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UK Industrial Placements - Supply Chain Customer Collaboration

Data analysis. Reading. Multiple vacancies.

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You’ve learned a lot as a student already. Want to put it into practice at PepsiCo? 

Our placement programmes are structured to give you the chance to make an impact on some of the world’s biggest brands. From day one, you’ll be working on projects that matter. You’ll shake things up, shape trends, and get guidance and development to help you discover your potential. 

We’re home to some of the world’s favourite brands, such as Walkers, Pepsi Max, Quaker, Tropicana, Doritos, Pipers, Naked, Copella, Lipton, Monster Munch and 7UP to name just a few! Our business covers the full product lifecycle from creating new flavours in our labs to dreaming up ad campaigns and delivering packs to stores. There’s plenty in between too.  

Everything Has a Purpose

A look at what inspires PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose journey.

We build brands we are really proud of and we have a mission to create more smiles with every sip and bite. Here at PepsiCo we think like entrepreneurs. We voice opinions fearlessly. We celebrate diversity and differences. We care about growing sustainably. And we get a lot of free Doritos.  

We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates to join our Central Supply Chain Team based at our Head Office in Reading on a 12 month placement programme.  

Every day millions of people in the UK enjoy our oats, snacks, juices and beverages. As a placement student within Supply Chain you will have the opportunity to join our 4,500 strong team who are behind these household names. As a function we are spread across 10 sites which include our Quaker Oats Mill in Cupar and our Walkers Crisp factory in Leicester – the largest crisp factory in the world. 

The Customer Collaboration team use data and analysis to guide the business in making the right choices and decisions regarding future forecasts for specific customers.  

Undergraduate placement students have an important part to play in our future and we provide a perfect environment for individuals to develop, whilst feeling valued and having lots of fun. You will have lots of autonomy where your decisions will really make a difference to our business and in return you will have the chance to develop your skills and experience in a fast paced, energetic environment.  

What will you be doing? 

  • Take ownership for the analysis of forecasting performance data for both accuracy and bias and to implement improvements 
  • Review Impulse daily sales forecast and make recommendations based on fluctuations 
  • Create and maintain customer promotional trackers and using this data to make recommendations for current forecasts and future promotions 
  • Provide effective forecast management information to make effective forecasting changes 
  • Review seasonality of forecasts and ensure these are reflected in a timely manner 
  • Provide management information in to the S&OP decision-making forum for customer related BIAS, Accuracy 
  • Administer control zone forecast changes when required 
  • Drive system and process improvements to leverage greater levels of efficiency 

 What are we looking for?  

  • A student currently in the second year of university studies, where the course includes the option of completing a sandwich placement during the third year following path to a degree level qualification in Supply Chain Management or Business Studies or closely related discipline  
  • Disruption. An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things 
  • Passion. For our company, for your development and for sustainability. 
  • Creativity. Bring your new thinking and fresh ideas to our brands. 
  • You! At PepsiCo we bring ourselves to work and embrace diversity and inclusion. We believe our differences is what makes us special. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • High degree of initiative and drive to deliver results of trials and activities and able to be pro-active and multi-task 
  • Creative and can think of new and innovative ways to develop systems and make existing things work more efficiently 
  • An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things 
  • Ambition – eagerness to learn and grow your career and aspire and be our future leaders 
  • Agile – Flexible approach with the ability to work with a demanding agenda and prioritise tasks 

What else do you need to know? 

This 12 month placement starts in July 2022, with a salary of £21,000.

Other benefits: 

  • Vibrant culture
  • Development and mentoring 
  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holidays  
  • Discounted PepsiCo products 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • And a whole lot more… 

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 1st, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Reading
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Maths
  • Process
  • Statistics

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