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Nissan Sunderland

Operations Management Graduate Job Description


An exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced environment here at Nissan Sunderland Plant where we build a car every minute to fulfil customer orders. We don’t stock pile vehicles but build in synchronisation with customer orders meaning a Blue LEAF could roll off our production line followed by a Red Qashqai then a White Qashqai, the permutations are endless.

Key Skills Required for the Operations Management Graduate

  • Must have or expect to achieve a 2.1 in a relevant degree
  • You must have permission to live and work in the UK without restriction at the time of hire
  • Creative thinking / Problem solving
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Good team worker / flexible working approach with ability to self-motivate
  • Experience with Microsoft package useful
  • Knowledge of a foreign language may be an advantage

Main Responsibilities

The Operations Management Department (Production Control), turn permutations into an optimised manufacturing schedule that allows us to assemble cars as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Below are just a few of the functions within the department:

  • Supply Change Management / operational support for a number of automotive suppliers
  • Supply Chain Performance Analysis and Improvement Strategies
  • Support for new project / new model development
  • Production Planning and daily schedule creation
  • Cross functional working with other Nissan departments and global Manufacturing sites
  • Inventory Management and Control
  • Logistics Planning and Logistics Control
  • Service Parts Management


Variety is at the centre of a graduate position with no two days being the same. From day one you will be given a role with instant responsibility and you will have numerous opportunities to show your talents