Procurement Graduate Scheme - Cranfield

We are an ambitious organisation, and we are looking for equally ambitious and innovative people to join our dynamic Procurement Graduate Scheme. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there.


£30,000 Nissan Cranfield 2 Years Apply Now

Procurement at Nissan isn’t about playing off one supplier against another to achieve the lowest price possible. We do things differently here. We place quality first, so we source suppliers who can achieve the performance standards we expect. Then, we work with them to continually reduce costs without compromising these high standards.

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 Procurement will be. Throughout your role on our Procurement Graduate Scheme, 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


Competitive salary starting at £30k

Company pension programme

Company share scheme

Car ownership scheme

Fitness centre

Paid overtime and time in lieu

Private healthcare

26 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

Travel opportunities (dependent on role)

Free on-site parking

  • Must have or expect to achieve a 2:1 in a relevant degree
  • 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
  • A creative, forward thinker with excellent communication and team working skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Good team worker / flexible working approach with ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • Efficient time management & organisation skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of a foreign language may be an advantage
  • Geographically mobile

The subject of the degree you are doing is not as important as the type of person you are. If you think you have the skills to make an impression we want to hear from you. One thing’s for sure though, you’ll develop quickly, because, the pace here is fast to say the least!

You will have several projects on the go, at any one time on our Procurement Graduate Scheme. 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, supplier visits and continual liaison with both internal and external departments. The successful Procurement Graduate Scheme candidate will be sufficiently flexible to assume responsibility for any aspects of the following:

  • Sourcing for all new models across Nissan Europe
  • Daily communication with suppliers, internal departments, external departments and global entities
  • Cost management of parts with both suppliers and internal departments
  • Project management activities for new European projects
  • Internal reporting of key cost information on a monthly basis
  • Supplier visits

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.