Procurement Intern at NFP in New York, NY

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NFP:

NFP, Corp., and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses is a leading provider of diversified advisory services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP has more than 5,000 employees and global capabilities and more than 300 office locations. 90% of NFP’s offices are located throughout 46 states. Additionally, NFP has offices in Canada, Puerto Rico and U.K. A typical NFP office will house 30-100 employees and will be structured under regional leadership. NFP’s corporate headquarters is 340 Madison Avenue New York, NY. The intern will report to work at headquarters.

NFP’s Procurement organization is a corporate department providing all strategic sourcing and procurement operations across NFP for our corporate and field offices. Procurement identifies, selects, develops and manages key suppliers across all categories of spend and leverages this role to ensure optimized cost and service objectives for all purchases.

SUMMARY:

We are looking for an intern to work with us in Spring and/or Summer. The Procurement intern will provide project-level support for active initiatives by assisting with data collection and management, including the review, correction and entry of client and project data into our systems of record. Projects may include engagements across multiple areas of service and support including spend due diligence and RFI/RFP support for supplier selection and negotiations.

The intern will also have an opportunity to provide project-level support for procurement initiatives in related categories servicing NFP. Examples of additional projects may include providing support for sourcing efforts in selecting an office products provider or assisting with the planning and implementation of a new invoice management system.

The intern will have the opportunity to attend regular meetings with the Procurement team as well as staff meetings and training with interns from other departments. This position reports to the SVP and head of Procurement for NFP.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Work with standard systems of support such as Salesforce.com, Cognos reporting and office tools
  • Data integrity validation tests to maintain clean data. Work with program staff to get corrections and make adjustments to ensure project specific data integrity
  • Assist in overseeing the stability, access, data quality and information flow
  • Support the analysis and executive reporting of up-to-date information by project
  • Provide overflow administration support and assist with ad hoc projects as required
  • Keep all information and records confidential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND/OR ABILITIES:

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Fast, efficient data entry and comparative analytics skills
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with employees in different roles and with varying skill-sets.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Alterity Group
  • Ability to operate desktop computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and specialized software applications, in a network environment

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