The GLDP Associate is an opportunity to jump start a career with the BMW Group over a period of 18 months. Youll work within several unique rotations in various departments of the company to gain a broad range of experience, which includes two international rotations; one at the BMW headquarters in Munich and another in any BMW subsidiary worldwide. Youll work with other associates on various cross-disciplinary teams and have the opportunity to work on challenging business projects while having experienced managers support as you move through each rotation.

Global Leader Development Program Associates (GLDP) gain insight into business processes, strategy, culture, and the BMW Group brands from both a local and global perspective. By establishing your international network, you will support and contribute to strategic and operational projects in three different countries providing a solid basis for a successful international career at the BMW Group. Rotations include the following time frame: 5 months in BMW of North America, 3 months in BMW Headquarters in Munich, 5 months in BMW of North America and last 3 months in a second international BMW location. Complimentary elements of the program include short-term operational placements such as: production environment, warehouse and distribution centers, and various other business units of the BMW Group.

The GLDP will start in November 2019 and will have opportunities within various areas our Finance Department, including but not limited to Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Accounting, Compliance, Controlling, Retail Audit and Tax, during local rotations. The program offers functional and development support, senior mentorship, numerous networking opportunities and ultimately contributes to key areas of the business.

Examples of the types of roles and responsibilities for this GLDP Associate position include (but are not limited to):
  • Providing process improvements and an external perspective in support of driving greater value for BMW
  • Conducting in-depth benchmarking/research on existing and emerging trends, while identifying new solutions
  • Collaborating and managing relationships with department managers, associates and international process partners
  • Serving as a support to cross functional areas within the larger BMW Group
  • If you have a good understanding of how business works, a strong drive toward personal accountability, a keen analytical intellect, a passion for automobiles, initiative, team spirit, self-reflection and a willingness to changethen what are you waiting for? Jump into the riders seat and apply for our GLDP Associate position today!

    Join the team at BMW of North America and enjoy a high-performance benefits package which includes:

  • Company sponsored medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employee Car Program
  • 401(k) savings
  • Paid Time Off

  • Qualifications and Experience Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 1-3 years full time relevant business work experience
  • Experience of an international assignment and/or well-founded experience in working with international partners
  • Readiness for international work assignments
  • Proven leadership experience in a university, community or work setting
  • Unrestricted work authorization in the US
  • Preferences:
  • Master's Degree
  • Passion for and experience in the automotive industry.
  • Ability to communicate in a foreign language.
  • Excellent communications skills, high initiative, team spirit.
  • Ability to accept and learn from managerial feedback.

  • BMW NA is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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