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MINI Plant Oxford - Resource & Innovation Planning - 13 Months Placement (July 2023)


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Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Three UK plants have a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

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Resource and Innovation Planning

This placement offers the opportunity to be part of the Material Flow Planning team in Oxford inside the plant logistics planning team.

The position is inside the Logistics Resources function, and will also involve support for the Lineside planning, Structure planning and Innovation areas, including support on the shop floor for handover to series for facelifts and new derivative product action.

What will you be doing?

  • Understanding the Logistics service provider contracts costs and structures. (This includes mainly warehousing but also some transport contracts.)
  • Learning fundamental logistics processes in warehouse management including sequencing and handling of pallets, Interface with operational Logistics Contract management.
  • Using this framework to support evaluations of new engineering changes and product changes in line with market place requirements and vehicle legislation.
  • Compilation and reporting of Logistics Key figures regarding the plant status on logistics processes, areas, distances manpower and Hours per car.
  • Use of EXEL and other software to analyse data, and PowerPoint to present topics to the team and management will be required across topics in daily business.
  • You will co-ordinating and improving the office Visual Management systems, and chairing team meetings.
  • Forecasting and reporting of Logistics service provider Special requests arising from new logistics processes and warehouse layouts
  • Projects – Which are variable in line with Business need, and will include supporting and steering logistics relevant IT developments when required.  Support with VZ3 (off site warehouse) planning will be required at periods when parts are moved round to resolve peak space demand on site.


  • Studying a Business or Engineering degree, on target to achieve a 2:2 or above.
  • Good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to summarise topics and present clearly.
  • Fluent English verbal and written skills are needed
  • Flexibility to work on various topics, and support operational implementations when required.
  • Some prior knowledge of logistics processes and industry experience would be advantageous; more important is the ability to learn quickly, and to bring original ideas on process improvement opportunities to the team and into the business.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,000, 27 days' holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 40 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 which gives you 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 video interview and then a face to face 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, and 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.

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Job ID Number: 220002OI
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Tomorrow
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 13 months
  • Oxford
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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