Purchasing Apprentice

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (Uk) Limited
Waleswood Road, Sheffield, S26 5PN
£212.16 - £233.61 per week
04 Apr 2019
09 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Main activities/responsibilities :

1. Indirect Purchasing
  • SAP - Check and release new purchase orders to ensure accuracy for accounts.
  • Maintain existing purchase orders,
  • Create/maintain price records,
  • Create/maintain source of supply records,
  • Create new supplier records
  • Sourcing - Identify sources for non-standard consumable items & negotiate terms.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce costs/improve processes in existing indirect material supply
  • Reporting - Periodically run reports e.g. overdue orders/spend and extrapolate data
  • Project - Cost Reduction Project - Commodity to be defined
  • Cross functional/cultural environment, regularly interacting internally/externally
  • Dealing with Incorrect Deliveries & Delivery Returns

2. Direct Material Purchasing
  • Reporting weekly delivery performance of component suppliers
  • Liaise with Quality Department regarding outstanding ISIR from suppliers
  • Price file maintenance to ensure efficient invoice processing and minimised transaction costs
  • Creation of purchasing views in SAP for new components and strategic supplier changes
  • Managing supplier shutdown (collating information, contacting all direct material suppliers)

3. Skill Development
  • Negotiation
  • Communication & presentation
  • SAP
  • Data Analysis & critical thinking
  • Stakeholder engagement

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  •  Interest & understanding in Purchasing & Procurement Topics an advantage
  •  Some experience of working to deadlines and under pressure
  •  Awareness of wider Company issues
  •  Ability to organise and prioritise workload, and produce/process documents accurately. Attention to detail
  •  Good written and numerical skills
  •  IT knowledge, including e-mail, Word, Excel (SAP Desirable).
  •  A flexible approach to work, along with the ability to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

Strong Interpersonal and communication skills

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs including maths and English, grades A to C

Future prospects

The successful candidate may progress into a further learning opportunity such as the level 5 CIPS diploma or to a permanent role within the procurement industry.

Things to consider

For more information on the National Living Wage for Apprentices please visit https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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