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Purchasing Internship


11 December 2023

The Purchasing Intern is responsible for supporting across the EMEA Purchasing team, with a key focus on the UK.

Short Facts

  • Redditch
    Redditch, United Kingdom
  • Administration
  • Internship


They will complete various activities within the Purchasing area, supporting the end to end process in relation to Swisslog’s daily operations. The Purchasing Intern will also be a key person responsible for Cost Centre Purchases within the business, and will have the opportunity to support the Project Purchasing teams across EMEA, ensuring that key documents are maintained and liaising with Internal Stakeholders to help deliver the right results within the Purchasing team.

The Purchasing Intern will also have the opportunity to analyse internal processes, and help to propose improvements where they see opportunities. Where appropriate, the Purchasing Intern will also have the opportunity to take the lead for Indirect / Cost Centre Purchases, negotiating at a local level with Suppliers, and completing local RFQ’s / Tenders to deliver the best cost result for the Swisslog business.

The use of SAP, following the necessary process steps, and generating relevant reports from in SAP will also be a requirement. Additionally, the Purchasing Intern will be mentored by the key members of the UK team, and there will also be the opportunity to travel to the main Purchasing location in Dortmund, as well as visiting many of the UK Swisslog Customer sites, to see the end result in real life!

Application Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is a good communicator. The person needs to be hard working, with the ability to work well on their own, but also as part of a Team, supporting more experienced colleagues on various tasks. It would be beneficial for the person to have a keen interest in the Purchasing function, with a desire to get a better understanding of how a Purchasing function aids the overall business to deliver better value.

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.

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Flexible Working Options
Diversity & Inclusion
Great Team Spirit
Wellbeing Initiatives
Modern Work Environment
Latest Technology
Global Opportunities
Big Brand Customers

About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!


Swisslog is part of a global organisation that strives to provide opportunities, a healthy work-life balance and a wide range of social activities. Just some of the benefits our teams enjoy include:
▪ A great working environment
▪ Working with advanced technologies
▪ Encourages new ideas & innovations
▪ Empowerment & project ownership
▪ Multi-cultural workplace that promotes diversity
▪ Future-oriented projects with leading brands
▪ Hands on training & skills development
▪ Domestic and international career opportunities

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