Función del empleo: Supply Chain

Tipo de puesto: Management Trainee Program

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: London

País: United Kingdom

Supply Chain Management Trainee

Based: White City

Duration: 18 months (followed by a PERM operational role)

Start Dates: July 2024 or January 2025

Application Deadline: 20th October 2023

Annual Salary: £33,000 per annum

 L'Oréal sells 50 products every second worldwide. (That’s over 4 million products a day, if you’re wondering.).

We realise that people are different; that’s why we’ll create an individually tailored management training programme just for you.

Each year we offer up to 28 graduates from all different degree disciplines, the opportunity to join our programme across 4 business areas.  The scheme lasts for 18 months and is made up of three, placements across a variety of different roles, thereby giving you a unique overview of how different functions and divisions operate.  This early exposure will equip you with the breadth 

Real Opportunities in Supply Chain 

L’Oréal Supply Chain is the beating heart of our business and if you want to learn about how to run an effective supply chain process from some of the best in the business then this is the place to do it. 

Every year, L’Oréal manufactures 4.6 billion units and it is quite a feat making sure that our products hit the shelves of our customers at the right time and the right price with is why an effective supply chain process is so important to us. 

By liaising with our various factories across Europe, you will get the opportunity to work closely with the Marketing and Commercial teams to accurately forecast the potential of our products and maximise service levels to our customers, all the while endeavouring to reduce costs and keeping to budget. 

From the beginning, we would expect you to display curiosity and innovation to come up with ideas to improve processes.  You may also get the opportunity to complete a rotation in one of our Distribution Centres in Nottingham or Manchester to see how things work first hand or even within our direct or indirect Sourcing teams. 

You will need to be analytically minded and a logical thinker who’s capable of providing clear solutions to often complex problems.  Strong networking skills are also essential as you’ll need to interact effectively with all areas of the business. 


Real Responsibility 

Some of our recent supply chain grads have been given a broad range of responsibilities, including: 

  • Working collaboratively with one of the UK’s biggest retailers to improve supply chain distribution  
  • Helping to co-ordinate some of our most exciting brand launches, by working closely with our factories across Europe and working with our international teams in Paris 
  • Working as a Team Leader responsible for the day to day management of a section of our Distribution Centre in Manchester 
  • Developing and implementing key strategic projects with major suppliers 
  • Organising corporate events and delivering these with professionalism 
  • Leading Finished Good tenders and Value Reengineering projects 
  • Supporting the activities of the Sourcing team  
  • Working cross functionally to develop an understanding on different departments, business priorities and strategy  

Out of our 2022 graduate intake: 

  • The majority of our graduates haddemonstrated leadership whilst at university 
  • All hadtangible achievements over and above the norm 
  • Many of them spoke a second language and were keen to have an international career 
  • All had strong analytical skills 
  • Many had previous relevant work experience or had completed an internship 
  • All had managed complex projects whilst at university or at work 
  • All were curious and enthusiastic, and looked to be challenged on a daily basis 


You are... 

  • Either in your final year of University graduating in 2024 or have graduated in the last 2 years
  • Able to join either of the start dates advertised

Next steps...

Once you click apply you will be asked some questions to check you are eligible for this role. These will be questions around your current situation, whether you’re happy with the salary, location etc.


If you are eligible to apply, you will then be sent a link via email to ‘Step 2’ of the application process; the online assessments. Keep an eye out for this (it might even land in your spam folder!). Although there is no deadline for completion, the quicker you submit your answers the quicker we can continue to move you through the process! 


Once we have your results, our recruiters will conduct a final review of your entire application and if successful, invite you to an Assessment Centre. Please be patient with us as we receive a high volume of applications and want to spend time going through each of them.


Our Assessment Centres this year will mostly be in person, they will be running from when applications open until the roles are filled. These Assessment Centres are specific to function, so please be patient if you don’t get invited straight away – it might just be because your function’s Assessment Centre date isn’t until later on in the recruitment period!


Please note, if you apply for more than one role you will be put forward for the one we deem most suitable for you. If you have a strong preference, please only apply to that one role to ensure you are considered for the correct role.

Please note, if you apply for more than one role you will be put forward for the one we deem most suitable for you. If you have a strong preference, please only apply to that one role to ensure you are considered for the correct role.