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Sales Co-Op 2021


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  42924

The objective of the Student Programs at Nexteer Automotive is to select students with high potential and provide them with "real world" work experiences. Work assignments expose students to many of the company’s products, processes and procedures. Assignments are designed to assimilate acquired classroom education with actual hands-on work experience in a technical environment. In addition, Nexteer Automotive gains the opportunity to find new talent to enhance productivity while providing students exposure to full-time career opportunities.


Job Requisition Introductory Paragraph:

This position will allow the Student to assist the Sales team and Sales leadership on a day to day basis to assure successful management of the assigned account.  Various routine tasks that are critical to the sales and overall operations will be assigned including but not limited to: PO management, various commercial tracker management, internal and external communication with customers, service parts requirement assistance, and various other ad hoc assignments with the Sales team.  As the student’s skills progress so will the depth of the training.  Ideally the student will gain exposure to all facets of the sales function and prepare the student for postgraduate, full time Account Manager position.  The position could also include additional exposure/training into various other functional areas during the summer months that will allow for a broad view of a large global corporation’s inner workings – areas include, finance, Supply Chain Management, Operations, etc.  In this position, the Student will also have the opportunity to work with upper-level management and enhance their leadership and presentation skills. Student will be asked to complete other miscellaneous tasks as they arise. 


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist supervisor in any administrative work
  • Create new and/or enhance existing computer applications, programs, spreadsheets, databases, etc. to compile information and generate reports of department metrics
  • Support embedded software development activities
  • Gather utility usage data for Nexteer manufacturing plants to determine monthly utility cost allocation and submitting and auditing monthly utility bills
  • Create and process sales order in communication with production and distribution within tight deadlines, tracking order throughout its life cycle
  • Communicate with customers regarding new and scheduled orders with a focus on price, quantity, schedule
  • Manage and process engineering and prototype build purchase orders
  • Track material commodity changes and make price adjustments accordingly
  • Developed multiple tracking methods for high production volume and shipping
  • Track team KPI’s and notify appropriate stakeholders
  • Provide Ad-Hoc reports to finance regarding PO's, pricing, and retro pricing



  • Candidate must be attending a 4-year university local to Auburn Hills
  • Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelors in Business
  • Candidate must be able to work 20-32 hours during Fall and Winter semesters
    • Up to 40 in the summer
  • Must have cumulative 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) during Fall and Winter semesters
  • Candidate must have right to work in the US and not require current or future sponsorship


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.


Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit