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Diageo Internship, Supply Procurement in Plainfield, Illinois

Job Description :

Diageo Procurement manages all the North American spend for Raw Materials, Packaging components, Capital and Third Party through cross-functional interaction and ownership of all external supplier relationships. This team consistently grows shareholder value by driving best-in-class cost and managing risk for the business.

About this Role

This is a 3-month, full-time, paid internship in Procurement starting in June 2021 . Interns are given challenging projects that have an immediate impact on the business. Throughout the internship, you will have multiple opportunities for visibility and exposure to Senior Management, Brand Technical, and Suppliers. All interns receive individual coaching and training from their manager and cross-functional mentor and the same kind of performance feedback given to full-time employees. As an intern, you have an opportunity to gain the experience and exposure that could lead to an exciting full-time job at Diageo!

Top Accountabilities

  • Lead project work ranging from identifying and introducing potential suppliers into the business, to building process maps and implementing cross-functional ways of working

  • Execute buying strategies in accordance with agreed-upon material buying plans at the optimum cost and quality

  • Drive creative decision making through data analytics with a solution-oriented mindset

  • Role model authentic leadership and motivation of cross-functional teams

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Legal Drinking Age (21 years) by the start of employment

  • Unrestricted US work authorization now and in the future

  • At least two years of coursework towards a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to gather and analyze data

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and drive projects to conclusion

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Confidence, adaptability, and resiliency in challenging situations and a fast-paced environment

Worker Type :

Internship (Fixed Term)

Primary Location:

Plainfield Tech Centre

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Job Posting Start Date :


As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition? We want to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.

We’re proud to be more than 30,000 talented people. While they make our iconic brands ever stronger around the world, we help them go further than they thought possible. In fact, we’re helping to define their career growth through stretching roles and exciting development opportunities.

Diageo is where you’ll find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever you’re based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where everyone can flourish.