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2023 Summer Intern - BrightDrop: Purchasing and Supply Chain

  • Warren
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-000088827

Description

At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that uses real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile, and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future. 

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a brighter future. 

Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us. 

Interns are responsible for developing software applications using sound, repeatable, industry best practices and following GM’s software development project methodology. Under the mentorship of more senior developers, will work hands-on writing software or solutions based on detailed requirements and system specifications. We are an innovation first team, and we need your help to ensure we meet the highest standards. In this new team your best creative thinking is needed to create a beautiful and intuitive experience that you are proud of. Come join us and let’s innovate! 

As part of the BrightDrop Purchasing & Supply Chain Internship Program, you will be collaborating on innovation challenges, interacting with Industry leaders, attending cross-functional events, and volunteering for community service activities. The Internship Program is a 10, 11, or 12-week internship where current college students will perform jobs and gain valuable work experience in one of the following areas: 

  • Direct (vehicle) Purchasing 

  • Supply Chain 

  • Demand/Supply Planning 

  • Demand/Supply Analytics 

  • Logistics 

  • Containers 

  • Value Chain Engineering 

  • Accessories and Aftermarket 

  • Program Purchasing Management (PPM) 


Additional Description

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a similar field 

  • Must be graduating between December 2023 – June 2025 

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Proficient with Microsoft office products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous purchasing, logistics, or supply chain internship experience 

  • Participation in Supply Chain case competition team or similar school association 

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship leadership skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization 

  • Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment 

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed 

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust 

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric 

Start Date:

This position has a planned start date of May/June 2023.

Work Location :

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Hybrid : This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

Student Stipend:

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2023 Student Program​


About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.