Procurement Placement

by Sony Europe

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Deadline: 17th December 2021
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Business Management, Commercial Law, Economics
Location: South East
City: Weybridge

Procurement Student Placement Year 2022

If you want to do something extraordinary in your career, this is the place to be. We don’t just create technology, services and content. We enliven senses, capture moments and create new experiences daily. We have been at the forefront of consumer tech for decades, and we stay ahead by inspiring and fulfilling curiosity. This is the world you could be part of.

Sony Electronics has over six decades of innovation to our name, and we continue to drive the market forward. From the world's first Walkman to our latest OLED television, Sony stands for creativity and innovation. We pride ourselves on having employees who match up to those values and will continue to move us forward.

Wherever you find yourself in our business, you will be given the opportunity to understand, operate and develop our key business processes that help to make Sony what it is today. You will be given the opportunity to learn, grow and lay the building blocks for the bright career ahead of you.

We are also passionate about your development and to help you get the most out of the experience you will be part of a development module which will expose you to the other areas of the Sony family, our business leaders and get you working on some great projects. With a group of like-minded students, our student alumni and business experts, you’ll be joining a fantastic community where it’s all about taking risks, pushing the boundaries and changing the future. Working in our fast-paced business functions we promise a life changing experience.

If you’re studying towards your Bachelor's degree and think you've got what it takes – apply today!


The mission of Corporate Procurement is to maximize the value and minimize the risk of spend with suppliers. At Sony Europe, we strive harder than most to deliver: our procurement philosophy is strategic, commercial, fact-based and driven relentlessly to improve. We’re a highly ambitious team and genuine center of excellence, decorated with awards, growing rapidly and fast becoming global in our horizons.

Your Role:

As part of your 12-month internship programme you will be integrated into the European Procurement team as a pivotal member with the opportunity to make a significant contribution. Working in a dynamic fast paced environment, with the opportunity for rotational placements, this is truly an environment in which to develop an in-depth Procurement understanding and achieve meaningful personal development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Category Management teams (Business Services, Advertising & Promotion and Engineering & Professional Solutions) with the development, co-ordination, and implementation of strategic sourcing plan
  • Support the successful delivery of departmental performance metrics to deliver continuous improvement - incl. contract coverage and supplier payment term
  • Liaising and building successful relationships with internal stakeholders and external third-party supplier
  • Prepare and conduct fact-based supplier negotiations in support of strategic sourcing initiative
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement robust contractual agreements, ensuring alignment to relevant legal terms and conditions and commercial best practice
  • Ensure the successful post-contract delivery of goods and services through application of appropriate Vendor Management activities.

Your Profile:

  • Undergraduate student studying Business Management or Economics as part of a sandwich course
  • Excellent interpersonal skil
  • Able to adapt to a fast paced, international working environment
  • Ability to articulate written and verb
  • Proficient ability with Excel and PowerPoi
  • A keen instigator and manager of innovation and chan
  • Numerate and logical – able to make and justify data-driven decision
  • Fluent in English, additional European languages are advantageos
  • Ability to travel, nationally and internationally when required.

What Do We Offer?

  • A one-year, full time work experience programme for undergraduate students from July 2022 until July 20
  • Be part of a global player in the consumer electronics industy
  • Unique and business driven experience
  • Exposure to leading edge technology
  • Business and commercial understanding
  • Opportunity to demonstrate your potential
  • Core development experience
  • Diverse and international work environment
  • Be part of a large intern network group
  • Paid internship

Our recruitment process:

The job posting will be open until 21st of December 2021. The selected candidates will be invited to perform a video interview during December & January.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview specifically in the first half of February in our office in Weybridge or virtually.

Bring your uniqueness to Sony

We recognize that each and every one of us is original and different. Diversity and inclusion are in our DNA, they drive innovation. We empower our people to achieve one goal: to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology.

About Sony

WE ARE SONY. Our spirit of innovation and challenge has created those special moments that make people say ‘wow’. How? By harnessing the world’s most powerful source of creativity: our people. Because ‘wow’ experiences are never a product of processes or procedures. They’re only made possible by liberating the passion and potential of the truly talented to do what excites them most.

We are a global organization and seek individuals from a variety of generations, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and sexual orientations. Our employees are courageous, unique and diverse. They’re comfortable expressing their thoughts and opinions freely, and possess an unwavering passion and pride to deliver exceptional experiences to our customers.

How to apply

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