Cummins Inc. Placement - Supply Chain in Darlington, United Kingdom

Placement - Supply Chain


The Supply Chain team at Darlington have an opportunity for a student placement in the Materials team.

To plan and maintain daily Supply Chain operations within a functional area such as materials planning, production planning, customer service, demand management or order fulfilment. Ensures internal and external customers' expectations and requirements are met.

  • Analyse and interpret data to draw conclusions to improve business processes

  • Responsibility for managing demand for $m global accounts supported by an Account Team

  • Using Six Sigma Project tools and methodology to meet customer requirements

  • Create innovative solutions to drive improvements in current processes

  • Material Planning - Manage the balance of supply and demand to optimise business results

  • Exposure to working in a global environment

  • Exposure to global logistics / sales & marketing / supply chain finance

  • Ensuring working policies and procedures are maintained

  • Preparing key performance indicators and presenting to senior management

  • Help deliver Supply Chain department initiatives.


  • Applicants must be ideally working towards a degree in Business Studies or Supply Chain.

  • Good communication skills

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised

  • Be a team player as well as be able to work proactively and independently

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • High level of competency in Microsoft Office software

  • Previous customer or supplier facing work experience is of benefit but not essential

  • A proficiency in a foreign language is of benefit but not essential

  • Understanding of Oracle (ERP) system is of benefit but not essential

Full training will be given on areas such as the following:

  • Full understanding of Supply Chain Management incorporating the following:

  • Order management - from initial customer forecast to final payment

  • Commercial awareness

  • Supply Chain – Product Creation, Planning, Production Control, Shipping, Finance

  • Communication skills with “live” experience in a fast paced environment

  • Facilitated learning by regular mentoring & focused coaching sessions

  • Gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be practically applied in future career

We have three openings for students to join us within the Supply Chain team at the Darlington plant;

Two of the successful candidates will be based in Order Management and Ship Plan which includes planning and maintaining daily supply chain operations for demand management and order fulfilment and ensures internal and external customers' expectations and requirements are met. The other placement will be within Material Planning which manages balance of supply and demand to optimise business results.

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 because of any protected characteristic.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Darlington-UK, Darlington, Cummins Engine Co Ltd

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Oct 23, 2018, 11:09:35 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006V4