Nissan UK
graduate scheme
Expires12 days

Business Operations Graduate Scheme

Job description

  • Operations Management - Nissan manufacture some 500,000 cars a year – to order. We don’t stock pile, we don’t produce in bulk. We manufacture cars to fill the orders we receive. It means that a red Qashqai could roll off the line followed by blue LEAF then by a black Juke; the permutations are endless. Operations Management turn those permutations into a seamless manufacturing operation that works as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Without them, our cars could not be built. It’s a complex, multi-dimensional operation covering logistics, inventory control, Just in Time and supply chain management, together with major project studies, these can range from incorporating new designs into the production process to restructuring systems and processes to accommodate our new models.
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics - Supply Chain Management is an integral part of our company; we are responsible for getting the right parts and vehicles, in the right place, at the right time and the right cost:

Liaise daily with renowned logistics providers to design and engineer innovative and cost-effective global logistics solutions. We then warehouse parts once they reach Nissan; planning and collaboration with plant material handling ensures the smooth inflow of parts to the factory.

Project and cost reporting
Manage new model projects and developmental cost reporting for UK, Spain & Russia. This is completed against the backdrop of a competitive manufacturing environment, which demands the right cars are allocated to the right plants with the right level of profitability.

Responsible for the delivery of vehicles from all production sources to final dealer locations across international overseas markets. We oversee more than 50 logistics providers to ensure we deliver to all customers.

Depending on which department you are placed in will dictate your roles and responsibilities. No matter what department you are placed in we can assure you it will be varied, interesting and engaging.

What you’ll be doing
You will be given a real job with real responsibilities in one of the 6 disciplines within Business Operations and Logistics as soon as you join us. You will be assigned a mentor who will ensure you are learning at the required pace eventually managing an end to end process with total responsibility for it. You will be engaging with all levels both within NMUK and laterally across the company. We aim to rotate our Graduates during the two year scheme maximising their exposure to the business.

What we are looking for

  • You must have permission to live and work in the UK without restriction at the time of hire
  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven thinker
  • Creative thinking / Problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Good team worker / flexible working approach with ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • Efficient planning skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of a foreign language may be an advantage
  • Geographically mobile


Must have or expect to achieve a 2:1 in a relevant degree.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Company pension programme, company share scheme, car ownership scheme, fitness centre, paid overtime

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20 December 2019

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Closing date:  20 December 2019

Expires12 days

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