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Graduate Development Programme - Supply Chain Graduate - Germany

Supply Chain
Salary Details:
£26,000 plus excellent benefits
Date Posted:
10 May 2018
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Job Description

Essentra is a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products with three Strategic Business Units: Component Solutions, Health &Personal Care Packaging and Filtration Products. Every day they produce and distribute millions of small but essential components. Their products may not be noticeable – or even recognisable – but wherever you are, their business is all around you. Their international network extends to 33 countries and includes 53 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and 5 research & development centres.

They are looking for a Supply Chain Graduate looking to start an exciting and challenging career in a fast-moving environment.  Reporting to the Supply Chain Leadership Group in Components Division of the business, the role will initially be based at their site in Nettetal, Germany.



  • Support programme of project work within the Supply Chain function as required.

  • Engage with sites and functions as required for project delivery, understand and mitigate against adverse impacts related to specific projects.

  • Agree, monitor and report against Project plans and KPI’s

  • Work with Supply Chain colleagues to continuously improve systems, processes and procedures.

  • Build collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders within Marketing, Sales & Commercial and Supply Chain to drive visibility and ownership.

  • Support improved planning and service by integration of commercial / market intelligence into supply chain operations. Improve ways of incorporating demand data within S099.


As part of this role you will also join the 2 year graduate development programme training alongside graduates from across the globe as well as being given the opportunity to train in key international locations.




  • Minimum 2:1 degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or related disciplines.

  • Fluent German

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Experienced user in Access/Excel

  • You must have drive, enthusiasm, a ‘can do’ attitude, with the ability to think for yourself and take responsibility for your actions from day one

  • You should be self-motivated, with good time management and excellent organisational skills.

  • Have excellent communication skills at all levels and demonstrable influencing skills

  • Process led with the ability to make trade off decisions and identify and drive process improvements 

  • Ability to isolate, analyse and resolve problems

  • Seek to keep up to speed with external changes and sees opportunity within them.

  • Be mobile both in the UK and Globally.