Leadership Development Program

Seize the incredible opportunity of tackling healthcare’s biggest challenges!

At Direct Supply we look to solve the biggest challenges facing Healthcare, Home Care and Senior Living. By participating in the Leadership Development Program, you’ll work with a member of our C-suite to dig into a complex, high-impact problem and find an innovative solution.

Participants in this non-rotational program focus on corporate strategy, innovation, new idea development and execution. The program begins with a summer internship and the potential to roll into the full-time program that typically lasts 1 to 2 years. Over the course of the program you will have an opportunity to work on key strategic projects across our various lines of business and functional areas. This will allow you to build an in-depth understanding of the industry and company as well as create a long-lasting network within and outside of Direct Supply.

As a part of the program you will:

  • Report directly to a C-suite executive
  • Lead high-impact initiatives that contribute directly to Direct Supply’s growth
  • Consult with executive leaders and management across the company
  • Grow by participating in various leadership and functional experiences to enhance your professional development
  • Work in an entrepreneurial environment that supports innovation and ambition
  • Gain access to multiple mentoring and leadership opportunities across the company
  • Be a part of a growth program that allows you to craft your own adventure

Why Choose Direct Supply?

Explosive Industry Growth

We have relentlessly outperformed the industry average for more than 30 years. And with the growth of America’s population of seniors, the opportunities to outpace our own history are astonishing.

Leadership Development

Working with a C-suite executive in a cross-functional role, you’ll draw on your previous experiences and full spectrum of skills acquired through your MBA.

Unique Company Culture

Based on our foundational spirit of employee ownership, our Partners are passionate about their work and our business results. Our high-performance culture offers flexibility and autonomy for people who demand responsibility and thrive in a culture of accountability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we recruit?

Presently, we recruit from:

  • Indiana University – Kelley School of Business
  • Carnegie Mellon – Tepper School of Business
  • University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler Business School

Our recruitment season starts at the beginning of fall and concludes in February. If you attend one of the schools we recruit from, please apply through your school’s career services website.

What is our recruitment process?

We recruit candidates for our summer intern program from first-year students at the schools mentioned above. At this time, our full-time pool comes entirely from our internship base.

We participate in various recruiting activities at the schools we recruit from. Please check with your school for the list of dates for our on-campus activities as well as first-round interviews. We host our second-round interviews at our corporate campus in Milwaukee, WI.

What qualities are we looking for?

We are a high-performance company that hires highly motivated, success-oriented individuals. We look for Brains, Character, Drive and Experience.

We hire the best and brightest individuals in their professional fields. Our seniors deserve the best, and that’s why we hire the smartest people we can find.

Our integrity as a business rests upon the character of each individual Partner. We strive to be good people who do the right things, no matter what.

Our work always represents our best effort, and we commit tremendous personal energy to our jobs, each and every day.

We hire knowledgeable, experienced professionals who bring outside learning and perspective to our business to help us succeed.

We also expect the ideal candidates to be self-starters and entrepreneurial in their problem-solving approach.

How do you apply?

If you attend one of the schools we recruit from, please apply through your school’s career services website.

How is our internship structured?

It is a 12-week internship between the first and second year of your MBA program. Every intern is paired with an executive and works on solving a defined problem. All interns present to executive leaders and DSLDP program alumni.

Interested in a campus visit?

We host students on our campus to get to know the program and our company. Please check with your school recruitment liaison to schedule a campus visit for a group of students.

Is DSLDP a rotational program?

No. Instead, participants will work on multiple projects identified by their C-suite leader during the 1 to 2 years in the program to gain cross-functional exposure across our lines of business and increase their opportunities to network.

Where is this position located?

All interns and full-time DSLDP candidates are required to work from Milwaukee, WI during the duration of the program.
“After graduating with an MBA, I wanted to work for a growing company with meaningful challenges in a role poised to accelerate. In the Direct Supply LDP, I get to work on projects that drive the growth of our organization with the benefit of guidance and perspective from my executive sponsor. I believe my responsibility is not limited to today, but extends to shaping Direct Supply’s and Senior Living’s tomorrow.”
Mimi Knudsen

Senior Product Manager, Kelley School of Business, Class of 2019

Discover the Direct Supply Difference

At Direct Supply, our Partners enjoy all the great things about a large company within a fun, small-company culture.