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Supply Chain Undergraduate Placement

Stoke - Distribution Centre
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Vacancy Type:
03 Feb 2023

Job Description

Home. There’s no place like it. And there’s no feeling like helping people create the joy of feeling truly at home. At Dunelm, that’s what we do. We’re the UK's number one choice for homewares because we help customers houses be their homes, the caring and supportive culture we've created makes this a place feel like you’re right at home too.

Supply Chain & Logistics is at the heart of our business. We rely on having an efficient logistics & supply chain operation to ensure we keep our stores & digital sales channels stocked with the right quantity of the right products at the right time. It’s imperative that we operate cost effectively to give our customers the best possible prices.

Joining our team, you will have a passion for logistics, have the drive to consistently deliver for our customers, an analytical mind and motivation to learn and develop your skills with support and guidance from Dunelm.

To give you an idea of how this Supply Chain & Logistics placement role would look and feel, here are some things you could expect to do:

  • Get involved in real meaningful work – you will lead and deliver projects to save costs, lessen our environmental footprint and improve service to our customers.
  • Work cross functionally with finance, forecasting & planning, merchandisers, supply chain development, stores, procurement and our 3PL providers to produce the best results for the business and yield the best service for our customers.
  • Exposure to senior level meetings – produce work to support top level decision making and sit in on multimillion pound contract negotiations.
  • Enjoy monthly Dunelm listening & learning events – an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues all around the business, learn more about industry wide challenges and innovations, and have lots of fun taking part in external site visits, drive an HGV and much more!
  • Alongside your role, you will take part in Dunelm’s development program teaching key skills such as effective communication, emotional intelligence, decision making and people leadership.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • A genuine interest and passion for supply chain & logistics
  • Strong analytical thinking with a natural tendency to question the “why” and the “how”
  • Ability to build relationships within your team and across the wider business
  • A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills: the ability to effectively interact with others
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently
  • Working towards a degree in an appropriate discipline (Business Studies, Supply Chain, Transportation & Logistics, etc…)
  • On track to achieve a minimum 2:1 in your chosen degree.

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, including 20 days of holiday + bank holidays, 15% colleague discount to spend instore and online, and hybrid working.

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Dunelm is committed to becoming a fully inclusive business that is representative of our customers and locations. We recognise the value in diversity and welcome applications from all candidates regardless of sex, age, race, religion, ability, gender or sexual identity, socio-economic background or education. We are committed to making Dunelm a place where everyone can enjoy a successful career and have systems in place to support all our staff. We are seeking applications from candidates who share our values and celebrate diversity in all its forms.