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Graduate Procurement Assistant

Job Title: Graduate Procurement Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dartford
Salary: £22,000
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH16014RT_1497875564
Contact Name: Rebecca Taylor
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

The Ashdown Group has been engaged by a successful international FMCG food group who are looking for a Graduate Procurement Assistant, with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, to join their global business.

Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement it will be your responsibility to support the procurement decisions and key value-adding activities. Utilising your ability to negotiate and influence, you will grow and facilitate relationships with other key suppliers to ensure the companies best value for money.

This role is a mixture of generating reports and analysis, planning activity, procurement support, supporting suppliers and growers and generally representing the procurement team.
Daily activities might include:

Supporting the procurement team with preparation of data for review and analysis, so that Procurement Managers can interpret the data to formulate effective strategies and business plans.

Working alongside the Continuous Improvement and Operations Teams to help inform buying the decisions.

Assisting in the planning of orders to meet the product programmes and make adjustments as required.

Supporting the new product development process and be a key point of knowledge within the team.

Coordinating the transport requirements, arrangements and deliveries.

The role would suit a resilient graduate with a keen eye for detail and excellent analytic skills. You should be accustomed to working with and interpreting data. It would be particularly desirable to have similar commercial experience, gained in a food, production, supply chain, manufacturing, or similar environment, though this is not essential to securing this role. Also, the ability to speak another language, in particular Spanish, would be highly advantageous.

This is a business that is part of a very successful and fast growing business group. They sell award winning products and work with enterprise retailers and suppliers worldwide. They offer a good benefits package and great opportunity for progression within the company. The salary on offer for this role is up to £22,000.

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