Procurement And Supply Chain Apprentice

Continental Automotive Holdings Uk Limited - Gravelly Industrial Park


08.30-16.45 Mon-Thurs and 08.30-16.15 Friday with 45 mins lunch break

27 months



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Closing date: 15/10/2020

Job Description:

This programme will take 24-27 months to complete and give you an opportunity to work in our fast paced procurement division on a variety of projects.
You will be working with the procurement team, learning how to source parts and products on time to meet customer expectation.  Ensure data is accurate and reliable to enable efficient automatic forecast generation.
A mixture of on the job and virtual classroom training will provide you with the tools, support and guidance to help you work towards achieving apprenticeship qualifications.
Within this apprenticeship you will undertake learning and development activities to include;
  • End-to-end characteristics and processes of the FMCG supply chain in different contexts
  • Critical supply chain key performance indicators inventory, forecast accuracy, plan attainment, customer service, vehicle utilisation, on shelf availability and waste, quality and value in line with business requirements and expectations
  • Procurement the principles of buying – strategic and operational decision making (influences, risk, cost); and legal and customer requirements (anti-bribery policies, ethical approaches and frameworks)
  • Forecasting the levers and influences on customer and consumer demand (market trends, weather, competitor activity and seasonality); the impact of merchandising on supply chain decisions; and others relevant to the business context
  • Plan manufacture the principles of developing and implementing a supply plan taking account of capacity, product life and the key drivers of success
  • Customer service the principles of order capture and management, from order receipt to delivery through to customers, the importance of customer fulfilment
  • Logistics the importance of logistics cost, the impact of short-lead time and high demand volatility logistics on network planning
  • Develop our site understanding forecasting capability
  • Improve the accuracy of system data
  • Continually review part and product usage
  • Continually review actual lead-time against system lead-time
  • Ensure stockturn of inventory meets and exceeds target site performance
  • Pro-actively and routinely review back orders with supply sites
  • Maintain a set of site KPIs to demonstrate procurement performance against target procurement performance

Skills and Requirements:

Desired Skills

  • The ability to work as part of a team within a professional environment
  • Good knowledge of IT packages to include Word & Excel
  • Good communicator

Required Qualifications

Educated to A Level
GCSE or equivalent in maths and English Grade C / 4 or Above

Future Prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will have the opportunity to apply for roles within the organisation which are available.

Training to be delivered

Supply Chain Practitioner Level 3

Full training provided through apprenticeship incorporating on and off job training.

About the Employer:

Employer name

Continental Automotive Holdings Uk Limited

Employer description

Continental is one of the leading international automotive suppliers of diagnostic and garage equipment. Continental AG, commonly known as Continental, is a German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company specializing in brake systems, interior electronics, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, tires and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries.


Unit 36
Gravelly Industrial Park
B24 8TA

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Closing date: 15/10/2020