As our next Procurement Graduate, you’ll become a valued member of our Procurement team. As part of your role, you'll be instrumental in driving supplier management and evaluation to ensure Aston Martin has the right suppliers on board to deliver the products to support our future vehicle line. Your remit will be to work with a team of colleagues and support the procurement function on day-to-day activities such as sourcing, negotiation, and supplier evaluation. As you become more involved and settled in your role, you’ll have the opportunity to take on more specific commodity management from the initial request for quotation process to negotiation and sourcing decisions.
To excel in this role, you'll need to be driven, open-minded, and have a willingness to develop, and have the courage to ask challenging questions. It is important to have a unity of mind in working with the team and trust in one another's abilities. You're not the type to shy away from challenges; this role isn't for someone who just wants a routine job. In this role, you will be given the chance to deal with diverse and complex problems and have the ability to think outside of the box for a solution-focused result.
As an enthusiastic Procurement Graduate, you will thrive on the unique opportunity offered by the Aston Martin graduate scheme. You'll relish the chance to be part of a fast-paced and desirable brand with a significant future ahead. The procurement department plays an important role in owning costs for the company's future-driven approach. Your remit will include taking ownership of procurement costs and ensuring the success of the company's future goals.
This role requires an individual who has key commercial awareness to learn and understand the reasons behind procurement decisions. You'll be excited by the chance to broaden your horizons and think creatively. In this role, you'll be part of a team that values openness, trust, and unity in achieving our goals.
The Desired Requirements...
- Degree in Business Management or Mathematics
- Ideally, experience gained within an Industrial Placement
- Have some knowledge and understanding of cost awareness
- Have a keen interest in Procurement
At Aston Martin, we take great pride in our brand history and the family feel that permeates throughout our organisation. We believe in the breadth of exposure that working for Aston Martin can offer.
Here at Aston Martin, our mission is to embark on an exciting new era for the business. Our purpose is to become the world's most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand. For over 110 years, Aston Martin has crafted the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars. To achieve our goal, we are striving to attract the very best people who can write their own chapter in our journey.
Joining Aston Martin means being part of a business where extraordinary things happen every single day. Behind the legends and landmarks of our cars are a team of dreamers, darers, and doers. We believe in the courage of our employees and the ownership they take in making extraordinary happen.
Within this role, as a procurement graduate, you will have the opportunity to quickly identify the correct suppliers for your commodity areas. You will learn negotiation tactics and have the chance to drive your career to the next level.
This is an opportunity to be part of an established company that will celebrate 111 years as a desirable luxury brand. With an exciting future ahead and announcements made in the press about our future vehicle line-up, working in the procurement function at AML presents a unique chance to have greater exposure to senior members of the organisation compared to other departments. The procurement function plays a significant role in controlling costs and ensuring a profitable future for AML.
People stay with our business because of our brand history, the pride we take in our work, and the fact that we are known for being an employer of choice. We have built an organisation that is recognized for its commitment to excellence.
This is a two-year rotational scheme within different areas of the Procurement department, where you’ll spend specific periods gaining invaluable experience and knowledge within our key areas, which may include
- Supply Chain
- Manufacturing Engineering
This scheme starts on Monday 2nd September 2024.
What you’ll gain…
- Enrol onto
- Route to Chartered Manager (CMI Level 5)
- Hands-on experience
- Be an integral part of the team
- Mon – Thurs 8am – 5pm and Fri 8am – 1pm
- Full-time onsite
- in-person learnings
- Gaydon-based with occasional travel to Suppliers as and when required
The Benefits and Perks...
- Starting salary £34,200
- Salary increments (subject to performance and criteria being met)
- Annual bonus (discretionary)
- Pension Scheme
- Medical Cover and Health Cash Plan
- Life Assurance
- Car Scheme
- Plus, a wide range of discounts with associated partners
The Next Step and time frames...
On application, you will receive an email acknowledgement response of the application received.
If you meet the criteria, then the following will apply. At each stage of the following process, you will be advised of the outcome.
- Online psychometric gamification assessment (not timed)
- Phone interview – with a member of the Talent Acquisition team (20 minutes)
- In-person assessment centre – a chance to come and meet the team you’ve applied to join
- Outcome – we will let you know the outcome of your assessment centre attendance
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, apply today by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button.
Belong at Aston Martin
We understand that the incredible beauty, craft, and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.
We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.
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