Intern/Co-op - Global Procurement

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Date: Jun 15, 2017

Location: Various, Various, US

Company: Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Driver's License Required: Yes
Employee Group: Intern/Co-op
Employee Subgroup: Hourly Non-Exempt



Are you a self-starter looking for a challenging opportunity, where you can gain hands-on experience in the field of Supply Chain? Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) can help get you there. MPC offers a number of opportunities within our Global Procurement organization where you can add value and grow professionally. You will have the opportunity to work in an autonomous environment that fosters coaching and support.  You will also have the opportunity to utilize our new integrated SAP system in all aspects of procurement.



As an intern with MPC, you will be assigned to work in either a procurement or material control capacity. In both roles, you will develop an awareness of MPC’s commitment to high ethical standards, environmental stewardship and employee safety. You will also work to establish and maintain rapport with suppliers as well as MPC’s employees and management. Based upon location and organizational assignment, each role as outlined below, allows the intern to take on a number of challenging and exciting responsibilities.


Procurement Responsibilities:

  • Develop a knowledgeable background regarding MPC's policies and procedures related to procurement, contracts, and materials management
  • Develop an understanding of MPC's category management, contract management and supplier diversity processes
  • Become familiar with the materials, equipment, and services procured for the operations of MPC's components
  • Play a hands-on role in the purchasing of indirect goods and services
  • Engage in cross-functional category management activities
  • Gain an understanding of market and spend analysis
  • Prepare and analyze bid packages
  • Negotiate contractual terms and commercial issues
  • Complete projects and tasks related to inventory control, transportation, and logistics


Material Control Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of MPC's terms of stock and non-stock material inventories including material control, warehousing, and logistics
  • Become familiar with MPC's policies and procedures related to inventory control, warehouse management, and inventory accounting
  • Develop competency in use of inventory control systems
  • Assist with inventory consolidation and reduction projects
  • Review and set up new warehouse inventory
  • Complete total cost of ownership reviews
  • Work to implement reorder optimization
  • Provide project and turnaround support in staging and tracking inventory
  • Grant approval of re-supply requirements and daily cycle count reconciliation
  • Engage in projects and tasks related to logistics, scrap/surplus materials, and Warehouse Management Technologies



Desired Majors: Bachelors in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Distribution, Integrated Supply Management, and/or Logistics

We hire for the following locations: Findlay, OH (Corporate Refining, Transportation & Logistics, Process Systems, and Supplier Diversity & Corporate Support); and MPC refinery locations to include: Garyville, LA (Near New Orleans); Detroit, MI; Catlettsburg, KY (Near Huntington, WV); Robinson, IL (Near Terre Haute, IN); two locations in Texas City, TX (Near Houston, TX) and Canton, OH.


Students must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.


About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), together with its subsidiaries, including Marathon Petroleum Company LP and Speedway LLC, is one of the largest petroleum product refiners, marketers and transporters in the United States.

MPC is the nation’s third-largest refiner and the largest refiner in the Midwest. MPC’s refining, marketing and transportation operations are concentrated primarily in the Midwest, Gulf Coast and Southeast regions of the U.S.

MPC operations are strategically located to serve major markets. They include a seven-plant refining network, a comprehensive terminal and transportation system, and extensive wholesale and retail marketing operations. This includes both the Marathon brand and MPC’s wholly-owned retail marketing subsidiary, Speedway LLC, the nation’s second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated retail gasoline and convenience stores.


Job Function: MPC Internships and Co-ops
Travel Expected: Up to 10%


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Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status.

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