Industrial Operations: Procurement Global Buyer Graduate Programme

Job Description

REQ ID: 119061 
JOB TITLE: Global Buyer Procurement Graduate
POSTING END DATE: 27/11/2023 - JLR reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.  
START DATE: 9th September 2024 


Hybrid working is potentially available, depending on the area and manager. JLR is a multi-site business and you'll be required to spend time working with different departments at several locations.  


For our JLR graduate programmes we only sponsor skilled worker visas for shortage occupations which include electrical engineering, software engineering and creative (design). Therefore, JLR will only accept applications for this programme from candidates with the unrestricted right to work in the UK for an indefinite period (if you are on a tier 4 student visa or a graduate route visa you are not eligible to apply to this programme).


A graduate programme at JLR gives you access to some of the most innovative and visionary industry experts, networking opportunities and invaluable industry insight. By the time you finish the programme, you'll play a vital part in JLR's future and build the exceptional long-term career you've proved you're capable of.


Arrive with ambition. Grow with freedom. 

Procurement Global Buyer Graduate 


Procurement is a crucial area of our business, responsible for securing and managing complex global deals with international suppliers and strategic partners. By joining our team as a procurement graduate, you'll support a portfolio of commodities and/or categories: developing strategies, managing relationships, sourcing new products, analysing market trends, negotiating new and existing contracts, and supporting procurement's transformation as part of our Reimagine strategy. 


Along the way, you could find yourself supporting us in any of these areas: exterior, interior, chassis, software & digital, electrical hardware, e-propulsion, engines & driveline, aftermarket, indirect, raw materials and special vehicles. You will undertake two core placements during the programme, with specific value-adding projects, as well as a placement in a procurement support function, such as supply chain or sustainability. Throughout your programme, you'll develop outstanding negotiation and influencing skills whilst taking on a diverse range of placements. 


On finishing the programme, you will transition into a role within procurement, which will depend on your experience and interests. 




You will need to hold or be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in business, economics, supply chain & logistics or other science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) discipline. As travel between sites and suppliers will be required, A FULL UK DRIVING LICENSE IS ALSO ESSENTIAL. 


In addition, you will have a real passion for problem-solving and the curiosity to understand business challenges and deliver innovative solutions. You will also have strong numerical and interpersonal skills and the confidence to champion new initiatives. 



Our 2024 graduate programme salary is £31,000, with a £2,000 joining bonus to welcome you to JLR. After two years, you will progress from the graduate programme on a £38,000 salary. In addition, JLR offer a generous holiday allowance, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, excellent pension provisions and access to a wide range of deals and discounts from well-known retailers and sports clubs.  


Once you've successfully completed your graduate programme, you can look forward to a long-term career with us. The role you take on will depend on your performance, personal preferences and business needs.  


You will be applying your curiosity and creativity every day as you begin to hone your skills for a successful, impactful career. You own your development, and only you can make it happen. We'll be right by your side in your pursuit of exceptional, and we'll give you all the encouragement and support you need.  


Your future starts here.  


Please be aware that we may close our programmes at any point and at short notice based on the volume of applications received. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please apply early.  


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