14/11/2018 Airbus Bristol BS99 7AR

Procurement Internship – Commodity Buyer 10419362

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  • Location: Bristol
Procurement Internship – Commodity Buyer 10419362

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job
Start date: 1st July 2019
Duration: 12 Months

The Procurement function is responsible for securing all external resources to support Airbus business operations. As a company Airbus procures a significant proportion of each aircraft it builds, from suppliers across the globe. Commodities
required to directly produce an aircraft include everything from nuts and bolts to high value cutting edge computers for flight control systems. Furthermore, the Procurement function also secures raw materials for use in our factories, the equipment and buildings on our sites, as well as all the materials and services required to continue our business operations. In short, a
significant proportion of Airbus annual turnover is defined through the contracts that Procurement negotiates and manages, and as such this function is a key contributor to the financial success of the company; specifically, bottom line performance.

Tasks & accountabilities
Support the Commodity Manager in the leadership of the procurement commercial aspects within a Commodity team
Negotiation of liability and value related to non-recurring cost claims in line with the procurement process and programme
targets. Providing forecasts to assist in setting of these targets.

Preparing and negotiating supplier counter-claims.
Preparing and negotiating contract amendments.
Supporting evolution of business strategy
Supporting cost reduction and optimisation projects where required.
Contribute to the procurement risk management process within the commodity team.
Support the supply chain team to ensure all contractual leverage is applied to secure on time and quality delivery of all parts
and rate ramp-up.

Support the Procurement multi-function team leaders in managing the monthly meetings and co-ordinating the actions from
these meetings.

Raising purchase orders and processing payments in SAP.
Monthly reporting of procurement status.
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills
You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in one of the following disciplines:


Required Skills:

Team player
Ability to prioritise workload
Attention to detail
Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
G Suite

COUNTRY     United Kingdom

LOCATION    Bristol & FiltonDIVISIONAirbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus (Corporate Functions)

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