Southwest Airlines Co.

  • Supply Chain Management - Center of Excellence (COE) Intern - Summer 2019

    Post Begin Date 2 weeks ago(10/1/2018 8:55 AM)
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    58-Supply Chain Management
  • Overview

    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.


    The primary role of Supply Chain Management (SCM) is to collaborate with Internal Stakeholders and Suppliers to identify cost savings opportunities, strategically sourcing high quality products and services, and develop the best strategies to allow for a best in class supply chain.


    The SCM Center of Excellence (COE) supports the Supply Chain Department through service and project management of the Ariba Spend Management application to drive prioritization, resource allocation, and clarity.  The team advises, informs, and  empowers  Business Operations to optimize processes, identify new opportunities for automation, and leverage automation to promote best in class end-to-end Supply Chain Management activities with the use of Ariba Spend Management at Southwest Airlines.


    The SCM COE main focus is on executing the Source-to-Pay transformation program, all continuous improvement projects associated with Ariba and SCM processes, and continued management of the Procurement Policy. This Team provides invaluable SCM experience and deep end-to-end process understanding of the Source-To-Pay spectrum.


    The SCM COE Intern will assist this department with a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:

    • Supports SCM COE in their implementation, management, and ongoing business process optimization in support of the SAP Ariba technology platform.
    • Assists with project management tasks (i.e., status tracking and reporting, issue documentation, follow-ups)
    • Assists with development of materials as part of a larger communications and change management program.


    Basic Qualifications:


    High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.


    Must be at least 18 years of age.


    To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student at time of application (minimum of 12 credit hours)


    Sophomores or Juniors preferred. Please include your graduation date on your resume.


    Minimum of a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA


    Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986




    Progress towards degree in Supply Chain Management, Information Technology Management, Systems Engineering, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Accounting, Finance, or related degree.




    • Positive, self-motivated individual with high level of enthusiasm and willingness to learn and incorporate coaching and instructions into daily tasks and assignments
    • Highly organized with critical attention to details and accuracy as well as time management skills
    • Previous Supply Chain related internship experience in the past 12 months preferred
    • Knowledge of SAP Ariba or equivalent procurement platform preferred
    • Strong Microsoft Excel skills preferred (pivot tables, vlookup)
    • Knowledge of MS Project preferred
    • Knowledge and application of lean methodology preferred.
    • Basic understanding of Project Management principles and practices preferred
    • Basic understanding of Change Management and Communications preferred
    • Self-starter, critical thinker and innovator of ideas that could increase value for SWA
    • Ability to read and interpret contract language
    • Aviation background and enthusiasm
    • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines
    • Problem solving ability with strong written/verbal communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and willingness to function as part of a Team







    Unofficial transcript.


     “Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author.)


    Letters of Recommendation.




    Full-time - 40 hours per week



    $15.00 per hour + flight privileges


    This position is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.


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    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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