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Indirect Buying Placement Student - Purchasing


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Indirect Buying Placement Student - Purchasing


We are looking for an enthusiastic Indirect Buying Placement Student to join our team specialising in Purchasing for our Corporate Organisation in Darlington. 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!

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

  • Managing your own projects, supporting Indirect Buying Analysts with their projects.
  • The candidate will be working under the guidance of the Indirect Buying Leader, however, supporting the whole team, and as a result there is potential for them to become involved in projects that focus on the different categories in Indirect Purchasing, for example MRO (Maintenance Repair and Operating supplies), Facilities and Construction, IT, Supply Chain and Corporate.
  • Review and approve internal purchase requisitions
  • Collect and report data from our Ariba internal ordering system and present the Spend Analysis
  • Administer and lead Catalogue Analysis; support a number of different projects across the function as they arise
  • Charity responsibilities – assisting Community Involvement Team with charity and fundraising activities

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

  • Studying for an undergraduate degree in a business-related discipline or a European language degree (written and verbal English are mandatory)
  • Must have a good knowledge of Microsoft excel, word and PowerPoint and use of Microsoft Outlook
  • Attention to detail and good organisation skills; ability to understand data and problem solve, and think innovatively
  • Well-developed communication skills, written and verbal; partnering within department and within other functions; conducting presentations at team meetings and via tele-conference.

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


Primary Location - United Kingdom-England-Darlington-UK, Darlington, Cummins Engine Co Ltd

Job Type - Internship

Recruitment Job Type Student - Internship

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organisation Corporate

Req ID: 220008F9

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 year
  • Darlington
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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