Graduate Opportunity

Procurement & Supply Chain Graduates 2022

Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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The Procurement and Supply team in MBDA consists of a coordinated team of over 300 employees, spread across 11 sites, handling over 3000 suppliers. We have a spend profile of approximately €1.7 Billion per year across UK, France and Italy! We strive to for skilled professionals is far greater than ever before, to enable our mission of 100% on time, on cost and on quality to be achieved. Our team is motivated, fast-paced and multi-national, we strive for personal and professional excellence.

What’s the opportunity?

Complete 3 placements across both Procurement and Supply Chain:

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  • Procurement: gain experience of contract management and different types of agreements with a wide range of monetary values. Learn and put into action negotiating and influencing skills. Complete an individual project providing you with objectives and challenges. This will be working in either our Direct or Indirect Procurement teams.
  • Direct Procurement: procure Mechanical or Electrical parts such as castings, machining, plastics, optics, cables, connectors and test equipment.
  • Indirect Procurement: procure various services and items such as, facilities management, security, offload services, contingent workers, HR, travel, consulting services or information management (IM), software licences, networks and telecoms.
  • Supply Chain Management: Collaborate with a number of departments and work closely with internal partners and suppliers. This team is responsible for the management and improvement of supplier performance through continuous risk assessment, ensuring that risks are identified, collected and effectively mitigated.

Throughout the Graduate scheme you will be set projects and tasks to complete, with training and mentoring provided. We encourage our team to be creative and suggest new ways of working by adopting our continuous improvement ethos. We support our Graduates to complete the CIPS qualification.

Some travel will be required throughout the scheme in order to meet with suppliers and/or our multi-national teams to increase awareness and understanding.

Entry criteria

  • Degree qualified in any STEM subject (minimum 2.2)
  • Strong verbal & written communication styles
  • An encouraging team member
  • Problem solving mind-set

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Stevenage
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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