Graduate Buyer, Procurement

  • Job Reference: 23142
  • Date Posted: 28 September 2021
  • Employer: National Grid
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  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role


Procurement means getting the right supplies from the right supplier, at the right price and at the right time. Procurement are responsible for sourcing activities, negotiation and strategic selection of goods and services that are important to an organisation. Working for a FTSE 100 Global company, within Global Procurement, you’ll be in a dynamic team responsible for purchasing goods, services and works required to keep National Grid operating. 


The 18-month graduate scheme within Global Procurement will set you up with the skills you need to kick-start a successful career within the department. Through two six-month placements within Global Procurement, as well as broadening placement within the wider business, you will be exposed to a wide variety of experiences that will help to shape your skills. 


As a buyer within National Grid Global Procurement you could be procuring high-value construction contracts for major works, running sourcing processes to put in place the IT systems that underpin the company, or even purchasing a helicopter used to inspect the electricity network from above.  


National Grid is committed to working towards Net Zero and as a Graduate on our Procurement Buyer Programme, you can support this by sourcing sustainable goods and services.

What you'll need


To meet the requirements for this role you must be on track to achieve/achieved a 2.1 in any degree discipline.


You will only be able to apply for one role per programme (i.e. one graduate role) for this campaign. Please ensure you apply to your most preferred role. Those who apply for more than one, will be withdrawn and asked to confirm their preference.

What you'll get


We're proud to offer a competitive salary from £29,254 (Bachelors) or £30,318 (Masters).


This opportunity is available at our head offices in Warwick.


The closing date for this role will be Sunday 7th November. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process. 


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