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Intern - Procurement - 90243156 - Philadelphia

Date: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?


The purpose of this position is to attract individuals who are interested in a career in Procurement, Contract Management and/or Utilities Management and in developing business skills required to be effective in today’s challenging business environment. Candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply research, organizational and analytical skills in a fast paced, diverse business environment while learning about Amtrak, a critical element of our nation’s transportation infrastructure.

• Assist and support Procurement and RFP processes in Capital Equipment and Utilities Management for the acquisition of rolling stock, capital equipment, utilities, lighting services and other products.
-    Assist with data management and inputs into Ariba and SharePoint.
-    Assist with Price and Cost Analysis of supplier submitted bids and proposals and with tabulation of technical evaluation committee scoring of proposals.
-    Assist with Contract Purchase Orders and Change Orders.


• Assist Utilities Management:
-    Assist with analysis, interpretation and reporting of utility usage, including cellular services, and research and report out on justification/basis for usage;
-    Assist with review and analysis of utility invoices;
-    Follow-up on usage anomalies with Amtrak field representatives;
-    Apply for Utility Incentives and credit Utility Incentives to Amtrak’s WBS;
-    Assist and support management of Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) vendor relationships
-    Analysis of program health through SAP reporting (on time and on budget reporting).


• Research internal customer and stakeholder requests and provide timely documented responses.
• Attend office meetings, project meetings in Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington DC, and conference calls and prepare meeting minutes as required.
• Assist with fulfilling requests for information from internal and external business contacts and stakeholders.

•    This position begins Summer/May 2019


• Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in in Business Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Analytics, or similar degree.

• Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
• Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 
• Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Experience in MS Office software suite with strong aptitude in MS Excel and MS Word.
• Ability to research, collect and analyze data.
• Ability to identify challenges/barriers and make recommendations to get to a satisfactory outcome.


• Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment with frequently changing priorities.
• Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills sufficient to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
• High attention to detail and organizational aptitude.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently.
• Experience in SAP and Ariba
• Experience in working in a professional office setting.
• Specific interest in working in the railroad industry and/or in a career in Procurement.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:37869
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:1 - 3 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Supply Chain & Logistics || Procurement

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