PROCUREMENT STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM
The Procurement Student Program provides college students with the opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience at while continuing their studies at their universities. The program usually begins in the student’s sophomore year. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or higher. The work assignments are at our Cincinnati, Ohio facility in the Procurement Department.
For the student, the program provides the opportunity for:
- exposure to “real life” working assignments
- application of college coursework in a business environment
- broad exposure to the industry and the company
- professional development through increasingly complex assignments
- consideration for full-time employment after graduation.
For the company, the program provides the opportunity to:
- develop future staffing resources to meet identified divisional needs
- strengthen ties with particular schools to enhance full-time recruiting efforts
- identify and recruit high-potential candidates early in their academic careers.
Patheon offers Procurement assignments to students majoring in Business or Materials Management in an accredited program. We consider students with business competence as well as their ability to work as team members within the Procurement Group. Training is on-the-job with experienced supervision and support. Work assignments commonly incorporate some entry-level work with guidance given for first-time experiences. Work assignments increase in responsibility, complexity, and challenge. By using the SAP Procurement system, the student will learn the procurement process from creation of orders through delivery and invoice payment. The work schedule is part-time with flexible hours to accommodate the student’s academic schedule during the school year. Students are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, but ideally 30+ hours per week. A potential for full-time employment also exists during periods when classes are not in session.
Under the direction of a designated supervisor or procurement staff member, the student will assist in performing procurement tasks as designated by the supervisor. The student will be exposed to Procurement methods, policies and procedures.
Salaries for students are based on the student’s academic year (sophomore/junior/senior). Pay is reviewed each time the academic year changes.