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Graduate Procurement and Supply Chain Programme

Duration: 2 years

Location: UK-wide, flexibility required

Starting salary: £27,000 plus £3k starting bonus

Minimum requirements: 2:1 degree or Master’s (with 2:2 degree minimum)

Our Procurement team is responsible for spending in excess of £5bn per annum on everything the business requires to operate successfully.

We work closely with our internal colleagues to ensure that we understand their needs, researching supply markets and devising procurement and supply chain strategies to ensure we get the maximum value for our money.

We look for people who have an inquisitive nature; people who can grasp supply markets and the economic drivers of our suppliers, turning this knowledge and a strong understanding of our business needs into a sourcing strategy. We need people across a number of academic disciplines who have good influencing and stakeholder skills and believe they can turn their commercial acumen into value.

Our two-year Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate Programme will give you comprehensive exposure to a variety of our operations across our family of businesses and a great overview of how the whole organisation fits together.

The programme comprises three eight-month placements which are designed to encompass the range of sourcing and supply chain activities we have across the organisation. During the two years, you’ll get to experience all aspects of the supply chain.

We’ll also provide you with extensive behavioural and skills training, plus regular opportunities to share learning with each other. By nature, working in procurement and supply chain brings you into contact with senior individuals up to board level, both in our own organisation and those of our suppliers. We’ll make sure you have all the skills to deliver your messages with impact and design negotiation strategies to deal effectively with our third parties.

Procurement and Supply Chain graduates are expected to be mobile during their two years of training and may be required to work in any of our UK locations.

Deadline for applications: 4 January 2017 (subject to change, please apply early to avoid disappointment).

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