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Indirect Strategic Sourcing Intern

Palatine, IL

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Intern Program:

  • Attend and participate in planned events/activities during the summer
  • Define and complete a series of goals (assigned by the department)
  • Create, execute and measure a project or projects
  • Develop a presentation at the conclusion of the internship based on learnings from the summer

Summary of Responsibilities:

The selected intern will be assigned one or more projects during their summer.  These projects will include the full strategic sourcing process.  Coaching will be provided by the director of the department and others on the team.  Categories that the selected intern will potentially interact with include logistics, IT, manufacturing and advertisaing/marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data collection
  • RFI and RFP editing
  • Interacting with other departments
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn

Key tasks may include:

  • Develop basic understanding of assigned commodities: current market conditions, key cost drivers, global supply base, and industry terminology, as it relates to creating competitive purchasing programs for Weber.
  • Conduct broad market research to identify world class suppliers for the different commodities to be sourced.
  • Identify sourcing opportunities to drive savings and cost avoidance via spend analysis, stakeholder interviews, and market trends.
  • Quantify the benefits of sourcing initiatives including the expected savings and baseline spend.
  • Influencing key stakeholders on strategy initiatives.
  • Partner across the organization to improve financial results related to sourcing activities.
  • Utilize project management skills to create timeline, set milestones, measure progress, and report findings to team.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team that includes members from across Weber teams such as Logistics or IT.

Metrics:  Success for the Intern will result in:

Successful completion of the projects assigned to obtain incremental savings or cost avoidance per the methodologies document. 

Required Skills:

  • MS Excel analysis skill
  • MS Word (editing, review and other similar level skills)
  • MS Outlook

Requested Schedule/Work Hours:

Standard: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (hour unpaid lunch)

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