Systems Specialist - Pilkington (NSG Group)

Salary: £23,000 to £26,000 + benefits
Location: North West
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Architecture & Construction, Manufacturing and Production, Buying & Merchandising, Research & Analysis

The NSG Group is one of the World’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for Architectural, Automotive and Technical Glass sectors. With around 28,000 permanent employees, the Group has principal manufacturing operations in 30 countries and sales in over 130. With just over a third of our sales are in Europe, around a third are in Japan and the rest are primarily in North and South America, South East Asia and China. In June 2006, the NSG Group acquired Pilkington, renowned for the invention of the Float Glass process, which revolutionized the world’s glass industry. The globally recognized Pilkington brand is widely used in our Architectural and Automotive businesses.

The Group operates three worldwide business lines:
Architectural supplies glass for buildings and Solar
Energy applications.
Automotive serves the original equipment, aftermarket replacement and specialized transport glazing markets.
Technical Glass products include very thin glass for displays, lenses and light guides for printers, as well as glass fibre used in battery separators and engine timing belts.

A vacancy has arisen for a Graduate Trainee Systems Specialist within our Global Procurement Team, reporting to the Process Improvement Manager. The role is based at our UK head office in Lathom, West Lancashire. The purpose of this role is to establish and implement the optimum use of Procurement Systems in line with a standard process and to ensure the maximum benefit is obtained from the use of the Procurement Systems. The job holder will provide support to the Global Procurement team of 290 people across all Regions and Categories.

The successful candidate will be a recent graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 Degree who can demonstrate logical thinking and effective communication. This requires someone who can work with minimum direction and can learn how NSG systems operate and hence identify the critical effect of each configuration. In order to implement the improved processes, the person must be able to empathise with system users and have the personal skills to be able to overcome the complex details and still achieve the overall goal. The successful candidate will work closely with the Process Improvement Manager and members of the Process & Performance Team, whose aim is to dynamically enhance Procurement systems in NSG. The job holder must be prepared to undertake some overseas travel.

A full UK driving licence and car ownership would be an advantage due to limited public transport to the site. Selection will take the form of an assessment centre to be held mid-September, which will include a competency interview, aptitude tests and a Personality Questionnaire

Benefits include:
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Pension with employer contribution
• Employee discount schemes and corporate memberships
• on site Car Parking and Restaurant
• on site fitness activities and events, gym, yoga, football, Pilates, table tennis, golf society

Based at rural 50 acre site in West Lancashire between the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, within easy reach of the Lake District and Peak District.