Procurement Graduate Scheme
graduate scheme

Procurement Graduate Scheme

ABF UK Grocery
UK wide
Time left to apply
9 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Grow your career with famous brands.

For our Procurement scheme, we need people who strive for ownership, who want to engage with and influence a large array of stakeholders. We’re looking for strong communicators, with excellent analytical skills, a methodical approach and the desire to probe for the right answers in a commercial environment. We want to find Procurement leaders of the future, with aspirations for head of department and board-level roles in the medium-long term.

Over the course of the 24-month scheme you will get th opportunity to work in two different UK Grocery businesses, or experience one year in the ABF Procurement team before returning to Grocery. You will learn about the fundamentals of procurement and how the wider business works, gain experience of running projects and interacting with different functions in the business to drive success and also have the responsibility of managing a portfolio of your own. During your scheme, you will receive core management training and will also have the opportunity to start a fully-funded diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification.

We only take a select number of graduates every year as we believe in giving you the visibility, responsibility and focused support to grow your career with us. You’ll have the opportunity to take ownership of projects from day one, and plenty of support and development to accelerate your learning. Our businesses are very agile so we need our people to be adaptable, resilient and comfortable working at pace in an ever-changing environment. You’ll receive plenty of support along the way but you will be required to drive your own career. If this scheme sounds like the role and environment for you, visit our website to find out more and to apply.

Company information

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales in excess of £13bn, over 130,000 employees and a presence in 50 countries.

We recruit 18-25 graduates each year into our Grocery division, which comprises eight consumer-facing businesses that manufacture and market a variety of well-known brands both nationally and internationally. The businesses have developed an enviable portfolio of leading grocery brands, such as Jordans cereals, Patak’s curry pastes, Kingsmill bread, Ryvita crispbread, Silver Spoon sugar, Twinings tea and many more! We’ve also recently acquired two fantastic sports nutrition brands; High 5 and Reflex Nutrition, further broadening the categories in which we operate.

Person requirements

We need our graduates to be adaptable, resilient, comfortable working at pace, driven to get results and willing to get stuck in. Our culture is very down-to-earth so having confidence without ego is important to us, too. Our graduates come from all sorts of different backgrounds, with different degrees and interests but alignment with ABF's values and an ability to demonstrate the appropriate competencies are the key elements to success on our schemes.

Qualifications and experience requirements

For supply chain and procurement, you'll need a 2:2 in any degree discipline.

Accepted degree subjects




£1,500 joining bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare


UK wide

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Up to five

In order to apply to any of our schemes, you need to have the permanent right to live and work in the UK, without any restrictions.

Closing date: 31/10/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/10/2017

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