Divyank Gutpa

Associate in Procurement (Future Leaders Programme)

Belgian employee Divyank Gutpa

The FLP is a great program - it's filled with resources, support, high-visibility projects and an amazing opportunity to shine out. The more you give to the programme, the more you can get out of it.

Belgian employee Divyank Gutpa


Divyank's interview

Do you like working in the Future Leaders Programme?

Yes, I have been super happy with my FLP journey so far. I really like the rotations – they allow me to broaden my horizons, continue learning, and gain new skills. I also really like having the opportunity to manage high-visibility projects because it’s a great opportunity for young talents like myself to get recognition.

Can you explain what your role consists of?

With this program, I’ve had the opportunity to work in direct and indirect procurement, which has helped me increase my knowledge at an accelerated pace. I’m currently in the Packaging and Devices team, where I am responsible for procuring direct materials from the suppliers, which are then used at our sites for production. I have also been acting as the Supplier Relationship Manager for one of our long standing and strategic supplier within Directs & Sites packaging area. 

What does a typical day look like for you?

I am happy to say that no two days are the same. I’ve never have a monotonous day working in Procurement. One day, I’m running a Request for Proposal with the suppliers, and the next I’m negotiating with suppliers or I’m conducting business review meetings.

However, to give a broad idea of what I’d do, I’d say a typical week usually include discussions with my manager and team to nail down the priorities for the upcoming week, working with suppliers, meeting stakeholders, etc – all while continuously seeking opportunities to grow and complete my development plan.

Would you recommend the FLP to future colleagues?

Absolutely! The FLP is a great program, it's filled with resources, support, high-visibility projects, and an amazing opportunity to shine. The more you give to the programme, the more you get out of it. Be ready to take initiatives even though they are out of your comfort zone, and always be open to learning new things. Don't shy away from the nitty-gritty tasks it involves – they’ll have a positive impact on your development in the long run.