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Procurement Graduate

27000.00 - 29000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date

Salary: From 27,000 per annum plus Veolia benefits

Location: Kingswood, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8JP

Programme Duration: 2 years

When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources, and help it become a better place for everyone.

Through our graduate scheme you'll help us to achieve our purpose of Ecological Transformation and build a career we can be proud of. No matter what role you have, when you join us you can play a key role in achieving our vision, and we can make yours happen too.

We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment in small and big ways, and contribute towards our inclusive culture.

What we can offer you;

- 25 days of annual leave

- Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential

- Access to our company pension scheme

- Onsite facilities including a free gym, parking and subsidised restaurant

- One paid days leave every year to volunteer and support your community

- Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on us whenever you need to

- 24-hour access to a virtual GP, 365 days a year, for you and family members in your household

- Discounts on everything from groceries to well known retailers

Graduate Programme;

During this programme, you'll gain valuable insight into our services and strategic projects and we'll help you to further develop your skills and knowledge so that you can succeed in your career. You'll also join our graduate network and receive our continued support throughout.

We're strong believers in continuous development here at Veolia and actively encourage and support everyone to keep going after you finish the programme.

What you'll be doing;

This will be a 2-year programme, where you will rotate between three core areas of the Supply Chain team building the foundational skills you need for a rewarding career in Procurement and Supply. There will be an opportunity to lead short to mid range projects in each rotation to support your development.

  • 1. Procurement Excellence - Learn about procurement policy, systems, data, sustainable procurement practices, supplier due diligence, audit processes and other key enablers that underpin the Supply Chain Department. There will be opportunities to run a campaign related to our Multifaceted Performance roadmap.

  • 2. Category Management - Understand the procurement lifecycle and category management principles, gain exposure to a key spend area and work within a category team to develop applied skills (e.g. sourcing, negotiating, contracting, supplier management etc.). You will have an opportunity to learn how to use Veolia's e-sourcing tool and potentially run a tender using this tool.

  • 3. Project Procurement - Work in a cross functional team to deliver customer solutions and understand the strategic and tactical elements of procurement that support project delivery for our customers.

At the end of the two year placement, you will be able to progress into a Junior Category Manager or Project Procurement related role.

What we're looking for;

- Degree level qualification in any discipline but business or procurement and supply related qualifications are preferred (to be achieved by Sept 2024)

- An interest in Procurement and Supply

- Passion for sustainability and ecological transformation

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Creative problem solving skills and an analytical mindset

- Able to plan and organise work

- Strong administration skills with keen attention to detail and accuracy

What's next?

Before we can consider your application further, you'll need to complete a couple of short, gamified assessments. If you're successful following this, we'll then invite you to one of our virtual assessment days and a site visit.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

We're proud to be listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023, being named as a Top 10 Very Big Organisation and Highly Commended as a workplace for 55+.

This accolade further demonstrates our commitment to our people and our actions in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves and enjoy working at Veolia.

We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process please do not hesitate to let us know.

Here at Veolia, we're proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.

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