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Cummins Inc. NPI Project Buyer in Darlington, United Kingdom

NPI Project Buyer


NPI Project Buyer

We are currently seeking a talented NPI Project Buyer, to join the New Product Introduction Technical Sourcing team, based in Darlington, working on a hybrid basis 2-3 times per week on site.

The role is pivotal for the business to achieve its growth goals and deliver to our customers the required product in order to meet the upcoming EuroVII Emission Regulations.


Your impact will be seen in these and other ways:

  • Responsible for all purchasing deliverables for PPP/PDE (Product development initial stages) initiatives and NPI purchasing deliverables for the programs

  • Work with global technical sourcing teams and Sourcing teams on supplier identification, sourcing strategy, RFQ package creation, co-sourcing activities, LOI, Tooling kick off, BPA set up, among other activities

  • Participate in design reviews and ensure that DQRs are completed on time. Proactively work to identify cost reduction opportunities and provide continuous feedback to engineering function to optimize design from cost perspective.

  • Keep track of all cost elements and maintain DMC and V/O for the program. Use TCM, Should Cost and other tools to develop cost targets; negotiate with suppliers when gaps exist between quoted prices and targets. Track and report numbers to support value capture initiative.

  • Participate in weekly readiness meetings and ensure that parts are available for the various builds during NPI process.

To be a success in this role you will need:

  • New Product development experience within an Automotive or manufacturing environment

  • Previous stakeholder management experience with the ability to communicate on a cross functional basis

  • Experience of sourcing or procurement – from manufacturing companies with exposure to various Manufacturing processes: Stamping and fabrications, Machining, Casting would be an advantage.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary depending on experience: £48,200 - £58,000

  • Defined contribution pension scheme - company contributions up to 9%

  • Annual bonus plan - target 8% (based upon company performance)

  • Private medical insurance

  • Health cash plan - support towards medical, optical and dental costs

  • Health screening

  • Life assurance

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays

  • Employee discount scheme - covering 100's of retailers

  • Family friendly policies


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 9, 2022, 6:54:17 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 2200077Z