KPMG - Purchasing Trainee

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 146 countries and have more than 200.000 professionals working in member firms around the world. KPMG is one of the global leaders in Audit, Tax and Advisory services and the chosen business partner for many of the world's leading organizations.

The candidates are expected to have a desire to develop a career path in Procurement and to be good at negotiating, networking and dealing with numbers, as well as dealing with other factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues.


  •       Bachelor’s or Master’s student preferably in a related field like Business Administration, Economics or Engineering
  •       Able to work minimum 3 full days in total in a week (flexible planning possible)
  •       Strong desire and enthusiasm to pursue a career in Procurement
  •       Excellent command of English and Turkish
  •       Strong analytical thinking, problem-solving and decision making skills
  •       Result-oriented and ability to work with strict deadlines
  •       Amazing communication and negotiation skills
  •       Strong project management and organizational skills


Job Description

Conducting Sourcing, Supplier Qualification, Bidding, Negotiation, Contracting, and Supplier Performance Management activities to ensure the company purchasing needs are fulfilled on time with optimum cost and good quality in accordance with the company policy and procedures;

  • Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors;
  • Negotiating prices and contracts, monitoring their progress, and checking the quality of service provided;
  • Processing order, receiving and invoice transactions;
  • Managing supplier contracts to protect the company’s business interests and reputation, negotiating contractual terms and condition in favor of the company;
  • Forecasting levels of demand for services/products, price trends, and industry dynamics, adding value to company’s expenditures through effective cost orientation and proactive cost management;
  • Contributing to spend in terms cost saving and processing efficiency, delivering on cost reduction commitments through the identification, development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives;
  • Managing complex, statistical, and quantitative analyses, coming up with conclusions and recommendation. Regularly reporting on purchasing KPIs;
  • Following up on new trends, market related developments, and technology to lead on innovation and create a competitive advantage
  • Ensuring compliance with the company’s local and global policies and standards, following up on the regulations