Are you motivated by future progression routes? Do you have an interest in purchasing with the ambition to move into a full-time Buyer role? If so, look no further than the Purchasing Apprentice vacancy at SMR Automotive Mirrors UK Ltd.
PETA Ltd are proud to be working with a leading automotive manufacturing company to recruit a Purchasing Apprentice. This is a junior entry role within the UK Purchasing department. The Purchasing Apprentice will support the team with regards to all aspects of purchasing and receive training and development to progress to a Buyer position.
A full-time role will be offered to the successful and suitable candidate upon completion of the apprenticeship as this is a permanent position.
Training to be provided
Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard. You will complete a 15 month apprenticeship which includes 10 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.
About the role
The Purchasing Apprentice will be responsible for the following:
Monthly reporting duties including data analysis and report administration
Offering support to all Purchasing activities
Managing and maintaining system data
Supporting and resolving invoice and purchase order queries
Raising of purchase orders to support business needs
Supporting with obtaining and maintaining Supplier NDA and Credit ratings
Supporting with New Product Introductions, sourcing of suppliers and ordering of initial samples
Working on projects to agreed timescales
Analysing supplier cost using budgets
Supporting with the conformance and continual improvement of the company Quality Management System
Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Purchasing Manager
Excellent progression routes and training opportunities throughout apprenticeship and beyond
25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
Eligible to join company pension scheme
Flexi-scheme as a white-collar worker; any additional hours worked can be accrued in Lieu
The ideal Purchasing Apprentice will have the following skills and experience:
Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Positive attitude with good communication skills
A team approach towards work
Good problem-solving skills
Ability to work unsupervised and under pressure
Assertive, resilient and welcome challenges
Proactive approach to changes in work load
GCSEs in maths and English with at least a grade 4/C are required.
Keen to develop and improve processes
About the company
Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) develops and manufactures rear view mirror system and intelligent camera technologies for the automotive industry. It is a member of the Motherson Group, one of the 22 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. At SMR we believe that our people are our biggest assets and that the capability of the company is the combined competence of all of us. Join our team and experience the spirit of a well-networked global enterprise offering exciting projects and outstanding development opportunities.
Kickstart your career and apply to be the Purchasing Apprentice at SMR Automotive Mirrors UK Ltd today.
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