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Procurement Trainee

City:  Slough

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.


Our supply chain and procurement are the backbone of our business. It's how we get our trusted products to people all over the world, safely and efficiently. And it's our talented and passionate teams that make this happen.

If you're looking for a career in supply chain, there's no better place to be than Reckitt. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities in all areas of the supply chain, from planning and procurement to manufacturing and logistics. You could join our Global Supply Planning team to develop and implement our global supply strategy, or work with our Procurement Centre of Excellence team to negotiate and manage our supplier relationships.

Our Manufacturing Excellence team help us improve the efficiency, quality and safety of our manufacturing operations, and our Logistics Excellence team develop new and innovative ways to distribute our products to customers.

About the role

Ready to kick-start your career in Procurement? Reckitt is on the hunt for a passionate and proactive Intern / Trainee to dive into the bustling world of sourcing and supplier management. This is your chance to join a committed team that prides itself on making a positive impact through innovative solutions. Gain invaluable experience, develop your procurement skills, and contribute to projects that matter. If you're eager to learn and ready to contribute to our mission of improving lives, we want to hear from you.


The role is responsible to support the procurement team in operational activities in the country, day-to-day portfolio management, execution of strategies and buying activities in specific portfolio (Packaging/Raw Materials/External Manufacturing) under supervision of local procurement management. This role will be starting at the beginning of October for a 12 month fixed term contract. 


If you are keen to apply, you will be asked to complete an online and video assessment which will take circa 15 minutes each.

Your responsibilities

In summary:

  • The focus will be on ‘learning through doing’ but with the support of the Procurement team
  • You will gain new skills and experience as part of our Procurement team
  • Fully involved from outset, you will help source the products, materials and services that take leading brands to millions
  • You will consolidate business needs, analysing market capabilities, benchmarking pricing, looking at reducing total cost, participating in supplier selections or assessing supplier performances.
  • You will be accountable for part of a country spend or a commodity. You will report monthly and quarterly financial results (on-going vs budget) and action plans for corrective measures
  • You will implement sourcing strategy of regional sub-strategies, agreed projects and strategies
  • You will negotiate in cooperation with the Manager for project execution or support troubleshooting for service or quality issues resolution



The experience we're looking for

  • A demonstrated interest or background in procurement, supply chain, or purchasing.
  • Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline.
  • Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Experience of working in a fast moving and result driven environment is desirable as well as working often under pressure.
  • A foundational grasp of procurement principles and negotiation, with a keen interest in supply chain operations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and open to learning new procurement software.
  • Strong communication abilities, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
  • A collaborative nature, ready to both learn from and contribute to the team.

The skills for success

Relationship Management, Business Accumen, Improve business processes, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Planning, Procurement.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

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