Supply Chain – Purchasing Internship (Fall 2020) at Tesla

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Employer: Tesla – Automation Development

Expires: 08/01/2020

Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around September 2020 and continue through the entire Fall semester (i.e. December 2020) or into early 2021 if available. Please consider availability before submitting an application.Our CompanyTesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.Internship Program at TeslaThe University Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by given them projects that are critical to their team’s success.Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you’ll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla’s mission.LocationsFremont, CAPalo Alto, CAReno, NVAbout the TeamInterns within our Supply Chain Organization support the development, implementation and management of strategies to provide Tesla with optimal supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality and delivery performance. Interns build and leverages strong working relationships with our engineering teams and key suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met. They work toward good supplier relationships and total costs of ownership to achieve maximum advantage for Tesla and our customers.DepartmentsDirect Purchasing (Materials and Parts for Products)Indirect Purchasing (Supplies for Operations)Capital EquipmentEngineering Procurement and ConstructionThe RoleWe are looking for a highly motivated Global Supply Management intern to support our cross functional development teams in sourcing and project management of direct supply chain components and assemblies. These include but are not limited to Mechanisms, Electro-Mechanisms, Closures, and Lighting within any or all TESLA programs, including (Model S, X, 3, and Y). This role will report directly to a Global Supply Manager within the supply chain direct purchasing organization. This individual will implement and manage strategies to provide Tesla with optimal supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality and delivery performance. The ideal candidate has a fundamental understanding of key manufacturing processes, excellent project management skills, and an ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment. The Global Supply Management Intern builds and leverages strong working relationships with our engineering teams and key suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.  They work toward good supplier relationships and total costs of ownership to achieve maximum advantage for Tesla and our customers.Tesla is a fast moving, dynamic environment where flexibility and adaptability are key attributes needed for success. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and continuously motivated to keep learning.The RoleMaintain day-to-day supplier relationships; act as the leading point of contact for all commercial issues under assigned commodities.Identify opportunities and negotiate commercial cost reductions.Validate, analyze, and make sourcing recommendations based on quote packages from suppliers.Support Global Supply Manager on collecting NDA’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s and RFP’s and ensure all commercial terms are agreed and documented.Negotiate, evaluate and issue PO’s for assigned commodities.Provide analysis of existing requirements and pricing to ensure the most cost-effective options.Support the Tesla Engineering and Program Management teams for both future program and current production. Build technical knowledge of manufacturing processes, technology landscape, and supply base for responsible sub-systems.Work with Suppliers and Engineers to release tooling equipment into production.Support Engineering Team to identify suppliers available for sourcing.Work on “Lean” initiatives and identify other sourcing efficiencies via benchmarking, VA/VE, competitive quotes and resourcing.Review change order proposals and make approval or rejection recommendations.RequirementsPursuing undergraduate or Masters in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, Operation Management, Chemistry and/or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability.3+ internship, project, or work experience in related field.Ability to communicate effectively and excel in time management skills in a fast-paced environment.Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel.