Mr. Patrick Knetsch from Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany - Procurement Operation Agent, Slovakia
Have you ever dared to leave everything and go to a completely different country, to meet impressions, excitement, independent life, new knowledge, and acquaintances? If not, then this program is just for you.
Internship with Placement Slovakia is an excellent opportunity for students to officially and legally have a full-time internship in Slovakia during the summer and winter holidays and throughout the year. The program allows you to work, travel, relax, learn a language, and get to know new people and cultures.
So today we're going to talk about Patrick Knetsch's experience.Our German intern, student of Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. He was working as a Procurement Operation Agent in one international procurement outsourcing provider specializing in managing and optimizing non-strategic spending for Fortune 1000 companies. The company is leveraging an international network of offices and operations centers, and procurement-focused integrator programs have been delivering sustainable value and hard cost savings to customers for over 25 years.
His main tasks were:
• Facilitate Procurement process to ensure correct and efficient transaction flow of internal orders
• Guidance Stakeholders on the proper procurement process
• Develop client relationships and guide client employees on the next steps
• Ensure company business controls are adhered to and facilitate a defined system of transparency client established criteria and policies are followed.
• Ensure that operational processes and program meets agreed customer expectations;
• Work with the global delivery team in terms of reporting and client challenges
• Effectively interface with internal stakeholders and procurement buyers
• Meeting targets, Reporting
Talking about what Patrik learned in his field during the internship he answered: “I learned about better Customer Contact and Communication on the Phone as well as Procurement Programs”. Of course, there were difficulties at work too. The most difficult part for him was: “Problems with customers and the coordination in this case. If there was a problem with the invoice we had to find and identify the problem and correct it.”
Certainly, he gave some recommendations for future interns: “To go to events and get to know new people, to discover the traditional cuisine”
From our side, we were glad to meet you, Patrik! New horizons and opportunities are opening up! Let the future work bring pleasure and the desired profit! Let there be no difficulties on the way to work. We wish you growing prospects, constant development, brilliant career growth, prosperity, and luck. Let success accompany you! Hope to see you again in Slovakia!