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Business Operations Intern

Business Operations Intern

Posting Date: 

Fargo, ND, North Dakota, United States

Business Area:  Pharma
Company:  Fargo

General Purpose:

This position will rotate through three departments, Purchasing, Finance and Parts.  They will be responsible for assisting each department in a variety of tasks, applying the knowledge they are currently learning in their studies while gaining knowledge of the manufacturing and after-market industries as well. 


Essential Functions:


-Send purchase orders (POs) to vendors

-Confirm POs in Company’s ERP system

-Follow up on past-due orders

-Harmonize part number descriptions

-Harmonize and implement category codes  

-Establish and maintain a whole seller account

-Take pictures and sell out dated items using the aging report      

-Determine areas where processes overlap and steps are repeated

-Determine minimum order and auto-order quantities

-Sync auto-orders so they are all ordered in the same frequency reducing workload for purchasing and accounting

-Assist to create a template to evaluate vendors at the end of the year


After-Market Parts:

-Follow-up on open quotes for updated status

-Update install base data

-Provide support for marketing campaigns

-Perform full scope customer support duties, including quote and order processing

-Confirm spare parts orders and related follow-up

-Report sales activities

-Ship parts in a timely fashion



-Enters data of contact information into database

-Enter Accounts Payable invoices & documentation of payment

-Enters and follows through with reimbursement of employee expense reports

-Reconciles company credit card statement & bank statements

-Organizing Accounts Payable/Job Reports/Employee Files

-Researches and corrects problems invoices with purchasing department and vendors

-Reconciles vendor’s accounts with their statement


Supplementary Functions:

-Performs other duties as assigned by manager

-Maintains a clean and safe work area

-Shows a strong eagerness to learn and a positive attitude everyday


Education, Experience and Qualifications:

-Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year business related program


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Knowledge of business office procedures and office equipment operation

-Strong data entry/keyboarding skills

-Effective verbal and written communication skills

-Exhibits the ability to follow instructions accurately

-Displays attention to detail and organizational skills

-Demonstrates computer literacy with common computer programs such as MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-Outlook


Working Environment:

-Works in an office environment

-Exposure to shop elements such as loud noises, dust, fumes and odors


Physical Requirements:

-Sitting for long periods of time

-Ability to focus on a computer screen for long periods of time


Confidentiality Duties:

-Ensures confidential company information, such as, but not limited to, legal company info, research and development, and customer names, and job profitability, is not at any time be communicated to customers or vendors of KMSNA. All reasonable measures should be taken to ensure this type of information is not released

-Requires a high level of disciplinary action not to let information get out and into the hands of the wrong individuals by mistake or intention.  KMSNA signs many confidentiality agreements with their customers, which in turn pass on to KMSNA’s employees.

-Involves information on employees of KMSNA that are to be kept confidential as well. Information on employees will only be shared with the employee, human resources or management if necessary. This information should be shared behind closed doors.


Employer’s Rights:

Duties described above document the general nature and level of work but are not intended to be a complete list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities required of the employee.  Consequently, employees may be asked to perform other duties as required. 

For questions please contact us via jobs@koerber.com.
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Körber Pharma is a Business Area of Körber, an international technology group with around 10,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. At Business Area Pharma we offer a unique portfolio of integrated solutions that deliver the difference along the pharma value chain. Spanning our in-depth expertise in consulting, inspection, handling, packaging machines and materials, track & trace and software, Körber has always the right solutions to unlock the potential of our customer’s productivity. With proven understanding of pharma process and regulation challenges, Körber is the partner to make the most out of pharma and biotech production for customers.

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