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Product Economic Control Graduate 

Salary starting at £33,904 with performance related pay increased over 2 years!
39 hours per week
Nissan Cranfield
Date Listed
21 November 2023
22 January 2024


PEC and CO’s core role within Nissan is to control the vehicle lifecycle cost. These control processes allow the business the opportunity to maximise profit. Our mission is to develop and maintain a world class Cost Management capability for Nissan to allow our business to continue to grow globally. Objective: To use, improve and develop reporting tools and systems. This will support the Cost Managers who are aiming to monitor, control and challenge full vehicle cost during development to achieve profit report timing before start of production. After production, track and validate Vehicle Cost Performance and challenge any variances. Candidates will gain valuable knowledge of how Nissan functions and increase their awareness of the automotive industry.

What you’ll need

Education & Qualifications

  • Minimum 2:1 Bachelor degree qualification within the Business / Finance / Economics / Maths / Engineering

  • Competent with MS Office, Expert Excel user (familiar with VLOOKUP/SUMIF/Pivot tables)

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Experience within the Business / Finance / Economics / Maths / Engineering industry would be an advantage

  • A team player with a proactive attitude

  • Must have strong numerical skills, with ability to analyse data and present findings in a transparent and concise manner

  • Strong advanced Excel skills and Microsoft Access/Tableau would be an advantage

  • Should have a challenging mind set

  • Be comfortable prioritising tasks and working within deadlines

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.

  • Fluent English, verbal, and written communication skills

What you’ll be doing

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate join our Vehicle Cost Management (VCM) Team: This role will cover both pre and post production processes.

Examples of key responsibilities include –

  • Work with many business areas including, Project Management, Chief Vehicle Engineer, Program Directors, Profit team, Purchase and many more

  • You will be able to gather, process, analyse, and evaluate the most efficient method to show the current budget position for our pre-production products

  • Support the Cost Manager to build Milestone Cost Reports to support the Profit Calculation, for vehicles of all specifications & destinations

  • Deliver & Report against Global Cost KPIs (Key Performance Indicator)

  • Ad hoc report creation where requested by the business

  • Opportunity to review current workflows and positively impact working processes

Within VCM we have a strong Team ethic and are looking for a Team player to experience, interact and enjoy their time at Nissan by gaining valuable knowledge as well as inspiring and adding value within the team.

Whilst you will be expected to have full responsibility for tasks given there is also the support of everyone in the department.

Benefits at a glance...

Salary starts from £33,904 rising every 6 months
Company pension programme
Company share scheme
Car ownership scheme
Fitness centre
Paid overtime and time in lieu
Private healthcare
26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
Free on-site parking

Application process

Once you have decided which department you would like to apply for, you will need to complete a short online application form through clicking apply on the job page. You will need to upload a CV and will answer some questions confirming your suitability for the role. Your application should be concise but showcase your relevant skills and experience. Don’t forget to research us in more detail to enhance your online application
Assessment centre
If your initial application is successful, we will then invite you to an assessment centre either on-site at Nissan Cranfield or at a neighbouring venue. During the assessment there are various activities where we will be able to learn more about you and how you deal with different scenarios. Either on the day or a week later, you may be asked to deliver a short presentation and prepare for a competency based interview. Your interview will be with a select panel from our recruitment team. During the interview we will give you a chance to really showcase what you can do and understand your motivations for the job. At the end of the interview you will get the chance to ask us any questions that you may have too. We understand that this stage can be daunting but it is a great way for you to meet other candidates and Nissan Cranfield employees. We all know how you’re feeling but try to relax and enjoy yourself!
Sometimes you will be asked back for a 2nd interview, this will be dependent on department and is normally an informal interview to discuss your specific organisational fit. Throughout all of this stage, we want you to feel as relaxed as possible. We know that interviews can be nerve-wracking but just be yourself and try not to worry about getting anything wrong.
Job offer and medical
Well done, you’ve got the job! You will now receive a job offer from us. Once you have accepted you will receive a medical questionnaire to complete online and a contract will then be sent to you in the post, which you will need to sign and send back to us. Now the pressure is off, you’ve done it! Try relax and give yourself time to prepare for your new adventure
Email communication
We will keep you up-to-date with your application via email. Of course, we try to progress applications as quickly as we can but we have lots of graduates applying so don’t panic if you haven’t heard from us straight away!

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