Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Procurement Graduate at Maersk 2018

We are looking for a top-performing university graduate – preferably in Law and/or Business – to be a part of Maersk's ambitious procurement team based in Cape Town as Procurement Graduate. The team is responsible for managing agreements and suppliers for Maersk across Africa.

This is an exciting opportunity to get to work with supplier contracts across the African continent for an international company. 

You will be responsible for ensuring the right contracts with suppliers across Africa. This is within a broad range of categories; terminals, trucking, depots, rail, security etc. The team is responsible for 500+ suppliers in 40+ countries across the continent.

We offer: 

-Knowledge beyond borders
: In Maersk, we believe in an environment that focuses on individual talent, skills and interests. We strive to be best in class by utilizing our access to knowledge accumulated in 100+ Maersk countries.
-International exposure: As part of your job you will be building relationships with stakeholders across the globe.
-On-the-job learning: You will be given responsibilities right from the start as we promote a steep learning curve across different functions, practices and domains.
-We are a dynamic, performance oriented organization with a down-to-earth attitude and approachable management culture. We live our values and build strong teams of people passionate for their job and dedicated to always change for the better.

Key responsibilities

-Assist Procurement Managers with legal advice.
-Negotiate legal terms directly with suppliers, with support from the rest of the team.
-Ensure that contracts are up-to-date and that the latest contract templates are being used.
-Liaise with in-house senior legal teams in both South Africa and Denmark, providing a great learning opportunity.
-Assist with ad-hoc analyses as and when required.

We are looking for

-The ideal candidate is finalizing her/his master’s level studies in Law at a recognized university in South Africa.
-Graduates from other lines of study (e.g. business) can be considered if they are top-performers.
-The candidate possesses strong analytical skills and has a structured approach in addressing tasks.
-The candidate will be given many different tasks - it is crucial the person likes to have many balls in the air and gets energized by it.
-Excellent English skills both oral as well as written are required. It is an advantage, but not a requirement, if the candidate speaks French and/or Portuguese


Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We operate 610 container vessels and provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. But not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships – we also propel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over our planet. Every day our 7,000 seafarers and 25,000 land-based employees at 374 offices share their expertise with our customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential. We are devoted to creating simple and reliable solutions for our partners, continuously lifting industry standards and enabling global trade in the most sustainable manner possible. What we do is more than shipping. We deliver promises. Promises from customers and businesses all over the world. Your promise. Delivered.

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