Apprentice Procurement Officer

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£22,000 - £25,000 (Depending on Experience)
Full Time

The Company:
Yusen Logistics is working to become the world’s preferred supply chain logistics company. Our complete offer is designed to forge better connections between businesses, customers and communities – through innovative supply chain management, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution services. As a company we’re dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring everyone who works with us is committed, connected and creative in making us the world’s preferred choice.

We are looking for an Apprentice Procurement Officer to be based at our site in Annesley (NG15 0DR), you will be working remotely up to 3 days per week (Subject to Business requirements).

As an Apprentice Procurement Officer, you will support the procurement team in various tasks related to sourcing, procurement, and contract management. This apprenticeship offers hands-on experience in procurement processes and procedures while working towards a recognized qualification. You will assist in negotiating contracts, managing relationships, analysing supplier performance, and ensuring compliance with procurement policies and regulations.

The role will offer a salary range of between £22,000 and £25,000 (Subject to experience)

What we Offer:

• 25 days' holiday (excluding bank holidays) and 5 days Volunteer Leave per year
• Opportunity for Unpaid Leave
• Employee Referral Scheme
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Critical Illness Cover
• Life Cover
• Free eye test*
• Free online Fitness Platform i.e., Pilates & Yoga, Mindfulness/Meditation, 24/7 support, advice, diet and Nutrition
• On Site Mental health First Aiders
• Discount Portal i.e., up to 25% off gym membership, high street vouchers etc.
• Free access to 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, Life Events Counselling, Care Concierge Service
• Tailored development and career opportunities
• Pension, we apply statutory requirements which is currently age 22 so some apprentices might not be auto enrolled but can opt in if they wish

Main Responsibilities:

Assist in sourcing goods, services, and materials from vendors and suppliers.
Support the procurement team in preparing and issuing requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for quotations (RFQs)
Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers and assess their capabilities, pricing, and quality, aligned to Stakeholder requirements
Assist in evaluating supplier proposals and negotiating terms and conditions of contracts
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand procurement requirements and provide support in developing procurement strategies
Maintain procurement documentation and records, ensuring accuracy and compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Monitor supplier performance and conduct supplier evaluations to identify areas for improvement
Support contract management activities, including contract review, renewal, and termination
Participate in training programs and educational opportunities to develop procurement knowledge and skills
Assist in resolving procurement-related issues or disputes with suppliers in a timely manner
Building rapport and managing relationships

Skills & Requirements:
• Good GCSE grades in Maths and English
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively in a team and remotely
• Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
• Basic understanding of procurement principles and practices is desirable
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Willingness to learn and develop new skills in procurement
• Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Reliable and punctual with a strong work ethic
• Commitment to completing the Level 4 Procurement Apprenticeship program

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Yusen Logistics is an equal opportunities employer, who encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of their personal circumstances. We make our recruiting decisions solely based on the skillset and experience. Diversity allows us to create an inclusive environment, where our employees can strive and grow their potential.