Procurement

Salary: £28,000
What you need: 2:2
Where: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Application deadline: 13 January 2019
Programme start date: 2 September 2019


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Procurement

What it’s like to work in this area

 

Our team is responsible for buying all of the goods and services needed to run our business. We buy across eight different countries and oversee a total spend of £4bn. This can be spent on anything from tills and trollies to transport and the production of our next Christmas advert, so if you’re looking for scope and scale, we certainly have it.

 

No day is ever the same in our Procurement team, whether you’re out and about visiting suppliers, or working on campus with colleagues across the business. You will spend most of your time building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, from understanding their needs to negotiating the best contracts for our business. 

What you will be doing

Within our diverse procurement team, you will have the opportunity to experience two placements over your two year programme. You could be buying anything from media services and facilities management to consumable products such as produce bags and colleagues’ uniform. You will be able to complete your CIPs journey fully supported by us and there will also be an exciting opportunity to fully understand our Business Services division in India, immersing yourself with our buying support teams.

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What we are looking for

You will need a passion to innovate product ideas and simplify the way we operate. We’re looking for someone with strong communication skills, empathy and someone that is able to influence with a range of stakeholders. The real success in this role will come from you having an interest in analysing data and discovering market trends as well as being a great communicator.

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What the application process involves

Online application

This is our chance to learn more about you!

Game based challenges

These fun games can be played on your phone, laptop or desktop and help us to understand you a little better. You will learn about yourself too as you will receive feedback after each game.

Video interview

The video interview will be the next stage of the process and will consist of a variety of questions which you can answer at a time and place that suits you.

Discovery Centre

The final stage is our Discovery Centre. This will be an opportunity for us to meet you in person and for you to find out more about us through different activities at our vibrant campus in Welwyn Garden City.

This is our chance to learn more about you!

These fun games can be played on your phone, laptop or desktop and help us to understand you a little better. You will learn about yourself too as you will receive feedback after each game.

The video interview will be the next stage of the process and will consist of a variety of questions which you can answer at a time and place that suits you.

The final stage is our Discovery Centre. This will be an opportunity for us to meet you in person and for you to find out more about us through different activities at our vibrant campus in Welwyn Garden City.