Procurement Placement Year

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across Design, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Logistics, Sales & Marketing and Purchasing operations.

£18,757 Nissan Cranfield 13 MONTHS Apply Now

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, Indirect, Aftersales, Vendor Tooling, Purchase Project Management, Purchase Planning & Co-ordination, Supplier Quality Development and Total Delivered Cost.

26 days annual leave + bank holidays

Discretionary UEFA match tickets

Free on-site parking

Salary: £18,757

Sports and Social committee

Subsidised canteen

Training opportunities

Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate

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

Any business related degree, particularly interested in Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Business Management or similar.

  • 2nd year student, currently studying a relevant degree that allows you to partake in an industrial placement
  • High level of PC knowledge
  • Advanced numerical skills
  • Attention to detail, performing accurate & detailed work
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to integrate, interact & work within a team
  • Good time & workload management skills to achieve results
  • Self-motivation – able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working within deadlines and in a fast paced environment

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.
You will have several projects on the go, at any one time. 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 internal departments.
Responsibilities could include:

  • 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

Once you have selected a vacancy that you are interested in, you will first need to apply online. As part of this application, you will be asked to provide information on your education and career history. You will also be required to submit a current CV for review. It is important that you provide us with relevant and up-to-date information.