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Intern - Purchasing, Summer 2019 in Deer Park, IL at Continental

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

- Define and implement a category strategy in alignment with Category Management and the requirements of Business Units
- Compile, prepare and present results related to strategies and sourcing issues to Management and Business Units
- Support planning, controlling and reporting of objectives within defined area of responsibility
- Interface with program team, supplier quality assurance and plant purchasing to develop supplier expectations and drive supplier performance
- Initiate, design and drive demand pooling across locations to ensure optimum use of purchasing power and to maximize the contribution to the operating result.
- Perform global market research
- Understand, track and forecast key cost drivers and market factors for respective category
- Support the sourcing process during product development through supplier selection, negotiation of prices, closure of contracts and sourcing decision
- Define counter­measures in case of deviations in order to achieve targets within area of responsibility expectations for BU

Required Qualifications:
- Must be enrolled in a US accredited degree program
- Must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.8
- Good communication skills

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