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Supply Chain Intern

Req ID:  81822

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in North America and the Phillipines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

As an intern, you will gain experience in some of the following departments:

  • Purchasing
  • Sourcing
  • Operations
  • Process Improvement
  • Vendor Management
  • Program Management


Detailed Description

  • Gain knowledge of renewable energy industry principles, terms, policies, and procedures
  • Receive intellectual and creative opportunities to tackle a problem and develop your own proposed solution
  • Develop competency and understanding of processes and systems used in supply chain and operations
  • Gain an understanding of analytical approach and procedures to measure operations objectives
  • Purchase Card maintenance/clean up
  • Supply Chain Process/procedure improvement, which includes building ‘smart’ excel files (macro’s)
  • Assist Global Commodity Manager’s and Buyers on supply chain activities, various assignments and projects as assigned
  • Create a presentation on your internship experience, projects, and outcomes and present to department leadership
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Junior in college pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Economics, or related field
  • Strong GPA (above 3.0)
  • Previous experience working in Excel building complex calculations
  • Coursework or previous work experience that utilizes statistical analysis
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly complex and constantly evolving business environment that may require frequent re-assessment and benchmarking of priorities against objectives
  • The ability to operate in a team-oriented culture where collaboration is an integral part of being able to complete daily tasks
  • Excellent analytical and business analysis skills
  • Locate in Austin, TX
  • Travel may be required and will vary by project


Preferred Requirements

  • Previous experience in Supply Chain fields a plus
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take initiative to get things done
  • Energetic self-starter with the ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work successfully under tight deadlines
  • Team player yet able to tactfully disagree, when appropriate
  • Interest in the renewable energy industry a plus


Summer Intern Program Overview

  • 10-12 week summer program
  • Interns will individually work under the direction of their managers and will participate in a series of preplanned events throughout the summer, including executive presentations, a team-building day, and an end-of-program intern presentation to his/her manager and eStaff member about the project they delivered during their internship.
  • All interns will complete the program by the last day of August 2021.  At the completion of the program, the intern will be evaluated and considered for possible future full-time employment upon graduation.
  • Hourly-based, paid internship, approximately 40 hours per week.
  • Intern responsible for acquiring housing accommodations if they are not local to the office 

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.




SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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