Purchasing Apprentice M/F


Key information

Support functions
Administrative staff
Gloucester, England, UK
Fixed Term contract, Full-time, 2 years

Job description

Transactional support the Operational Purchasing Team whilst learning and developing purchasing skills and knowledge.
Process purchase requisitions and supplier applications for individual business units.
Support the Purchasing Team in the request for quotations (RFQ's) and tenders for specific purchases.
Learn to accuratly report and deliver cost savings in accordance with process and procedure.
Build supplier relationships and learn about supplier management tools and techniques.
Monitor supplier performance in line with contract KPIs.
Work collaboratively with the Purchasing Team to understand and support business strategy.
Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders.
Accurately update Purchasing databases.
Where required, support the Purchasing Team with the implementation of commodity strategies.
Delegated resposibilities of Buyers.

Complementary description

Undertake any other duties as reasonably required within your competency.
Adhere to all Group policies and procedures.
Undertake any training and development activities at the request of your line manager.
Take care of your own safety and the safety of others at all times by complying with the Health & Safety Policy at all times.
Represent the company in a professional manner at all time.
Employees - Perform job responsibilities to the level identified in Internal Control procedures, policies and standards. Maintain an understanding of internal control standards.

Job requirements

Experience / Skills
Demonstrable experience of working within a Customer Service environment.
Proficient with Advanced MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills.
Experience of working to deadlines.
Proficient administration, numerical and organisational skills.

Previous experience of working within an Indirect Purchasing role.
Experience of working within a Shared Service Centre environment.
Analytical skills covering written, graphic, numerical & statistical information.

5 GCSEs A-C, or equivalent (including Maths & English)
3 A-Levels, or equivalent

Specificity of the job


Company information

Safran SA

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 81,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Capital ranking for best employers in France.

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