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Business Apprentice (Supply Chain Management Team) BAYER PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

Bayer, one of the world’s leading Life Science companies are offering an apprenticeship opportunity in their Supply Chain team. Experienced Mentors will train and support you to contribute to the process of inventory management tasks in line with compliance requirements, monitor /maintain the Supply Mailbox and Product & Inbound delivery Tracking.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Bayer Consumer Health Supply Chain is a dynamic and diverse team dedicated to ensuring consistent supply of our well-known healthcare products (such as Rennie, Berocca & Canesten) to our large retail and pharmacy customers throughout the UK and Ireland.

We are searching for a driven, enthusiastic apprentice to join our Customer Logistics Team. The Customer Logistics Team is a dynamic, customer facing team within the wider Supply Chain Team and is integral to our customers’ perception of how we perform as a business.

The apprentice's responsibilities will include providing a comprehensive range of product supply services to the Bayer Business Groups and their customers, ensuring a high level of service is always maintained. You are confident, well-organised, flexible, and willing to assist wherever possible.

Major tasks and responsibilities

·        Support supply chain team by performing inventory management tasks in line with compliance requirements as defined by manager.

·        Provide accurate and timely reporting of Monthly Repack schedule, Repack statistics, Daily Sales reports.

·        Support supply chain team by monitoring & maintaining the Shared Supply Mailbox, Product Tracking Database & Inbound delivery Tracking.

·        Manage own self-development in discussion with line manager in order to perform all aspects of the Product Supply Chain role competently.

·        Provide cover for the supply chain department during holidays and sickness time in order to keep the department running smoothly

·        Support S+OP Champion & Forecast Managers in building monthly Sales & Operation Planning Cycle Presentations.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will work towards the Business Administrator Level 3 Standard with functional skills Level 2 if required in maths and English.

Training is blended - 2 days a month group training sessions, tutor led both face to face and remote, guided self study and 1-1 training and reviews.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Bayer Plc will provide you with a solid foundation at the beginning of your journey for a rewarding and lasting career. We believe that everyone working at Bayer has the potential to progress and you will be supported by our commitment to your ongoing training and further development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Multi Task, Work independently


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Any) Desired

Things to consider

Bayer are keen to consider candidates who are currently working towards a Level 3 qualification (A Level or BTEC) who are due to complete this Summer. Bayer offer hybrid working. The apprentice will be expected to work a mix of both working from the Bayer Reading office and from home. This will be set in line with their team and business requirements.

About the employer

Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of healthcare and agriculture. With our innovative and sustainable products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. We bring together our people, partners and customers, placing innovation, sustainability and digital transformation at the heart of everything we do. Our products and solutions help us to deliver our vision of 'health for all, hunger for none'.




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Training provider



Rachel Eaves

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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