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Become A Purchasing Internship

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Working As A Purchasing Internship

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $65,753

    Average Salary

What Does A Purchasing Internship Do At Ford Motor Company

* The organization is responsible for:
* Interfacing and managing relationships with Ford Manufacturing, Product Development, Logistics and other Purchasing personnel.
* Managing the launch of new model parts and change management actions.
* Leading efforts to continuously improve supplier manufacturing quality and capability.
* Coaching suppliers on proper development / deployment of Quality Operating System techniques.
* Leading emergency problem resolution onsite with suppliers.
* Assessing suppliers installed part capacity.
* Working effectively with diverse people and cross-functional teams

What Does A Purchasing Internship Do At Global Industrial

* Assist/Support Purchasing department on a daily basis
* Access and navigate Oracle Demantra
* Participate in weekly supply planning meetings
* Assist with international and domestic supplier communications on daily topics
* Generate process and procedure documents for critical purchasing and forecasting functions
* Assist Purchasing Manager with reporting of departmental objectives
* Interface with the suppliers on delivery and pricing targets
* Perform data collection, spreadsheet creation, and data analysis
* Assist Forecasting Director with various forecasting and analysis as needed

What Does A Purchasing Internship Do At Continental Corporation

* Evaluate BOM's applying common excel formulas and templates.
* Ensure sourcing plans are on track
* Organize supplier component reviews (SCRs) meetings.
* Support in BOM (Bill of Materials) costing, tracking quotes/pricing from suppliers.
* Additional Responsibilities:
* Evaluate material cost of initial product concepts, data management and analysis.
* Down load supplier’s quotes and prepare sourcing documentation to handover Category Purchasing for final negotiations.
* Core Capabilities:
* Ability to work with cross function teams
* Passion for automotive
* Proficient in MS Office, Excel
* Cross Functional & Interpersonal Skills

What Does A Purchasing Internship Do At Cosma International

* Supplier follow-up for cost and program information, the creation and management of analytical tools designed to support supply, cost and supplier management and providing overall support for the Purchasing Department
* Major Responsibilities
* Setup and implement the SharePoint tracking of Supplier Assessments
* Assist in generating, distributing and following up on all RFQ’s, as per the project purchasing process
* Support quote process to customer and work with strategic Purchasing at early stage of Program definition as per direction from platform buyers
* Assist in organizing Commercial and Technical workshops with suppliers in co-operation with commodity leads, operational purchasing and supplier development
* Assist in negotiating the best possible price along with program buyers
* Maintain supplier relationships that are both productive and mutually beneficial while continually assisting in the search for cost savings on new sourcing opportunities, with current and/or new suppliers
* Work cooperatively with peers in order to help maintain consistent policies, procedures, strategies, and reporting within program purchasing
* Communicate the necessary information to program buyers and management to assist in decision making and strategy formulation
* Responsible for promoting and seeking excellence in all aspects of business

What Does A Purchasing Internship Do At JLG Industries

* Assist in the areas of Strategic Purchasing, Global Sourcing, and Operational duties within the various Purchasing departments throughout the corporation.
* Expedite purchase orders.
* Send request for quotes.
* a.
* Gather and compile necessary information in order to request quotes from suppliers.
* b.
* Extract data from JDE/SAS and other divisions.
* c.
* Download drawings.
* Communicate with venders to confirm shipments.
* Consult with sales individuals, accounting and finance, engineers, and warehouse personnel to ensure correct transfer of information.
* Maintain vendor accounts (work into gaining own personal vendor accounts after becoming comfortable with J
* D. Edwards systems).
* Provide support to Buyers and Purchasing Agents in the procurement of goods and services from suppliers

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How To Become A Purchasing Internship

Although a high school diploma may be sufficient for some positions, many employers require buyers and purchasing agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Most entry-level positions require some form of on-the-job training.


Educational requirements usually vary with the size of the organization. Although a high school diploma may be enough at some organizations, many businesses require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree. For many positions, a degree in business, finance, or supply management is sufficient.

