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2023 Summer Intern – Global Purchasing & Manufacturing Services

  • Detroit / Warren
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000087707


About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about crafting safer, better, and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is passionate about building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open workspaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services (GP&MS)

Join the GP&MS team and become part of one of the most dynamic and innovative organizations within General Motors. Our mission is to provide GM with a competitive advantage through outstanding services and solutions.

As part of the GP&MS team, you will be interacting with industry leaders, attending cross-functional events, and volunteering for community service activities. You will gain valuable work experience in one of the following areas:

  • Indirect & Direct Purchasing
  • Indirect Materials Management
  • Business Process Transformation
  • Business Intelligence
  • Supplier Recovery & Asset Management

Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Support in the development of sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps
  • Lead projects aimed at making improvements in the areas of Procurement, Freight Bill Audit, Vendor Tool Management, Supplier Claims, or Asset Management
  • Use Lean tools to improve Purchasing, Inventory and Planning processes
  • Implement Standardized work to minimize variation in purchasing processes
  • Lead strategic supplier engagement activities (Technology Days, Request for Quotes, etc.)

Additional Description


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Business, Supply Chain Management, or related fields
  • Must be graduating between December 2023 & June 2024
  • Able to work full time, 40 hours per week during the summer months
  • Demonstrated leadership in field of study, extra-curricular activities, or service organizations

Desired Skills:

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity and innovate
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization
  • Proficient in Excel for data analytics and BI software for data visualization
  • Desire to learn new tools/methodologies

Work Location:

This role offers the following work appropriately strategies:

  • Hybrid : This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2023 Student Program.


About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.