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Young Graduate Procurement & Sustainability

Belgium, Brussels

Purchasing & Transportation

EHS/Quality, Procurement

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About the Young Graduate Program

This program is specifically designed for masters in an economic, financial or commercial field. You will be offered two projects in different business units or sites, one of which will have an international scope. After a successful completion of your projects we will assess your development and potential together and find you an appropriate managerial role that is in line with your personality and interests.

Who we are looking for
  • Master degree (graduate in 2020) in (applied) economics, commercial engineering/sciences, or other with a keen interest for supply, finance and market developments.
  • fluent in English, Dutch and French, knowledge of any other language is a plus
  • analytical, fast and flexible, able to switch priorities
  • focused on results, committed, flexible and have positive ‘can do’ spirit.
  • team player, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, with hands-on mentality and service-minded.
What you will be doing


As a YG Junior Manager Energy Procurement at P&T located in Hoboken.

you assist the Procurement Manager Energy in driving added value contribution to our internal clients while respecting policies, strategies and procedures. You will realize innovative projects (like solar panels on Umicore sites, setting up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, valorising power offtake flexibility,..). You will assist in contract negotiations, monitor and analyse energy spend, challenge and share sourcing trends, best practices and results, and organizes knowledge distribution.


As a YG Junior Manager Sustainability for the Environment Health & Safety department in Brussels

you will assist with the development of sustainability objectives for the Umicore group. Reporting to the Group Director Sustainable Value Chain your research will include metrics for measuring sustainability performance and test proposals with the various business units of Umicore. Your work will touch on the various stages of the value chain including sustainable supply of raw materials, sustainable products and recycling services, and sustainability in our operations.

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our technologies can tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?