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Procurement Intern - Kiewit Supply Network (Summer 2023)

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 155402 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

An Intern position with Kiewit provides a hands-on learning experience directly related to the skills needed in a full-time career. You will have the opportunity to develop, participate and learn key roles and functions within supply chain management to support our construction operations. 

You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of being a part of the creation of landmark projects. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations. 

Responsibilities

•    Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives
•    Purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings
•    Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories
•    Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier’s reputation and history
•    Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and determine needs for changes
•    Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services
•    Design and present an End of Program Presentation to showcase your work and development throughout this internship
 

Qualifications

•    Ability to work full-time during the summer (approximately May-August)
•    Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Supply Chain Management or related 
•    Genuine interest and passion for the field of purchasing/procurement
•    Strong customer service and communication skills 
•    Detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time
•    Team player with the ability to work well independently
•    Ability to maintain excellent attendance
•    Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
Preferred Skills: 
•    Technical knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
•    Customer service and leadership experience 
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Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

 

Base Compensation: $15.00/hr  - $23.00/hr 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are 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.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


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