Cummins Inc. Placement - Purchasing in Darlington, United Kingdom

Placement - Purchasing


Working as part of the International Purchasing Office 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.

  • Key project work in support of departmental objectives

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

  • Working with a group of suppliers – supporting cost reduction, capacity planning, delivery/quality performance, risk mitigation

  • Data analysis in support of Low Cost Country sourcing/cost reduction opportunities

  • Engagement across a number of teams, gaining commodity experience

  • Close integration with Supplier Quality


  • Working towards a degree – preferably Engineering/Business related although not limited to these subjects

  • Positive attitude, strong personal motivation

  • Needs to be able to communicate well within a team

  • IT Skills/programme knowledge

  • Presence of a mentor as a guide through the placement year

  • Tools and skills training specific to the role

  • Personal development plan with programme focusing on soft skills

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 23, 2018, 11:27:35 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006V2