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Transportation Intern


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a Transportation Intern to join our Transportation team in Northbrook, IL. In this role, you will report to the Transportation Manager.  You will work with teams in both Northbrook and Joliet, IL to support various projects, including the digital management of contracts and shipping documents.  You will also support the development of sustainable transportation processes and metrics.
Other Responsibilities include:
• Work with transportation leaders to build a structure to how contracts and rates are stored and accessed.
• Work with warehousing and production contacts to transition shipping documents to a digital storage solution.
• Analyze transportation data to help leaders make choices in how Stepan manages our carriers and freight volumes.
• Assess Stepan and Carrier Performance to keep metrics accurate and develop appropriate measures to manage for optimal service levels.
• Engage in projects to improve carrier onboarding, communicating Stepan requirements to carriers and tracking safety and compliance in the carrier network.
• Support the development of specialized freight solutions for key customers


• Strong skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Ability to work cohesively with multiple teams
• Attention to detail and an analytical and business acumen
• Analytical and creative problem-solving skills 
• Lean/Six Sigma/Opex knowledge or process mapping capabilities are a plus


• A High School Diploma
• Currently enrolled at an accredited university




Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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