Purchasing 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. Throughout your role, you will learn about the vast variety of functions within Purchasing and will be allocated your own area of responsibility from the following:
Line Parts, Facilities & Site Services, Aftersales, Vendor Tooling, Purchase Project Management, Purchase Planning & Co-ordination, Supplier Quality Development and Total Delivered Cost
Our Cranfield facility, European Technical Centre (NTCE), serves as the head office for Nissan’s Research & Development operations in Europe. In Sunderland, our production facility (NMUK) is the home to iconic models such as Qashqai, Juke & Leaf and the recently announced EV36Euro Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub.
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 within purchasing. 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 where possible and continual liaison with both internal and external departments. It’s also key to note that many of our placement students return to our Graduate Trainee Scheme so see this as the possibility of opening a door to an excellent career.
Positions are available at our NMUK Sunderland site and NTCE Cranfield sites. Please specify if you have a preferred location when applying.
Competitive salary from £18k
Paid overtime and time in lieu
26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Travel opportunities (dependent on role)
- 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.