Undergraduate students able to take a year in industry
Within the L’Oreal UK Purchasing team, you will be responsible for assisting the team with the efficient creation and implementation of purchasing initiatives. This includes new product launches and promotional activities across all UK retailers. It is a key position within a busy team, reporting to the Purchasing Manager. You will work closely with the marketing team and liaising with external suppliers and retailers.
Optimising the Group’s financial results by controlling and ensuring adherence to contracts
Using you initiative to develop meaningful Management Information (MI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from complex and varied sources, and report in a timely manner to the wider finance team
Liaising with a complex and diverse stakeholder group to inform and educate about purchasing initiatives
Daily management of key indirect spend category of travel and accommodation, identifying and implementing opportunities to reduce cost and enhance service
Provide key corporate decision-makers with timely and accurate information to take business decisions and / or shape L'Oréal policy
Analysing, reporting on and exploring new areas of opportunity for the L’Oréal Purchasing Team, primarily through manipulating Microsoft Excel data
Supporting and assisting the maintenance of data and documents pertaining to the performance and objectives of the Purchasing Team
Provide support to other members of the Purchasing Team on sourcing initiatives as and when required
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Numerate and PC literate: in particular with strong Excel skills
Strong numerical and analytical skills
Networking skills and the ability to interact with all areas of the business
Please note that once you have submitted your application the Graduate Team will be reviewing it at the first available opportunity. However, in some instances you may be waiting a number of weeks to be hearing back from us due to other team constraints.