Procurement Higher Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: North East

Procurement Higher Apprenticeship

Job Description

Looking for an apprenticeship that will provide you with an experience like no other?

Do you love negotiating a good deal? Do you care about the environmental impact of supply chains? Would you like to influence global business relationships? A career in procurement could be for you! Join Sage as a Procurement Apprentice and gain practical, valuable skills from a global, FTSE 100 company and unleash your potential.

Sage is a constantly evolving Software as a Service organisation. We partner with some of the worlds leading IT, Marketing and Professional Services organisations to deliver extraordinary outcomes for our customers and colleagues. We also have ambitious sustainability plans to be a Net-Zero organisation by 2040 and influencing our supply chain partners will be a critical part of achieving this.

As a Procurement Apprentice you will undertake a course of study alongside gaining lots of practical experience which will start you on a pathway to a career as a procurement professional. You will work alongside our high performing Procurement Team, supporting contracting activities and supplier management across the business.

We also encourage all our colleagues to make an impact in their local communities, by giving them five fully paid days per year to volunteer, fundraise or do other charitable work through Sage Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

What will you gain exposure to?

This role in Procurement will give the apprentice full visibility of our function to help them develop some fundamental skills, knowledge and experience not just within Procurement but the wider organisation to help them build a successful future. The apprentice will carry out a range of duties in order to support source to contract management:

  • Be responsible, with support, for low value sourcing activities and negotiations.
  • Learn from highly experienced procurement professionals.
  • Understand the main Procurement interactions with the business and identify any issues and/or opportunities to improve through data or customer feedback.
  • Carry out process support activities to enable the procurement team to work in a high performing manner.
  • Support supplier onboarding activities including new supplier setup and ongoing due diligence.
  • Co-ordinate contract execution activities for procurement managers/senior managers
  • Maintain up to date information within the procurement tools and processes.
  • Triage incoming requests from internal customers and respond/re-direct queries accordingly, demonstrating extraordinary customer service at all times.
  • Build and maintain excellent professional relationships. This includes building relationships with colleagues in our international offices and external supplier contacts.
  • Deal with commercially sensitive correspondence in a confidential manner.
  • Support sustainable supply chain activities including effective data management.
  • Handle on-going and ad-hoc administrative tasks and projects as required.

What will you get out of it?

  • Priceless work experience in a FTSE 100 company
  • Gain insight into how commercial deals are executed and managed
  • An excellent career path within our Procurement function
  • Be part of highly talented and dynamic teams

Entry Requirements:

  • You will need five 9-4 GCSE passes (including Maths and English) to thrive in this role, and to qualify for the apprenticeship you will be enrolled on to.

Key attributes:

  • Enthusiasm to develop as a procurement professional
  • Self-starting and open to new challenges
  • Curiosity to learn and solve problems
  • Numerically strong with an attention to detail
  • Real desire to delight customers
  • Collaborator that works well in a dynamic environment
  • Organised, proactive and can work to deadlines
  • Able to manage and prioritise a number of tasks at once

About Sage

Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the worlds business heroesfrom single-person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success. As a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 colleagues across 24 countries, we do business the right way, while giving back to our local communities through the Sage Foundation. Be Sage, build on.

How to apply

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Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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