Navistar, Inc. Procurement Internship in Lisle, Illinois

As a Fortune 300 Company, Navistar International Corporation is a leading North American commercial truck manufacturer with exceptional products, strong market positions and best-in-class distribution. For over 175 years we have had unwavering commitment of doing what it takes to satisfy our customers. Today this dedication is as strong as ever. We are rededicated to strengthening our core businesses. Our recent investments in new products position us for success. It all starts with a comprehensive approach and a team effort from our employees. We’re looking for exceptionally talented and results-oriented individuals to join us and deliver on our promises to our customers, dealers, employees and shareholders.

The Procurement team is an integral part of Navistar operations. Accountable for the sourcing of direct material used in the manufacture of our products as well as indirect goods and services. With this magnitude of fiscal reach, the Procurement team actions are at the very core of Navistar operational success with direct bottom line impact.

Navistar's Procurement team manages Cost, Quality and Delivery performance of Navistar’s Supply Base. Key activities include management of Cost Reduction projects, assisting with strategic sourcing activities for new programs and transfer business, supplier contract negotiations and administration, supplier performance management, and developing strategies for tail spend suppliers to effectively consolidate the supply base.

As Purchasing Intern, you will be assigned to one of the following Procurement Functions based on need and interest/degree:

  • Direct Material Procurement

  • Indirect Services/Goods Procurement

  • Purchasing Program Management

  • Supply Chain Risk Management

  • Supply Chain Operations

  • Procurement Processes & Systems

Successful completion of a summer internship will lead to an interview for a full time position within Procurement, Supply Chain, or Navistar's Operational Management Development Program.

Develop a working knowledge of the trucking industry in one or more of the following areas: Navistar's product lines and distribution channel; competitors’ product lines; the retail transactional environment; the operations of a truck dealership; the operations of a parts distribution center; engineering, manufacturing, materials management, finance, marketing, human resources. Students will also develop an understanding of Navistar's infrastructure, values, policies and procedures and will gain some applicable business skills and knowledge.

Basic Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status required. (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.)

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

  • Positive Attitude, Ethics, and International Values which support our company's values and a healthy, high performance culture

  • Strong desire for career in sales

  • High level of computer skills (Microsoft Windows and Internet)

  • Written Communications

  • Presentation Skills

  • Negotiation

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Customer Focus

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher


  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Business Acumen

  • Negotiating

  • Problem Solving

  • Drive for Results

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Internal Title: College Intern

Job #: 2017-23523

of Positions: 6

ERP Eligibility: Not Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

External Company Name: Navistar Corporation

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