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Procurement Intern

Lisle, IL




Academic Level


Job Description & Requirements

Job Description & Position Overview

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.

Location: Leslie, Illinois


Interns are carefully selected for one of the following Functional Areas (this list can vary based on project):

  • Direct Material Procurement (Cabin, Chassis or Powertrain)

  • General Purchasing Services/Goods

  • Purchasing Program Management

  • Supply Chain Risk Management

  • Procurement Processes & Systems

Potential Projects:


  • Vendor Consolidation Strategy and Tail Spend Analysis

  • Establish process for Supplier Capacity/Lead time documentation

  • Assist with data mining information to formulate Category Strategies– i.e.: Liaison with the Engineering teams to get technical details for the strategy

  • Assisting in CSA negotiation and execution

  • Optimization of Aftermarket processes and part number rationalization

  • Creation and maintenance of Procurement dashboards and systems

What We’re Looking For:

We want career focused hit-the-ground running individuals whom are ready to handle a variety of exciting challenges!

  • Applicants should be pursuing a bachelor’s degree primarily in Supply Chain, General Business, or Industrial Engineering

  • Preferred candidates to graduate in December 2023 or Spring 2024 (opportunity is open to college students who are sophomores at the time of application)

  • Talented, high-energy problem solvers who are self-starting and comfortable with ambiguity

  • Have great computer skills - PC proficient (Microsoft Office)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Great attention to detail

  • Team oriented – willing to work with others inside and outside your department

  • Flexible work environment

Minimum Requirements

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to provide housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status required – For certain positions (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 or F-1 status)

Desired Skills

  • At least Sophomore standing for undergrad at the time of application

  • Able to work at least 12 weeks (starting the end of May or early June through August)

  • Previous applicable internships

  • Self-starter

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

Company Overview

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.


Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.


With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at

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