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Cummins Inc. MRO Indirect Purchasing Specialist - 1st Shift in North Charleston, South Carolina

MRO Indirect Purchasing Specialist - 1st Shift


Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL. We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.

We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented MRO Indirect Purchasing Specialist – 1st Shift to join our team specializing in Purchasing for our Corporate Business Segment in North Charleston, SC.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Works independently to update purchasing systems and coordinates approval and control of purchasing activities. Provides support to sourcing and finance teams globally.

  • Proactively contacts suppliers to maintain pertinent data, obtain needed documentation, and enable suppliers in purchasing systems.

  • Initiate/Support work delivering results in meeting cost, quality, delivery, and inventory goals.

  • Support supplier quality activities with supplier quality improvement engineers, suppliers, and category teams. Liaison between purchasing teams and other functions.

  • Use common process tools and business systems to provide repeatable analytics and reporting.

  • Ensure data integrity of all purchasing information as it is created and deliver ongoing improvement of existing data.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Being resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Values differences - Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Interpersonal savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.

Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Purchasing Systems - Recognizes linkage to multiple systems such as purchasing order, payment, engineering release, and quality systems; troubleshoots and corrects issues resulting from data issues; writes ad-hoc reports using tools within each application; identifies and documents workflows and system testing; actively participates in implementation process of new purchasing systems including requirements gathering, design, communication, and training.

  • Purchasing Policies, Procedures, Tools - Complies with purchasing policies and procedures and complies with them in daily work; leverages tools to conduct procurement initiatives; assesses documents for clarification and seeks guidance for clarification of the information needed.

  • Purchasing Ethics - Avoids supplier engagement that may compromise supplier sourcing, selection, and management processes and seeks counsel to ensure compliance.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

High school diploma or certificate of completion of secondary education or equivalent experience to the extent such experience meets applicable regulations.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.



  • Requires significant relevant work experience or specialized skills obtained through education, training, or on-the-job experience.


  • Experience using Microsoft office including excel, PowerPoint, and word required.


  • Prior purchasing systems experience preferred.


  • Strong Turbocharger product knowledge - Component and manufacturing process.


  • Purchasing Experience - Supplier and Spend Management


  • Customer Relationship Management


  • Project Management Experience-Leading and Participating


  • Supplier Risk Management

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-South Carolina-North Charleston-US, SC, North Charleston, Components

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Oct 16, 2023, 1:00:00 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 230009GJ