VIE Purchasing Analyst
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VIE Purchasing Analyst

  • International Graduate Business Placements (VIE) (12 months)
  • East Leake (United Kingdom)
  • Published on May 14 2020
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Entreprise :

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Mission :

The Paper Supply Team is looking for its new VIE. This structure manages the Purchases of paper (or plasterboard liner – PBL) for the Saint-Gobain’s Gypsum business, and has also a strong activity on the Supply Chain side. It is part of the Central Purchasing Team (CPT).
The VIE will support the CPT on several purchasing-related tasks :
  1. “Paper Analyst” role (» 75-80 % of the time)
  • Manage the paper price mechanisms for European suppliers and internal distribution to plants.
  • Reporting :
    •  Support the PST in several exercises linked to paper prices in Europe : analysis, forecasts, benchmarking, reporting, savings, budget.
    •  Collect and compile paper volumes purchased worldwide.
    •  Develop and maintain a worldwide price benchmark follow-up tool.
    •  Present to the team every month the paper volumes and prices development.
  • Market intelligence : support the PST to improve its knowledge on some markets (paper, waste paper, plasterboard,…).
  • Support the PST in launching a set of KPI’s to follow our supplier’s performance.
  1. Lead-buyer role on one category (» 10-15 %)
  1. “Steel Analyst” role (» 5-10 %)
  • Support lead buyer in sharing key data/information and communicate with steel buyers community :
    •  Monthly reports analysis and internal tool update, usage of collaboration tools (My Saint-Gobain/Alfresco) 
    •  Contact/Follow-up with international buyers network
    •  Attending & participating to the Monthly Steel Conf Calls and Annual Steel meeting

Profil recherché :

For this position we are looking for someone with a purchasing, business administration or management background with a first experience in purchasing.
A fluent level in English and French are necessary and an additional language like German or Spanish would be a plus.
If you are eager to lean and are able to work autononous as well as you pay attention to details, this position is made for you !


Please be aware that the VIE is a French government program open only to citizens of the European Economic Area*  under 28 years of age.
For more information concerning the V.I.E. program please visit
*28 Member States of the European Union including Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Monaco