.*

What You Will Do:

  • Receive hands-on training and perform duties in every area of the distribution center including Operations, Management, and Purchasing.
  • Observe experienced employees to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures, and standards of performance for a successful sales center.
  • Shadow contractors/builders, service/maintenance, and retail store customers to learn their aspect of the swimming pool, irrigation and landscaping business.
  • Learn inventory procedures with the use of a Radio Frequency gun.
  • Assist in receiving and storing products.
  • Assist in pulling orders from the warehouse and transfers items between sales center locations.
  • Perform cycle counts in the warehouse and compare numbers to inventory software to ensure accuracy. 
  • Look up parts and products in POOLCORP and manufacturer’s catalogs and learns how to order products from manufacturers.
  • Learn Prelude inventory system/ADS shortcuts and screens. 
  • Assist with accounts receivable and accounts payable duties. Prepares and mails daily invoices and files pertinent paperwork in the correct files.
  • Review the P&L with the sales center manager.
  • Learn to identify and acknowledge customers’ needs. Follow up with customers on the status of their orders.
  • Learn what is required to provide excellent customer service to assist in serving customers at the sales counter.
  • Become familiar with the B2B website our customers use to order their products.
  • Complete online training to learn about POOLCORP, the pool industry, pool products, landscaping/irrigation and customer service fundamentals.
  • Attend conference calls with Recruiters, MIT Programs Manager and other Interns.
  • Complete operations project(s) at the end of the 12 week internship.
  • Other job duties and special operations projects as assigned.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Junior or Senior standing in a business related curriculum with a solid academic performance record. Preferred curriculums include: Industrial Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Operations and Logistics, and Business Administration.
  • Involvement in distribution or supply chain internships, organizations/clubs, volunteer work/community service, athletics or military leadership.
  • Ability to relocate to designated training branch and provide own transportation daily (housing assistance provided if relocated).
  • Desire and ability to work in a distribution setting and learn all aspects of managing a distribution center.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and possesses a customer service driven attitude along with a competitive spirit.
  • Ability to speak effectively to customers, employees and all levels of management
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Software and the ability to learn Prelude inventory system.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 75 pounds.
  • Forklift and RF gun experience helpful.

POOLCORP is a drug-free company and an EOE, M/F/V/D.

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