Volvo Group Intern: Purchasing (Summer 2018) in Greensboro, North Carolina

Purchasing Intern

The internship/coop role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) by working on important and innovative projects. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns and our full time professionals work together on projects within the Metal Team. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo GTP.

Responsibilities / Main tasks / Targets

  • Support and perform purchasing activities related to prototype, tooling, and production orders and part requisition management

  • Manage project and production related supplier relations (meetings, documents, feed-back, etc.)

  • Prepare purchasing reports (project status, supplier performance, management updates, etc.)

  • Targets are set in accordance with Volvo Strategic Objectives and with defined Purchasing strategies

Essential Skills and Required Experience

For initial consideration, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Purchasing, Procurement, Business, or related program at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Personal Competencies

  • Customer Focus

  • Technical Skills

  • Peer Relationships

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Standing Alone

  • Action Oriented

  • Perseverance

Computer Applications

  • Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

About us

The Volvo Group aims at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people. Volvo Group Purchasing provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers. We are a global division with approximately 1,300 professionals world-wide providing expertise to secure Purchasing Excellence for Customer Success. Volvo Group Purchasing has 120 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend, 2,550 suppliers in serial production, and 1,9 billion parts delivered to the Group Truck plants annually. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and responsible sourcing to the purchasing processes.

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Group Trucks Purchasing


North Carolina



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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran