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2023 Graduate - Strategic Procurement - Construction - London



15d ago

💼 Graduate Job


Rolling basis


Procurement is the process of purchasing goods or services for use during construction, at Mace we work with over 1,000 different suppliers all of which have been chosen around our core values, this has allowed us to create a supply chain which are an extension of Mace. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach with our suppliers ensuring that we are able to fully utilise their skills and expertise to continue to deliver landmark projects throughout the UK and internationally.

Regardless of the scale or complexity of a project, we employ and refine our systems and processes to provide control, governance and transparency from inception to completion. In every decision we make, we challenge and work diligently to find the most efficient and cost-effective outcome. As an agile, focused and flexible partner, we adopt a value-driven strategy to define and articulate project objectives, before identifying the most effective means to deliver.

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Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


As a graduate procurement assistant, you will be involved in the support of identifying and managing strategic agreements and relationships with our suppliers to drive a more effective and profitable business. Working as a graduate procurement assistant your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Researching the UK construction market, with a heavy focus on LondonDeveloping procurement strategies for board approvalManaging relationships with key suppliers and categories. Identifying and delivering saving and service improvements, Developing business cases for board approvalMarket analysis and report writingSupporting projects throughout the procurement process ensuring a consistent approach across the Mace businessEngaging with both internal and external stakeholders about procurement strategies and processes. Monitoring performance and identifying strategies for continuous improvement. 
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We’re looking for ambitious people who want to make a difference in the world. Proactive people who aren’t afraid of barriers, innovate, and have a genuine passion for service excellence. And those who embody the same values, behaviours and competencies as us to proudly move our industry forward:Values – safety first, client focus, create opportunity, and integrityBehaviours – curious, collaborators, contributors, and championsCompetencies – build effective teams, embrace change, solve problems, and build trusted relationships You’ll also need GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or above, and a bachelor’s degree in any subject.
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Competitive salary + professional membership22 days annual leave + bank holidays2 additional ‘Mace Days’ off + 3 days paid Christmas shutdownOne volunteering day a yearCompany pension (with up to 7% employer contribution)Life assurancePrivate medical insurance coverAnnual health screeningCycle to work schemeGreen car schemeSeason ticket loanDiscounts and savings for retailers, gyms, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, etc.A number of other flexible benefits
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