Co-op Operations Purchasing (Spring 2014)
Volvo Group Trucks Technology - United States

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Summary

The internship/coop role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/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 Powertrain by working on important and innovative projects. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns/coops 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 Powertrain.

Responsibilities / Main tasks
  • Perform purchasing activities related to prototype, tooling, and production orders.
  • Manage project and production related supplier relations (meetings, documents, feed-back, etc.)
  • Assist Buyers in day-to-day activities (RFQ’s, price analysis, market studies, etc.)
  • Prepare purchasing reports (project status, supplier performance, management updates, etc.)

Targets
  • Targets are set in accordance with Volvo Strategic Objectives and with defined Purchasing strategies

Essential Skills and Needed Experience
  • Entering sophomore year class standing or higher; MBA students also encouraged to apply
  • History of academic achievement: GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Participation in school or extracurricular activities and experience in leadership roles

Personal Qualifications
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance

IT applications
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

E.O.E./M/F/D/V

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