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Title:  Undergraduate Placement - Purchasing Assistant, Carlisle, UK

Requisition ID:  21844
Location:  Carlisle
Function:  Purchasing
Contract Type:  Internship
Experience:  --

Pirelli is a truly international group and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance tyres. Pirelli Tyres Ltd is the company responsible for all of the Pirelli Tyre related operations in the UK.  For more information on the company please visit


A 12 month placement is available within the Purchasing Department in Carlisle working within a small, disciplined and professional team. 


Main duties include:


  • Regular reporting of purchasing activities


  • Assisting with invoicing queries and pricing corrections


  • Providing support during supplier audits


  • Processing of information relating to new and existing suppliers, ensuring records are maintained


  • Responding to requests for information from line management, purchasing colleagues in Milan and suppliers


  • Supporting ongoing revision and improvement of purchasing documentation and procedures


  • Supporting the overall team with administration support


  • Taking responsibility for a work based project


As we consider the Purchasing Assistant to be an integral part of the team we require the following:


  • Good keyboard skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work on your own initiative in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills, and able to liaise with people at all levels in the organisation
  • Flexibility and good analytical skills
  • Valid work experience would be beneficial
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable  
  • Studying for a business related degree is essential 


Salary for this role will be £21,979 per annum.


Employee benefits include:

  • 33 days holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme with linked life insurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted tyre vouchers


The closing deadline for applications will be 31st December 2023.


Interviews will be held between January – March 2024, with the role starting July / August 2024.


Please note, all applicants must have the right to work in the UK and should be active undergraduate students, looking for a placement for their 3rd year of studies.


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