Procurement Apprentice at Premier Foods

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Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)
Location:
St Albans, UK
Salary:
£18,000 - £19,999
Deadline:
8th October 2021
Role May Involve:
Business & Administration

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Procurement Apprentice

WHAT’S ON OFFER:

An unbelievable opportunity to work for one of the biggest and most recognised food businesses in the UK and to receive a fully paid and sponsored Procurement apprenticeship at the same time, resulting in an internationally recognised qualification.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop a successful career within Procurement. Enthusiasm is key for your success and you will be rewarded with a great working environment and a huge amount of support to help you succeed.

The Procurement Apprentice is a role designed to allow first time employees from education to move into a live Procurement environment to increase their skills and knowledge. The role sits within our Procurement teams and exposes the role holder to both internal company practices and our broad range of suppliers.

THE APPRENTICESHIP:

Your opportunity will be to work in the Premier Foods business, gaining on the job experience within the Procurement function. You will be given a senior mentor who will ensure you are squeezing the most from this experience and to be a partner in your development.

The experience gained will allow the successful candidate to excel in job roles including Buyer and Procurement Associate. The apprenticeship leads to an internationally recognised Level-4 qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

  • Getting broad exposure to different areas of Procurement working with our Category Buyers
  • Supporting the Procurement team across a range of activities to help improve the quality of supplier-related data e.g. sustainability targets, risk, and supplier master data
  • Improving understanding of Premier Foods suppliers and trends
  • Understanding of suppliers in ingredients; packaging; and services

Working alongside one of our Procurement Managers to include:

  • Accompaniment and engagement in internal meetings
  • Accompaniment on external meetings, e.g. Buyer 121s or Supply reviews
  • Develop and maintain key analysis on supplier related data and completion of administrative tasks e.g. supporting improvement of supplier master data, liaising with suppliers to upload documents to appropriate systems etc
  • Studying towards the Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship Standard with content delivered by training provider SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd, as well as internal training and development
  • Working hours are 09:00-17:30 Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week)

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

  • 2 ‘A’ levels and 5 GCSE’s grade A-C/ 9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English and/or 18 months’ relevant commercial experience
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Tools, particularly Excel
  • Experience of customer-facing role and providing excellent level of customer service and dealing with variety of different personalities and situations
  • Attention to detail and accurate data reporting
  • Ability to demonstrate good examples of team-working
  • An interest and passion in Sustainability would be well-suited
  • Self-managed and self-motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Have a positive can-do attitude
  • Be committed to complete the apprenticeship programme

WHAT WE OFFER YOU IN RETURN:

  • Salary of £19,000 per year
  • Clearly defined career path for successful individuals
  • Sponsored professional development
  • On-the-job mentor
  • Employee discount scheme including travel, food and shopping discounts
  • Employee assistance programme

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop a successful career within Procurement. As a leading UK manufacturer, Procurement plays a vital role within Premier Foods to ensure that all the wide range of ingredients, packaging and services that we use on a daily basis are provided in a timely manner, to the right quality standards, with outstanding service and at the right cost. It is also crucial that what we buy is aligned to our Environmental and Social objectives as well!

About Premier Foods

A great British food company

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

As one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies we’re committed to the UK, employing over 4,300 dedicated colleagues at 14 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country. Around 96% of what we sell is made in the UK from quality ingredients, wherever we can source sustainably from British suppliers and farmers.

We operate primarily in the ambient food sector which continues to be the largest sector within the total UK grocery market. Our Grocery business is responsible for developing our portfolio of brands in four key categories: Flavourings & Seasonings; Cooking Sauces & Accompaniments; Quick Meals, Snacks & Soups and Ambient Desserts. Our Sweet Treats business is responsible for growing our brands in the Ambient Cakes category. Our much-loved brands include Mr Kipling, Cadbury, Bisto, Batchelors, Ambrosia, Sharwood’s, Oxo, Loyd Grossman, Homepride and McDougall’s, with some supported by our strategic partnerships with Mondelez and Nissin.

In addition, the Group has a portfolio of other branded food products and a non-branded food business which manufactures products, such as cakes and desserts, on behalf of many of the UK’s food retailers.

In addition, the Group has a portfolio of other branded food products and a non-branded food business which manufactures products, such as cakes and desserts, on behalf of many of the UK’s food retailers.

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