Supply Chain Graduate Programme 2018
AAH is the largest pharmaceutical & healthcare distributor in the UK and part of the global healthcare brand McKesson. Although you may not realise it, each day millions of people use McKesson’s UK services.
Supply Chain is at the heart of everything we do, from providing 1st class customer care support to delivering over 15 million healthcare products per week to our customers & patients. It’s a complex, high tech and innovative operation, where you will be working with and leading teams to shape & improve our supply chain network to accommodate for the ever changing landscape of the UK healthcare industry.
What can you expect?
Our structured two year programme is designed to develop and grow future Supply Chain leaders within our business. Throughout the graduate programme you will gain exposure to everything from running a warehouse shift, taking accountability for inventory performance, applying the basis of project management methodologies and understanding the importance of supplier relationships and our approaches to drive performance outcomes.
As an AAH Supply Chain graduate, you'll gain experience & insight into how one of the Pharmaceutical industry's most complex supply chains is run and managed.
We have 3 x graduate opportunities available for our 2018 intake, based across the following UK locations, all of these will also include 6 months working at our head office in Coventry:
Warrington and Leeds
Birmingham and Stoke on Trent
Swansea and Bristol
To ensure you achieve the maximum experience and full understanding of our Supply Chain operation, it is essential that you are geographically mobile throughout the two year scheme.
The first 12 months of the programme will be focussed on working within a distribution centre, where you will be exposed to all aspects of running a successful warehouse and transport operation. A key element of your first year will also encompass a cross-functional project for you to work on with other graduates in the programme, sharing best practice and the skills you have learnt up to date.
In the 2nd year, you will take on additional placements across the breadth of our supply chain network including supply planning, inventory replenishment and project leadership.
Our innovative graduate programme is designed to help you build and demonstrate a clear understanding of how a full end-to-end supply chain works. We are committed to developing your industry knowledge and leadership capabilities, supported by the opportunity to gain qualifications in lean six sigma and achieve a fast track career as a future leader within our business.
For the AAH Supply Chain graduate programme, we are on the lookout for a highly analytical individual who is a strong team player, good at building relationships and has the ability to impact and influence at different levels.
It's also important that you enjoy working and driving insight from 'big data’ and are comfortable using data to guide decision making.
To be considered for this opportunity, the ideal candidate will be working towards a 1st class / 2:1 degree with a clear passion for Supply Chain Operations. Previous commercial experience or sandwich placement within a commercial / supply chain environment would be highly advantageous but not essential.
Reward and Benefits:
As well as providing a structured career programme, you will be assigned a mentor and take part in a range of development opportunities. On top of this we offer an impressive range of company benefits including:
Starting salary of £24’000
Salary will increase as graduates successfully move through Supply Chain Programme
Financial support on relocation & accommodation during the scheme
Paid holiday entitlement of 25 days with the option to purchase a further 5 days after 6 months within the business.
Defined contributory pension scheme
Flexible life and health benefits
Childcare voucher scheme
Excellent staff discounts and voluntary benefits including gym membership and retail discounts
To apply for our graduate programme simply complete our short application form online. Closing dates for applications are 22nd February 2018
If successful at application, you will be invited to take part in a video interview and then onto an assessment day.
Placements are due to start in September 2018.
Life after the scheme:
Our AAH Supply Chain programme gives you the chance to develop a wide range of skills and expertise, with regular check-ins and reviews of your work, as well as bespoke training & development sessions.
Upon completion of our graduate scheme, successful candidates will be offered a new permanent opportunity within our AAH Operation, tailored towards your key strengths in a Leadership, Operations or Project Management capacity.
As you build your industry knowledge and capability, you’ll get the chance to work alongside different supply chain teams and gain invaluable experience across other commercial areas of our wider business.
- Supply Chain
- Supply Chain Operations