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Graduate Job Purchasing Graduate

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J002312
Salary: £25,000  

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JOB TITLE: Purchasing Graduate
COMPANY: Morris Lubricants
SALARY: £23,000 – £25,000 
LOCATION: Shrewsbury

With a proud heritage dating back to 1869, we are one of the largest privately-owned British lubricant manufacturers in the world. We have developed a diverse range of world-class lubricants over the last 150 years suitable for the 21st century and gained a global reputation for delivering the highest quality products and services across a range of sectors in over 85 countries worldwide.   

Our philosophy is focused on the social and environmental impact of our business’s activities as well as on our economic performance. This triple bottom line approach ultimately means that we not only monitor and measure our overall profits, but we are also mindful of the impact of what we do on our people and the wider environment.

Rotating through the business for the first 6-12 months, you will be exposed to a number of key areas such as customer service, production and logistics to give you a greater appreciation of the business to support your role as a Purchasing graduate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sourcing raw materials for all product areas.
  • Daily communication with suppliers and internal departments.
  • Cost management of raw materials with both suppliers and internal departments.
  • Project management activities for new procurement projects.
  • Internal reporting of key cost information on a monthly basis.
  • Supplier visits.
  • Material planning and stock inventory management.
  • Devising and implementing strategies to reduce purchasing costs.

The Individual

  • Academically, we are looking for a 2:2 degree (or higher) from any discipline completed within the last 3 years.
  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven thinker.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Strong time management and planning skills with the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to perform accurate and detailed work.
  • Good time and workload management skills.
  • Self-motivation – able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable working within deadlines and in a fast-paced environment.


As part of our Graduate Programme we recognise the importance of developing you to make you one of the future leaders of our business. Your development will be through on the job training and undertaking further training where required. In addition, the successful candidate will complete the Graduate Open Programme and complete a Level 3 ILM qualification.


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All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.

Location: West Midlands

Recruiter Details

0121 665 4060

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