Cummins Inc. Placement – International Purchasing in Darlington, United Kingdom

Placement – International Purchasing


Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and more than 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015.

We run an exciting 12 month placement . Informal training, and work on projects that add true value to the business. The placement scheme is a great place to start a career with Cummins and you will experience not only the skills and work aspect, but the culture and core values of the business.

About the role:

Working as part of the International Purchasing Office for Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region, based in the Cummins Midrange diesel engine manufacturing facility at Darlington, North East England.

The EMEA purchasing office is primarily responsible for the management of suppliers in this region supplying products to our UK and overseas locations and provides an exciting opportunity to sample a purchasing career in a dynamic global business environment.


  • Key project work in support of departmental objectives

  • Detailed involvement in Functional Excellence – opportunity to work with other Business Units to help share common processes, tools and resources to better achieve business goals

  • Working with a group of suppliers – supporting cost reduction, capacity planning, delivery/quality performance, risk mitigation

  • Data analysis in support of Low Cost Country sourcing/cost reduction opportunities

  • Engagement across a number of teams, gaining commodity experience

  • Close integration with Supplier Quality



  • positive attitude, strong personal motivation

  • communication skills

  • team work

  • IT skills/programme knowledge

Education, Licenses, Certifications

Preferred Discipline: Business or related degree

Training Provided: -

  • Presence of a mentor as a guide through the placement year

  • Tools and skills training specific to the role

  • Engine appreciation course

  • Presentation and communication skills

  • Practices and procedures

In return, you can look forward to a secure and rewarding future with an acknowledged market leader, able to offer a competitive base salary, plus bonus, plus benefits package and genuine prospects.

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At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Darlington-UK, Darlington, Cummins Engine Co Ltd

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Nov 22, 2016, 5:56:36 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing