Procurement & Supply Chain


At Dunbia no day will be the same, if you’re looking for a business which challenges you to think outside the box then this programme is for you. We’re offering you an opportunity through our graduate scheme to ensure you thrive in your chosen field and gain invaluable on-the-job experience. Our graduate programme is interesting, varied and challenging. It’s designed to prepare you to move directly into a management position, skipping over entry-level roles.

The Role

As a Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain Graduate you will primarily assist the Category’s buyers responsible to support both Irish and UK sites who are overhauling high risk projects resulting in new solutions for the business. You will provide tendering and project deployment support to help the sites implement change whilst working in a FMCG environment. You will gain experience in a multitude of categories as requirements arise to support cross functional departments.

In order to gain a good understanding of the systems in place, the role will be substantially administrative for the first 3-6 months, thereafter leniency will be provided to select and prioritise projects based on the data gathered outcomes and project priorities. Efficiency and proactiveness are essential skills needed for this role, as you will be working within the tendering guidelines and corresponding legislative requirements.

Typical activities include;

  • Populating & Classifying Spend Software & Advanced excel worksheets to monitor trends
  • Executing administrative duties to best support the Category Buyers
  • Reviewing and comparing all submissions and Prequalifying suppliers
  • Participating in Negotiations and Ad-hoc problem solving
  • Category & Account Reconciliation

Travel requirements;

Travel to different sites in the UK and Ireland is a requirement (initially to meet your stakeholders and thereafter to support sites throughout projects and category management). Currently all travel is restricted, when restrictions are lifted, travel is estimated to be 1-5 days per month, mileage allowance is provided.

Our Brighter Futures Programme

Our training and development schemes are unmatched, and not only will you be learning from fully trained and passionate individuals, but you will also receive:

  • Dedicated mentor
  • Direct access to senior leaders
  • Opportunities to undertake assignments, secondments and innovative project work across the business
  • Investment in blue chip residential offsite training


Working across key areas such as supply chain, animal welfare, and sustainable agriculture, you will get involved in all aspects of the agriculture and research and development areas within the business.


This varied role will provide you with an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the Environmental department and participate in continuous improvement projects within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.

Human Resources

As your skills and knowledge develop over time, you will get involved in all aspects of HR within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment and your responsibility will increase.

Retail National Account Management

This exciting role will see you gain a wide range of business experience skills, providing support to major UK retail supermarket customer accounts. 

Operations & Commercial

Work in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment gaining a hands-on experience across all aspects of operations, production and commercial with a focus on continuous improvement. 

New Product Development

You will be involved in supporting and managing the NPD process to ensure new and re-developed products are launched successfully. 

Livestock procurement

An exciting opportunity to learn about all areas of livestock procurement within the business, gaining a full understanding of production and operations.

Food Safety & Quality

A hands-on opportunity to understand and impact on food safety, quality and animal welfare across a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. Ensuring legislative compliance, customer excellence and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering

As an engineering graduate you will be hands on and, on the go, working in a fast paced, busy environment overseeing electrical, mechanical and automation projects in a food manufacturing business.

Accounting & Finance

Gain a robust understanding in all aspects of the Finance Function with support at every step of the way to attain the professional qualifications needed to become a finance leader of the future.