Procurement Intern

405 Park Tower Dr, Manchester, TN 37355, USA Req #2231
Tuesday, March 5, 2024



Ensure consistency of RMA products through use of the principles including Sort, Set-In-Order, Standardize, Sustain, and Safety to develop Standard Operating Conditions (SOC’s) that ensure our customers receive the same product every time. Promote and lead standardization and relentless continuous process improvement through daily audits, Management by Walking Around, and Continuous Improvement Teams (CIT’s). 


Areas of Responsibility / Tasks  

Performance must reflect appropriate level of expertise and achievement of the desired results for the items listed below:


  1. General Policy
  1. Sort, set and maintain Item Master- setting up minimum orders, contract pricing, completing Vendor Item file, etc.
  2. Update supplier contact information to enhance communication and servicing.
  3. Analyze packaging data history and update as necessary to improve process and efficiencies through clean and accurate data.
  4. Examine Regulatory data such as Safety Data Sheets (SDS) from creation to system storage and partner with Regulatory Coordinator to cross reference data files and import regulatory documents seamlessly.
  5. Establish new while sustaining existing SOC’s to ensure customers receive same finished product every time.
  6. Coordinate with RHA/RMA Commercial Teams to ensure all customer requirements are being consistently met.
  7. Supports development of new SOCs, both new products and existing products on different equipment.
  8. Ensure plant is “starting where they stopped” on all production runs and that SOC’s are updated in timely manner to reflect actual, optimal and sustainable run conditions.
  9. Support Plant Manager on KPI goals as related to process improvements through CIT team leadership and involvement.  Focus on Job Rate, Yield Loss, Safety and Quality.
  10. Help transfer best process and equipment practices across production lines.
  11. Support seamless transfer of production lines and products between facilities as necessary to optimize RMA’s financial success.
  12. Demonstrate leadership behaviors consistent with RMA’s “Code of Conduct”.
  13. Drive plant systems and organization to improve efficiency, safety and quality.
  14. Drive improvements via Management by Walking Around (MBWA).
  15. Other duties as assigned by Procurement Manager & Business Process Specialist.


Minimum Qualifications/ Education / Experience / Certifications

  1. Education:
  1. Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain. Junior or Senior level.
  1. Experience:
          1. Must be open to working primarily on manufacturing shop floor and not behind desk.
          2. Experience in the plastics field is preferred, manufacturing and/or laboratory.


Competencies; Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA)

To perform this role successfully, an individual must have experience achieving desired result(s) in their areas of responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of observable behaviors and essential knowledge, skill, and abilities required of a successful incumbent within our culture.     


  1. Demonstrated self-starter with critical thinking skills
  2. Basic knowledge of ERP systems, ability to work with spreadsheets, proficient in MS Office and other business applications
  3. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple deliverables and multiple competing priorities without jeopardizing quality
  4. Organization skills, with ability to work independently on assigned tasks
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build good team relationships
  6. Demonstrated ability to use good verbal and written communication
  7. Experience with using problem-solving techniques while conducting research to collect, sort and organize data collection with accuracy and time management skills
  8. Must be comfortable working in a shared space, with constant noise, with/or without the use of a private office.
  9. Must be comfortable working in a non-climate controlled environment.
  10. Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of 40 hours with or without notice.


Work Environment / Conditions

The work environment/conditions described herein are representative of those that an incumbent may experience, and therefore must be adaptable to work in a shared space, with constant noise, with/or without the use of a private office. Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of 40 hours with or without notice.


Physical Requirements / Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions & physical demands of this role.

  1. Must be able to lift 55lbs.
  2. Have use of fingers and hands for writing and typing.
  3. Regularly go up and down stairs. 
  4. Occasionally reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.



This job description is not an exhaustive list of areas of responsibility or tasks that an incumbent in this position may be asked to perform. All Employees are required to deliver the desired results intended for their role, at the designated level of knowledge, skill, and ability commensurate with their job title and level within the organization. 


Ravago Americas is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with this employer depends solely upon your qualifications.

Other details

  • Job Function WC (Job Function)
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 700753020 - RMA Manchester Whse
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Some College
Location on Google Maps
  • 405 Park Tower Dr, Manchester, TN 37355, USA