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Vendor Tooling Assessor

39 hours, per week
Nissan Sunderland
Full Time, Permanent
Date Listed
3 July 2024
24 July 2024


Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based Design, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing and Sales & Marketing operations. Total production in the UK alone is now over 9 million vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle. We are an aspiring organisation, and we are looking for equally bold and creative Tooling Assessor to join our dynamic Purchasing Tooling team. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there.

You should apply if you have:

  • Postgraduate experience in a Technical or Tooling environment (preferably Automotive or similar high-volume industry).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a confident presentation style.

  • Strong numerical skills and the ability to use them for negotiation and analysis.

  • You will work effectively in a team and have a flexible attitude, an ability to achieve tight deadlines and deliver under pressure.

  • Proven cost reduction experience using a number of techniques (benchmarking/negotiation/COCA, etc...).
  • Demonstrable track record of achievement of cost reduction targets.

  • An openness towards national and international travel.

  • MS Office computer skills. (Excel, Powerpoint, Word).

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • You will support the business by ensuring our suppliers are committed to achieving our objectives in the areas of Vendor Tooling cost competitiveness.
  • You will work closely with the PPM and Parts Purchase and Design teams to ensure selected suppliers achieve optimum value for the business.

  • You will actively manage sourcing activities relating to Nissan models via management of RFQs, Tooling quotation analysis and negotiation.

  • You will ensure you have a strong industrial awareness by investigating latest tooling manufacturing methods, ensuring optimum costs are attained.

  • You will assess requests for tool refurbishments/replacement ensuring supply is secure.

  • You will maintain key systems for Tooling cost tracking and Tooling purchase orders and ensure the stringent quality standards required by Nissan are met.

Benefits at a glance...

Wellbeing and mental health support
Company pension programme
Company share scheme
Onsite Medical & Physiotherapy Centre
Private healthcare
Fitness centre
Paid overtime and time in lieu
Sports and leisure complex
Parental leave policy
26 days' annual leave plus bank holidays
Travel opportunities (dependent on role)
Employee Assistance Programme

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