Purchasing Placement
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Purchasing Placement

Nissan Manufacturing
Time left to apply
25 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Many people think that purchasing is about playing off one supplier against another to achieve the lowest price possible. At Nissan we do things differently. We are concerned about quality first and foremost, which is why we source suppliers who have the capability to achieve the performance standards we require, then work with them to continually reduce costs without compromising standards.

The Sunderland team purchase everything we call in-direct. This could be machinery, tooling, land and many other essential items we could not run without.

Don’t worry you will not be alone. You will have an experienced mentor from day one who will guide and support to succeed in a fast and responsive Department. Many of our Placements return to our Graduate Trainee Scheme so see this as the possibility of opening a door to an excellent career. 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.

Starting: July/August 2017.

Company information

We are Nissan Motor Manufacturing ltd (NMUK) and we are one of the biggest car production plants in the UK. Our incredible location in the North East of England gives us access not only to some of the best workforces in the UK but also direct, international transport links through the Port of Tyne. This enviable combination means we can ship 9,000 cars a week from of our world-leading manufacturing facility.

NMUK Sunderland plant is responsible for production of the Qashqui, Juke, Leaf and Infiniti Q30 models. We produce c. 500,000 vehicles a year and export to over 130 international markets. All of this is made possible for our permanent workforce of over 6,700 people, with support from additional contractors and suppliers.

Person requirements

  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven thinker
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Strong Planning Skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Currently studying for a degree (All types of degree subjects will be considered)
  • Are able to partake in a 12 month placement as part of their course
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications

Accepted degree subjects




Sports and leisure complex, 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, paid overtime



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Numerous

Closing date: 31/12/2016

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/12/2016

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