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3 months ago
Location: Bedfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Category: Cost Jobs
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based Design, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing and Sales & Marketing operations. Total production in the UK alone is now over 9 million vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle.

We are an ambitious organisation, and we are looking for equally ambitious and innovative Buyers to join our dynamic Purchasing team. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there.

We have positions in Nissan Technical Centre Europe, Cranfield which is the head office for Nissan’s Research & Development operations in Europe, working closely with the Design Engineering teams to source and manage cost-reduction activity for new and existing models.

You will be responsible for:

Benchmarking of Nissan and competitor vehicles to generate opportunities to enhance the brand and reduce cost
Liason with global Alliance entities
Supporting vehicles manufactured in Europe including Qashqai, Juke, LEAF, Micra, LCVs and Infiniti Q30
Project management
Negotiation of costs (parts of tools)
Identifying and delivering opportunities to reduce cost

The following experience is essential to the role:

You will be a great teammate
You will be able to work to tight deadlines
You will have strong communication and relationship building skills
You have a good sense of priority
You absolutely must have a good sense of humour!
We’d prefer if you have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), and a driving licence is mandatory. Both local and international travel is guaranteed.
We're also very interested in candidates with previous Buying experience from manufacturing industries.

So, what’s in it for you? We’re looking for people who want to build a solid career with us. Nissan has invested heavily in the UK with the production of the new Qashqai and LEAF taking place in Sunderland so we are here to stay; and we’re hoping you will join us for the ride. We offer competitive salaries dependent on the experience you bring, along with a host of other benefits.

What’s more, we think you’ll like working with us because of our valued culture. We pride ourselves on being a transparent, cross-cultural and high-reaching business.

All of us at Nissan - regardless of functional area or expertise - share a passion to design, manufacture and sell high-performance, fun to drive vehicles. Nissan is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all. Applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Cranfield Bedfordshire United Kingdom

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