Logistics Quality Specialist at BMW Group

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Oxford South East
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£16,000 - £17,999
Administration/Secretarial Business Management

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Job description:
Logistics Quality Specialist (LQS) - . Responsible for delivery assurance and logistical quality of the suppliers. The LQS mainly visits the suppliers which have a negative trend in supply chain processes to make sure the logistical processes between suppliers and the BMW Group are working well. A supplier attracts negative attention if it does not meet the logistical requirements, as well as the delivery deadlines.
Tasks include:
Update Team Board
Create Supplier Packs
Assist LQS with daily tasks
Basic SAP

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Great working hours and weekends off. Coming over from a Retail background is definitely a major change for the positive of course. Working alongside the supply base and getting involved in numerous projects, plus having some of your own projects definitely teaches you time management and working closely to deadlines to achieve set targets and milestones.


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

From day one you are treated with respect and enough attention is given to you. Your opinion is valued and you are asked to share your views on different topics that your department is involved. The team and colleagues remind you not to be afraid of asking questions and that fresh pair of eyes is always positive a s they can bring new ideas and see things in different ways.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Management and supervisors closely work with you in order to complete projects and meet deadlines. Both are very supportive in both their expectations and task set. you can usually count on them for any support that is required or ask any questions related or not related to the job i.e. personal situations affecting your work life


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Weekly task routine. Additional tasks required depending on the situation. The world is always manageable with constant reviews on making sure that you can achieve everything and you are not overloaded with tasks. Task are shared by the team members and you can always find support if required or when the task get too much to cope with.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Variety of responsibility was given. Some of the tasks included preparing presentations for management overviews and summarizing current task for the team. Projects included both participation through data collection in leading projects and managing it. The presentations that were prepared were shown to suppliers and even you could present those presentations to the suppliers.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

All the experienced gathered throughout the internship will be beneficial in the future impossibility and will benefit on a large scale. In terms of the usefulness of the internship towards your degree you will definitely earn some transferable skills which will be useful at University. Additionally, you will gain more knowledge of how big organisations work and their work ethics.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Atmosphere in the office was allways proffesional and friednly. From day one you felt welcome. The teams collaborate a lot working towards goals and projects and the vibe in the office is very lively.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Organisation overall was well done. There was a month's worth of handover from the previous intern which allowed smooth transition and familiarization with the daily tasks. Handover instructions and packs were also prepared which allowed you to look back and track in case you have forgotten. This was really useful


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

there wasn't really lot of personal training involved as it wasn't required for the job


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

The organisation is very appealing to work for in the future. Very good perks and car schemes for emplyess.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Weekly meetings of intern social every Thursday. I haven't been to any so can't say how the atmosphere is. Also, there is a football social for interns


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Nighlife in Oxford is very vivid. Different style clubs to bars to suit the needs. Its a students City . Company organsises socials for bar crawls and bowling nights which are open to the deprtments.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?