Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Buyer Procurement

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Synthomer is a leading supplier of emulsions and special polymers. At Synthomer you are part of a truly global team, open for new ideas and different cultures. Our Graduate Programme in Europe offers an exciting career accelerator: It’s a structured development journey of two years, based on several rotational and international assignments which allow you to contribute to the Synthomer strategy from day one. During the programme you will be supported through learning events, mentoring and personal development planning.

What our people think about Synthomer

One of the world's leading suppliers of speciality emulsion and aqueous polymers to companies across the world.

What does ‘Synthesising Success’ mean for you?

Our Graduate Programme includes one or more assignments to company locations. You will support key discreet procurement projects, working with the procurement managers to purchase goods and services for our business. You will provide key analytical support to the Procurement team, which includes developing strategies for raw materials for ongoing and new business opportunities. Specifically, you'll be responsible for overseeing the procurement of specific spend categories and/or support major category spend areas, working alongside our supply partners and stakeholder teams to ensure relationships are optimised and deliver maximum value.

What you can expect:

  • Degree qualified – ideally a business- related degree at 2:1 grade and above
  • A Levels – minimum of 280 UCAS points gained
  • Strong communication skills and team player
  • Highly numerate
  • An aptitude for, and interest in
  • Project Management skills
  • Analytical and Problem-solving ability
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • A careful and methodical approach with good attention to detail
  • International mobility.

What we offer:

  • Permanent contract
  • Attractive salary and performance-related
    bonus package
  • Flexible work schemes
  • Health and sports programmes
  • Individual development
  • Opportunity to network
  • Multiple career opportunities in a growing company
  • Exciting projects in an international environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Synthomer pension plan.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Harlow (Essex)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Maths
  • Project Management

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