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Sales & Distribution Farnborough 30.09.2023

BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Future Sales Assistant - 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 - Future Sales Assistant - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

With recent market developments, changing customer behaviours, and new digital interactions, it is imperative that as a leading premium automotive brand, the BMW Group are at the forefront of this exciting transformation. 

This role will be specifically focused on ensuring the BMW Group remains at the forefront of our changing industry through supporting, developing, and implementing new retail orientated initiatives to maximise market potential for the BMW Group. This role offers an exciting opportunity where you, as our intern, will be a key part of the Future Sales team in a period of organisational change where you will be given numerous opportunities to be directly involved in a brand new, industry leading sales transformation.

What will you be doing?

In this role, no two days are the same, but the following provides an overview of what you can expect:

  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the BMW Group.
  • Supporting the Project Manager to manage project timelines with multiple business partners within the UK, Ireland, and Munich. There will be numerous opportunities for you to develop your own project management skills through your involvement in both ongoing and future projects. 
  • Analysing all available information to identify and escalate any programme risks that could affect the rollout of the project.
  • Coordinating local market input to the Munich project team for key business opportunities to ensure that they meet the group's operational and strategic requirements.
  • Monitoring workstream progress of each local BMW Group area to ensure that progress towards projects is parallel with that of our Munich working groups.
  • Co-ordination of regular Retailer Forums.
  • Supporting the business in a period of organisational change within our Sales function, including the opportunity to be a part of a brand new and industry leading project. 

Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a bachelor's degree in Business Studies, Marketing, Management, or a related field and on track to achieve at least a 2:2.
  • An experienced user of Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of Project Management work packages would be advantageous, but is not essential.
  • A strong ability to adapt your working approach depending on specific requirements, as well as being able to prioritise activities, work under pressure, multi-task, and solve problems.
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills. This role will involve working in a small team whilst liaising with several other business areas. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills, coupled with the ability to show high attention to detail in every task.
  • An excellent team player.
  • Flexibility, allowing you to work in a changing environment.
  • A full UK Driving License is advantageous but is 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 - Future Sales Assistant - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
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BMW (UK) Ltd.
BMW Group
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