Cummins Inc. Placement - Procurement Officer in Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Placement - Procurement Officer


At Cummins Power Generation we recognise that having experience of the working world during your university degree provides a key insight to the practical application of your learning. We run an exciting 13 month placement where you are given an opportunity to work in a role and on real projects, making a difference in both your team and the company as a whole.

As the Procurement Officer within this very busy department, you will be an integral member of the Team and will support key projects throughout the year. This role involves dealing with all levels of the business as well as internal and external suppliers.

  • Providing assistance to the global procurement team for customer orders and projects within the EMER region and other entities as required.

  • Supporting ongoing work within the procurement team with the emphasis being directed toward broadening the placement students’ understanding of project purchasing, inventory management, vendor analytics and key financial controls whilst applying each of these elements within live project work.

  • The position will be embedded within the procurement team and work alongside existing staff members during the project acquisition and execution phases.

  • The candidate will be coached and shown applicable systems, methodologies, processes and procedures and then be expected to perform various tactical procurement activities on live projects as experience and understanding develops.

  • Working with procurement manager on strategic initiatives being undertaken within the supply chain.

  • There will be the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the need for integration of procurement within the wider business by assisting other functions, such as engineering, project management, planning etc. as and when specific needs arise.


  • Working towards a degree in procurement / business / management discipline.

  • Enthusiastic and keen to acquire knowledge then apply that learning in practical environment.

  • Able to communicate well on professional level both written and oral.

Methodical and systematic approach to problem solving using own initiative

To be eligible for our 13 Month work placement you must be a university student who has a placement year option as part of their degree programme. You will spend a year in a specific department to gain real experience in your subject area. You are supported by formal and 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 you will experience not only the skills and work aspect, the culture and core values of the business.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Kent-UK, Ramsgate, ATS Aviation Center Warehouse

Job Type Internship

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting May 4, 2017, 2:50:44 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170001WK