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Strategic Sourcing Intern

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 12/01/2023 Job ID 13120
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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS Inc. is a $3.8 billion, Fortune 100 global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains, and foods, CHS is committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping its farmer-owners, customers, and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seeds, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets, and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane, and renewable energy products.

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Strategic Sourcing group for a Strategic Sourcing Intern. As a Strategic Sourcing Intern, you will work closely with our Procurement team to support the sourcing and procurement activities that drive the efficiency and effectiveness of our supply chain. This internship will expose you to strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, and negotiation. This internship is for Summer 2024.


  • Research industry trends, market conditions, and supplier landscapes to identify potential opportunities and risks.
  • Assist in identifying potential suppliers, evaluating their capabilities, and maintaining a database of qualified suppliers.
  • Support the creation and issuance of RFx and other procurement documents, ensuring alignment with organizational requirements.
  • Analyze supplier proposals, conduct cost analyses, and participate in the evaluation bids to recommend the most advantageous supplier selection.
  • Collaborate with the supplier in seeking favorable terms and conditions while maintaining positive supplier relationships.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining supplier contracts, ensuring compliance with organizational policies and legal requirements.
  • Work closely with various departments, including transportation, crop protection, and country operations, to understand their sourcing needs and requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within the procurement function and contribute to implementing best practices.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in business/supply chain or a recent graduate interested in gaining internship experience.
  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Interest in agricultural business, supply chain, logistics, or business management.
  • Strong analytical and research skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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