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Graduate Job Graduate Engineers and Scientists - Assistant Buyer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: LCTA10
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000  

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If you are a top scientific or engineering graduate with strong interpersonal skills and an interest in business then you should consider a career in engineering procurement. We have a brilliant opportunity for you to join our company at a graduate level, receive training and development, and gain invaluable experience working for a world leader and innovator of pioneering high technology.

What is exciting about this role?

This is a fantastic opportunity for a top scientific or engineering graduate to join a world leading engineering company in a procurement position working within the power generation industry. This is the chance to join a fantastic international company, to utilise your technical and interpersonal skills, and have real responsibility and development.

What do we do?

We are a world leading designer and manufacturer of high technology. Our people bring with them the pursuit of innovation and progress, and it is this determination and passion that has helped us achieve excellence in all of the products, systems and services we can provide, For more than a century we can be counted among the world’s largest and most energetic industrial enterprises. From power plants and bullet trains; to mobile phones and sub-micron technologies; we are renowned for our cutting edge technology.

The division you will be working in specialises in designing and manufacturing large scale power systems (such as steam turbines, nuclear reactors, and generators). We work tirelessly to provide our customers with the best and most cost effective solutions.

Where do you come in?

Your role will be an Assistant Buyer on a two year contract which is a perfect role for a graduate to begin working in this sector and within the procurement profession.

Your role will involve: researching new suppliers; building relationships with existing contacts; sourcing competitive quotations; negotiation; ensuring contracts are fulfilled; providing technical information about products.

Successful procurement is essential to ensuring our customers’ requirements are delivered promptly and within budget.

If you are successful in this position there is the potential to become a permanent member of the team. Plus, you will have begun gaining the relevant experience to becoming CIPS qualified (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply).

What do you need to demonstrate?

This is a varied role requiring dedication, determination and the commitment to customer satisfaction. You will be given real responsibility so you must be an individual that takes responsibility, shows initiative, comes up with solutions and initiates actions.

You will be working closely with a key business director and a small team so therefore you must be able to support others. In order to negotiate successfully you must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

You will need to be a clear and articulate communicator, with strong listening and questioning skills.

The products our team are procuring are highly technical and often of high value. Therefore we require individuals with a minimum of a 2.1 degree in Engineering or Science and BBB A Levels. You will have the opportunity to use your technical knowledge and to analyse and evaluate complex information.

We need candidates to be well organised, positive, and be able to adapt to changing circumstances. A Full UK Driving License is not essential, but desirable.

If you are successful you will be legally required to ensure you are eligible to work in the UK. Before you apply please check your eligibility

Apply now for consideration. If your application is successful you shall receive a call from a member of the Discovery Graduates team.

All applications will be assessed by Discovery Graduates. We believe that every graduate is capable of getting a good graduate job given the right support, advice and training and we only work with companies who recognise the value that the right graduate can bring to their business.

Location: Any Location, London (inner and outer)

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