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Procurement Co-Op Job

DATE: Jul 10, 2019

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Procurement
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall, and suspension system solutions, is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to join our Procurement team for Spring semester, 2020. This Co-Op is a paid, temporary, full time role.  If you are hungry for experience, have a demonstrated track record of academic excellence, outstanding leadership ability and a desire to join an organization with a history of market leadership and brand stability, then we want you to build your career with us!


Program Offerings

  • Development of procurement and leadership skills through formal training opportunities and informal learning from industry professionals
  • Interactions with entry level  associates
  • Exposure to Armstrong’s operations through challenging assignments in key business areas
  • Typical assignments and projects may include:
    • Extensive work in Armstrong’s SAP enterprise management system
    • Conduct analysis to aid in negotiation strategies
    • Utilize systems and data to resolve business issues in the most effective manner
    • Utilize systems to execute transactional procurement functions
    • Conduct discrete corporate capital competitive bids using Armstrong’s bidding software
    • Requests quotations, sources and places purchase orders for assigned areas of responsibility
    • Supports the resolution of invoice discrepancies as they relate to incorrect price and quantity
    • Support the procurement analyst with spend analytics and reporting



The profile of our ideal candidate includes:

  • Completion of the third year of an undergraduate program in supply chain management, finance, accounting, business administration, logistics, or engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and build relationships
  • Leadership abilities demonstrated through involvement in student organizations and/or community service
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to manage multiple priorities
  • Relevant co-op or internship experience is desired


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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