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 Group Financial Services, Farnborough - Pricing and Analytics - 13 Month Student Placement (July 2024)
We are looking for a confident and eager-to-learn individual to join our Pricing and Analytics team, focused on providing expertise, analytics, and insight to develop, enable, and enhance our sales performance. We are responsible for ensuring that new Financial Services sales initiatives support the delivery of BMW Group profit targets. In addition, we ensure that appropriate products and campaigns are accurately represented in the Retailer and Online Front End systems. Optimising sales whilst maximising customer outcomes we must continuously evaluate the impact on profitability margins of all sales initiatives and product offerings by providing an analytical insight to ensure robust and sustainable sales solutions.
What will you be doing?
· Influencing business decision making by providing reports and analyses on performance and trends, communicating and presenting your findings to both internal working groups and responsible business leads.
· Ensuring the data integrity and timely introduction of the Financial Product and Campaign information in UK Retailer and Online Front End systems.
· Supporting the development and maintenance of key pricing mechanisms and tools that provide insight and clarity on the financial implications of business decisions.
· Working alongside other teams in the wider department responsible for Sales, Marketing, Finance, Business Development, and Retailer Sales Support, supporting internal pricing-related queries.
· Taking responsibility for ad-hoc projects assigned to you. This will allow you to develop your internal network and understand the wider interdependencies between business areas.
· Understanding and evaluating business and financial implications to ensure the development, evaluation, and seamless implementation and launch of new customer focused financial campaigns and initiatives.
Qualifications and experience
Studying towards a bachelor's degree and on track to achieve at least a 2:2. A Finance-related degree would be preferable but is not essential.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and PowerPoint.
Confident and capable problem solving skills.
Strong analytical, data manipulation, and data modelling skills.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with the ability to build rapport.
Confident presentation skills.
A strong desire to learn and develop.
Able to demonstrate a keen interest in the automotive finance industry.
An awareness of Financial services
An affinity to economics
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