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Job Title:  Global Graduate Operations

Job Number:  25802

Country: United Kingdom
Function: Operations
Level: Graduate
Appointment Type: Fixed Term


Leaf Global Graduate Program (Southampton)


We have a great opportunity for a Global Graduate to join our Leaf Supply Chain function based in Southampton.

The role offers the opportunity to work in a Global above market Supply Chain, supplying Leaf from our Suppliers to our Customers. Our 31 Suppliers and 36 Customers are positioned all over the World and our Leaf is supplied on a VMI basis.  The leaf supply chain is also responsible for some Semi Finished Blends (SFB’s) such as Granules and Reconstituted tobacco.

Through this program you will get exposure to a global environment, learning the base principles of Leaf Supply Chain, the processes that underpin how we work and Leaf Operations in a multinational company and engaging with very diverse stakeholders.


Principal Accountabilities will include:


  • Responsible for daily administrative duties and reporting tasks across the Global Leaf Pool Supply Planning Team
  • Responsible monitoring of In Process Controls (IPCs) administration, reporting and tracking of continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Learning how to deliver Supply plans to meet the customer requirements across the Leaf Global Supply Chain Network
  • Understanding the principles and application of Inventory planning, containerisation and optimisation
  • Identifying risk / issues and managing exceptions through the Weekly In Process Control Metrics (IPC) to: 
  • Avoid Out of stock (OOS)  and deliver On time in full (OTIF)
  • Investigate and provide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) through engagement with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Engaging with priority stakeholders through regular forums/ meetings, such as Customer Facing & Factory Engagement meeting
  • Learning all relevant processes, procedures as per defined Operating model.
  • Driving the continued improvement in Supply planning performance and its interaction with team members.
  • Ensure sustainable and robust reporting delivered on time and according to defined metrics and tolerances.
  • Provide a high-quality analysis of the IPCs and identification of trends and areas for improvement.
  • Ensure that the system is kept up to date with specific areas that are identified in the principle accountabilities section.
  • Support New Processes and process changes to support Business / Sourcing / Supply Model changes.




  • The Global Graduate program offers world class international training and developing opportunities. The Graduates are offered real challenges from Day 1 and a great start on an international career.
  • During the one year program, the Global Graduates will have two assignments and will be  involved  in an international project. There is a fast track career development supported through Coaching, Mentoring and exposure to Senior Level Management
  • The role will be based in the Global Leaf Pool Supply Chain based in the UK- Southampton
  • GLP serves BAT global business, with complex logistical and supply challenges.
  • The role requires a strong base in continuous improvement to drive the change management required within GLP in order to deliver sustainable change and the end game Operations vision. The process improvement focuses on operational performance, ensuring that the necessary actions are taken to reduce costs, improve performance & optimise the utilisation of the company’s assets.
  • Growing and progressing your career in the Global Leaf Planning HUB


Essential requirements


  • University graduate
  • Globally mobile
  • Fluent in English
  • Passionate to learn and self develop, courageous & resilient
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • Ambitious and eager to progress
  • Able to think global from the start
  • Takes business challenges from Day 1


Desirable requirements


  • Skills developed through extra curricular activities that can be applied to the role
  • Excel skills are strong assets
  • Knowledge of SAP platforms


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT (Investments) Limited (GBIN)

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