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Purchasing Intern

Requisition ID:  59772
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Tucson (3520)

Tucson, AZ, United States, 85755


Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.


Job Designation

The purpose of this Intern position is to effectively support procurement activities and cross-functional relationships with assigned suppliers ensuring appropriate Meggitt purchasing policies and procedures are applied at all times. 

Job Core Responsibilities

To assist in the following:

•Manage relationships with designated suppliers of goods and services to ensure quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness targets are being achieved.  Manage and enforce contract obligations.
• Conduct requests for quotation, evaluation, negotiations, and sourcing activities as directed in order to obtain a full range of products and services from suppliers that meet planned performance targets and Meggitt guidelines.
•Drive annual cost down and minimize supplier cost increases. Accountable for commodity Purchase Cost Variance (PCV) performance.
•Raise orders and/or other demand signals accurately and on time to ensure all goods and services are supplied in accordance with customer and company requirements whilst at the same time optimising levels of inventory.
•Ensure compliance with government laws and regulations and company policies and processes.
•Manage day to day supplier quality, pricing and delivery issues, eradicating and/or escalating problems efficiently both internally and externally to minimise impact on our business.  Facilitate and lead meetings internally and externally as required to address issues.
•Manage day to day activities in support of the procurement of materials and services including obsolesce, engineering changes, part revisions, invoice issues, pricing discrepancies, expediting/de-expediting, cancellations, and the management of defective materials.
•Manage system and supply chain performance parameters such as supplier contact information, lead times, minimum order quantities, delivery frequency, and schedules.
•Review performance data related to purchasing effectiveness and efficiency (in conjunction team leadership) in order to determine corrective actions where necessary and to exploit opportunities for continuous improvement, including joint initiatives with suppliers where appropriate.
•Support and lead as needed, product development, VA/VE, supplier capacity analysis and other supplier engagement processes in support of departmental goals including supplier account reviews and appropriate account review action management.
• Liaise with external customers as required taking appropriate actions as directed.
•Perform other duties and tasks as assigned
•Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary.

Job Specifications

Education: Currently enrolled in Junior level Purchasing classes (300 level) with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Years Experience: 0-2 years of relevant experience


  • Must be PC literate with exceptional skills in MS Office
  • Ability to multi-task essential
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Confidential and trustworthy
  • Flexible, open minded listener/learner
  • Excellent Communicator/Team worker
  • Analytical, fact based problem solver
  • Enthusiastic, motivated by continuous improvement
  • Attention to detail is required for this position


This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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