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Intern: Purchasing (Spring 2022)

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.
Responsibilities:
  • Support 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 Control
  • Business Office & Communications
  • Indirect Products and Services
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Powertrain Purchasing
  • Project Management
  • Supplier Quality Engineering
  • Technology & Supplier Evaluation
  • Uptime and Adaptation
  • Vehicle Purchasing
Requirements:
  • Applicants pursuing all degree types 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
  • Spring Interns are required work less than 30 hours per week and must be enrolled as full-time student.
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
Spring Internships run from January 10th through May 6th.

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 
www.volvogroup.com/career. 

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.
We support Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.
Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

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