Cummins Inc. Placement - NPI Buyer in Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Placement - NPI Buyer


The role will be a 12months placement where the candidate will get experience in working within a NPI (New Product Introduction) Buyer Department. The role will be based in Huddersfield.

  • Purchases assigned items and executes buying strategies set out by the function at optimum cost and lead times

  • Analyse sourcing information and present findings for cost reduction, process improvement while maintaining a high quality product and delivery of service both within the function and customers both internal and external.

  • Involvement both supporting and leading various projects from conception to closure within cost and on time.

  • Procures inventory, supplies and capital goods, obtains quotations and raises orders on vendors.

  • Expedites orders to ensure that they are delivered on time in full.

  • Analyse sourcing and purchasing initiatives. Follows processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high quality goods and services.

  • Prepares and presents recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action to senior purchasing/sourcing leaders.

  • Understand and adhere to policies and procedures and champion the NPI purchasing common processes.

  • Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, process analysis, market and industry research, model building.

  • Conducts minor supplier negotiations.


  • Ability to work independently as well as to work as part of a team.

  • Good Microsoft package experience

  • Demonstrate working to committed deadlines

  • An understanding of MRP systems is ideal but not essential

  • Basic knowledge of supply chain practices

  • Structured approach to problem solving and of project management, combined with the ability to manage concurrent projects and deal with various priorities.

  • Awareness of purchasing ethics and risk management.

Cummins will train the candidate on all aspects of the role including;

Turbocharger and component knowledge.

Communication skills.

Manufacturing methods.

Purchasing negotiation skills.

6 Sigma tools and how to apply to a project.

Excel and Microsoft skills.

NPI and PPT processes.

MRP Oracle system.

Cummins core values.

Health & Safety.

Ethics skills and legalities.

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-West Yorkshire-UK, Huddersfield, CTT St Andrew's Road

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Oct 23, 2018, 11:53:51 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006Y1