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12-Month Placement in Purchasing at Ford Motor Company

We are looking for talented individuals to undertake a 12-month paid work placement, as part of our Business Placement Programme. Successful candidates would work in our Purchasing department, starting in September 2018.

About the role:
With a yearly spend of approximately $20 billion, our European Purchasing Group externally procures the components, services, and supplies required to manufacture vehicles and run our business. As an intern in Purchasing you will complete a project based within a team responsible for purchasing components or services to Ford Motor Company.

On joining our team your typical responsibilities might include:

  • Develop sourcing strategies & develop/analyse competitor & market data
  • Support on capacity assurance at supplier
  • Drive supplier performance to meet non-design/ design cost, quality and timing targets
  • Participation in cross-functional teams to support sourcing process and meet program landmarks
  • Support engine/vehicle launches with internal customers & suppliers
  • Support Requisitioner Customers to develop robust statements of work and specifications
  • Review and develop contractual Terms & Conditions with suppliers to mitigate risks to the organisation
  • Ensure all sourcing in line with Corporate policies and procedures
  • Handle internal and external supplier relationships
  • Projects will involve working closely with supervising buyers, suppliers and other functions such as engineering, supplier technical assistance and manufacturing.

You will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • knowledge and passion about our business and our customers
  • a drive for continuous improvement
  • ability to build strong relationships, collaborate and contribute new ideas
  • excellent communication skills
  • a can do, find a way, attitude
  • a positive approach and ability to inspire others
  • experience of delivering high quality work to deadline
  • creativity, initiative, diplomacy, self-motivation and self confidence

A key enabler of our success is our people. We organise ourselves into small, dynamic teams, where your individual contribution will have a direct influence on the profitability and success of our global business You will also have the opportunity to work alongside global colleagues and contribute to international projects and work streams.

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