• Procurement Graduate Student Summer Intern

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2018 4:29 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-3251
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

     

    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

     

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

     

    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

    Responsibilities

    Opportunity for a summer student to function in a business environment and participate in the various stages of procuring goods and services for Draper.  The student will will be given a thorough overview of the process for purchasing goods and services using both Draper and sponsored funding. The student will correspond with vendors, obtain price quotes, and request completion of procurement related forms and will act as liaison between the programs, administrative units and the procurement department. The student will need to be familiar with Microsoft Outlook (Email), Excel and Word and possess excellent written and communication skills. 

    Qualifications

    • Requires enrollment in a Masters Degree program.
    • Interest in purchasing, contract management and/or procurement or supply chain management.
    • Good computer skills related to system data entry and reporting.
    • Excellent customer service skills and able to work and communicate effectively with technicians, engineers, and scientists as well as business and logistics personnel.
    • Ability to work well as team member and individual contributor.
    • Knowledge and experience with MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Individual must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
    • U.S. Citizenship required.

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