Tenneco Purchasing Program Summer Intern in Monroe, Michigan

Purchasing Program Summer Intern

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Job Description

Tenneco is seeking a driven, self-motivated student who has an interest in gaining hands-on experience in the area of Program Purchasing, while working at our location in Monroe, Michigan beginning in May 2018.

You will be responsible for supporting Purchasing Program Buyers: including requests for quotation, PPAP request, new product launch development activities, supporting early supplier involvement, and coordinating supplier launch activities.


  • Support prototype purchasing project.

  • General Administrative support for Program Purchasing as required.

  • Participate in and negotiate technical and/or supply agreements with suppliers in "early supplier involvement" to ensure Tenneco designs and developed technology is protected.

  • Support improvement of supplier launch procedures to minimize inventory obsolescence and support lean manufacturing needs in alignment with operational expectations.

  • Communicate with the business units.

  • Communicate with external suppliers through emails and phone calls.

Required Skills

  • Must be able to work independently and in a Team based environment.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Effective time management skills.

  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Required Experience

  • Student currently enrolled and pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business or Supply Chain Mgmt.

  • Student with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Ability to work at least 30 hours per week during the internship period

Job Location

Monroe, Michigan, United States

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