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Purchasing Graduate

Job Ref: 55624

  • Salary: from £30,476-£37,113 pa
  • Location: Nissan Sunderland
  • Position: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Date Listed:
  • Closing: 31st December 2017

Keeping one of the world's automotive leaders stocked and ready to roll new cars off the production line is no small challenge. Purchasing careers at Nissan offer a unique chance to work in a global team — Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), the Alliance's largest common organization. We know the power of purchasing is at the heart of our goal to drive unmatched quality in every vehicle and unmatched performance for every customer.

Key Skills Required for the Purchasing Graduate
  • Must have or are expected to gain at least a 2.1 in any degree discipline
  • You must have permission to live and work in the UK without restriction at the time of hire
  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven thinker
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Numerate with strong analytical skills and an ability to demonstrate negotiation skills
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Strong Planning Skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Geographically mobile
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Relationship Management – building effective internal and external relationships within the company and with suppliers
  • Working in collaboration with the global Purchasing functions in locations such as Paris, Spain, Japan, North America and China to ensure effective supplier selection decision making, via the Request for Quotation process
  • Investigation of new supply markets and opportunities, including travel to assess supplier’s capability
  • Identification and implementation of innovative commercial and technical cost reduction ideas to achieve high cost reduction targets
  • Accurate maintenance and monthly reporting of cost reports to support department objectives
  • Maintaining databases to track cost status and mainframe systems for purchase order maintenance