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Cummins Inc. Placement – Technical Purchasing in Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Placement – Technical Purchasing


Cummins are now recruiting for our 2020 intake of 12 month placements in the UK, which provide a meaningful opportunity for university students to accomplish real-world projects in a professional environment.

Working within the global technical purchasing team, based in the Cummins Turbocharger facility Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. The technical purchasing team is primarily responsible for early supply chain engagement within the ‘Research & Development’ (R&D) space for Cummins. Partnering with engineering to create/develop new designs to meet emerging technology demands and collaborating with the supply chain to bring the designs to life in a cost-effective manner with a potential route to market. This provides an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into both engineering, manufacturing technologies (from traditional processes through to the technologies of the future) and supply chain within a dynamic global business environment.

The placement is a one-year structured role, key elements include:

  • Providing dedicated technical purchasing support to R&D projects

  • Procuring prototype hardware

  • Working with supply chain in support of Design for Manufacture (DFM) activities and production costings.

  • Preparing and presenting project updates to business

  • Involvement in Functional Excellence - develop common processes, tools and resources

  • Engagement with other functions, including Supplier Quality, Commodity, Manufacturing and Engineering


  • Working towards a degree – please specify degree being studied, preferably Engineering related although not limited to this subject.

  • Positive attitude, strong personal motivation

  • Communication and teamwork skills

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

  • Basic Microsoft package experience

  • Demonstrate working to committed deadlines

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


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 9, 2019, 1:24:36 AM

Unposting Date Dec 31, 2019, 5:59:00 PM

Req ID: 190003W4