Intern: Global Sourcing Specialist (Fall 2023) at MSA, The Safety Company

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Job Description:
MSA, The Safety Company

Intern: Global Sourcing Specialist (Fall 2023)

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Requisition ID: 2023-6601
Type: Co-op/Intern
# of Openings: 1
Category: Global Supply Chain


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.

MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.

If you would like to make an impact to ensure that Men and Women may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world, we want to hear from you!


  • Procuring purchased goods and services from suppliers under direction from the Global Sourcing team by negotiating price, quantity and delivery of material. This includes expediting or deferring goods and services with suppliers to meet unforeseen changes in demand.
  • Perform RFQs for new and existing material to ensure the best cost, quality, and delivery for MSA.
  • Assisting Global Sourcing on development of sourcing strategies and a project pipeline which outlines sourcing projects planned for the year as well as results of those sourcing projects. Undertake sourcing projects that result in cost reductions for MSA as well as any other assigned cost reduction projects.
  • Analyze material data in order to drive consolidation of spend by commodities / suppliers and have the best mix of suppliers that will provide MSA with the leverage of volume.
  • Create and maintain SAP Master Data under direction from the Global Sourcing team. This includes reviewing and approving new vendor master records, researching, bidding and costing new material master records, creating and updating purchase info records, and updating source lists.
  • Participate in periodic standard cost roll procedure to update material costs under direction from the Global Sourcing team.
  • Participating on New Product Development (NPD) Teams to provide input regarding the procurement of product and stocking of material to support on-time prototype builds and product launches.
  • Effectively representing functional area on cross-functional teams.


Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with organizational and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Proficient use of Excel and Word

Education and experience required:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management and have completed at least one semester of Sophomore year.


  • Experience using SAP, Access and PowerPoint

This position would consist of a hybrid schedule between remote work and in-office.

If you would like to make an impact to ensure that Men and Women may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world, we want to hear from you!

MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


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