Purchasing - Summer Internship

Job Locations US-TX-Killeen
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Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

Z-Modular, a division of Zekelman, is a Purchasing Intern for our facility located in Killeen. TX. Reporting to the local Purchasing Manager, the Purchasing Intern will gain valuable experience in a fast-paced purchasing environment and will support the Purchasing team through providing detailed product forecast(s) to support 100% product availability, analyze inventory turns to reduce inventory days on hand, and assist in executing competitive bids and down-selecting to award purchases.



  • Shadow Purchasing Team to gain understanding of what it means to be a buyer in a fast-paced manufacturing organization
  • Learn the end-to-end process for purchasing materials, negotiating with vendors, and problem solve shortages that impact the line
  • Perform analysis of spend to help find material cost savings
  • Perform demand analysis to determine forecast(s) for material buys to support 100% product availability over next 1 year
  • Create purchase requisitions from Supplier submitted quotes
  • Create and release purchase orders to vendors for construction materials
  • Gain experience working with the Dynamics 365 as it relates to Procurement
  • Communicate with vendors / suppliers regarding order confirmations, delivery dates, etc.
  • Reconcile invoices with Accounting and Vendors
  • Upload / Scan purchasing documents into IMS for Accounting Purposes



  • Preferred candidate will be pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management or Logistics
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong, effective communication skills
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role
  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy 


Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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