Work Placement / Internship

Technical Purchasing - Placement Student

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Purchasing Placement Student to join our team specialising in technical purchasing for our Corporate Segment in Huddersfield. During your placement with us, you will learn how a major global organisation operates, gaining the tools and exposure you will need to become an expert in the industry and power your potential!

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The technical purchasing team is primarily responsible for early supply chain engagement within the ‘Research & Development’ (R&D) space for Cummins. Partnering with engineering to create/develop new designs to meet emerging technology demands and collaborating with the supply chain to bring the designs to life in a cost-effective manner with a potential route to market.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Contribute to Technical Procurement for various R&D Projects
  • Procuring prototype hardware
  • Take an active role in the design for manufacturing activities and production costings
  • Preparing and presenting project updates to business
  • Involvement in Functional Excellence – develop common processes, tools & resources
  • Engagement with other functions, including Supplier Quality, Commodity, Manufacturing and Engineering.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Working towards relevant Engineering degree
  • Communication and ability to work independently as well as part of team
  • Positive attitude, strong personal motivation
  • Strong IT user skills

Benefits Overview

Benefits and perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Cummins and the country where you work.

Financial Wellness

As a Cummins employee your retirement savings plan / pension plan / superannuation will power your path to retirement and improve your financial future.

Health & Wellness 

Your wellbeing is important to us. You and your family will be cared for through comprehensive health care benefits.

Continuing Education 

Whether starting or completing a degree, you will be supported by tuition reimbursement opportunities or full funding.

Paid Incentive 

You will receive annual merit and profit sharing based on individual and company performance.

Diversity & Inclusion

We celebrate diverse perspectives and you will be part of building a more diverse workforce to enhance our competitive position and enrich our culture.

Work-Life Flexibility

Your energy and commitment will be recognised through paid vacation and holidays, parental leave, adoption assistance, flexible work environments and more.

Every Employee, Every Community

You are empowered to volunteer at least four hours per year on company time, to give back to the communities where you work and live.

Development And Growth 

You will learn and grow through training and hands-on experience in an environment that values curiosity and developing talent for the future.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2022
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long.
  • Huddersfield
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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