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Shanghai, China​

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Retail Construction Purchasing Intern

Posted on Feb 03, 2020
Shanghai, China

About Company:

Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.

Job Profile:

The Retail Construction Purchasing Global Supply Analysist Intern, will assist the Construction Purchasing Group Manager with strategic sourcing initiatives and contract administration. This role is expected to assist in developing strategic business relationships with external suppliers and contractors and internal business leaders as well as other internal key stakeholders, assist contract negotiations, drive cost savings initiatives and implement strategic sourcing best practices. The Retail Construction Purchasing Global Supply Analysist Intern’s role leverages the supplier market in the best way to support Tesla’s future needs. The position is based in Shanghai.

Job Details:
  1. Together with stakeholder, help Global Supply Manager determine list of potential bidders.
  2. Assist GSM to prepare Requests for Proposal (RFP).
  3. Coordinate and lead bidder’s conferences and job walks.
  4. Administrate Requests for Information (RFI’s).
  5. Assist GSM to prepare RFP Addenda.
  6. Participate and gather information’s for contract negotiations.
  7. Draft construction contracts.
  8. Issue Work Orders for additional services.
  9. Supporting Internal Approval process,
  10. Develop strong stakeholder support and cooperation.
  11. Design, conduct and synthesize supplier, industry and market research to develop sourcing strategy.
  12. Ensure project/commodity spend is under management and contract compliance.
  13. Support commodity business planning and savings.
  14. Assist GSM to analyze historical spend as well as forecast spend and savings by project/commodity/business.
  15. Develop elementary understanding of cost drivers and contracts by commodity
  16. Maintain day-to-day supplier relationships; act as the support point of contact for all commercial issues.
  17. Coordinate PO’s for assigned commodities and contractors.


  1. Multitasking Skills, able to handle multiple retail project’s tasks
  2. Good communications and negotiation skills
  3. Able to work both individually and in a team environment 
  4. Hi-tech, consumer goods or automotive industry experience is a plus
  5. Good analytical and judgment skills.  Intermediate excel skills a must-have
  6. Fluent in English and Mandarin in both writing and speaking
  7. Strategic Sourcing, Opportunity Analyses, and Contract Negotiations.
  8. No major limitation. Engineering, Supply Chain, Statistics and Business Management major is preferred.
  9. Please notice this position is capable of transferring to be FTE of Tesla after the intern period. Performance to be reviewed by GSM and Group manager.
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