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Commercial Buyer - Year In Industry Internship

Year In Industry Internship - Commercial Buyer
Salary: £16,000 per annum
Location: Roles available in  Swindon, Solihull
Requirements: Ideal for a year in industry placement or a recent graduate.


About us

npower is one of Britain’s leading energy companies and is part of the Innogy group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies.
We serve around 4.9 million residential and business accounts with electricity and gas.


Our role
A one year, year in industry placement offers a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into our business. In exchange for your drive, passion for knowledge, we’ll  provide you with the necessary skills to gain experience in our procurement department as a Buyer. A buyer of goods and services with low levels of complexity and risk, executing the procurement process and supporting the Procurement Team.


You could find yourself involved in:

• Providing day to day interface between the procurement function and the business
• Reviewing and/or optimise procurement requests
• Assist preparation, issuing and management of RFPs
• Negotiate, close, review and terminate contracts
• Contribution to the achievement of an annual business benefit target via team and some personalised targets and objectives
• Contribution to management reporting, completion of the following: demand planning, forecast planning of risk and benefits against target, KPI’s and process compliance
• Collate low level demand, transactional activity that is resource intensive
• Challenge / interrogate purchase requisitions and purchase orders with the business, then process as appropriate
What we look for

• Good standard of education with appropriate academic (degree preferred), vocational or business qualifications. Minimum A Level standard.
• Needs to be numerate and IT literate and have experience of using the Microsoft Business Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Highly motivated and possess strong interpersonal skills
• A basic understanding of Contract Law and terms and conditions of Contract would be an advantage
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple activities

Job Segment: Procurement, Intern, Purchasing, Buyer, Recent Graduate, Operations, Entry Level, Finance

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