Procurement Internships – Singapore

Posted on Aug. 16, 2023 by InternPlug

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Job Description


Salary: Competitive Team: Graduates, Interns and Apprentices Location: Singapore - Technology Centre

About us

When you design unconventional and smarter products, you need an unconventional and smarter supply chain. Our Procurement team works across Dyson, supporting our Research Design and Development (RDD) and our business Categories. Whichever part of our business you’re supporting, you’ll be playing a vital role in strategic decision making, affecting the design of our machines and the growth ambitions of the business.

As part of the Direct Procurement team, you will be participating directly in the product development lifecycle, working alongside RDD on projects to find new suppliers for advanced materials and technologies. You will get to experience the excitement and challenges of building global supply chains to support the development, production and launch of Dyson’s newest products. The double stacked heater that fits inside the Supersonic hairdryer body, the lightweight machined aluminium 13-blade impeller which sits inside the Dyson digital motor are just some examples of the parts sourced by the Procurement team.

The Global Procurement team functions in four main areas – Global Commodity Management (GCM), Category Procurement Management (CPM), Procurement Engineering (PE) and Procurement Center of Excellence (PCOE). As a team, we manage Dyson’s direct material spend by sourcing and allocating the right suppliers, at the right cost and right quality. The team works with key stakeholders to deliver new projects on time and on cost, and also ensures that we have parts/components supporting the build plans volume and capacity. Global Procurement is also responsible for supplier relationship management (SRM), providing market insights on commodity trends and outlook, and bridging the technology road map internally and externally.

We are looking for penultimate year students, graduating by August 2024 and who would be able to commit full-time from Jul/Aug to Dec 2023 (minimum 12 weeks).

About the role

You’ll either be assigned to a live project or a commodity team putting your university learning into practice from the get go. This is a broad and varied role, meaning no two days are the same. Some of your responsibilities could include:

  • Supply Market research and early supplier involvement – identifying, researching and evaluating potential suppliers for design development and production supply

  • Working alongside our Global Commodity Managers and Procurement Engineers in commercial activities such as supplier requests for quotations, cost analysis, should cost analysis and identification of cost saving opportunities

  • Contributing to new project sourcing plans with Category Procurement Managers and Global Commodity Managers to develop and manage Product and Category sourcing strategies

  • Supporting the Supplier Selection process for new projects, gathering and presenting data for stakeholder approval

  • Negotiating with suppliers to achieve year on year purchased part savings and contribute to the Global Procurement team’s cost savings target

  • Working alongside Category Procurement and Global Commodity Managers to understand supplier’s production and tooling schedules and capacity: analysing data to ensure we have the right level of capacity and material commitment at the right time and cost

We’ll support you with a development framework designed to help you make the most of your internship.

About you

Our internships are competitive and delivering the next generation of Dyson technology is tough, so you’ll need to be:

  • On track and be studying towards an engineering or business-related degree, with an active interest in managing projects

  • Able to commit for at least 12 weeks from Jul/ Aug to Dec 2023

  • Graduating in August/September 2024

  • Strong in numeracy, communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to negotiate with and influence internal and external stakeholders

  • Familiar with Excel, Tableau, programming and/or database creation tools

  • Able to demonstrate how you manage your time effectively and multi-task so experience of a high-pressure, competitive environment would be beneficial

  • Able to evidence a strong sense of commercial acumen and an active interest in business, either through your university projects or as part of your co-curricular activities

  • A proactive problem solver and happy to build your own networks to learn from the technical expertise around you

  • Passionate about Dyson and our technology to help us meet our ambitious future plan

We like people who show some get-up-and-go and passion for what they do. We’ll expect a lot from you. And no day will be the same as the last.

Please upload your detailed resume and latest academic transcript (all semesters inclusive) in a single file together with your online application.

Please note that you should only apply to one internship position as multiple applications will delay the selection process. We will consider you for another internship role should you have the relevant skillset or experience.

Shortlisted candidates will undergo our early careers recruitment and selection process which could include digital assessments and interviews.


Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Advertised until:
Sept. 15, 2023

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