Purchasing Placement
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Purchasing Placement

Nissan Manufacturing

Job description

Keeping one of the world's automotive leaders stocked and ready to roll new cars off the production line is no small challenge. Purchasing careers at Nissan offer a unique chance to work in a global team — Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), the Alliance's largest common organization. We know the power of purchasing is at the heart of our goal to drive unmatched quality in every vehicle and unmatched performance for every customer.

The pace is fast to say the least. You’ll have several projects ongoing at any one time, involvement in data and cost analyses for future activities, supplier visits and continual liaison with internal departments. This is why you’ll need to be flexible, adaptable and full of energy.

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.

Main responsibilities

Your responsibilities will be dependent on which section of the Purchasing Department you will work in. These include:

  • Inbound logistics
  • Outbound logistics
  • Material purchase
  • Capital expenditure
  • Service contracts
  • Maintenance and general supplies

Company information

Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd (NMUK) is 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.

Nissan Sunderland plant is responsible for production of the Qashqui, Juke, Leaf and Infiniti Q30 models. We produce around 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
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Currently studying for any degree
  • Are able to partake in a 12 month placement as part of their course

Accepted degree subjects




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Contract and working hours

Fixed term

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 55+

Closing date: 31/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/12/2017

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