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Internship

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Intern UK - Finance Operations - London Based

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Pearson

22d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

London

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Off-cycle Internship

Banking & FinanceLondon

Description

  • We are the keepers of Pearson's buying standards – our role is to ensure that everyone gets the best value when dealing with the external community.
  • Global Procurement's specialists provide Category Management, ensuring a strategic understanding of each market while aligning to business priorities. We take an active role in sourcing and contracting above £250k. Below that threshold, we provide guidance, resources, and best practices to support distributed buying across Pearson. And we work to ensure that our investments in goods and services are aligned to Pearson's values.
  • Global Procurement operates in four teams, each with policies and resources unique to their specialties.

Requirements

  • Second or final year student pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business/Accounting/Finance, or related field.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Highly motivated with a desire to learn
  • Attention to detail, ability to do in-depth data mining, methodical approach to work while also seeking to understand the big picture
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving environment, and to meet tight deadlines and prioritise workload even when faced with conflicting priorities
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (e.g. macros, pivot tables, complex formulas)
  • Prior internship or coursework in procurement, business process management, supply chain management, finance, project management or related field is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with procurement tools and systems (e.g., ERP systems, e-sourcing platforms) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with process improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean) and finance systems (e.g., ERP, EPM) is a plus.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Final Year
Second Year
Bachelors
Masters

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of procurement strategies to optimize cost, quality, and delivery performance.
  • Conduct market research and supplier evaluations to identify potential suppliers and sourcing opportunities.
  • Support the sourcing process, including issuing requests for proposals (RFPs), analysing bids, and negotiating contracts with suppliers.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and align procurement activities with organizational goals.
  • Assist in supplier relationship management activities, including supplier performance reviews, contract management, and resolution of supplier issues.
  • Assist in the implementation of procurement tools and technologies to streamline processes and improve efficiency.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for management on procurement performance, cost savings initiatives, and supply chain risks.
  • Support ad-hoc projects and initiatives as assigned by the procurement leadership team.
  • Business Process & Finance Transformation
  • The Business Process Transformation team is responsible for transformation of our global finance processes and defining, designing, developing and delivering industry comparable ‘High Performance’ processes that helps us achieve our finance of the future strategy.
  • Activities and responsibilities include:
  • Assist in the analysis and documentation of current business processes, identifying areas for improvement and optimisation.
  • Conduct research and benchmarking to identify best practices and industry trends in business process management and finance transformation.
  • Assist in data collection and analysis to support transformation initiatives.
  • Support project management activities, including tracking progress, monitoring risks, and coordinating stakeholders.
  • Prepare presentations and communication materials for internal stakeholders to provide updates on transformation initiatives.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Start date

Jun 2, 2024

Application deadline

Apr 8, 2024

Location

London