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We are looking for an enthusiastic NPI (New Product Introduction) Buyer Placement Student to join our team on a 12 month placement commencing July/August 2022 specializing in Purchasing for our Corporate Segment in Huddersfield. During your placement with us, you will learn how a major global organization operates, gaining the tools and exposure you will need to become an expert in the industry and power your potential!

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

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

  • Analyse sourcing information and present finding 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.

  • 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.

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

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Working towards a degree in Supply Chain/Business/Logistics related area

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

  • Communication and purchasing negotiation skills

  • Knowledge of supply chain practices, turbocharger and component.

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