Supply Chain Intern - Summer 2023

College-University Recruiting | Yellow Springs, OH, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire an intern for Summer 2023, as a member of the Supply Chain/Buyer organization. The ideal candidate will have the desire to learn the procurement activities to ensure that materials are available to meet customer demand. To learn how to develop partnerships and relationships with key suppliers to maximize value (optimal price, delivery cycle, quality, and service/technical support) for our organization.  Works cross functionally (internal/external to YSI) to achieve the Operations Team’s delivery, cost and quality objectives. If you are excited and passionate to work on state-of-the art technology trends, we want to hear from you!

We want someone who:

  • Is interested in understanding how a product performs and the impact that manufacturing processes, supply chain, and operations have on our business performance
  • Can manage purchase orders with suppliers based on material requirements driven by customer
  • orders or forecasts.
  • Support supplier relationships.
  • Place, track and expedite purchase orders as required.
  • Make certain that purchasing documents are properly completed and verify that the terms and conditions of purchases are appropriate.
  • Assure that departmental records are maintained.
  • Place orders for products and follow up with expedite/de-expedite actions as required.
  • Is interested in monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements based on these metrics
  • Wants to participate in the development and execution of new and improved manufacturing/business processes.
  • Has a strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Wants to learn from experienced buyers, engineers, and managers
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Has strong customer focus

Minimum Requirements:

  • Attending an accredited University studying toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations or Supply Chain.
  • Minimum rising junior in standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Basic knowledge of test methodologies and statistical tools used to solve problems
  • Willingness to work in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally with both local and remote sites.
  • Strong interpersonal and persuasive skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of engineers to meet aggressive goals and high-quality standards
  • Committed to excellence in all aspects of operational performance.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Professional image projection to suppliers.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, data entry. 
  • Must be able to understand and utilize MRP II theory and applications.
  • Ability to communicate specific material requirements effectively to the supplier.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
  • Additional hours may be necessary depending on manufacturing workload, schedule and business requirements.

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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