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POET Procurement Intern in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of biofuels in the world.


POET Design & Construction supports the mission by providing high quality, timely and cost-conscious engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. We provide this support through value-added design and technology innovation from a knowledgeable, hard-working staff. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team, in a dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing environment delivering the best product in the industry.


As a Procurement Intern, you will be responsible for providing key support to the Procurement team. You will assist with creating and issuing bid packages and requests for proposals, researching and analyzing spend with vendors, working with suppliers to ensure timely delivery, and varied data entry. The Procurement Intern’s role is to provide support to the team to ensure professional execution of the procurement process from bidding all the way through delivery and installation.


  • Assembling and issuing bid packages and requests for proposals.

  • Confirming receipt of bid packages and requests for proposals.

  • Storing proposals in our document management system and creating bid summaries.

  • Participating in the bid review and selection process.

  • Monitoring contractor compliance and qualification status for preferred contractors.

  • Assembling information and creating contractor and supplier scorecards.

  • Extracting and summarizing data from our procurement software.

  • Contacting suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of goods.

  • Researching new contractors and suppliers.

  • Analyzing spend to identify opportunities to increase value.

  • Assisting with supplier and contractor relationship management.

  • Providing timely status updates on projects and tasks.

  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Junior or senior level status majoring in an accredited program, preferably in Business, Economics, or Engineering.

  • Great interpersonal skills, possessing a high degree of professionalism and customer service.

  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, decision-making, and problem solving abilities.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.

  • Honest, ethical, and conscientious.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment.

  • Eager to learn and change the world.

  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s our code.

  • Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements at all times and in all work environments. This position operates in an office environment.

  • Specific physical requirements may include:

  • Working at a personal computer for approximately 90% of the time where you can sit or stand.

  • Occasionally lifting weights of fifty (50) pounds or less.

POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Job ID2020-4268

Employment TypeIntern



Travel RequiredNone

Position Location(s)US-SD-Sioux Falls

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt