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• Starts Aug 11

Manufacturing Systems and Strategic Volume Planning Intern (Fall 2024)

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BMW Group

19d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need to be pursuing a degree in a relevant field, have a GPA of 3.0, be a full-time student in the US, completed 30 credit hours, able to do 3 work terms, work full-time, provide unofficial transcript, pass a substance abuse test.
  • You will support strategic volume planning and order sequencing, develop production strategies, manage vehicle control, contribute to process improvements, collaborate with cross-functional teams, report KPI data, and lead project initiatives.

Off-cycle Internship



  • 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.
  • The Production Control Department is responsible for steering Plant Spartanburg’s production volume on a long term, short term and daily level, while maintaining an optimized production system. The department is integrated into all aspects of BMW’s manufacturing strategies.


  • Pursuing a degree in Project Management, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Business Logistics, Management, Engineering, Finance, Data analytics, or related field.
  • 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.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Supports the strategic volume planning and reports to Senior Management. Implementation of plant business strategy into a manufacturing plan.
  • Order Planning: sequences customer orders by adhering to assembly and supplier restrictions. Drives the master production sequence for the plant.
  • Program Planning: Develops production strategy (volume plan, shift model, production calendar) short term to long term.
  • Vehicle Control: manages the vehicle sequence throughout the plant to ensure on-time delivery of orders to our customers.
  • The qualified intern should expect to contribute & improve in the following functions:
  • Support the continuous improvement of departmental processes.
  • Manage project improvement initiatives both within the department and in partnership with key process partners across various departments (e.g assembly, body, paint, HR, Finance, IT).
  • Design reporting tools to improve data analysis.
  • Implement agile methods.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business relations and the production system, supply chain.
  • Report KPI data for Plant management.
  • Continuous improvement of the plant volume and reporting systems which are used to steer the plant at multiple level of the organization (Senior management, department management, operations, etc.) – Key Topics: Data analytics, presentation skills, management reporting.
  • Promote the advancement of future production steering concepts for upcoming structural changes including integration of electrified vehicles – Key Topics: Planning, analysis, project management.
  • Support the development of the Plant Control room consolidation concept. Integrated approach to production steering across Body Shop, Paint Shop, and Assembly – Key topics: Project management, manufacturing strategy, organizational development.
  • Lead and coordinate the end of assignment presentations from the interns and PACE associates to the Logistics Vice-President and Management Team.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Aug 11, 2024