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Intern: Group Trucks Purchasing (Summer 2020)

at Volvo Group Global

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3M25K6QQY6W7MHKNNX
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Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greensboro
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/27/2019
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.

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

Imagine yourself working with some of the sharpest and most creative brains in the transport and infrastructure industry, developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable transport solutions that will change the future of society. Imagine yourself working in a company that really believes that people are its driving force, fostering a culture of energy, passion and respect for the individual.

Imagine yourself working for the Volvo Group, a global leader in sustainable transport solutions which employs about 110,000 employees, has production in 19 countries and sales in about 190 countries. A place where your voice is heard and your ideas matter.

We believe that a work climate characterized by respect for the individual, challenging career opportunities and a healthy workplace, support personal development and make your work stimulating. We believe that diversity and inclusion increase your engagement, generate innovation and business development – and make the Volvo Group a more interesting place to work. We believe that every employee has the capability and the determination to improve our business operations, and the desire to develop professionally. And we believe that responsible business, including environmental aspects, business ethics, human rights and social issues, is our way of doing business.

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