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Supply Chain

Getting a delicious ice cream like Magnum into the hands of a consumer in the right condition at the right time and price takes serious business expertise. Supply Chain Management is responsible for the whole process, from sourcing the raw materials to ensuring a great product reaches the supermarket shelf. The breadth and depth of influence this function has makes it key to how we realise our vision to build a brighter future for our world.

For more detailed information about Supply Chain, please download our “Graduate and Undergraduate Brochure”.

What will I be doing?

You could be finding a new way to get 12,000 litres of ice cream across the desert without it melting; or designing a more efficient distribution network to enable us to store and deliver our products sustainably to our customers. There’s always a new challenge to tackle. Our people have the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local level, across Europe and the world.

What do we look for?

Whichever area you work in – Planning, Customer Service, Manufacturing or Logistics – you’ll need to be ambitious, an excellent analytical thinker with a drive for getting things done and a real talent for delivering through others.


For Supply Chain, you’ll need a strong background in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing or similar engineering qualification. We also accept Mathematics, Business, Technology, or Design-related disciplines.

What will the programme involve?

Over three years you will cover at least three placements to provide experience in key areas:

  • The Planning team (either based at Head Office or a factory)
  • A customer service role at Head Office working directly with our external retail customers.
  • A supervisory placement (leading a production team in one of our factories).
  • A project role which will see you take on a variety of challenges.

Your rotations could be based at different sites and you will need to be flexible about where you are based during your time on the scheme

Summer and Industrial placements

On a summer or industrial placement in Supply Chain Management, you will carry out just one role during your placement.

“No career or job in Supply Chain is ever the same. I joined the business working in Leeds on a European project, working to source deodorants like Lynx and Dove in a smarter way. Just 12 months later, I moved to the European HQ in Rotterdam where I helped develop our newest (and tastiest) Ice Cream products!”

Matthew Spedding, Supply Chain UFLP

How to contact us

If you have any questions about the opportunities we currently have available or your application to us, please contact us on:

Freephone UK: 08081642255 or 01635 584145

Freephone Ireland: 0035316950371

Email: enquiry@unilevergraduates.com

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