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With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Purchasing Intern

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Working Student
Full-Time

Job Title: Procurement Intern

Reports To:  Procurement Manager

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Department:  Procurement

 

Summary:  Eager to learn how to compiles information and analyze quote packages for procurement of materials and document the processes by performing the following duties.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.
  • Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.
  • Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
  • Types or writes invitation of bid forms and mails forms to supplier firms or for public posting.
  • Writes or types purchase order and sends copy to supplier and department originating request.
  • Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories.
  • Computes total cost of items purchased.
  • Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and awards contract to bidders or places orders with suppliers or mail order firms.
  • Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and approves bills for payment.

 

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Collects and researches data. Analyzes market and competition
  • Oral & Written Communications - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively;
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.  Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

                                               

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience:

One year of college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of using Microsoft Excel; familiarity with SAP software a plus.


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