Purchasing Intern or Co-op (519-291)

Verso Corporation is seeking candidates for Purchasing Internship / Co-Op positions at our Jay, Maine facility. This facility manufactures coated free sheet printing, writing, and specialty grades of paper. This position will provide Purchasing support to the mill operating departments, with the goal of improving supply chain and reducing costs. The individual in this position will begin to develop technical skills and competencies, business knowledge and training, and functional knowledge needed to be a high achieving contributor to the success of the Androscoggin Mill. We offer a dynamic work environment that presents opportunities for professional development, along with an excellent benefit package and competitive salary.
Key Accountabilities:
Training and Development:
Understand Procurement process and the relationship with the facility.
Develop strong working knowledge of SAP.
Develop/Improve negotiating skills and strategies.
Rotate through Purchasing/Stores to understand job functions and relationships.
Develop strong business acumen and understanding of total cost of ownership, best value, working capital, inventory management.
Contribute positive results around cost savings and working capital reduction.
Utilize analytical skills and technical knowledge to assist in upgrading or refining current procurement processes or practices.
Required Skills
Key Competencies:
Problem Solving
Technical Learning
Time Management
Dealing with Ambiguity
Peer Relationships
Functional/Technical Skills
Required Experience
Knowledge and Experience:
High level of achievement towards a Bachelor's degree in Procurement, Business Logistics, Business, or a related field.
Training and / or experience with Purchasing, Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, SAP.
Demonstrated leadership responsibilities in previous experiences, with a potential to advance to management leadership positions in the future
Verso Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.
Job Location Jay, Maine, United StatesPosition TypeIntern

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