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Procurement Graduate

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Dale Farm Ltd


11d ago

đź’Ľ Graduate Job


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  • You must be educated to Degree level, have excellent admin and communication skills, plan efficiently, work flexible hours, possess strong IT skills, hold a current driving licence, and have access to your own transport.
  • You will manage sourcing, negotiate contracts, develop cost reduction initiatives, monitor category performance, stay updated on market trends, ensure compliance with legal requirements, and support packaging technology projects at Dale Farm Ltd.

Graduate Job



  • The procurement graduate will manage a category segment within procurement.Under the guidance of a Category Manager the graduate role is responsible for the development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives, supplier relationships and contract management.
  • The procurement graduate will also work with the Group Packaging Technologist to support development of Dale Farm packaging requirements with a focus upon delivery of sustainability targets. To support development the procurement graduated will be sponsored to achieve a Diploma in Packaging Technology.  


  • This is a challenging role, and we are looking for energetic and enthusiastic applicants who are able to work reliably on their own initiative and educated to Degree level.
  • Applicants must have excellent administration and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to plan and work with flexibility to meet deadlines. Applicants must have strong IT skills. You should hold a clean current driving licence and have access to your own transport.

Area of Responsibilities



  • Manage sourcing initiatives to maximise value whilst effectively manage risk for the category.
  • Develop category cost reduction initiatives while maintaining quality and performance standards.
  • Negotiate contracts, KPIs inclusive of sustainability targets and other terms with Suppliers.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop and implement procurement strategies that meet business needs.
  • Understand market trends to drive category strategy and inform the business.
  • Communicate monthly update on category performance to established KPIs.
  • Work with Group Packaging Technologist to ensure packaging specification templates are updated in accordance with legislation requirement to support Dale Farm compliance obligations.
  • Support the Group Packaging Technologist to ensure Dale Farm is compliant with legal requirements such as EPR.
  • Support the Group Packaging Technologist to understand latest technologies/materials and build a pipeline of cost optimisation and sustainability projects that meet of needs of Dale Farm and our customers.
  • Support the Group Packaging Technologist run packaging trials.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

May 22, 2024