Supply Chain Graduate

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    £22000 - £25000 per annum

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    Alex Benton

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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In recognition of the key role the procurement function plays in the growth of this organisation, one of the world's leading defence, aerospace, technology and security companies, they are recruiting for multiple new vacancies, from Graduate level to Senior positions.

The role will see you join the Procurement and Supply Chain function, a high performing area of the business who are well-known to develop talent from within. We are looking for people who wish to embark on a career in procurement, who are ambitious and eager to learn.

You will conduct duties that will help to influence organisational growth, through the provision of procurement and supply chain expertise and strategy, from conception through to delivery. You will be working alongside senior stakeholders from day one, helping to execute effective procurement strategies which support the profitable delivery of key defence contracts.

What's on offer?

  • Permanent role with a true industry leader and innovator
  • Starting salary up to £25,000, pension, 25 days holiday and flexible benefit scheme
  • Easily accessible location with parking and restaurant on site
  • True career progression on offer within this large organisation

About your new role

The role is accountable for providing a best in class procurement service to all employees for the delivery of procurement projects across the full range of spend.

The Supply Chain Graduate will be responsible for executing the cost effective and timely delivery of procurement sourcing projects. The Supply Chain Graduate is responsible for driving the sourcing process, identification of Risk and Opportunities, and for working collaboratively with key stakeholders within the business to execute the procurement strategy for the full range of procurement projects.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.
  • Maintain awareness of the restrictions, controls and accreditations that are placed upon suppliers working in a Defence environment, ensuring at all times that both sourcing strategies and the incumbent supplier base do not jeopardise or threaten internal compliance.
  • Collaborate with the Category Management Team to identify opportunities to utilise extant supplier relationships and frameworks that leverage Group scale.
  • To be responsible for the Procurement supplier reporting requirements of the function.
  • Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Code of Practice and Sourcing methodology.
  • Collaboratively develop plans with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance, and implement continuous improvement plans across spend.
  • Collaborate with peers to develop and enhance systems, process, and best practice sharing to help the business achieve best in class performance, and bring consistency to sourcing activities.

About you

  • Genuine interest and knowledge in the Procurement and Supply Chain function
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Recent graduate in a Business or Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Open to further study, including CIPS qualification

If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now.