What will the apprentice be doing?
- Manage stock range for business units whilst controlling costs
- Ensure highest availability of standard stock items, keeping within defined stock targets
- Work closely & build relationships with suppliers
- Inform commercial teams of slow & non-moving stock lines
- Chase and update outstanding purchase orders (PO)
- Raise POs & check accuracy
- Check order acknowledgements from suppliers
- Handle enquiries for stock and non-stock items
- File & maintain documentation
- Book in deliveries
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The candidate will obtain the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply and will become a member of the CIPS organisation upon successful completion. Subjects covered include:
- Principles of procurement and supply
- Defining business needs
- Key steps to successful sourcing
- Supply chain risks
- Ethical & responsible sourcing
- Prepare for effective negotiations
- Managing suppliers, contracts & relationships
- Category Management
- Live coaching with CIPS
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
After completion of the Apprenticeship, the candidate can advance into a permanent Assistant Procurement Manager role. The next 'natural' career step is to progress into a Procurement Manager position, they will be eligible to apply upon completion of the CIPS / Procurement Level 4 qualification, based on performance and when vacancies are available.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any Subject (Grade A-C) Desired