Supply Chain Internship (Summer 2020)

San Francisco

Company Description

Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we’re on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.

Team Description

Our Tech Operations team scales security and reliability for our fast growing user base. This includes managing our network, hardware, and data centers, as well as creating the layer from which all Dropbox experiences are built. As our user base and product family continues to grow, tech operations is responsible for strengthening our foundation.

Team Description 

Our Technical Operations team creates the layer from which all Dropbox experiences are built. As our user base and product family continues to grow, Technical Operations is responsible for strengthening our foundation. This is an operational role that is focused mostly on business and hardware. 

Role Description

Dropbox is seeking an individual who is excited about supporting procurement and related activities for our Supply Chain team. The Buyer/Supply Chain Analyst role is largely focused on sourcing , manufacturing and delivery of server hardware needed for Dropbox’s infrastructure. This role will focus on the PO creation, delivery and invoicing aspects of our infrastructure supply chain and will also have the opportunity to work on projects such supplier performance management.  The role will interface with internal stakeholders such as ISO, Finance, Legal and Accounting as well as external stakeholders like hardware and service suppliers. 


  • Quoting, data entry, purchase order and invoice management, analysis and other procurement activities for the team
  • Assist the quote process. Perform initial analysis for content and accuracy.
  • Prepare purchase orders with all required information.  Work with the requesters and suppliers as needed for clarification on PO items/terms, and input information into the purchasing system. 
  • Assist in expediting orders with the various suppliers.  For anything that is late, and as required, follow up with the suppliers on the order status.  For any potential risks, notify the necessary internal teams.
  • Gather data and perform data analysis to be used for Supply Chain and Supplier metrics.  Work closely with the Supplier Manager on preparing metrics to be used for creating charts to be used in the Supplier Business Reviews.


  • Pursuing a BA/BS or equivalent
  • Strong interest in Supply Chain 
  • Excel, Word and PowerPoint experience required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required
  • Experience in classwork that has covered Cost Management, Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management
  • Detail-oriented with great organizational skills, someone who is flexible and willing to wear different hats, and able to balance multiple projects/tasks/workflow to meet deadlines. 
  • Customer service-oriented and able to resolve issues with a successful outcome
Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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