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5 months ago
Location: Bedfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering 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 aspiring organisation, and we are looking for equally bold and creative Industrial Placements to join our dynamic Alliance Cost Organisation (ACO) team. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there.


We are seeking for a candidate to be based at Nissan Technical Centre Europe, Cranfield to develop and maintain a world class Cost Management capability for Nissan to allow our business to continue to grow globally.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be assigned to our Cross Car Line Group (CCL) within the PEC function.

Examples of key responsibilities include:

Creation of reports for regular cross functional meetings
Support system and process improvements
Work cross functionally with Project management, engineering, purchase, other PEC areas, regionally and globally.
The gathering of part level cost information, and to present it clearly and succinctly to relevant business users to ensure timely decisions are made.
Where appropriate simplify, enhance, or create new reports to support existing requirements, by means of MS Office applications
The main focus is to accurate Cost Reporting methods
Improve and develop reporting tools and systems, in order to summarise findings and report to various levels of the business.

Additional requirements:

Attention to detail, performing accurate & detailed work
Strong communication & interpersonal skills
Ability to integrate, interact & work within a team
Good time & workload management skills to achieve results
Self-motivation – able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Comfortable working within deadlines and in a fast paced environment
Able to partake in a 13-month placement as part of your course
Creative thinking / problem solving mind-set
Numerate with strong analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

Great team player
Flexible approach to work with the ability to self-motivate
Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office software (esp. Excel & PowerPoint)
Ability to present data in a clear and structured manner

Background and Experience

2nd year student, currently studying a relevant degree or EUR equivalent that allows you to partake in an industrial placement year
High level of PC knowledge
Advanced numerical skills


26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Discretionary UEFA match tickets
Free on-site parking
Salary: £18,757
Sports and Social committee
Subsidised canteen
Training opportunities
Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate
Working hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-1:20pm
Cranfield Bedfordshire United Kingdom

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