BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Used Car Development Analyst - 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.
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BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Used Car Development Analyst - 13 month placement (July 2024)
We are looking for a confident and eager to learn individual to join our Used Car team, responsible for the remarketing of used vehicles and the development of initiatives and programmes to ensure this is a profitable area of business for the BMW Group. You will be a key and valued part of our team that sees Used Car sales as more than just selling pre-owned cars, but rather as a massive profit opportunity due to Used Car sales having the potential to lead to Aftersales, Financial Services, and New Car Sales opportunities.
What will you be doing?
As our Intern, you will support the team in developing and implementing BMW and MINI Used Car strategic projects. These projects will support the Used Car Team in developing our Used Car strategy with the aim of increasing both the profitability and sales volume of Used Cars for our Retailers. Your roles and responsibilities will specifically involve:
Researching industry and competitor trends along with analysing internal programmes and data to provide the Used Car team with insights and considerations for future initiatives.
Supporting the analysis, development, and implementation of the BMW Group Used Car strategy to ensure it is sustainable, profitable, and engaging to our Retailers and Customers.
Assisting with the organisation, prioritisation, and management of BMW Group Used Car projects to increase opportunities for Retailer growth.
Supporting the Used Car Development Manager with raising and reconciling operational budgets to fund projects and suppliers.
Supporting the Used Car team in evaluating and developing Used Car programmes such as Audits, Mystery Shops, and many other exciting projects yet to come.
Supporting the Retailer Network with the opportunity to visit and present in person to retailers for both the MINI and BMW brand.
Qualifications and experience
Studying towards a bachelor's degree and on track to achieve at least a 2:2. A Business-related degree would be beneficial but is not essential.
Proficient in using Microsoft programmes such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
An analytical mind.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Good numerical skills.
Strong attention to detail.
A quick learner who is eager to get stuck into all tasks.
A source of innovation and creativity for our business as well as a resource that will challenge our norms. Our goal is to nurture a future leader for the BMW Group.
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.
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