Volvo Group Intern: Project Management, Purchasing (Summer 2018) in Greensboro, North Carolina


The internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) by working on important and innovative projects. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns and our full time professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo GTP.


  • Work closely with Project Manager, Purchasing (PMP) to drive and execute Purchasing activities in cross-functional product Projects

  • Gather and coordinate cross-functional input from Project Managers, Buyers, Engineers, Quality, Studio and other stakeholders regarding project deliverables

  • Assist in administrative tracking of Project deliverables, time plans, sourcing plans and budgets

  • Follow up with Project stakeholders as necessary


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field, preferably in Purchasing and/or Project Management, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

  • Positive attitude and target oriented approach

  • Strong team player mentality and the ability to take initiative and work cross functionally

  • Action oriented

  • Possess Integrity and Trust


  • Business Acumen

  • Technology Knowledge

  • Financial Analysis

  • Cost Management

  • Negotiation

  • Project Management

  • Production & Supply Chain

  • Quality Management

  • Legal Management

  • Relevant Process & System Knowledge

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint. MS Project a plus

About us

The Volvo Group aims at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people. Volvo Group Purchasing provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers. We are a global division with approximately 1,300 professionals world-wide providing expertise to secure Purchasing Excellence for Customer Success. Volvo Group Purchasing has 120 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend, 2,550 suppliers in serial production, and 1,9 billion parts delivered to the Group Truck plants annually. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and responsible sourcing to the purchasing processes.

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Group Trucks Purchasing


North Carolina



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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran