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Global Supply Management (GSM) Intern

bw_wordkay_placeNoblesville - Indiana - USA

bw_wordkay_timeOct 01, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


BorgWarner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions. We focus on developing leading powertrain Technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions and performance. Our facilities are located across the globe to provide local support for our diverse customer base.

We operate in two groups: The Engine Group develops air management strategies and products to optimize engines for fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and enhanced performance. BorgWarner’s expertise includes engine timing systems, boosting systems, ignition systems, air and noise management, cooling and controls. The Drivetrain Group harnesses a legacy of more than 100 years as an industry innovator in transmission and all-wheel drive technology. The group leverages this understanding of powertrain clutching technology to develop interactive control systems and strategies for all types of torque management.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Global Supply Management (GSM) Intern at our Noblesville Technical Center (NTC) in Noblesville, Indiana.

In this role, and under direct supervision of the Director, Advanced Launch Management, the GSM Intern will be primarily responsible for supporting ALMs, GCMs, and Prototype Buyers in the sourcing activity of new prototype and production components and the launch readiness of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems’ future product launches for the Noblesville Technical Center.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the sourcing activity of new prototype and production programs
  • Participate in supplier negotiations and support the preparation for those negotiations
  • Participate in cross functional teams including Engineering, Program Management, Supplier Development and Manufacturing Site Team
  • Support Advance Launch Managers (ALMs) in managing launch reports, cost walks, and one page summaries
  • Support ALMs and Global Commodity Managers (GCMs) in the sourcing of new components
  • Support ALMs launch readiness reviews with the cross-functional team which would include follow up on action items assigned from those reviews helping to drive accountability within the team
  • SAP supplier master data base maintenance
  • Support management of supplier tooling including the online supplier tooling database
  • New supplier creation
  • Participate in prototype and production supplier scorecard meetings
  • Participate in program kickoff reviews with the rest of the GSM Team to outline key program deliverables
  • Attend and support on-site prototype and production supplier visits
  • Assist in researching new prototype suppliers
  • Assist in exploring new technologies that provide a competitive advantage
  • Attend weekly PowerDrive Systems PTC (Propulsion Technical Center) and NTC overview and update sessions
  • Host weekly meeting to review project status
  • Other projects as deemed necessary by the ALM and GCM Teams
  • Exhibit overall process discipline within the GSM function

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Undergraduate student in their Sophomore or Junior year attending an accredited university majoring in Global Supply Management or Supply Chain Management
  • Ability to work full time in summer
  • Must be local to the Noblesville, IN area
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 required
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Negotiation & contract management experience preferred
  • Supplier relationship management & development preferred
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes preferred
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented
  • High proficiency in MSOffice, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Ability to interface at all levels within the organization in a professional manner

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Learning on the Fly
  • Action Oriented
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Self Knowledge
  • Informing
  • Customer Focus
  • Creativity
  • Personal Learning
  • Presentation Skills
  • Priority Setting
  • Ethics and Values
  • Listening
  • Process Management
  • Drive for Results
  • Time Management
  • Interpersonal Savvy


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner NTC/WHQ Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

Equal Employer Opportunity Statement
BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: This position does not provide sponsorship or a housing stipend. Please only apply if you are a student at a local Indiana university.

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