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Intern - Procurement

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  24051

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Procurement Intern will be responsible for supporting United States/Canada Procurement Operations and our Global Procurement Optimization team. The timing of this internship will be Summer 2019 through Spring 2020.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

Support Regional and Global Strategic Sourcing projects for raw materials and packaging

  • Contact suppliers
  • Obtain legal and compliance documentation (Confidentiality Agreements, Contracts, Specifications, etc.)
  • Facilitate lab and trial production run sample requests
  • Analyze spend and conduct cost analysis
  • Participate in team meeting

Support Regional (US/C) Market Bids and Cost Savings Projects

  • Contact suppliers
  • Obtain legal and compliance documentation (Confidentiality Agreements, Contracts, Specifications, etc.)
  • Facilitate lab and trial production run sample requests
  • Analyze spend and conduct cost analysis
  • Support buyers in day-to-day activities

Support Regional (US/C) MRO and Indirect project plans

  • Support reporting/training/managing reports to drive compliance on our national MRO programs
  • Analyze spend and conduct cost analysis on Indirect spend categories

Participate in Speed to Market – New Product Commercialization Process

  • Facilitate communication to buyers on new raw material evaluations
  • Participate in weekly new raw material evaluation meetings

Assist Buyers in Day-to-Day activities

  • Facilitate resolution of delivery and quality issues
  • Assist in the data entry of forecasted costs for raw materials and packaging
  • Commodity / Market price tracking
  • Preparation of presentation materials for Executive Leadership, Customers, Internal Stakeholders
  • Prepare and issue POs for West Palm Beach
  • Assist buyers in monthly auditing of price variances to our standard costs

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

MBA or undergraduate student pursuing Business or Supply Chain Management

Minimum GPA 3.0

Strong Excel, statistical and spreadsheet analysis skills.

Strong understanding of Economics and Financial Analysis.

Strong communication (written & verbal) skills.

Preference will be giving to those who reside in the Western New York area.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified candidates to apply.

 

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.


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