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Intern - Procurement (Jan 2020)
YRC Worldwide | Merriam, Kansas
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Job Description


Perform analytical and project management functions and gain professional experience and exposure in the Procurement Department. Assist in driving Procurement process improvement strategies to maximize savings and streamline operations.


* Under the guidance of Procurement Management, this role will perform the following tasks:
* Perform high level and detailed analyses of Procurement data, and then make recommendations based on the results, and effectively communicate both the results and the recommendations.
* Partner with both Procurement and other internal stakeholders to identify opportunities for process improvement.
* Lead Procurement process improvement efforts, including project management, process design, development, implementation, documentation, communications, and change management.
* Measure/monitor the results of strategic and tactical Procurement process improvements, and then report them to senior management.
* Design and deliver a final presentation providing a project overview and solution implementation results to executive management.


* Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
* Building Trusting Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
* Collaborating - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
* Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
* Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
* Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.
* Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


* Grade point average 3.0 or better.
* Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Exceptional customer service attitude and skills.
* Demonstrated organizational and scheduling skills.
* Project management experience.
* Analysis experience.
* Versed in MS Excel, including the use of pivot and v-lookup functionality.
* Currently enrolled and pursuing degree in related field.


This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying 10 lbs of supplies and materials is required.

YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRC Worldwide) is a holding company, through its wholly owned operating subsidiaries offers the customers a range of transportation services. The Company's operating subsidiaries includes YRC National Transportation (National Transportation), YRC Regional Transportation (Regional Transportation), YRC Logistics, and YRC Truckload (Truckload). National Transportation is the reporting unit for the transportation service providers focused on business opportunities in regional, national, and international services. Regional Transportation is the reporting unit for the transportation service providers focused on business opportunities in the regional and next-day delivery markets. YRC Logistics plans and coordinates the movement of goods worldwide to provide customers a single source for logistics management solutions. Truckload reflects the results of Glen Moore, a provider of truckload services throughout the United States. (Source: 10-K)

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