Our vendors may recognize the name of this author! In his second year operating as the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Vendor Relations Intern, David Kobbe explains his responsibilities and the successes he has built the last two years here:

“I’m back here as the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Vendor Relations Intern for the second year in a row. I am heading into my junior year at Penn State and majoring in Supply Chain & Information Systems. Last year, I started with exciting projects like creating an incentive program for our vendors and completely revamping the Vendor Manual.

Now, I’m back and building on my work from last year. I’m constantly improving my vendor incentive program and vendor manual for department use. With my Supply Chain-oriented mind, I have been tasked to efficiently analyze reports from our 40+ vendors. I have even had the opportunity to feed my creative side in designing an internal Adopt-a-Plant program for employees to test products. Through this internship, I’ve been able to build relationships with so many people both inside and outside of the company and learned so much that I can take with me wherever life takes me next!”

-David Kobbe, Vendor Relations Department, Pennsylvania State University

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