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12 months ago
Location: Crewe
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Cost Jobs
UK Graduates 2018 Program - Graduate Trainee Supply Chain-TEMA-UKCW01513340


At Bombardier, we see trains as more than a mode of transport. Ours is a challenging, innovative, important industry, and we see trains as the future of eco-friendly travel; as outstanding examples of design; and as exceptional feats of engineering. They’re also highly complex projects that need brilliant people to bring them to life and keep them running smoothly.

Today Bombardier Transportation’s Supply Chain teams operate complex supply networks, design and implement sourcing strategies, manage and develop suppliers and ultimately take a leading role in internal and external collaboration within Bombardier Transportation. The team plays a key role in the total value chain of the organisation in making it lean and efficient.

Structured and flexible Supply Chain career paths encourage cross-functional exchange and ensure successful career development. Furthermore, the unique position of Supply Chain within BT’s organization generates ample opportunities for talented individuals to develop leadership skills, responsibilities and drive them to use their full potential.

You will join a two-year intensive training programme with a series of placements around the business, providing a firm foundation in the application of Supply Chain knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. Placements typically include the different functions within Supply Chain and in functions that have a close working relationship with Supply Chain.

The Supply Chain team at Crewe is responsible for ensuring top class Supplier delivery performance, a lean logistics system with minimal waste in the supply chain, enhances business cash flow through efficient inventory management which includes a robust purchase order management process. As a part of the Supply Chain team, you would also be driving the inventory turns of the Crewe Business unit, make continual improvements in the supply chain, set-up materials for new projects in liaison with the Methods department and improve overall effectiveness of the supply chain.

You would be reporting to the Head of Production Control and working within the teams of Supply Chain co-ordinators, Production Planners and Logistics team members. Joining the team in Crewe will mean working on real assignments and gaining hands-on experience with responsibility from day one. You will have a chance to build a personal network within the wider business to develop overall business awareness, share best practice, learn problem solving and foster cross functional working.

With an experienced Mentor to guide you and undertaking a variety of training modules, you will work towards gaining a professional qualification while also building both technical and interpersonal skills.


You will need a minimum 2:1 degree in a business related subject, with excellent analytical skills, commercial acumen, creative thinking and strong leadership qualities.

Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Join us at our major site in Derby and take pride in working on quality, leading-edge projects that drive your career forward.

As part of the application process, you will need to answer a series of mandatory questions; please allocate a few minutes in going through them and answering, as they are the first shift out step.

If you have successfully completed your application, a follow up e-mail will come through in a few days, explaining in detail the next steps of the selection process (online test, phone interview, Assessment Center), together with approximate timelines for each.

We wish you the best of luck for all the steps and look forward to getting to know you!

Salary: starting with 27,000 GBP

Start date: 3rd of September 2018

Job: Buyer
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Crewe
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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