Business Apprentice (Buyer & Planner)

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Universal Joint, Portmouth
Job Description
We are looking for a business apprentice to join our team in Portsmouth. This is an entry level position that will lead on to a career in procurement and supply chain.

This position is to provide the business with excellent procurement and administration support, at an operational level, assist in the driving out of cost wherever possible without compromising the required quality considerations and timescales. To deliver procurement support in-line with Global Marine Groups procurement procedures and to place and expedite purchase orders as well as to load MRP recommendations. Provide admin support to all areas of the local business including Sales Order Entry, BOM generation, Quality Assurance and Control, Facilities, Health and Safety etc. as required

Key Deliverables during Apprenticeship:
• Assist the Buyer in a range of bought in goods and services, including but not limited to engineering items, hydraulics, electrical and other ancillary parts to ensure the smooth running of the business, procuring them at the optimum price level given quality and time considerations.
• Assist in providing commercial admin support to GMSL Portsmouth. To cover work from the bid stage through to implementation, ensuring on time and under budget deliverables.
• To facilitate the invoicing process including the coding of invoices to the correct overhead cost codes.
• Develop successful working relationships with internal and external customers from various functional areas, work with internal customers to maintain best procurement practise
• Assist in the monitoring, management and generation of reports of the business KPI’s to enable the management team to complete month end reports.
• Ensuring GMSL Contractual terms and conditions that are current, relevant and applied to all Purchase Orders.
• Ensure all work is properly organised and communicated within the department and across the business, involving key stakeholders as appropriate.
• To Support all contract reviews, order intake facilitation and assist in the development of appropriate project plans to ensure the successful delivery of customer orders.
• Assist in the generation of supplier performance reviews to enable on site and at supplier visits to be completed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Qualifications/Skills/Experience (at the end of the Apprenticeship)
• Basic understanding of the procurement/planning process within an engineering or manufacturing environment at apprenticeship level.
• Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to work on own initiative when required.
• Ability to influence at all levels within the site organisation.
• Good working knowledge of all ‘Microsoft’ applications: particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Should be a good team player that is flexible and can function well under pressure.
• Gain an excellent understanding of Sage manufacturing computer software or similar MRP based systems.
• Ability to deliver personal KPI targets.
• Gain an understanding of MRP planning & Inventory value/control.

• Gain an understanding of lean manufacturing concepts and drawings
• Gain an understanding of Health & Safety.

About The Company

Global Marine is part of the Global Marine Group, and is a market leader in subsea fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms sector amongst others. Global Marine is recognised as a high quality, independent strategic partner, with a successful and continued track record with the majority of key industry organisations.

The company has developed a base of technical knowledge, skills, technology, equipment and assets which provide the capabilities to plan, install, bury, store, test, recover and maintain subsea fibre optic cables; an essential combination for crucial connectivity across the globe.

Global Marine is in a unique position owning the world’s largest independent marine contracting fleet, including three purpose-built specialist installation and repair vessels, and four vessels servicing three of the world’s seven maintenance zones.

Global Marine’s capabilities can be deployed at any location in the world through the company’s network of vessels, offices and depots, with long established operations in key regions including Asian growth markets, directly and through joint ventures with leading telecoms players.

With an exemplary commitment to health and safety and a proactive approach to overcoming engineering challenges to exceed customers’ expectations, Global Marine is passionate about engineering a clean and connected future.