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IT Vendor Management Intern - United States  

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Posted on : 07 April 2017

Project Description


Charles River makes a difference in lives of both people and animals around the world. An internship/co-op experience in Information Technology with our company will not only provide you with the essential elements you need to begin to build a rewarding career, but will hopefully instill  a sense of purpose and fulfillment inspiring continual growth and discovery.

At Charles River, we strive to provide all students with an educational and valuable learning and work experience, as well as a platform to insert their own innovations and creative thought processes.  Our interns will complete various tasks and job responsibilities in correlation with specific department initiatives while engaging in collaborative efforts with our skilled team of professionals. We expect our interns to approach their time with us with a passion to strengthen and gain valuable skill sets, and to learn more about our company while striving to make a unique contribution.

IT Vendor Management Intern, Location: US Wilmington

As an IT Vendor Management intern you will work on many aspects of vendor management. You will work to perform data analysis. Including gathering, analyzing and presenting vendor related data. You will help identify opportunities for contract, vendor and process improvement. You will help set up and manage vendor governance meetings and reporting. You will help read and interpret vendor contracts and proposals. You will work with business partners to understand and improve vendor performance. You will report to our CRL IT Vendor Relationship Manager.  Your work will strengthen your analysis, negotiation and general business skills and experience. You will build a close professional relationship through weekly meetings. Short term projects will help you understand your new work environment and co-workers. This will inspire ideas and develop new working relationships you can build on during your internship. You will also have one longer project to start within the first couple of weeks of your internship. We encourage independence and innovation throughout the program. It is through these long term projects, due at the end of the internship, that students will have the opportunity to flourish.

Skills set:

  • Ability to plan at a detailed level
  • Critical thinking and decision making ability
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Excel and MS Project
  • Experience with data analysis, data management, and process improvement preferred but not required.
  • Plan/facilitate meetings with vendors
  • Perform data analysis and management
  • Analyze contract documents, spend reports, and SLA’s
  • Contribute to departmental process improvement initiatives
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.
Experience:  None.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  None.
Other:  Must be eligible to work under state and federal regulations.  Must be able to understand and follow verbal direction.  Typing/computer skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet