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Vendor Management Intern, Commodity Data

The Team: The Data Division is responsible for collecting and maintaining data on approximately 385,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles. Morningstar`s Commodity Data business (formerly LIM) aggregates market and fundamental data from several hundred sources for blue chip customers engaged in commodity trading and risk management. The team`s strengths lie in building creative software solutions for market data collection, organization, and distribution coupled with a suite of applications to query data at the desktop and feed it to downstream enterprise applications.

The Role: This position assists in researching vendor distribution agreement contracts and data source files to input key information into a central location. The intern will work closely with the vendor relationship management team to assist with projects and keep reports and documents up to date. The internship will start in summer 2013 and offers up to 40 hours per week during the summer and about 15-25 hours per week during the school year. This position is based in our Austin, TX office.

+ Gather information such as pricing, contract term, contact information, etc. from vendor contracts and input information into Morningstar`s CRM system.
+ Research data sets to create project summaries.
+ Run reports on CRM system for other departments.
+ Contact data vendors by email for basic inquiries.
+ Assist with marketing by updating vendor profiles on Morningstar Commodity Data`s website.
+ Assist with QA on data feeds.
+ Assist with monthly newsletter and weekly email updates.

+ High school degree.
+ Enrolled in a bachelor`s degree program throughout the internship.
+ Outstanding attention to detail.
+ Ability to research on the Internet for information on data vendors.
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
+ A proactive work ethic and a persevering attitude.
+ Familiarity with UNIX and Salesforce.com is preferred.
+ Ability to work year-round.

Please attach resume and cover letter that specifies work availability and cumulative GPA.  Internship will start at the end of May.

No relocation will be offered for this position/

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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