Supply Chain Intern

by Church & Dwight


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role covers two areas, Supply Chain (Operations) and Sustainability. Within Supply Chain, I am responsible for creating supply chain reports and rationalise SKU’s in order to reduce costs but remain competitive. Within sustainability, I am responsible for, practical work i.e. production line efficiency, measurement, 5S, leading sustainability report meetings, regulating sustainability actions taken by multiple departments. Day-to-day, my tasks will depend on the project/s I am undertaking at that time.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • To highlight some of the skills I have developed: use of excel with complex functions, commercial awareness and future targets of the FMCG industry, people skills working alongside a large production team, presentation skills through taking part in Kaizen events and site wide team brief, prioritising tasks based on importance and urgency, independence as I was given complete ownership of projects assigned to me.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • My team consisted of one other member, my manager. Thus, I was given a good amount of responsibility whether it was on repeating monthly tasks or one-off projects. The range of assignments allowed me to work with other departments which increased my awareness and understanding of how Church and Dwight operates.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • During my internship I had weekly meetings with my manager to catch up, talk about any issues, update on projects etc. But, I was able to reach out to my manager any time as well and he would give his undivided attention and support me. Working with other departments, I was also met with support and guidance which was amazing as it helped me to complete projects/assignments successfully.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Church Dwight express their culture to be an inclusive and collaborative environment. This is evident throughout the company, from the US headquarters to C+D manufacturers across the world. C+D culture is ingrained in each departmental area thus creating a positive, inspirational, open communication and supportive environment. The general atmosphere in my office was relaxed and quiet which helped to focus on individual work.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my internship. It has been such an insightful experience into the FMCG manufacturing industry. I will miss my colleagues and work. In such a short time, I have learnt a lot which I hope to carry and build on in my next position.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Church & Dwight
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Church & Dwight to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Church & Dwight
  • To others applying to C+D, I would advise to show that you are motivated, innovative and curios to learn and explore a variety of supply chain areas. C+D values people whom value teamwork, diversity and integrity.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics, Logistics and Operations, Manufacturing

South East

May 2021

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