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Purchasing Graduate (Cranfield, Bedfordshire)

Job Ref: 56922BR

  • Salary: £31,314 - £38,113
  • Location: Nissan Cranfield
  • Position: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Date Listed:
  • Closing: 29th June 2018

Nissan is currently recruiting for high caliber individuals to join our European Purchasing function based in Bedfordshire. As a graduate within our purchasing function, you’ll travel throughout the department and experience a variety of different activities before being allocated your own area of responsibility - this area will vary depending on the field of Purchasing you’re interested in.

One thing’s for sure though, you’ll develop quickly, because, the pace here is fast to say the least.

Key Skills Required for a 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