Business Analyst Placement (2022 intake)

by NSG


Job Details

26th September 2021
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Mathematics/Statistics, Purchasing and Supply
North East, North West, South East, South West
Lathom, Nr Ormskirk, Lancashire

Business Analyst Placement (2022)

Procurement within NSG Group operates as a single global function supporting all business lines within the Group. Procurement is responsible for the management of supplier relations to deliver value to the Group in a sustainable way. We measure our contribution in terms of Cost and Cash management, Risk Management and Supply Security, Value Chain Optimisation and Innovation and Growth.


We are seeking to recruit an undergraduate to provide support to the Procurement Energy and Capital Equipment Categories with Forecasting, Data Standardisation & Analysis, Management Reporting, and Systems.

This placement will provide a strong foundation in the procurement function of NSG Group together with an opportunity to develop a career within Procurement.

The role may also involve some international travel to support NSG Plants with procurement projects in order to achieve cost savings and improve efficiency.

At the end of the program it is expected that the student will have good knowledge and application of SAP, Ariba, EcoVadis and other Procurement Systems. The student will also be well positioned to start a career as a Business Analysist or as a Procurement professional.

The position will be available from Summer 2022 and will last for approximately 12 months.


  • Desire to learn
  • Procedural, methodical and logical
  • High degree of numeracy
  • IT literacy
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable
  • A full UK driving licence and car ownership would be an advantage due to limited public transport to the site (but the company supports a car share scheme).
  • Applications are welcome from undergraduates from any discipline.


  • 25 days holiday
  • 37½ hours per week, Monday – Friday
  • On site car parking & canteen
  • Pension Scheme
  • On site fitness activities and events
  • Well-structured training in Systems and Procurement function, alongside site tours
  • Due to the Covid Pandemic it is expected that the role will be a combination of working on site and from home

About NSG Group

The NSG Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for architectural, automotive and established creative technology to support NSG Group’s future growth.

With around 26,000 permanent employees, we have principal operations around the world and sales in over 100 countries.

In 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 and many of our legal entities retain the Pilkington name.

We operate in three main sectors:

Architectural supplies glass for Buildings and Solar Energy applications.
Automotive serves the Original Equipment, Aftermarket Replacement and Specialized Transport glazing markets.
Creative Technology was established on 1st October 2020 to support NSG Group's focus on future growth.

We care passionately about the environment and are committed to integrating sustainability considerations into all our business decisions. As a minimum we comply with all relevant country-specific laws and regulations. Where relevant we take additional internal steps to meet our sustainability objectives, protect the environment and reduce any impact.

The use of many of our products will lead to positive environmental impacts and if adequately segregated, our glass is 100 per cent recyclable at the end of the product life.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please download and fill in the application form below and email your application to

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Application Form