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Join our Procurement Undergraduate Placement
Work in a fast-paced, multi-national, energetic procurement and supply chain team who strive for personal and professional excellence.
What you will be doing
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain, & Procurement (ISP) UK.
ISP is an International function and applicants will be expected to liaise with colleagues across Europe enabling the exploration of different approaches to working. This element of the work opens the opportunity to travel within the group.
Throughout the placement you will be able to make your mark by being a key and valued member of the team. You will be given stimulating tasks and will be encouraged to be creative and challenge our traditional ways of working by adopting a continuous improvement ethos.
As an ISP Undergraduate you could be in one of the following placement areas:
Procurement This placement will provide experience of contract management, different types of agreements, some worth millions of pounds, pursuing ongoing value creation, optimal cost, sustainability and innovation.
Supply Chain Management This placement will provide you the opportunity to work within a multi-functional team, interfacing with key internal stakeholders and suppliers.
Business Solutions Improvement & Risk Management This placement provides the opportunity to support key improvement projects by working closely with the procurement and supply chain communities.
What you will have
You are working towards a degree on track to achieving a minimum 2:2. (Or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline
You have a natural confidence and proactive nature that enjoys a challenge
You have strong communication, interpersonal and team working skills to successfully integrate within the existing Team have an open mind-set
You have organisational skills along with the basic analysis and judgement ability
You are commercially minded with an understanding of financial management, negotiating and influencing would be a benefit
Company benefits: flexible working hours, paid overtime, pension scheme, private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, a share of the annual Company Bonus and superb learning and development opportunities.
We are MBDA
A world leader within Defence with over 10,000 employees across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the USA.
MBDA are a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems, competing at the forefront of the Defence industry. As the prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD, we have some of the best minds in industry and produce some of the most sophisticated technology in Defence.
In addition to our teams working across the UK, we also have offices in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and USA which are visited by those on our Graduate Programme.
All Graduates are paired up with a 'Buddy' prior to your first day, who acts as your first point of contact to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have.
We are committed to providing continuing professional development through accredited training, set out by professional institutes, such as IMechE, IET, Institute of Physics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a series of development events for all new graduates who join us.
We ranked in The Sunday Times 'Top 30 Big Companies To Work For 2017'
You may think that as Europe's leading missile and missile systems provider, we are a very serious business to work for and we are, but we also believe in a collaborative and supportive work environment.
You can expect to receive full support from your managers, as well as access to a large number of training and development opportunities. There is a large social scene for graduates across all our sites, with many nights out and events going on.
We offer a flexi-time scheme which allows more of a say over when you work, as well as the possibility to leave at lunchtime on a Friday: not only this, you can begin Friday in your casual clothes thanks to our end of the week dress-down policy.
We believe in recognising and rewarding hard work.As an organisation, MBDA holds individual and team reviews, with Reward & Recognition vouchers as a special thank you for employee commitment.