Intern: Purchasing (Fall 2019)

The internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote their career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing through working on important and innovative projects that build experience in project and supply chain management, finance, supplier quality and negotiation. Soft skills, high energy and a positive mindset are key assets for succeeding in this position, across a diverse, multicultural team. Fall internships run from August 19th, 2019 through December 13th, 2019.

Responsibilities
  • Manage activities related to supplier relationships (meetings, documents, feedback, etc.)
  • Support the buyers, purchasing manager, supplier quality engineers and project managers in their day-to-day activities
  • Analyze key components of the supply chain (suppliers, processes and spend, etc.)
  • Perform purchasing and sourcing activities, such as RFI’s (Request For Information), and RFQ’s (Request For Quotation)
  • Participate in supplier and internal team meetings
Multiple Internships are offered in each of the following Group Trucks Purchasing Departments:
  • Business Controls
  • Business Office & Communications
  • Indirect Products and Services
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Powertrain Purchasing
  • Project Management
  • Supplier Quality Engineering
  • Technology & Supplier Evaluation
  • Uptime and Adaptation
  • Vehicle Purchasing
Educational Requirements
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree. All fields are welcome to apply, as purchasing is diverse, and different perspectives are essential for success. The degree must be at an accredited school and the applicant must have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Skills Needed to be successful in this role
  • Curiosity
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Negotiation
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to process information
  • Business case development
  • Project management
Soft Skills
  • Relationship skills (interpersonal/relationship)
  • Communication/professionalism
  • Self-motivated, taking initiative
  • Team interaction
  • Problem solving
Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Acerca de nosotros

The Volvo Group aims at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people. Volvo Group Purchasing provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers. We are a global division with approximately 1,300 professionals world-wide providing expertise to secure Purchasing Excellence for Customer Success. Volvo Group Purchasing has 120 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend, 2,550 suppliers in serial production, and 1,9 billion parts delivered to the Group Truck plants annually. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and responsible sourcing to the purchasing processes.
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Proceso de postulación

Postular

Se enviará un correo electrónico de confirmación tan pronto como envíes tu postulación. Después de esto, aún podrás actualizar tu perfil personal.

Entrevista

Si eres seleccionado para una entrevista, te contactaremos para darte mayor información sobre los siguientes pasos del proceso: segunda entrevista, evaluaciones y referencias.

Selección

Todos los candidatos serán notificados cuando se seleccione un candidato final para el puesto de trabajo. Puedes elegir que mantengamos tu currículum en nuestra base de datos y activemos un agente de búsqueda que busque otros trabajos que coincidan con tu perfil.

Inducción

Cuando comiences en tu nuevo puesto de trabajo, recibirás una inducción para ayudarte a formar parte del equipo y comenzar a trabajar con tus tareas de la mejor manera posible.

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