Internship, Supply Chain (Purchasing)

Libertyville, IL
Jan 13, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Imagine… 2 weeks after the birth of your child you realize they aren't meeting critical developmental milestones and after months of doctor's appointments you are told your baby has a rare neurological disease that would impact how they would live their lives.


This is the reality of parents whose children have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and it's the reason why we at Novartis Gene Therapy are laser focused on bringing hope and possibility to those devastated by rare genetic diseases.


We use cutting-edge technology to turn promising gene therapies into proven treatments.


Imagine the lives you could transform by joining the Novartis Gene Therapy team. 


The Summer Intern will assist the purchasing team in the formulation and execution of raw material purchasing strategies, tracking raw material inventory levels, and meeting weekly with suppliers. This individual will also expedite and revise orders to meet the changing needs of the business. The Supply Chain Intern will be directly involved in maintaining data within the ERP system.


  • Track raw materials from time of purchase to time of receipt.
  • Work within the Item Master and update via instruction from the Site Buyer/Planner.
  • Assist Warehouse team with any incoming receipt issues.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in business. Supply Chain focus preferred.
  • Must be actively going into the junior or senior year of undergraduate program.
  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following the internship.
  • Advanced user of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be able to routinely lift over 35 lbs.


The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications. 


Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.


We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!  Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.


Accessibility and reasonable accommodations

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.



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