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Materials/Supply Chain Intern

Watertown, SD, US

Early Talent Program Overview

The Terex Early Talent Program immerses high potential students in challenging real-world projects which directly help drive business results at our global organization. Our rich beliefs in innovation and continuous improvement, paired with the diverse and creative mindsets of our students, leads to the development of our best-in-class products, positively impacting the lives of people all around the world.

We are committed to the personal and professional development of our students and are proud to encourage their growth into our leaders of tomorrow.



  • Partner with team members from global locations - more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide.
  • Intern/Co-op opportunities can lead to full time careers


Real World Responsibilities:

During your time with us you will:

  • This position will be responsible for a specific project that is assigned in the areas of commodity management, supplier quality, or supply chain analytics
  • The candidate is likely to participate in an RFQ process, supplier evaluation process, a selections process, negotiation process, as well as working supplier issues and supplier maintenance 
  • Comply with purchasing policies/procedures, as well as legal/ethical obligations
  • Assist in documenting and creating processes and standard work in the supply chain/sourcing functions.
  • Support commodity manager(s) in their daily work
  • Assist in negotiation preparation
  • Identify and implement cost savings opportunities through spend analysis, supplier negotiations, business resourcing, value added and value engineering opportunities, and other purchasing methods
  • Support manufacturing operations and quality department with supplier issue resolution
  • Administrate Blanket Orders, Purchase Orders and Vendor Master Information in the ERP system
  • Ability to analyze complex data, identify and execute savings opportunities, implement sourcing strategies, and quickly execute tasks to realize benefits.

As part of our team we will:

  • Provide you with real-work assignments that will provide you valuable experience as you begin your career.


Must haves:

  •  Pursuing a degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business, Materials, Technical or related field
  •  Verbal and written skills - ability to communicate to all levels of management required.
  •  Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects at one time
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Nice to haves:

  • MS Excel and PowerPoint experience, experience with Oracle and access or other SQL application is a plus.
  • Complete an agreed upon project (related to Supply Chain), culminating in a formal report out to sr. leadership
  • Ability to multi-task multiple categories & projects. Ability to coordinate strategies/activities across multiple business functions.
  • Financial & quantitative analysis experience a plus. Problem solving skills are essential.


Terex Overview:                    

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota