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Purchasing Intern in Vista, CA at Watkins Wellness

Date Posted: 2/14/2019

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Watkins Wellness, established in 1977 in Vista, Calif., is dedicated to promoting wellness to consumers who live active lifestyles and are health conscious. The company manufactures the Endless Pools® line of aquatic fitness products, and is also the world's largest manufacturer of hot tubs, including Hot Spring® Spas, Hot Spot® Spas, Caldera® Spas, and the American Hydrotherapy Systems spa brands. The Watkins Wellness dealer network extends into all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Watkins Wellness is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), a Fortune 500 company whose products include Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets and Milgard® windows and doors.  For more information about us, please visit our website at

We are seeking a Summer Purchasing Intern to join our Supply Chain team!


This is a unique internship opportunity to work as a Purchasing Intern with our Supply Chain team for approximately three months over the summer. In this internship, you will learn about Demand planning, Forecasting, and Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) in a manufacturing environment.



  • Are you a team player? Working closely with our Purchasing team, you will help to develop and standardize the parameters that go into how the Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) calculates demand by Factory, reorder points, and buy quantities.
  • Are you efficiency minded? You’ll help develop demand signals and Reorder point parameters in our ERP, Navision, to increase materials purchasing efficiency.
  • Do you enjoy research? You will run queries to identify part demand by Supplier and Factory and interview each buyer to understand current data in the ERP.
  • Are you analytical? You’ll be responsible for compiling a comprehensive list of the current parameters for each major vendor, including: Reordering Policy, MOQ, Order Multiple, Safety Stock Levels, Lead Time, and In-stock % goals. You will make suggestions for updating the parameters (if needed) based on demand planning methods and, once approved, you’ll help upload the new parameters into the ERP.
  • Do you have strong documentation skills? You will document any processes used in uploading data into the ERP system, as well as the thought processes behind any analysis done.


  • To be actively pursuing a degree in Supply Chain, or another directly related field, at an accredited college or university.
  • Overall and major-specific GPA must be a minimum 3.0 or higher.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point.
  • One to two years of experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States (will be hired through a temporary agency).

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).


Full or Part Time

Full time

Watkins is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.