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Procurement and Supply Chain Undergraduate 2023



Full Time / Permanent

MBDA Missile Systems – Together. For the Future of Defence.

Procurement and Supply Chain 10 Month Placement

The Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain, & Procurement (ISP) organisation in MBDA consists of an integrated team of over 300 employees, spread across 11 sites, managing over 3000 suppliers. We have a spend profile of approximately €1.7 Billion per year across UK, France and Italy, so the need for skilled procurement and supply chain professionals is far greater than ever before, to enable our mission of 100% on time, on cost and on quality to be achieved. Our team is motivated, fast-paced, multi-national and strive for personal and professional excellence.

What’s the opportunity?

You will have one 10 Month placement in either Procurement OR Supply Chain:

Procurement: gain experience of contract management and different types of agreements with a wide range of monetary values. Learn and put into action negotiating and influencing skills. Complete an individual project providing you with objectives and challenges. This will be working in either our Direct or Indirect Procurement teams.

Direct Procurement: procure Mechanical or Electrical parts such as castings, machining, plastics, optics, cables, connectors and test equipment.

Indirect Procurement: procure various services and items such as, facilities management, security, offload services, contingent workers, HR, travel, consulting services or information management (IM), software licences, networks and telecoms.

Supply Chain Management: Collaborate with a number of departments and work closely with internal partners and suppliers. This team is responsible for the management and improvement of supplier performance through continuous risk assessment, ensuring that risks are identified, collected and effectively mitigated.

Throughout the placement, you will be set projects and tasks to complete, with training and mentoring provided. We encourage our team to be creative and suggest new ways of working by adopting our continuous improvement ethos.

Subject to placement, some travel will be required to meet with suppliers and/or our multi-national teams to increase awareness and understanding.

Entry criteria, Salary and Start Date

Currently studying towards any degree subject

Strong verbal & written communication styles

Problem solving mind-set

£20,000 salary (pro rata)

10 month placement to start September 2023

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.



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