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MetLife 2020 Global Procurement Summer Internship Program in Cary, North Carolina

Role Value Proposition:

The Global Procurement Analyst Intern will join a sourcing or procurement operations team for a ten-week period over the summer of 2020 and will be responsible for supporting data analysis, sourcing activities, strategy development, process improvement and other activities that follow the Source to Pay process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of sourcing and operational strategies

  • Support the Supplier Sourcing and Procurement Operations groups with various issues and projects.

  • Provide and prepare robust reporting and metrics

  • Identify sourcing and operational improvement opportunities in assigned space through data analysis, industry market intelligence and working relationships with stakeholders

  • Perform due diligence on pricing, internal reviews, vendor capacity, vendor financial status, vendor selection, process map reviews, standard operating procedure development

  • Utilize e-Procurement, e-sourcing tools for establishing sourcing projects and RF(x)’s

  • Ensure contracts and Statements of Work (SOW’s) include appropriate vendor performance requirements, key performance measures, vendor reporting requirements, and service level requirements.

  • Partner with Legal and stakeholders to develop and negotiate contracts specific to assigned categories and in various regions

  • Maintain vendor relationships and stay abreast of market trends, including identification of opportunities, issues, market conditions and economic indicators for assigned commodities or vendors.

  • Plan actions to obtain cost reductions and process improvements through sourcing events and vendor management.

  • Communicate Finance Policy and Procurement Policy and processes to internal customers and to vendors, and apply these policies to sourcing activities.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Attaining a BA/BS in Business or related field

  • 0-3 years working experience in Supply Chain

  • 0-3years working experience in procurement 0-3years strategic sourcing experience or procurement operations

  • 0-3 years strategically and independently leading project implementations including:

  • Aptitude in developing and implementing sourcing strategies relating to

  • Previous experience and leadership skills to present to a large group of people at varying levels, including officers

  • BA/BS in Business or related field, attaining an MBA where required

  • 3+ years working experience in contingent staffing space or

  • 3+ years working experience in procurement sourcing for professional services or consulting

  • Ability to generate reporting and data analytics

  • Ability to educate stakeholders on the overall source to pay process including source to contract and requisition to PO

  • Assess current and future needs for opportunity assessments

  • Build stakeholder requirements

  • Partner with business owners on strategy development, negotiations and vendor implementation

  • Develop sourcing and negotiation strategies

  • Identify sourcing levers

  • Manage sourcing process and vendor management

Business Category

Financial Management Group

Number of Openings


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Requisition #: 111303