Work Placement / Internship

Continuous Improvement Engineer - Year-long Placement

Summer 2019

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Bournemouth site overview

Coty has an iconic portfolio of more than 77 brands across fragrances, colour cosmetics, hair care, body care and skin care. Coty Bournemouth Distribution Centre (DC) distributes many of these products, including Rimmel, Max Factor and Sally Hansen. The site is a strategic DC shipping product to UK & Ireland, Europe and globally. It is one of Coty’s largest DC’s with over 200 employees and a footprint of 22,000m2, and manages over 75,000 customer orders per year and ships in excess of 280 million units of beauty products per year.

Role summary

The Continuous Improvement Engineer is responsible for identifying and leading process improvements in the local logistics supply chain operation to deliver continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Internal Controls, Service and Cost.

In reality, this means working on, participating and leading a variety of projects at the same time to achieve identified targets in terms of cost savings, efficiency improvements etc. It’s very much a team based role with opportunities to progress through the organisation. The role is based at our Bournemouth site which is a global distribution centre. Therefore, there is the opportunity to work across Logistics, Transport, Warehouse, Operations and Customisation as well as Customer Services which provides a fantastic opportunity to learn all elements of our business.

Within time we expect that you will take on a leadership role and manage teams encompassing performance management, training, development and coaching and much more!

Communication, teamwork and leadership are all vital elements of the people we look to hire. You will be working with all levels of people from Warehouse Technicians to Senior Management. You must be able to manage your time, manage multiple projects, have at least intermediate MS Office skills and bring enthusiasm and passion to the role!

The role reports to our Operations Leader/Process Engineering Leader and you will be part of a team of fun and focused Process Engineers, each of which has responsibility for supporting specific operational areas and site systems.

The Coty ideal fit - key skills

  • Influential Leadership – You will be required to show leadership skills by reporting to business experts and identifying key opportunities for improvements in Safety, Quality, Internal Controls, Service and Cost for your area.
  • Setting Direction and manage multiple priorities - This will often require running multiple projects at the same time and you will need to be able to prioritise your time to focus on the biggest opportunities and deliver targets for your area.
  • Embraces Change - You will need to be an advocate for change in a market and company where our systems are constantly developing and targets changing.
  • Grows Capability - You must be seeking to develop your own capabilities through becoming a business expert for your area.
  • Background - You will be degree qualified in an Engineering or very closely related subject. You may be required to work some shift cycles as and when required and you may also be required to travel to other sites as part of the role.


  • Private healthcare
  • Pension Plan
  • 25 days' holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen.

Please note that due to high level of applications we may close the vacancy earlier, therefore we would advise all interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.


How to Apply

Complete our online application form and submit through our careers portal.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Bournemouth (Dorset)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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