Logistic Planning Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Innovation & Digitalization Co-op (Summer 2024)

Innovation is imagining what’s NEXT when no one else can. Shaping your future starts here, as we believe our Gen>NEXT students are the future leaders of BMW. Our vision is to secure BMW Manufacturing’s excellence by attracting the best of the best. We believe in creating a hands-on environment where you can directly impact the future of mobility. You will be guided and mentored throughout inspiring tasks and projects. As one of our Gen>NEXT students, you will be part of the team from day one and encouraged to add new ideas and value to the business.

This is a co-op position which requires three alternating rotations (e. g. 1st rotation: spring, 2nd rotation: fall, 3rd rotation: summer).

This position will support the area of Innovation and Digitalization at Plant Spartanburg. The role provides a wide breadth of projects related to innovation industrialization and implementation in all areas of the plant. Key objectives include support of the teams’ core responsibilities and ownership/implementation of at least one-use case of an identified innovation project to be determined at the start of the rotation.

  •  Idea Generation and Development: Strategic Planning
  • Proof of Concept Support: Process Development
  • Use Case Deployment: Project Management
  • Data Analytics: deployment of Data Management and Governance Function in collaboration with plant IT and all other departments.
  • Smart Logistics and Connected Factory: Autonomous Guided Vehicle integration support for plant supply chain / transportation with identification of future use cases.
  • Virtual Factory: Development of digital twin / 3D-Simulation technologies to support planning, asset management, and process optimizations in the virtual world.
  •  Think.Make.Start.: Support of a design, sprint-like event to solve real plant problems. This includes collaboration with problem owners, organized training modules, and final pitch event.


  • Preferred degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven project management and organizational skills

    ·       Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (not just in major).

    ·       Have full-time status at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

    ·       Completed at least 30 credit hours at time of application.

    ·       Ability to complete 3 alternating work terms for Co-op positions.

    ·       Ability to work full-time (40 hours / week).

    ·       Transfer students must have a GPA from current university.


    ·       Complete and pass a substance abuse test before the work term.

    ·       THE WORK TERM DATES ARE (May 20th-August 9th 2024).


Innovation & Digitalization Co-op (Summer 2024)

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