Career opportunities without management responsibility: Expert Career at the BMW Group

Munich. The BMW Group’s Expert Career offers
highly-qualified employees an attractive development alternative
without management responsibility. The international rollout will
begin in early November in 40 countries. In parallel with the classic
management track, employees following the Expert Career will focus on
technical, project or corporate topics without disciplinary responsibility.


“The Expert Career offers a career path that is equal to the classic
management track, with attractive development opportunities for our
employees,” explains Ilka Horstmeier, member of the Board of
Management of BMW AG, responsible for Human Resources. “In this way,
we are securing our strong position as an attractive employer.”


Young talents in future areas of activity, such as automated driving
and connectivity, in particular, are less interested these days in the
classic management track. At the same time, future technologies
require a high level of expertise and new forms of collaboration. The
Expert Career has been tailored to these requirements. This broader
approach to career development will make it easier for the company to
recruit and develop talented technical, project and corporate experts,
and expand their key future competences for the BMW Group on a
selective basis.


The Expert Career will be offered across all areas of the company and
is not restricted to certain divisions or qualifications. With two
career paths, employees can be optimally deployed according to their
strengths. Suitable employees can switch between the classic
management track and the Expert Career at any time; both development
paths are equal and open to one another. This enables targeted,
flexible employee development, in accordance with the employee’s own
development goals and the company’s requirements.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Corporate Communications


Martina Hatzel, Corporate Communications, Human Resources
, Telephone:

+49 89 382 11966


Mathias Schmidt, head of Corporate and Culture Communications
, Telephone:

+49 89 382-24544


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The BMW Group


With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and
more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 134,682 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.