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Sales & Distribution Farnborough 30.09.2023

BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Sales Network Development - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


We believe in creating an environment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop during your time with us and where you are given your own areas of responsibility from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to show what you can really do.

Our Summit ONE in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate, and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough.  We decided in November 2020 to bring together BMW Financial Services and Alphabet to stay relevant to our customers and continue to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

• Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason, we allow our employees to express themselves through the way they dress.
• Flexible working hours - working flexibly improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders maintain balance, not burnout, through focusing on output, not attendance.
• The opportunity to get involved with our continued support of our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
• Throughout our offices, there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table-tennis tables to encourage innovation and employee engagement.


BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Sales Network Development - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

We are looking for a confident and eager to learn individual to join our Network Development team, an integral part of the BMW UK sales operation. The department’s role is to support the business by ensuring the BMW & MINI retailer network is not only profitable, but is also providing our customers with a premium experience. Working together in a creative and supportive environment, we carry out the following core activities:

  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan focused on having the best investors in the UK retailer network with retailers positioned in the most appropriate locations for both sales and service customers.
  • Working with the retailer network to deliver the best customer experience by monitoring the very latest standards across showroom design, digital showroom tools, customer processes, and retail roles.
  • Supporting the retailers to analyse their performance and identify areas of under-performance, allowing us to provide support and maximise profit opportunities.

During your time with us, you will be encouraged to contribute your ideas and be actively involved in improving our operations, fulfilling your role as a key and valued member of the team from day one.

What will you be doing?

  • Working with the team to improve communications from BMW UK to the retailer network.  This will include supporting the production of retailer communications across various media.  These include video & podcast content review and collation in addition to written communication.
  • Creating content for the National Retailer Communications Portal.  This will include ensuring the Portal is kept up to date as well as identifying areas for improving structure and content.
  • Supporting the creation of the monthly retailer performance KPI dashboards by collating data from various departments.
  • Exploring correlations between financial and other key performance indicators, identifying opportunities for retailer performance improvements.
  • Working with the team by supporting the analysis and reporting of retailer survey results for both BMW and MINI brands.
  • Designing and delivering reports and presentations for use across the department and wider company. Content will include information on electric car charging infrastructure, retailer standards, and retailer performance reviews.

Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies, Management, Marketing, or a related field and on track to achieve at least a 2:2.
  • Previous experience working within a retail or customer facing environment would be beneficial, but is not essential.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, would be advantageous.
  • A well-rounded individual who has a good mix of numerical, analytical, and creative skills. 
  • An ability to draw out intelligent conclusions from various data sources.
  • The courage to propose innovative solutions, actively contributing towards the success of the team.
  • An ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks, taking responsibility for your own time management.
  • Well organised with strong attention to detail.
  • A team player who is helpful and has a can-do attitude.
  • A driver's license is preferred but not essential. 


Why choose us?

  • Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract)and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance - Contracted working hours are 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits including access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.


What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations, and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.


What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include; online testing, a one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, or virtual interview with the hiring manager. 

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment. This means we may close the application window earlier than identified if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed. Please also include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies for a minimum of 6 months after completion of this placement and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK if you are not a UK passport holder.  

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th January 2024

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BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Sales Network Development - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
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BMW (UK) Ltd.
BMW Group
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