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Purchasing Intern

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track.That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve.Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today.Position OverviewThe goals of the internship are to 1) educate the intern on the essential functions of the Purchasing Department in manufacturing, 2) provide the intern with practical purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, and 3) assist the Purchasing Department in accomplishing department goals and objectives. Job QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have a background or field of study in Supply Chain Management or a related field with a minimum 3.0 or higher GPA. An understanding of lean manufacturing techniques and Continuous Improvement is a huge plus in this role. The candidate should have the ability to balance multiple tasks at one time and hit deadlines without compromising results or productivity. Strong skills in Microsoft Office are important. Excel VLOOKUP and pivot tables are key, additional experience with SmartSheet valuable. The candidate will need analytical and critical thinking skills. The candidate should have a positive approach and be a problem-solver, focused on finding solutions, and should be comfortable recommending changes. The ideal candidate will possess interpersonal and communications skills with various personality types, as well as the ability to write professional memos and letters. Prior work experience in purchasing or manufacturing helpful. Essential Job FunctionsThe intern will be responsible for completing the following tasks, along with other associated tasks as assigned:Update purchase orders (includes vendor confirmations, shipment/delivery dates, prices, quantities, splits, priorities).Update and analyze KPI's, MRP, shipment of goods & overall inventory trends.Document and update training materials (Procedures & Processes).Analyze costs, negotiate contracts, and consolidate where appropriate.Lead small projects in analyzing work-streams and understanding inefficiencies and recommending countermeasures.Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.Establish VMI customers by understanding purchasing history quantity and cost. About Plasser American: As part of the Plasser family brand, which is the largest Maintenance of Way equipment provider in the world, PAC is a rapidly growing provider of railway equipment in North America. Continuing for the next few years, PAC will continue to make significant investments in the North American Market including a new office building and a substantial addition to our manufacturing facility. PAC is making the needed investments to continue its growth trajectory for many years to come. The next several years will be an exciting time of transformation. We look to the future to enhance our team and achieve our goals. PI181225726

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