Intern - Supply Chain

Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We realize that, historically, underrepresented groups feel the need to be 100% qualified in order to apply. If you meet any combination of our requirements, we encourage you to apply. We strive to hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

Job Summary

This internship position covers multiple functions within the greater Supply Chain discipline. The intern will be exposed to multiple functions within Supply Chain, including: Planning, Strategic Sourcing, Materials Management, Market Intel and Analytics, Procurement and Contracts Management. The intern will also gain an understanding of the underlying importance of compliance that guides our contracted commitments. The role is office-based in Oklahoma City and may feature field-based learning in operational offices.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, assesses, and forecasts various factors concerning the supply market; performs statistical analysis on available data
  • Works with suppliers and the legal team to ensure agreement of commercial terms and legal obligations in an effort to minimize risk
  • Prepares analytical reports, briefing notes, and correspondence.
  • Assists with researching and evaluating competitive intelligence, market reports, trade periodicals, sales promotion materials, and any other viable sources of information.
  • Assists with tracking the performance of the organization’s spend, supply market, cost, and tiers of suppliers.
  • Identifies high impact cost reduction opportunities in conjunction with senior staff.
  • Identifies data trends by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Supports Supply Chain Business Services, SCM Operations, and SCM Strategies and Planning groups as critical internal partners.
  • Assists with leveraging the organization’s buying power to optimize costs, access new suppliers, reduce lead times, and guarantee supply.
  • Assists with selecting ideal suppliers based on needs, and uses market research and analysis to support negotiations.
  • Provides supply market and sourcing advice and recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specific Skills

  • Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications. Able to learn company specific applications.
  • Able to effectively manage time and prioritize projects in order to meet established deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of co-workers, clients, and other external contacts.
  • Able to effectively abide company policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Able to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Basic knowledge of ERP software and systems such as database user interface and query, enterprise resource planning, financial planning, and project management.
  • Basic knowledge of commonly used supply chain documents & tools, which may include contracts, forms, graphs, charts, lists, tables, schematics, schedules, reports and financial statements.
  • Basic knowledge of the supply chain processes that culminate in agreements & contracts.
  • Basic knowledge of applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with stakeholders in the supply chain process.
  • Ability to make high-level inferences using specialized knowledge.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or pursuing a Supply Chain Management or related degree at an accredited university required.
    • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale preferred.


  • Previous industry experience preferred.
  • Previous internship experience preferred.


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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