Electric Mobility Spartanburg, South Carolina 25.04.2023

AcceleratiON Program Associate - New Vehicle Launch Integration

We can open the door. But you have to walk through it. Those who want to lead, can learn it here. Step by step. All over the world. That’s why international experience and variation are integral parts of our Acceleration Program.

An associate in the AcceleratiON Program will:

  • Rotate through four assignments in various parts of the company to include two international assignments; one is at BMW Headquarters in Munich. Rotations are chosen based on business need and may include open jobs as well as project responsibility.
  • Gain insight into business processes, strategy, culture, and the BMW Group brands from both a local and global perspective.
  • Establish an international network, and work on strategic and operational projects in three different countries providing a solid basis for a successful international career at the BMW Group.
  • Rotations include the following time frame: 5 months in Plant Spartanburg, 3 months in BMW Headquarters in Munich, 5 months in Plant Spartanburg and last 3 months in a second international BMW location. Secondary mandatory elements of the program include short-term operational placements such as: global HQ, production environment, warehouse and distribution centers, and various other business units of the BMW Group.


  • Develop manufacturing, engineering, and business talent for Plant Spartanburg and BMW Group.
  • Complete the following: adhere to all applicable BMW policies, processes, and instructions, and act in accordance the BMW Leadership Competencies and the Principles outlined in the BMW Group strategy.
  • Follow direction and guidance provided by Assignment Supervisor, AcceleratiON Program Manager, as well as the individual's mentor.
  • Perform all duties outlined in the Assignment Objectives for each rotation.
  • Work self-directed to carry out assigned project responsibilities and meet all deliverables within designated deadlines.
  • Meet performance targets, goals, scorecard metrics defined in the Assignment Objectives; provide immediate notice to Assignment Supervisor if targets and/or agreements cannot be met.
  • Complete each rotation's technical & process skills training plan (BMW specific systems and processes) as outlined in the Assignment Objectives.
  • Complete the AcceleratiON training curriculum within designated deadlines.
  • Establish and complete learning and development actions per the Individual Development Plan.
  • Participate in all AcceleratiON assigned meetings - Round Tables, meetings with Mentor and AcceleratiON Program Manager, executive lunch presentations, Lunch and Learns, and other applicable meetings.
  • Provide immediate feedback or escalation to Assignment Supervisor and/or AcceleratiON Program Manager regarding any issues, concerns, conflicts.
  • Establish working networks with peers and management associates to ensure assignment effectiveness and to support career development goal, also considering the support from the assigned mentor.
  • Must be able to work all shifts.
  • Recognize opportunities and regularly leverages emerging technology to enhance process effectiveness.
  • Understand and model VPS (Value Added Production System) Principles and concepts of Standard Work.
  • Adhere to 5S and Safety Standards and Principles.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

BMW Manufacturing is a leader in innovations and excellence. Come be a part of the extraordinary advanced manufacturing team where new technologies and ideas are constantly being discovered and implemented.
BMW Manufacturing is proud to be located in Upstate, South Carolina at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, providing the perfect mix of exciting city life and the great outdoors, or simply a great environment in which to raise a family.
In addition to offering a stimulating work environment and a great place to live, BMW Associates have access to an exceptional range of benefits. Our comprehensive benefits program includes:
- Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision coverage
- Paid time off
- 401(k) plan with company matching contribution
- Retirement Income Account
- Life insurance
- BMW Associates Assistance Program
- Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Company vehicle program

  • Master's Degree required - strong preference for technical degree with a focus in programming. Degree must be from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Basic coding, Power BI, power apps knowledge preferred.
  • At least 6 months of relevant (e.g. post graduate, formal internship, etc) working experience in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain management / logistics or manufacturing related field.
  • At least 4 months of relevant experience abroad (internships, work, training, study, etc).
  • Training in BMW specific systems, leadership and professional development will be provided during term of assignments.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a university, community, or work setting.
  • Business-fluent language skills in German language.
  • Strong interpersonal & communications skills.
  • Readiness for an international career.
  • Understanding of business strategies & concepts.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving.
  • High degree of flexibility, initiative and self motivation.

BMW Manufacturing Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of BMW MC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Employment with BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW MC) is at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, at the option of BMW MC or the employee.

AcceleratiON Program Associate - New Vehicle Launch Integration

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Job Field:
Electric Mobility
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