For those interested in a career as a buyer or purchasing agent of farm products, a degree in agriculture, agriculture production, or animal science is often beneficial.


Buyers and purchasing agents typically get on-the-job training for more than 1 year. During this time, they learn how to perform their basic duties, including monitoring inventory levels and negotiating with suppliers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are several certifications available for buyers and purchasing agents. Although some employers require certification, many do not.

Most of these certifications involve oral or written exams and have education and work experience requirements.

The Institute for Supply Management offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) credential, which covers a wide scope of purchasing professional duties. To receive the CPSM credential, candidates must pass three exams and those with a bachelor’s degree must possess at least 3 years of relevant work experience while those without a bachelor’s degree must have at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

The American Purchasing Society offers the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) certification. The CPP certification is valid for 5 years. Candidates must earn a certain number of professional development “points” to renew their certification. Candidates initially become eligible and can renew their certification through a combination of purchasing-related experience, education, and professional contributions (such as published articles or delivered speeches).

APICS offers the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. Applicants must have 3 years of relevant business experience or a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for the CSCP credential. The credential is valid for 5 years. Candidates must also earn a certain number of professional development points to renew their certification.

The Next Level Purchasing Association offers the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification. Although there are no education or work experience requirements, applicants must complete six online courses and pass an SPSM exam. Certification is valid for 4 years. Candidates must complete 32 continuing education hours in procurement-related topics to recertify for an additional four-year period.

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) offers two certifications for workers in federal, state, and local government. The Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credential requires applicants to have earned at least an associate’s degree, possess at least 3 years of public procurement experience, and complete relevant training courses. The Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) requires applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree, possess at least 5 years of public procurement experience, and complete additional training courses.

Those with the CPPB or the CPPO designation must renew their certification every 5 years by completing continuing education courses or attending procurement-related conferences or events.

The National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP), Institute for Public Procurement offers preparation courses for the UPPCC certification exams.


An experienced purchasing agent or buyer may become an assistant purchasing manager before advancing to purchasing manager, supply manager, or director of materials management. Buyers and purchasing agents with extensive work experience can also advance to become the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for an organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. When evaluating suppliers, buyers and purchasing agents must analyze their options and choose a supplier with the best combination of price, quality, delivery, or service. 

Decisionmaking skills. Buyers and purchasing agents must have the ability to make informed and timely decisions, choosing products that they think will sell.

Math skills. Buyers and purchasing agents must possess basic math skills. They must be able to compare prices from different suppliers to ensure that their organization is getting the best deal. 

Negotiating skills. Buyers and purchasing agents often must negotiate the terms of a contract with a supplier. Interpersonal skills and self-confidence, in addition to knowledge of the product, can help lead to successful negotiations.

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Purchasing Internship Career Paths

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Senior Buyer Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Global Sourcing
12 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Engineering Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Sourcing
13 Yearsyrs
Purchase Analyst Project Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Strategic Sourcing
13 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Director Of Purchasing
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Business Analyst Product Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Procurement Agent Supply Chain Manager
Global Supply Chain Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Product Developer Production Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Buyer Planner/Buyer Material Manager
Material Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Procurement Agent Technical Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Procurement Agent Purchasing Manager
Procurement Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Buyer Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Project Procurement Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Purchasing Manager
Senior Manager, Procurement
11 Yearsyrs
Purchase Analyst Finance Analyst Purchasing Manager
Senior Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Account Manager Purchasing Manager
Senior Sourcing Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • French

  • German

  • Vietnamese

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Indonesian

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Turkish

  • Bengali

  • Urdu

  • Korean

  • Hmong

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Top Purchasing Internship Skills

  1. Potential Suppliers
  2. Purchase Orders
  3. Different Departments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Visited and surveyed potential suppliers.
  • Prepared and executed purchase orders.
  • Correspond with members of different departments (Accounts Payable, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, etc.)
  • Coordinated and maintained effective relationships with the following internal customers: accountants, buyers, marketing and engineers.
  • Updated Estimation Software's Material Database: Material database entry, along with statistical and factual interpolation.

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