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Purchasing Intern

About World’s Finest Chocolate: World’s Finest® Chocolate does more than just make delicious chocolate. Since 1949, we’ve helped our fundraising customers raise over $4,600,000,000! These funds are used to buy playgrounds, pay for reading specialists, purchase musical instruments, fund field trips and more. Our employees work as a team to support our company’s mission: To Deliver Extraordinary Value with Fun & Purpose.

About the Position: Reporting to the Purchasing Director, as the Purchasing Intern, you will learn about the food and chocolate business through a Purchasing and Supply Chain lens by touring the facilities, attending meetings, and collaborating with colleagues across various departments. Some of the responsibilities you may have include:

  • Utilize Excel and ERP/MRP software to complete data analysis and trending.
  • Utilize project management skills to communicate and maintain a timeline of activities pertinent to the assigned project.
  • Ensure product design requirements and testing are met in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Provide support as needed on selection of materials and vendor supplied items in cooperation with Operations, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and various other departments.
  • Support process change and improvements.
  • Support additional process and development initiatives as needed, examples include data collection, data organization, key initiatives dashboards (non-conforming quality, supplier scorecards, and supply disruption), ERP data review and updates, cost & cash improvement initiatives, and quality and development projects.

Required Qualifications: 

  • College students or graduates with successful completion of course work in Business, Economics, Finance, and Marketing
  • Will consider candidates enrolled in programs in Food Science and Engineering (i.e. Packaging, Process, or Chemical)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Successful completion of coursework in Purchasing and Supply Chain, Economics, Accounting, and Statistics
  • Curriculum in Tableau and/or other data modeling/analysis 
  • Experience with data mining, databases, Tableau and/or other data modeling/analysis, Excel (analyzing data, utilizing pivot tables and creating graphs/charts), and MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, & Teams) 

About the Internship Program: Our paid-internship program, starting between June 3rd, 2024 and June 17th, 2024, offers an adaptable 8–10 week experience, based on intern availability. The Purchasing Intern will work a hybrid schedule, reporting to the office three times per month on the company’s in-office days and for additional on-site days as determined by the Purchasing Director based on projects, meetings, and learnings. Necessary technology equipment will be provided by World’s Finest Chocolate.  

In addition to gaining meaningful work experience, participants will receive support and guidance to promote their professional growth via weekly development meetings led by our Senior Manager, Leadership Development and Learning and regular weekly check-ins with their manager.

Join us for an enriching journey, bridging academic theory with practical application in an encouraging and innovative setting! If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Jessica Woll (Senior Manager, Leadership Development and Learning) at

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit your resume on the World’s Finest Chocolate career page ( by April 24th, 2024.