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MBA Supply Chain Internship SLDP

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.


Named a Glassdoor "Best Places to Work" four years in row, we couldn't be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us!  

Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing 



During your 10-week MBA SLDP Supply Chain internship at Gallo, you’ll be responsible for a project with similar responsibilities to those of our full-time employees. These projects will give you exposure to our functional areas and business, while also challenging you to apply your knowledge and expertise to real business problems.  Our interns work on high-impact and highly-visible assignments in Supply Chain.   



  • A challenging 10-week project with real deliverables in Supply Chain & Operations 

  • Projects will align with one of the Full Time SLDP Supply Chain rotation areas outlined below 

  • Supportive and fun co-workers in a rapidly growing industry, including 20(+) other elite MBAs 

  • Weekly intern events ranging from executive dinners to excursions in wine country 


Gallo summer internships are a direct pipeline to full time positions in our MBA Strategic Leadership Development Program, which offers challenging assignments tailored around your individual career path.  In this program, you’ll receive immediate responsibility and broad exposure to our growing business.  This is your opportunity to be in the middle of the action – in strategic positions with frequent exposure to company leaders, core businesses, and technologies – where you can quickly make meaningful contributions.    


This flexible program will allow you to develop a robust expertise through functionally specific rotations in Supply Chain, Finance, and Information Technology. Your journey through this program is just the beginning. Through your rotations, you’ll gain an understanding of what areas are a match for your skills and interests. Additionally, employees may elect to do a rotation that allows for cross functional experience in a different area based on individual interests and skill sets. Following the program, you will take on a management role that will help you continue to grow as a leader.  You may return to one of your previous rotation groups or pursue an opportunity elsewhere within the company. We have identified some possible 12 to 24 month rotations within the areas below, but new opportunities are always emerging.  MBA SLDP alumni are leading groups across the company and across the globe. Apply now to be next! 



Program Highlights Include: 

  • Becoming an expert in Supply Chain, Finance, or Information Technology 

  • Over 20 rotational opportunities across Supply Chain, Finance, or Information Technology 

  • 12-24 Month Rotation schedule allows you to take ownership of your projects and show results 

  • Program length can vary, but most MBAs will spend 3 to 5 years in rotations before moving into a manager role 



With the scale of our operations, you will never run out of stimulating and interesting challenges.  Thinking big is a key part of your job, as you manage projects in:  

  • Supply Planning: Drive Strategy for material planning, finished goods inventory, and Sales and Operation Planning 

  • New Products & Development:  Lead cross-functional project teams to bring New Products to market 

  • Customer Service: Balance cost, quality, and service by leading process reengineering projects for our Logistics, Distribution, and Customer Service Teams 

  • Lean Six Sigma: Manage cross-functional teams in strategic initiatives using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies 

  • Quality:  Drive strategic process and system improvements in the Quality Services organization to create transformational change that will better support production, R&D, and food safety requirements 

  • Operations:  Lead diverse teams in production or warehouse environments to drive service, cost, and quality 

  • Sourcing: Align the needs of the marketing and supply chain organizations by leading negotiations with suppliers 



You’ll have the opportunity to be an internal business consultant driving strategic direction for technology projects and process redesign, leading projects in:  

  • Business and Process Analysis – Design new service models for leveraging Big Data, Cloud, Social Media and Mobility 

  • Business Relationship Management – Manage relationships across the winery, working closely with business partners to define the department’s goals and how they can be met 

  • Sales and Marketing - Provide technical innovation and dynamic solutions to help us grow in the marketplace 

  • Direct to Consumer – Lead projects to influence digital marketing, marketing automation, e-commerce, as well as other consumer-facing technologies across Gallo’s brands 

  • Category Management – Champion the adoption of new technologies that help to analyze market, sales, and forecast data to identify unseen business opportunities  

  • Wine & Grape Supply – Manage critical technical projects to help the winery match product demand with grape supply 

  • Supply Chain & Operations – Design, Develop, and Implement technology solutions driving operational excellence 

  • Finance & HR – Drive strategic technology initiatives to streamline and modernize the winery’s corporate systems 



You can make a strategic impact on the winery every day while empowering growth with insights and analysis, often partnering with people in marketing, operations, sales and winemaking on projects in:  

  • Brand Team Finance: Develop long and short-term strategic direction to support marketing, sales, and new products  

  • Financial Planning and Strategy: Lead long-range strategic planning and corporate finance projects, including acquisition analysis, competitive benchmarking, and profitability analysis 

  • Operations Finance: Provide financial leadership to multiple wineries, bottling facilities, and supply chain 

  • Sales Finance: Develop profitability analysis, advertising spend management, and sales investment decision making 

  • Revenue Management:  Develop pricing and promotion strategies to improve financial performance  

  • Wine & Grape Supply: Manage long-term strategic planning, working closely with winemaking, production, forecasting, and marketing to optimize the Gallo grape portfolio 

  • Sourcing: Align the needs of the marketing and supply chain organizations by leading negotiations with suppliers 



Gallo's corporate offices are in Modesto, California, in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley.  Modesto enjoys sunshine more than three quarters of the year. It’s the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast. Play a round of golf, go river rafting, or just enjoy one of our many parks.  To the west, you’re only a 90-minute drive from San Francisco and all that the beautiful Bay Area offers. Travel to the east, and you could be skiing the Sierra Nevada or backpacking at Yosemite National Park. There’s always something to do.  Some employees choose to live in the East Bay suburbs of San Francisco (and a few even decide to live in the city).  Gallo offers a free shuttle from the East Bay (Dublin, Pleasanton) that has Wi-Fi, so you can sit back and enjoy your commute.   



MBA hires will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA Immersion Program, which starts with a multi-day onboarding program that is designed to develop wine and spirits industry knowledge, provide exposure to senior leadership, and build cross functional connections across the organization.  Following the initial onboarding, new MBA hires will also tour vineyards, crush facilities and Gallo’s glass and bottling operations to see first-hand how Gallo produces world class wines from start to finish.  Additionally, you’ll participate in senior leadership lunches, networking opportunities, mentorship programming and wine trainings.   



  • Currently enrolled in the first year of an MBA program. 

  • Three years of full-time work experience prior to beginning your MBA. 

  • Strong presentation skills and a proven ability to effectively present information to management groups. 

  • Superior strategic, creative, and analytical problem-solving skills. 

  • Proven leadership skills, business acumen, and communications skills. 



  • Four years of full-time work experience prior to beginning your MBA. 




The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


Req ID 84373 



Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 5th 2021


Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


Nearest Major Market: Modesto

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