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Global Sourcing Intern (Summer 2022)

Location: 

Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 282497 

 

Love's College Intern Program

The Love’s college internship program is frequently referred to as the best in Oklahoma City. This rapidly growing program provides opportunities for students in multiple areas of the business to receive employee level experience, not just busy work. Students also gain valuable knowledge that they can’t get in a classroom; they are guided through proper etiquette of a professional corporate setting. With a high percentage of full time offers, Love’s takes the time to invest not only in the students, but in their future.

 

Over the course of the summer, Love’s interns also participate in the following activities:

  • Tour of multiple business operations
  • Q&A sessions with executives
  • Participation in Greater Grads: InternOKC
  • Community volunteering activities
  • Social/Networking events
  • Classroom skills-based training
  • Mentor program
  • Structured performance feedback
  • Formal presentation to Love’s leadership

 

BASIC PURPOSE:  

The Global Sourcing Support Intern (GSS) position will support the Global Sourcing team as well as learn and participate in all aspects of the product development process. The process includes, but is not limited to product development/sourcing, overseas supplier communication, internal collaboration, and item creation and integrity.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Product Development/Sourcing

  • Learn to identify products that have potential to be directly sourced by Love’s
  • Learn and develop specifications for products
  • Understand and help develop product assortments, roadmap, competitive matrix, and pricing structure

 

Overseas Supplier Communication

  • Communicate with overseas partners about current and new products
  • Discuss lead times, cost negotiation, and product creation
  • Help hold suppliers accountable to timelines

 

Internal Collaboration

  • Work with the merchandising team to develop private label strategies inside of the current product assortments
  • Support global sourcing team on new marketing initiatives (packaging, branding, signage, etc.)
  • Opportunities to present new products and roadmaps to internal teams

 

Item Creation and Integrity  

  • Assist in item creation, including product information, pricing, specifications, etc. into Love’s SAP/Vendor Link systems
  • Confirm and verify information coming in from overseas partners
  • Other duties assigned as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Currently enrolled in a four year university program.
  • Preferred university degree: International Business Major or related egree

Experience:

  • Experience in Retail preferred
  • Experience managing vendor relations a plus

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Skills:

  • Hard Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Soft Skills: Stable work history, good oral and verbal communications skills, team player, keen attention to detail, self-motivated, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong analytical skills

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Job Function(s): Corporate 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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