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Cummins Inc. Placement - Buyer (New Product Introduction) in Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Placement - Buyer (New Product Introduction)


Cummins are now recruiting for our 2020 intake of 12 month placements in the UK, whichprovide a meaningful opportunity for university students to accomplish real-world projects in a professional environment.

If successful on the programme you may be given the opportunity to work part-time during your final year of study and/or be offered the opportunity to return as a graduate.

The role will give the candidate experience in working within a NPI (New Product Introduction) Buyer Department. Responsibilities will include :-

  • Purchasing assigned items and executes buying strategies set out by the function at optimum cost and lead times.

  • Analyse sourcing information and present finding for cost reduction, process improvement while maintaining a high quality product and delivery of service both within the function and customers both internal and external.

  • Involvement both supporting and leading various projects from conception to closure within cost and on time.

  • Procures inventory, supplies and capital goods, obtains quotations and raises orders on vendors.

  • Expedites orders to ensure that they are delivered on time in full.

  • Analyse sourcing and purchasing initiatives, follows processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high quality goods and services.

  • Prepares and presents recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action to senior purchasing/sourcing leaders.

  • Understand and adhere to policies and procedures and champion the NPI purchasing common processes.

  • Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, process analysis, market and industry research, model building.

  • Conducts minor supplier negotiations.

Training will include :-

  • Turbocharger and component knowledge.

  • Communication skills

  • Manufacturing methods.

  • Purchasing negotiation skills.

  • 6 Sigma tools and how to apply to a project.

  • Excel and Microsoft skills.

  • NPI and PPT processes.

  • MRP Orade system

  • Cummins core values

  • Health and Safety


  • Ability to work independently as well as to work as part of a team.

  • Good Microsoft package experience

  • Demonstrates working to committed deadlines.

  • An understanding of MRP systems is ideal but not essential.

  • Basic knowledge of supply chain practices.

  • Structured approach to problem solving and of project management, combined with the ability to manage concurrent projects and deal with various priorities.

  • Awareness of purchasing ethics and risk management.

  • 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-West Yorkshire-UK, Huddersfield, CTT St Andrew's Road

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Oct 3, 2019, 9:59:16 PM

Unposting Date Dec 31, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

Req ID: 190004AV