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Apprentice – Procurement & Supply Assistant


CLdN is a leading provider of integrated quay-to-quay and door-to-door logistics solutions. Founded in 1928, CLdN ensures reliable, cost-effective transport that links the major economic areas of Europe. With 30 ships and more than 200 sailings a week, CLdN provides shortsea roll-on / roll-off (ro-ro) connections between the European continent, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iberia and Scandinavia and offers the lowest CO2 footprint of all Western European RoRo operators. CLdN’s cargo and multimodal services have a Europe-wide reach using CLdN’s extensive network of ships, terminals and equipment. CLdN’s 3,000 employees ensure that it fulfills its mission: to excel as an integrated provider of maritime links.  


CLdN Automotive Ltd. is a Vehicle Enhancement Centre where vehicles are prepared for customer handover and commercial vehicles are being built to fleet customers’ specifications. It is a busy, fast-paced environment and as the Company continues on its rapid growth, a new opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice – Procurement & Supply Assistant.


Within this challenging role, you will shadow/work alongside the Purchasing Team to learn and support with the Automotive Purchasing processes. 


Your role

  • You will be expected to study and pass the Procurement & Supply Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship. 

  • To have strong customer focus, commercial acumen and a pro-active approach striving to meet the demands of customers in a timely manner.

  • To support with supplier negotiation and help to guarantee value for money deals are obtained. Ensuring all procurement systems and databases are managed, maintained and information cleansed for accurate reporting.

  • To assist with the reconciliation of all invoices, delivery notes and stock receipt notes against purchases. To ensure that all purchasing requirements are carried out fully within the pre-determined legal procedures. 

  • To identify cost reductions and be responsible for cost effective practices for the benefit of the Company.
  • To communicate closely with Stores and Accounts departments and ensure that the information flow between the departments is accurate and timely.
  • To build excellent working relationships with peers, colleagues, customers, suppliers and other external stakeholders.


Your profile                                                                          

  • It is important that you have a good work ethic and good organisational skills

  • You will hold GCSE level 4 or functional skills Level 2 in Maths and English (or equivalent)

  • You will have good written and verbal communication skills

  • You must be a self-motivated individual 

  • Excellent IT skills are required, including a good working knowledge of MS Office

  • You must have high attention to detail and ability to prioritise workload whilst working to tight timescales in accordance with company policies is important

  • Good time-keeping is essential

  • You must be able to work within a team and a flexible approach to work is necessary

  • Ideally, you will hold a full UK driving license, but is not essential.


Our offer 

  • Pension scheme 

  • Life Assurance Cover

  • Funded training