Intern: Logistics Purchasing (Spring 2022)

Position Description Summary:
The Purchasing intern position will be responsible for working with the Logistics Purchasing Americas team, to support daily operations and projects, while learning about the sourcing process, supplier relationships, and the logistics services function in general.
Purpose of the Position:
The Purchasing internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to promote the graduate's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group Production Logistics by working on projects for the Logistics Purchasing Americas group. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns and our full-time professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo Group Logistics Services.
The internship position is for the Spring of 2022, and the specific work days and hours will be flexible, but agreed upon with the hiring manager.

Core Responsibilities
  • During the internship, the student will support Sourcing projects for Logistics Purchasing
  • Assist the Americas Buyers in activities related to data collection and report development for the logistics sourcing projects
  • Participate in supplier and internal team meetings
  • Standardized Work Documentation - Prepare and document the work analysis into standard templates
  • Sourcing Project Work Presentation- The sourcing project work will be reviewed and presented to Team Members and Managers to ensure that the organization understands the outcomes
Professional Objectives
  • Weekly Writing Assignments: Brief written summaries of the learning experiences and project updates will be required
  • Project Presentations: Formal project presentations will be required to be presented to peers, management, and senior leaders within the organization
  • Performance Feedback: Throughout the entire experience, the manager will provide verbal and written feedback on work performance. At the end of the internship, each intern will be given a formal written evaluation based on their work performance
Essential Skills and Minimum Education Requirements
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship
  • Applicants should be interested in pursuing a professional career in Logistics and/or Purchasing
  • Applicants 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.
  • Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint)
Personal Competencies
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance
Expected Commitment
  • This internship will require up to 30 hours per week during the Spring 2022 semester, with the specific working schedule to be agreed upon with the hiring manager.
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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