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Purchasing Industrial Placement

Based: L’Oréal... Location: Hammersmith Duration: 54... Start date: Monday 25th June 2018 Annual Salary:  £18,000 per...   Role... Within the L’Oreal UK Purchasing team, you will be responsible for assisting...

Job description

Based: L’Oréal UK

Location: Hammersmith
 54 weeks

Start date: Monday 25th June 2018
Annual Salary:  £18,000 per annum


Role Description

Within the L’Oreal UK Purchasing team, you will be responsible for assisting the team with the efficient creation and implementation of purchasing initiatives. This includes new product launches and promotional activities across all UK retailers. It is a key position within a busy team, reporting to the Purchasing Manager. You will work closely with the marketing team and liaising with external suppliers and retailers.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Optimising the Group’s financial results by controlling and ensuring adherence to contracts

  • Using you initiative to develop meaningful Management Information (MI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from complex and varied sources, and report in a timely manner to the wider finance team

  • Liaising with a complex and diverse stakeholder group to inform and educate about purchasing initiatives

  • Daily management of key indirect spend category of travel and accommodation, identifying and implementing opportunities to reduce cost and enhance service

  • Provide key corporate decision-makers with timely and accurate information to take business decisions and / or shape L'Oréal policy

  • Analysing, reporting on and exploring new areas of opportunity for the L’Oréal Purchasing Team, primarily through manipulating Microsoft Excel data

  • Supporting and assisting the maintenance of data and documents pertaining to the performance and objectives of the Purchasing Team

  • Provide support to other members of the Purchasing Team on sourcing initiatives as and when required

Job Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Have a strong sense of initiative and problem solving
  • A flexible approach to work, with an ability to manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines
  • Numerate and PC literate: in particular with strong Excel skills

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills

  • Networking skills and the ability to interact with all areas of the business


Please note that once you have submitted your application the Graduate Team will be reviewing it at the first available opportunity. However, in some instances you may be waiting a number of weeks to be hearing back from us due to other team constraints.


Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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