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Global Procurement Graduate Programme

Global Procurement Graduate Programme

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    Amsterdam, North Holland

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    Up to €37000 per annum + + package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    5 months ago

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Role: Global Procurement Graduate Programme - Energy

Location: Netherlands - Largely remote working and remote training, with in-person meetings and coaching to take place largely in Amsterdam or Milton Keynes

Relocation: Relocation costs can be covered if you're not currently based in the NL

Salary: Up to €37,000

Interview Process: 1st stage screening interview, followed by an online assessment centre

An incomparable graduate opportunity to gain a place on the 'Future Leaders Procurement Programme'.

The graduate programme is sponsored at the highest level of the business and you will become part of a dynamic working environment with plenty of opportunities to grow and develop. During this time, you will have significant exposure to senior stakeholders globally and the opportunity to fast track your career whilst working on multiple high-profile projects.

You will benefit from a world-class learning and development programme to help develop you personally and professionally and be assigned a mentor that is not directly related to your professional role, to provide a strong support structure outside of your direct colleagues and peers.

In addition to individual and group training, you will meet quarterly with other graduates to work on a range of skill sets needed to thrive in the procurement industry. In the first year, you will work on skills such as stakeholder management and presentations, while in the second year you will move on to focus on managerial training.

The role will largely be a remote working role, with opportunities to travel globally as part of the role. You will also have the option to be based in a different country for your second year if desired, whether that is within Europe, or the US depending on project focus. The client has 300+ offices based in over 30 countries.

The Energy team manages the following major processes:

  1. Negotiating all physical supply and power sales/service agreements
  2. Risk management for all centrally hedged commodities
  3. Setting Energy cost budgets and total energy cost management
  4. Management for all carbon emission certificates including physically buying and selling to provide the required number of allowances for each paper mill
  5. Participate/drive negotiations about CHP/steam supply contracts via contracting and financial leases
  6. Align energy efficiency objectives with group sustainability targets, take necessary measures and propose actions to define the carbon footprint roadmap
  7. Initiate and manage energy efficiency projects on a group level and engage with all stakeholders
  8. Negotiate PPAs and service agreements related to energy consumption and production, negotiate certificate purchases for Green energy

You will have:

  • Master's degree in any discipline, in addition to overall excellent academics
  • Up to two years of work experience, in any sector or role
  • A desire to join the fast-paced and diverse global business
  • Strong desire for a career in procurement
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • You will be able to work independently and autonomously while being a strong team player