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Indirect Procurement Summer 2019 Intern

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 113101 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

HARMAN’s diverse portfolio of businesses and customers offer interns a great opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of projects and practices.  As a member of our team, your primary role will be to expose the Intern to Sourcing fundamentals while also working through projects. This position Intern reports to a Sourcing Manager within the Americas Sourcing organization.  The Sourcing Intern may interact with several internal departments outside of Sourcing including Engineering, Finance, Operations, Plants, and may also interact with external suppliers.


Job Responsibilities:


Strategic Sourcing

  1. Provide analytical support for Global Strategic Sourcing on assigned projects and ad hoc requests
  1. Analyze spend data to identify issues and opportunities in support of sourcing initiatives and projects
  1. Assist in developing and rolling out new Global Contract System.
  1. Deliver a comprehensive strategic sourcing project from research/analysis, facilitating, and summarizing conclusions and planning next steps


Procurement Operations

  1. Review processes and work instructions within Direct Procurement to validate consistent compliance across all business divisions (transparency and issues/opportunities within Procurement)
  2. Analyze transactional volumes within Indirect Procurement to recommend optimal guided buying channels/purchasing strategies
  3. Analyze SAP Information Records globally to identify gaps in maintenance/data accuracy.  Deliver a recommendation on steps to assure pricing is kept current.
  4. Implement a comprehensive operational project with compliance validation measures


Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program at an accredited institution as a Junior or Senior taking at least one class in the semester/quarter prior to participation in the internship program and returning to school for at least one semester upon completion of the internship program
  • Completed courses with a business focus (Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Management, etc.)
  • Entry level work experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and be able to confidently interact and present information to senior leaders and executives
  • Strong MS Office skills, specifically Excel to be able to create pivot tables and graphs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must provide full work availability from May 20, 2019 through August 9, 2019 and be able to work 40 hours per week
  • Must provide own housing and transportation to/from work
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday in an office located in Novi, Michigan
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal 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, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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