GLOBAL PROCUREMENT

Global Procurement (GP) optimizes HPE’s spend and supplier relationships to deliver superior business outcomes through elevating partnerships with business units and stakeholders, providing industry and supply base expertise, shaping demand, executing impactful negotiations, and making it easy for HPE employees to buy the right way.

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Global Procurement Internship Program

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough procurement solutions. The Global Procurement (GP) paid internship program recruits top diverse juniors and seniors to work at Hewlett Packard Enterprise while they are still enrolled in college, providing them with valuable, substantive work experience in the corporate procurement field. Our teams empower our customers, anticipate their needs, and drive results. Join us, and make your mark.

Training Program

  • Opportunities to learn about HPE and its organizations
  • Global Procurement training
  • Early career development
  • Unique, open and transparent sessions with leaders
  • Developing early career talent is a top priority and we believe this is what drives our interns to return to HPE as full-time employees after graduation.

Program elements

  • 3 to 6 months, depending on location
  • Hands-on management and mentorship
  • Substantive projects
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Fun activities and volunteering opportunities with all HPE Interns

Program benefits

  • Professional experience and exposure to corporate environment
  • Opportunity to develop a professional network across peers, leaders, and executives
  • Exposure to HPE, Global Procurement and organization leadership
  • Gain first-hand experience and knowledge supporting Global Procurement

Global Procurement PREP Program

The Global Procurement PREP (Professional Rotation Experience Program) is a full-time rotational program that is focused on building the pipeline of next generation leaders. We recruit top graduates directly from universities into a two-year program made up of four rotations giving our graduates broad experience in a variety of organizational areas.

Training Program

  • The PREP program offers best-in-class training to advance your development and career
  • Professional development
  • On-the-job training
  • Soft skills, technical excellence and leadership training
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Critical thinking
  • Results driven mindset

Program elements

  • Three 6-month GRE rotations and one 6-month rotation outside of GRE
  • Final placement in GRE based on interest, skills and business need
  • Best-in-class training program
  • Hands-on management and mentorship
  • Fun activities and volunteering opportunities

Program benefits

  • Global exposure working across all organizations
  • Core business skills and professional experience
  • An opportunity to develop professional networks across peers, leaders, and executives
  • Continuous skill development through a wide variety of training

GLOBAL PROCUREMENT PREP ROTATIONAL AREAS

Global Real Estate & Technology

Key learnings:

  • Sourcing/Negotiations, understanding contracts, vendor disputes
  • Product & services focus
Consulting & Pointnext Labor

Key learnings:

  • Same as Global Real Estate & Technology plus more subjectivity in the purchase and more concrete tie-in to strategic effort that influence HPE’s success
  • People focus
Business Operations

Key learnings:

  • Pan-GP understanding, building business case, project management, analytics & financials, communications, and management of change
  • Stakeholder management focus
Marketing

Key learnings:

  • Operating on HPE-wide program, implementing policies without bureaucracy  
  • Influencing and stakeholder management focus
Travel, Meetings, & Fleet

Key learnings:

  • Operating on HPE-wide program, implementing policies without bureaucracy
  • Influencing and stakeholder management focus

“THE EARLY CAREER PROGRAM HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN ATTRACTING AND DEVELOPING TOP TALENT FROM ALL DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS. ”

KeeShaun Coffey, Global Procurement – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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INDUSTRY-LEADING BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES

Learn & develop

Whether through a rotational program or specific practice group legal work, our early career teams receive a broad, practical foundation through hands-on project work, exposure to a variety of experiences, and innovative education & development.   
 
Our tailored training program gives our early career teams valuable experience, knowledge and professional development that can’t be beat.

Have fun

We offer many opportunities to get together with team members and just have fun!

  • Culture Days
  • Team Member Appreciation Days with all-day fun activities
  • Fun team and local site events
  • Virtual game nights
  • Fun and engaging teambuilding events

Be a force for good

We are passionate about our volunteering and pro bono programs and there are many ways team members can get involved.

  • Participate in OLAA Volunteering Days alongside colleagues.
  • Donate and receive up to $5,000 USD in annual matching.
  • Take time to volunteer outside of the office - HPE allows 60 hours of time off each year for volunteering activities.

Make your mark

Talent is the heart and soul of a great company and recruiting top talent through the Early Career Program is a critical component of our Talent Factory.

We are talent makers - not talent takers. Our goal is to develop a high-performing workforce of top talent, creating diverse career opportunities for continued growth and development. This allows our early career teams to choose their career path and make their mark! 

Stay healthy

  • Excellent health plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • Winning with Wellness program
  • Stress-management programs
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Confidential counseling, self-help programs, and more

Let’s talk money

  • Generous 401(k) company match
  • Free advice from a professional financial coach
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Up to $9,000 of student loans repaid
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life, accident and disability insurance options

Stuff you love

  • Generous time off
  • Three hours off each month for Wellness Friday
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Exclusive discounts for working at HPE
  • Charitable contribution matching by the HPE Foundation
  • Generous leave for new parents
Learn more about our team, our people

Early Career Talent Success Stories

Aaron LaCourse

Global Procurement (PREP Class of 2020)

"It’s been a great experience being trusted to get things done. I haven’t been given ‘busy work’ projects. Instead, I’ve been given projects that impact the team and GP as a whole. It was surprising to get so much responsibility right away, but it’s a great part of the experience because it helps to expedite your learning. You’re not in a mock negotiation anymore, you’re across the table from a real supplier negotiating a real deal."

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Andreea Ciobanu

GP Strategic Procurement Manager (PREP Class of 2016)

"I decided to join the PREP program because of the diverse experience it offered, such as the fact that it’s a dynamic environment and you can rapidly learn about different areas of the company roles. You get the chance to learn what different team’s objectives are in a short time. It seemed like a way to figure out what I like by being exposed to multiple roles and teams."

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Tyler Deen

Global Procurement (PREP Class of 2019)

"I decided to join the PREP program because of all of the people I met. Through interviewing and looking at the job, I spoke with the Global Procurement Chief of Staff at the time and multiple other GP employees before joining. I was attracted by how nice and welcoming everyone was. All of the procurement employees seemed to really enjoy each other’s company, enjoy what they do and take it seriously, but still had fun."

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How to Join Our Team

Education requirements

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled and have completed at least two years of college to be considered for an intern position.
  • Candidates for the PREP program must have graduated with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree before the position start date.

 

Application process

  • We recruit and hire students from September through April.
  • Intern positions start in May or June, while PREP positions start in January and July.
  • Hiring is complete for Summer 2021, but please click the Apply now button and leave us your information to be contacted when there are open positions.

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