Purchasing Placement at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Stamford East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy Business Analytics Purchasing and Supply

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9.0/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
9.6

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

• Learn basic Purchasing terminology including Legal, Contractual terms and the application of these in Supply Agreements.
• Undertake management of low value direct material supplier accounts.
• Work with Supply Managers to identify and support Purchasing Projects such as cost reduction projects, negotiation & delivery performance.
• Understand the cross functional relationship with other departments such as Materials, Engineering & Manufacturing and other Cummins Generator Technology (CGT) Plants to achieve cost, quality and delivery improvements.
• Understand the day to day function of the Purchasing Department and the key procedures and practices including legal and Corporate compliance initiatives.
• Monitor and assess supplier performance, supporting supplier audits and PPAP approval.
• Gaining an understanding of engineering drawings, specifications and approval processes.
• Provide support to the Plant Purchasing Manager in the production and delivery of management reports and presentations.
• Acquire knowledge on Alternators products, manufacturing processes and CGT global business areas.
• Participation in EEEC activity and Affinity Groups.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I have highly enjoyed my placement year here at CGT Stamford.

I have gained mass product knowledge about the Stamford range, taken on several projects contributing to the purchasing objectives.

Understood the purchasing function in a manufacturing environment and understood the importance of the role on the company's Success.

Great kick start to my career as I have gained / developed valuable skills and would love to have the opportunity to come back as a graduate!

9/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I was treated like a valuable core member of the team.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was given support and guidance at all times when I needed support.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was busy most of the time as I was involved in several projects.

10/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Cummins exceeded those expectations as I was able to become project leader for a number of projects and also carry out some sourcing manager roles.

The admin work I was required to do added value to the business as they prepared the ground works for projects and negotiations for Sourcing Managers.

10/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Interpersonal skills.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly and live.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The placement programme is well thought-out.

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Project Management training course.

Supply Chain Academy Training.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
10/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I have been offered to come back based on my performance.

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Yes, however social events were limited due to being based in Stamford.

7/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Rent 100 p/w

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Okay... just what you'd expect from a posh little town!

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Company Football
Company Badminton
Annual Olympics event

8/10