Procurement Intern

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Procurement
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

Procurement intern

The procurement intern role will contribute to establishing and improving procurement operations within the project, playing a crucial part in commercial support functions. Responsibilities will include tasks like setting up suppliers, managing purchase orders, assisting in supplier-related issues, and providing commercial aid across project activities. An ideal candidate for this internship would have some prior experience in procurement, demonstrating a basic level of familiarity and skills in handling these tasks.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in sourcing and evaluating potential suppliers and vendors.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand procurement needs.
  • Review and negotiate contracts, ensuring favorable terms and conditions.
  • Manage purchase orders and invoices, maintaining accurate records.
  • Monitor supplier performance and address any issues or discrepancies.
  • Analyze procurement data to identify cost-saving opportunities and improve processes.
  • Support the procurement team in ad-hoc projects and initiatives
  • Triggering/monitoring the creation and maintenance of suppliers in ERP-system(s) on request of Category Manager
  • Chasing order confirmation and update PO accordingly
  • Monitoring delivery planning
  • Resolving supplier questions and issues related to the PO.
  • Resolving invoicing issues related to PO.
  • Resolving delivery / quality issues in consultation with Warehouse and Quality
  • Request for Quotation (under guidance of Business Procurement Manager, Category Manager or Project Procurement Manager)
  • Receiving quotes (or proposals) and sharing with evaluation committee
  • Requesting for updated quotes (or proposals) and compare
  • Working towards process improvement in operational procurement process
  • Identifying recurring problems and participating in resolving them
  • Knowledge / experience in operational procurement / ordering / RFQ-ing required, at least 2 years, preferably in a broad variety of goods and services.
  • Documentation and Reporting – Maintain accurate records of procurement activities, including contracts, purchase orders, and supplier communications. Generate reports to track procurement metrics and performance indicators.
  • Cross-Functional Engagement – Collaborate with project managers, legal, project controls, engineering, and other stakeholders to align procurement activities with project objectives and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Support the procurement team in ad-hoc projects and initiatives.


Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations

  • None required.


Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • Preferred Supply Chain, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent major/degree
  • 0-2 years; General understanding of sourcing, some category knowledge and supplier management or equivalent training and/or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (at least in English)
  • Analyzing
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Maintaining relationships (internal/external)
  • Excellent customer service skills. Self-confident with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks to support and deliver as requested.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • General understanding of supply chain and administration from a sourcing/buying perspective.
  • General understanding of standard purchase order terms and conditions language.
  • Some knowledge of procurement function software.
  • General knowledge of RFI, RFQ and RFPs; ability to evaluate pricing and negotiate best terms.


  • Hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals in the industry
  • Opportunity to work on meaningful projects that impact the company’s success
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in various departments.


Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.  In addition to the following:


Security Clearance Requirements

  • Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook required.



  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged amounts of time required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through various means required


Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday
  • May work additional hours and days, including weekends and holidays as required.



  • Less than 10% of the time.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associate with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, OCI Beaumont, LLC reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance of EEOC regulations, if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of this position in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardship upon this organization.


OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of nitrogen products and methanol providing sustainable solutions to agricultural and industrial customers around the world. Our production capacity spans four continents and comprises approximately 16.1 million metric tons per year of nitrogen fertilizers, methanol, diesel exhaust fluid, melamine, and other nitrogen products. We are headquartered in the Netherlands and listed on Euronext in Amsterdam.  We are proud to have cultivated a strong community focused identity as a local employer with 3,600 employees around the world. Our employment strategy has resulted in a diverse global workforce encompassing 25 nationalities located in ten countries, with diverse ethnicities, religious beliefs, cultures, orientations, ages, and other traits working together respectfully and with a shared sense of purpose.

OCI is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, color, age, disability, sex, national origin or religion.  We value diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package.   These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families.  Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire.  OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit.  Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays and PTO.

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.