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Supply Chain Leadership Development Program

Date: May 20, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and 15,000+ employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. 


Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.


This role is located in our modern Nashville Metro Center office, located just minutes from downtown with easy interstate access and free parking.

Primary Function

The Supply Chain Leadership Development Program allows individuals to obtain in-depth experience and knowledge within the A.O. Smith Supply Chain organization. Duration of the program will be approximately 2 years, providing the candidate hands-on experience through rotations in key supply chain functions such as demand planning, strategic sourcing, supplier development, material planning, demand planning, distribution, transportation planning, and supply chain analytics.  Rotation opportunities may also exist in other areas outside of Supply Chain, which will further broaden the skill set of the individual.  Each rotation will last approximately 6-12 months depending on the role and skills needed to be acquired.  The individual will participate in a formal mentoring program with Supply Chain leaders and will report out to the leadership team at the end of each rotation.  Upon successful completion of the program, the individual will be able to transition into a permanent role within the A.O. Smith Supply Chain Group that best compliments their skills, career interests and business needs.


The Program is designed to give you the tools you need to accelerate your career growth and become a valued member of A.O. Smith. Through broad exposure to many areas of Supply Chain, you will acquire unique skills and develop an expansive network across the company to reach your potential. You will receive additional career development and support through the following opportunities provided to participants:

Mentor Program:

The candidate will be partnered with a dedicated mentor that will provide coaching and guidance throughout the program.

Professional Development:

The candidate will take advantage of professional development opportunities including:

  • Report out to business leadership at the end of each rotation detailing projects completed, skills obtained & lessons learned
  • Formal classroom training in areas such as project management, presentation skills, finance, lean techniques, negotiation, etc.
  • Product knowledge & applications


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or another related discipline
  • While 6 months or more of related work or internship experience is a plus, it is not required
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Must be open to relocation in the United States
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Engineer, Intern, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Engineering, Entry Level