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Graduate Job Thomson Pettie - Graduate Buyer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: Thomson01
Salary: £18,000 p.a  

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Job summary

Thomson Pettie has an excellent opportunity for a graduate with a business or purchasing background to learn the buyer role within a busy manufacturing environment. After full training the graduate will be expected to enhance our current procurement systems with support from the management team. This is a 12 month placement, with view to permanent hire, based in Cumbernauld.

Job Description

Project Description

The project is intended to strengthen the companies purchasing operation. Success will be determined by a successful day to day purchasing operation being in place. Further enhancements should be achievable with help and support from the rest of the management team.

Role Description

The successful applicant will be given full training in the day to day running of purchasing and in using our manufacturing system Pegasus Operations II.  Initially, key roles will be as follows:

Create purchase orders from requisition sheets completed by production managers

Place the orders with suppliers via email or fax

Book in delivery’s against Purchase orders

Once familiar with the current setup it is hoped that the graduate can enhance our current purchasing function by implementing order progressing and reporting to provide better visibility

In the long-run, this role will involve taking full responsibility for purchasing within the company, with support from the management team. Enhancements to the procurement systems and processes will therefore be for the benefit of all involved.

Skills / Experience


Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Strong organisational skills, e.g. multi-tasking and time management

Good team working skills and able to work pro-actively and independently

Good IT skills, e.g. MS Office

Ability and willingness to learn quickly

Interest in Procurement


Some previous experience in a procurement role

Knowledge of engineering / fabrication 


Business or Purchasing related degree.


Opportunity to get full training and take on a high level of responsibility in a purchasing role within a busy manufacturing environment.

As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and will have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course. 

Additional Info

Preferred Placement Start Date

03 September 2012

Duration of Placement

12 months initially, good possibility of permanent position

All applications will be processed through the Talent Scotland Graduate Placement programme. Please direct all initial questions or enquiries to the Talent Scotland team.

Location: Scotland

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