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Purchasing Intern

This co-op position is responsible for supporting the procurement of items and materials required for production, maintenance and supplier development. This position is part time and set to begin in May. CPT/OPT applicants are also encouraged to apply.

Applicant must be in Arden, North Carolina(or willing to relocate) during the internship since this is an in-person position.
  •  Maintains pricing for assigned parts (forecasts and purchase order updates)
  • Solicits and analyzes requests for quotations for assigned items from suppliers or potential suppliers.
  • Facilitates the vendor add process and secures approvals based on approval level matrix
  • Establishes and maintains constructive supplier relationships with communication skills.
  • Assists buyers with commodity projects/strategies including non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s).
  • Compiles, tracks, and reports on Purchasing Key metrics, scorecard, total spend, and other reports.
  • Uses skills in SAP to create various queries and report writing tools to assist all plant functions with usable system data, as required.
  • Ensures Purchase Price Variance goals are met.
  • Maintains Purchase Order Change Notices, Change Requests, suppliers change request and requested product changes to reflect current part status.
  • Maintains purchase order, supplier and part number files in accordance with BorgWarner procedures.
  • Reviews and maintains tracking for metal material movement and trends.
  • Understands and adheres to current health, safety, and environmental policies. 
  • Communicate and enforce safe work procedures.
  • Identify and close safety issues (suggestions, inspection and investigation findings) and their corrective actions.
  • Performs daily administrative tasks: Screens phone calls; reads and responds to mail and Email; maintains calendar; Organize and schedule live meetings and on-site meetings via Outlook; organizes & simplifies documents requiring approval
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

This position requires a High School diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Knowledge of purchasing processes.
Excellent oral and written communication English skills required.
Demonstrated ability to be an effective team player.
Significant computer literacy, including both comprehensive business systems (SAP) and personal computers using Microsoft Office applications.
Candidate must be able to follow instructions, safety rules and regulations.
In performing the essential elements of this position the following physical activities are required. The activities are measured in the amount of on-the-job time that is spent performing these activities.

Standing, Walking, taste or smell and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - None
Talking, Hearing, Using hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms - 2/3 or more

In performing the essential elements of this position the following weight is required to be lifted or force to be exerted. These activities are measured in the amount of weight lifted or force exerted and how often.
Up to 10 pounds - 1/3

In performing the essential elements of this position the following vision requirements apply.

Close vision and ability to adjust focus - Yes