Planning and Logistics Graduate (J002546)

Employer: BMI Group
Full Time
East Midlands, South East England, West Midlands
Date added: Wednesday 09 November 2022

LOCATION: Milton Keynes
SALARY: £30,000 plus generous bonus and benefits package

The Company

BMI Group is the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions throughout Europe with a significant presence in parts of Asia and Africa.

BMI Group deliver innovative roofing and waterproofing systems, designed to transform the way people live and work. Providing protection, added value and peace of mind for architects, roofers, building- and homeowners alike.

Empower, Evolve, Inspire and Connect – these are the values that drive us and make BMI a company where you can thrive and grow.

BMI Group is not just a world leader in the supply of total roofing systems. It is a place where people can reach their full potential.

We have operations all around the world, and a wide range of different job roles and opportunities to offer. With our global resources, local knowledge, and commitment to career development, we are geared to enable you to succeed.

From our knowledgeable sales advisors to our digital specialists; our technical experts, to our skilled factory workers; we value every role. But it is the connection that we have as a team where the real magic happens.

Working together we can achieve great things. Broaden your horizons…come and join us!

The Role

As an inclusive, forward-thinking business, BMI Group has identified the need to develop future leaders in the across its business. We are looking for a highly competent and motivated Planning and Logistics Graduate to be part of a high-performance team joining our 2-year Graduate Programme.

You will join as one of our Planning, Logistics & Warehouse (PLW) Team. In PLW, we ensure that we supply our products with the right quality and quantity and at the right time to our customers. This is a critical role in Supply Planning area to optimize our stock transfer process to increase service to customers and optimize cost in our business.

Your personal and professional development will be supported by our Early Careers recruitment partner Discovery’s ‘Aspiring Leaders’ programme providing you with a blended approach to learning through experiential workshops, online learning forums and an experienced coach.

Job Description and Key Responsibilities

This role will operate across the Planning, Logistics and Warehouse team both within the UK & Ireland business and, offering experience at several of our production sites. It will provide you with an enviable opportunity to learn from and contribute to:

• Involvement in 13-week inventory planning at production sites
• Reviewing and optimizing production site capacity and ordering patterns of key products
• Optimizing shipment planning for roofing systems consists of different items from separate production sites.
• Working with the BMI Sales, Marketing and Transportation departments to understand demand generation
• Learning and executing the process to optimize full load stock transfer between warehouses
• Liaising with Demand Planning to create a process to plan for customer projects ensuring that project forecasts can be identified separately from day-to-day sales.
• Understanding our planning software, SAP, and updating it to ensure all data is loaded accurately and in a timely manner

As part of the candidate’s future development Planning and Logistics Graduates will be provided with study support towards qualification and membership of a recognised body (e.g. IoSCM).

The Individual

We are looking for a driven and ambitious Planning and Logistics Graduate to join our team. To be successful you will:

• Be on track or have achieved, a 2:1 degree (or higher) in a related discipline such as Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Business or Economics
• Evidence good problem-solving skills and thrive under the challenge of doing so
• Have an inquisitive and forward-thinking mindset, who is always looking to learn and develop
• Be numerate and analytical – Handle numbers and numerical tasks confidently and effectively and comfortable and competent in managing large datasets.
• Possess the ability to communicate confidently and effectively across all levels within, and outside the organisation
• Be confident in building effective working relationships and working as part of a team.
• Possess excellent leadership skills & self-starting capabilities demonstrating creativity & strategic understanding
• Be able to pick up and deliver projects, with the ability to work unsupervised
• Have a flexible approach and responsible attitude to work and driving development
• Be prepared to challenge appropriately and professionally
• Evidence of passion and achievements in academic and/or non- academic activities
• Show great attention to detail with an accurate and thorough approach to work
• Be PC Literate
• Be flexible to travel around the UK&I for short periods would be desirable

Salary and Benefits

At BMI Group, we know how hard graduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to businesses and because of this, we offer the people who join us an enviable package.

In addition to a highly competitive starting salary of £30,000, you can also look forward to a range of benefits that amongst other things include the following:

• Generous bonus based on personal and business performance – details available on request
• Support towards professional qualifications and training in line with career aspirations and your role and fully funded enrolment onto the Discovery ‘Aspiring Leaders’ Programme
• Pension – matched contribution 5-8%
• 25 days holiday plus UK public holidays (typically 8 days per annum)
• Private health insurance – single cover
• Cycle 2 Work scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounted Gym Membership
• Access to employee discount portal (days out, high street shops, restaurants, cinema etc)


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All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.

Job Features

BMI Group
Job CategoryLogistics, Operations & Supply Chain

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