Procurement Placement Scheme

Procurement Placements offer ambitious and innovative people the chance to join our dynamic Procurement team. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there.​

£18,000 Nissan Cranfield 13 months Apply Now

Procurement is a key function within any automotive manufacturer. After all, when you consider that 80% of the car value is from externally sourced components, you can understand how important your role within purchasing will be. On our Procurement Placements, you will learn about the vast variety of functions within Procurement and will be allocated your own area of responsibility from the following:

  • Line Parts
  • Facilities and Site Services
  • Aftersales
  • Vendor Tooling
  • Purchase Project Management
  • Purchase Planning and Co-ordination
  • Supplier Quality Development
  • Total Delivered Cost

You will have several projects on the go, at any one time on our Procurement Placements. Don’t worry you will not be alone – you’ll have an experienced mentor from day one who will support you to succeed. You’ll be involved in data and cost analysis for future activities, potential supplier visits and continual liaison with both internal and external departments. It’s also key to note that many students on our Procurement Placements return to our Graduate Trainee Scheme so see this as the possibility of opening a door to an excellent career.

Competitive salary from £18k

Fitness centre

Paid overtime and time in lieu

Free on-site parking

Subsidised canteen

26 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Travel opportunities (dependent on role)

Working hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-1:20pm

  • Are able to partake in an 13-month placement as part of your course
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Ability to present data in a clear and structured manner
  • Energetic, flexible and committed to supporting the team in achieving tight deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Challenging and flexible mind set
  • Proactive nature; able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Articulate and ability to influence beyond authority

The successful candidate will be sufficiently flexible to assume responsibility for any aspects of the following:

  • Report coordination within your specified section
  • Support for sourcing activities across Nissan Europe new models
  • Daily communication with suppliers (including potential visits)
  • Supporting cost reduction activities
  • Contributing to project management activities

Please click “apply now” to complete a short application form.

Please note the assessment process will be delivered in line with the government guidelines at the time.