Placement Student Technical Purchasing Huddersfield 2023 – Cummins – Huddersfield


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We are looking for an enthusiastic Technical Purchasing Placement Student to join our team specializing in Purchasing for our Corporate Organization in Huddersfield. During your placement with us, you will learn how a major global organization 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

Prototype procurement including order management, building supplier relationships, expediting components from global locations, and communicating updates.

Assisting engineering function in sourcing of components for validation and test work. Works to build relationships with the engineering function to ensure deliverables are met in line with test requirements.

Working with the global technical sourcing team to help on current program ordering requirements and supplier risk management administration activities such as supplier confidentiality agreements.

Opportunity to work with different business units within Cummins.

Develop team’s common processes, tools, and resources

Preparing and presenting project updates to business

To be successful in this role you will need the following

Ability to work independently as well as to work as part of a team.

IT literate, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and online communication tools

Basic knowledge of supply chain practices; Awareness of purchasing ethics and risk management.

Structured approach to problem solving and of project management, combined with the ability to manage concurrent project and deal with various priorities; Demonstrate working to committed deadlines.

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