Nissan UK
graduate scheme
Expires12 days

Procurement Graduate Scheme

Job description

Purchasing is a key function within any automotive manufacturer, After all, when you consider that 80% of the car value is from externally sourced components you can understand how important your role within purchasing will be. Throughout your role, you will learn about the vast variety of functions within purchasing and will be allocated your own area of responsibility from the following:

Line parts, facilities and site services, aftersales, vendor tooling, purchase project management, purchase planning and co-ordination, supplier quality development and total delivered cost.

We are an ambitious organisation, and we are looking for equally ambitious and innovative people to join our dynamic Purchasing team. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there.

Overview - role
The subject of the degree you are doing is not as important as the type of person you are. If you think you have the skills to make an impression we want to hear from you. One thing’s for sure though, you’ll develop quickly, because, the pace here is fast to say the least.

You will have several projects on the go, at any one time. Don’t worry you will not be alone – you’ll have an experienced mentor from day one who will support you to succeed. You’ll be involved in data and cost analysis for future activities, supplier visits and continual liaison with both internal and external departments.

What you’ll be doing
The successful candidate will be sufficiently flexible to assume responsibility for any aspects of the following:

  • Sourcing for all new models across Nissan Europe
  • Daily communication with suppliers, internal departments, external departments and global entities
  • Cost management of parts with both suppliers and internal departments
  • Project management activities for new European projects
  • Internal Reporting of key cost information on a monthly basis
  • Supplier visits

What we are looking for

  • You must have permission to live and work in the UK without restriction at the time of hire
  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven thinker
  • A creative, forward thinker with excellent communication and team working skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Good team worker / flexible working approach with ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • Efficient time management and organisation skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of a foreign language may be an advantage
  • Geographically mobile


Must have or expect to achieve a 2:1 in a relevant degree.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Company pension programme, company share scheme, car ownership scheme, fitness centre, paid overtime

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20 December 2019

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Closing date:  20 December 2019

Expires12 days

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