Intern, Supply Chain 2021


Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 3 months ago
Job ID: 00TLA
Category: Internships, Graduate Positions, and Student Programs
Location: HoustonTX

Position Summary


As a Supply Chain intern, you will be exposed to analytics, sourcing, contracts, material management, logistics, and supplier relations. Specific deliverables will be defined by the assigned project, which will differ for each intern. Supply Chain interns will participate in site wide internship activities such as field trips, seminars, social activities, and opportunities to meet senior management. Your supervisor and your mentor will provide coaching and guidance throughout your internship as well as periodic performance evaluations.

Your internship will culminate with a presentation designed to showcase your knowledge of your work assignments and other elements of your internship experience.

Assignments will be at our site located in Houston, Texas. Typical length of our internships varies from 10 to 14 weeks based on the project and your availability.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Providing support in sourcing and contracting through market analysis, bidding, bid evaluation and negotiations
  • Combining analysis of market and/or internal spend trends to assess opportunities for value generation
  • Performing analysis and preparing dashboards that help in understanding supplier, category, and contract level spend and leakage
  • Utilizing benchmarking, financial statements, market research sources, and public analyst reports to interpret market conditions and/or to evaluate suppliers’ performance
  • Working with suppliers and internal stakeholders to improve transactional purchasing or eCommerce process execution
  • Performing Contract Analytics (spend to contract, price validation, contract leakage, unit price history) to aid in contract management of our contracts.
  • Identify key cost drivers for a given category of spend and build or update cost models
  • Interacting with suppliers on contract assurance
  • Evaluating performance and opportunities for improving material management and/or logistics


Our Company


At ConocoPhillips innovation and excellence create a platform for opportunity and growth. We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies. We don’t hire just the GPA; we hire the person who earned it.

We strive to represent and reflect the global communities in which we live and work. To deliver superior performance, we create an inclusive environment that respects the contributions and differences of every individual. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation throughout our company, and we all play a role in giving our company a competitive business advantage.


Supply Chain Overview


Working in partnership with operations management, our supply chain team works to create maximum value for the company. It’s our job to procure and handle the goods and services that enable ConocoPhillips to deliver on complex projects across the globe.

Everyone on the supply chain team plays a critical role in helping ConocoPhillips to succeed by providing global, commercial, and proactive procurement expertise. Not only do we strive for the effective management of our cost structure, we focus on sourcing strategies that support the company’s commitment to safety and environmental and social responsibility.

ConocoPhillips provides opportunities in Supply Chain for various disciplines, including supply chain, business, and engineering majors.




  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee and will not need sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Administration, Economics, Energy Management/Energy Commerce, Finance, Industrial Distribution, Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related discipline or foreign equivalent
  • Current level in college: Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
  • Expected graduation date: Fall 2021 through Spring/Winter 2022
  • A minimum of ten (10) continuous weeks availability for internship



  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous internships or co-ops in an energy related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Awareness of upstream oil and gas operational supply chains
  • Ability to generate effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Ability to perform independent research in an assigned topic area
  • Flexibility to fulfill different roles within Supply Chain
  • Strong knowledge of spreadsheet and analytic tools
  • Develops strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across the matrix/organizational boundaries to achieve business goals
  • Demonstrates taking ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable and standing up for what is right

ConocoPhillips will conduct interviews at many universities in the U.S. during the Fall of 2020. Please check with your university career services to find out if and when we will be visiting your campus. If ConocoPhillips is interviewing on your campus, you must register with your career service office and complete your online application prior to the university deadlines to be considered for these interviews. If we are not making a site visit to your campus and you are selected for an interview, our recruiters will contact you directly to schedule the interview.

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching your resume with transcripts, and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 31, 2020.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F (F1-Academic Student), G, H (H1-B), I, J, L, M (M1-Vocational Student), NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.



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Job CategoryEngineering, Finance, Industrial, Internships & College, Logistics, Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

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