Procurement Graduate 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: Yorkshire and The Humber

Are you a recent graduate in Supply Chain or similar that wants to kick start their career? Look no further as we have an exciting opportunity to join the Asda Head office Procurement Team.

The role

Working in the ASDA procurement team, you will be involved in buying and managing supplier relationships for our £2bn spend for ‘Goods Not for Resale’ products and services across the business this includes Technology/Marketing/Logistics/Property/ Corporate Services/Energy.

Our 2-year graduate programme is split into 4 placements where you will have the opportunity to work on Sourcing, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Management, Procurement Governance.

The development opportunities at ASDA are endless, if you are successful, you would have the opportunity to gain a further professional qualification on the Chartered Institute of Purchasing (CIPS) Apprenticeship.

Thats more like it

The Asda Procurement function is at the start of an exciting transformation period, and we want the graduate programme to play a pivotal role in our future. The Procurement team have excellent relationships with the Asda business and we play a vital role in delivering Asda’s priorities. We have industry experts working across the team who are passionate about delivering value for Asda and we’re excited to share this experience with new graduate talent. We can offer you a fast-paced and exciting working environment with plenty of variety and we are committed to giving you the right tools and experience to develop in your career.

Lets find out about you

We are looking for graduates who can demonstrate they have the leadership potential we need for the future. A degree in a related subject such as Supply Chain is preferred but not essential, an interest in procurement and demonstrating the right behaviours is what’s most important to us.

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving – demonstrable experience in solving problems and ability to provide solutions.
  • Attention to detail, as there will be a requirement to spot opportunities and manage risks in contracts and commercial arrangements.
  • Analytical thinking to evaluate data and provide insights.
  • Time Management/prioritisation to manage multiple concurrent workstreams and have the ability to prioritise.

The procurement graduate scheme will give the graduates the opportunity to develop in the below skills.

  • Relationship Management – building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers & stakeholders.
  • Negotiation Skills – Developing the ability to negotiate contracts.
  • Strategic Thinking – understanding the bigger picture and aligning procurement activities with business goals.
  • Analytical Skills – Analyse data to provide insights into supplier performance & make informed decisions.
  • Commercial Acumen – develop an understanding of commercial models & costs structures to deliver best value.
  • Supply Chain Knowledge – gain an understanding of the supply chain and how this is managed.
  • Environmental Awareness – develop an understanding and drive sustainable procurement practices.

Find your everything at Asda

We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, representative of the communities we serve, and are creating ways to inspire diverse talent to join Asda.

Take time to complete your online application, it really is the best way to make a good first impression. Once we received your application, we use a range of techniques to narrow down the field and help us find our ideal candidates.

If you are successful at each stage, you will progress to the next. This will include:

  • Three, quick video interview questions
  • A half-day assessment centre at Asda House during week commencing 24th June where you will meet the team.
  • Start Date 2nd September 2024.

Work where it works

Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works. This enables you to chose where you’ll be the most effective. It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.

You will also get an excellent benefits package including;-

  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. 

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