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We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry. Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world. Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

Program Overview


Are you a driven and talented individual looking for the place to do your best work while developing into an impactful leader? Look no further than the Acuity Brands Leadership Program!


The Acuity Brands Supply Chain Leadership Program is a two-year rotational experience designed to develop high-potential candidates into supply chain leaders through hands-on experiences that synergize participants’ strengths with the needs of the business. Each Supply Chain Leadership Program Specialist spends their first 18-24 months of employment rotating every 6 months within the supply chain department to ensure that graduates of the program are prepared to succeed in all aspects of their field. The purposeful design of each rotation is to provide participants with opportunities to develop their business acumen, leadership skills, and proficiency in specialized skillsets within supply chain. Upon graduation from the Leadership Program, participants will have a clear understanding of how they fit into the larger company strategy and will have developed the necessary skillsets to become a future leader at Acuity Brands. Leadership Program start dates will be available for May 2022 graduates.


While specific projects are determined by business needs the need of the business, each Leadership Program has a set of “functional requirements” to ensure that all participants have similar learning objectives. All Supply Chain Leadership Program Specialists will rotate into the following:


  • Distribution Operations
  • Sourcing/Product Engineering
  • Focused Factory


Additionally, with the remaining rotations, we will connect with the interests of the individual with our current business needs to explore such areas as:


  • Logistics
  • New Product Introduction Sourcing
  • Supplier Development
  • Continuous Improvement Engineering


Along with the valuable knowledgebase gained within the rotations, recent graduates will participate in activities to enhance business acumen and personal growth. Some of these activities include:


  • Specialized onboarding for all participants to ensure integration to the organization and program 
  • A one-on-one mentorship from a supply chain leader for the duration of the program and beyond
  • Quarterly Leadership Program Summits focused on providing all participants, regardless of the program discipline, with an in-depth understanding of the business
  • Social and networking events to help forge connections with both peers and leaders across the business
  • Frequent opportunities to come together with program peers to learn about various business processes and initiatives
  • Leadership report-out meetings to share your rotational learnings as well as performance reviews aimed at identifying strengths and areas for growth


Company Perks and Benefits


With time being the only constrained resource, we strive to create the place where you can work with your manager to get the flexibility you need to balance your commitments – personal, work, customer, health, family, and everything else. Our focus is on the results you deliver– not formal, rigid work schedules.


So, we offer:


  • Flexible workdays – Some work needs to happen between certain times, and some work doesn’t.
  • Flexible Time Off – Take the amount of time you need. We are focused on results.
  • Paid Parental Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave – Parents can take up to 4 weeks (or 160 hours) of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. The birthing parent receives up to 13 weeks of leave at 100% of your regular salary.
  • Home Office Allowances – Monthly stipends to help cover the things that make it easier to work remotely.
  • Wellness programs – Our holistic benefits plans include healthcare, financial heath, mental health, legal plans, tuition reimbursement, and more.
  • Opportunities to connect and grow – Join one of our employee resources groups to support your professional aspirations and get linked with a community that shares your interests.


Program Requirements


  • 0 to 2 years of applicable work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Mechanical Engineering, or other related supply chain focus. Graduation date in May 2022 accepted
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Applicants should be:


  • Proven innovative problem-solvers
  • Agents for change
  • Experienced leaders of people and processes
  • Excellent with time management
  • Comfortable with taking initiative
  • Team-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communicators
  • Champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000. Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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