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Kerry Group 2021 Graduate Programme - Procurement (Buying/ Purchasing)

Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Help the future taste great!

At Kerry we’re obsessed with food and with an ambition to provide 1 billion people access to more sustainable nutrition, this isn’t a ‘typical’ graduate programme. But then, you’re not a typical graduate. 

With over 26,000 employees, sales in over 150+ countries and 130 different manufacturing locations we are ambitious and continually growing. If you’re looking for responsibility and exposure to meaningful projects and if you have an open and flexible approach, then a career at Kerry could be right for you.

Within Kerry, the Procurement Team has the responsibility for managing and overseeing all third party spend for both direct and indirect materials and services. They are experts in their respective categories of packaging, meats, dairy, ingredients and indirect materials and services such as energy, engineering and facilities management.

Your role as a Procurement Graduate will involve working with category buyers in all aspects of the sourcing process, working closely with Kerry’s manufacturing sites and supply partners.

Core responsibilities:

  1. Category/Market Analysis: Provide category and market insight by analysing both category and market data which will lead to development of sourcing and supply plans.
  2. Cross Functional Relationships: Monitoring usage/demand by coordinating with site supply chains. Working with R&D to introduce new materials and to identify potential new sources.
  3. Strategic Sourcing: Closely working with category buyers to source the highest quality materials and services at the best price using a range of tools including tendering.
  4. Cost Saving Pipeline: Jointly working with category buyers to develop and execute a cost savings pipeline.
  5. Supplier Management: Working with the category buyers to negotiate contracts and manage supplier performance to ensure quality and service requirements are met.

Who we are looking for:

Must have

  • Minimum 2:1 degree preferably in a business related discipline
  • Eligible to work within the EU without visa restrictions
  • Fluency in a second language preferably Spanish, Chinese or Arabic
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Key competencies required; critical thinking, decision-making, influencing, project planning, negotiation and stakeholder management
  • Proven record of delivering on projects and achievement of results
  • Motivated self-starter with the determination and drive to succeed
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willingness to travel or relocate across the global Kerry organisation is a key requirement.

Nice to have

  • SAP experience is an advantage
  • Coupa experience is an advantage
  • Internship experience is an advantage

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5