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Cummins Inc. Placement - Corporate Purchasing in Darlington, United Kingdom

Placement - Corporate Purchasing


Working within the Purchasing team for Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region, based in the Cummins midrange diesel engine manufacturing facility at Darlington, North East England.

The EMEA purchasing office is primarily responsible for the management of suppliers in this region supplying products to our UK and overseas locations, and provides an exciting opportunity to sample a purchasing career in a dynamic global business environment.

The placement is a one-year structured role, key elements include:

  • Providing dedicated support to one or more sourcing teams within the office

  • Working with a group of suppliers to assist on Purchase Order management, cost reduction, capacity planning, quality performance and risk mitigation

  • Specific project work in support of functional objectives

  • Involvement in Functional Excellence – opportunity to work with other Business Units in the region to help share common processes, tools and resources to better achieve business goals

  • Data analysis to support Purchasing KPIs and specific project requirements

  • Engagement with other functions, including Supplier Quality, Material Planning, Finance and Engineering


  • Working towards a degree – please specify degree being studied, preferably Engineering or Business related although not limited to these subjects

  • Positive attitude, strong personal motivation

  • Communication and teamwork skills

  • A Levels (or equivalent) – please specify grades

  • IT skills or programme knowledge

  • Please detail any work experience to date

    At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.


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

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Oct 25, 2018, 5:30:09 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006ZV