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Purchasing Apprentice

Company:  Exertis UK
Salary:  £10,335

GB, RG24 8NE

Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Date Posted:  24-Nov-2022

We are looking for a Purchasing Apprentice to join our busy Purchasing team in our Enterprise division. The Purchasing Apprentice will provide administrative support to our Buyers to ensure the smooth running of purchasing activities and processes.


As an apprentice you will study for your Level 3 standard in Procurement and Supply which will provide with a starting point for a successful career within purchasing. The apprenticeship will last between 18 to 24 months and is paid at a salary of £10,335 per annum, increasing to national minimum wage for age group after 12 months. Details of the apprenticeship can be accessed on the link below.


Your Day-to-Day as a Purchasing Apprentice
•    Specific stock replenishment on run rate product.
•    Forecasting stock as required. 
•    Supporting and interrogating specific customer forecasts.
•    Creating vendor part codes.
•    Negotiating, maintaining and improving all terms and pricing with our suppliers.
•    Taking ownership of vendor issues and looking for process and efficiency improvements.
•    Raising, obtaining approval and sending purchase orders to suppliers, whilst adhering to all relevant procedures.
•    Resolving queries or discrepancies on supplier invoices.
•    Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct.


Role Requirements
•    Excellent Communication skills
•    Negotiation Skills
•    Commercial Awareness
•    Product Knowledge 
•    Planning & Organisation
•    Flexibility, adaptability & Initiative
•    Confidence & Enthusiasm 
•    Good administrative skills.

What’s in it for you?
It’s important to us that our people love what they do and in turn, we put together a benefits package that rewards a job well done. We’ll give you:
• 23 days holiday from start increasing up to a maximum of 27 days with length of service
• Access to a Cash plan provided by Healthshield
• Income protection scheme (including access to a wellness early intervention scheme)
• Access to our cycle-to-work scheme
• Employee assistance program
• Death in service
• Holiday purchase scheme
• Loyalty award at key service milestones
• Enhanced, Maternity, Shared Parental, Paternity, and Adoption pay
We value diversity and inclusion and champion a culture where everyone feels valued, included, and celebrated. We’re open to conversations about flexible working. If it’s right for our customers, our business, and you then we’ll do what we can to support it.