Commercial Management Graduate
- Salling Group
- 3. december 2018
- 29. januar 2019
Set your mark on the retail marked of tomorrow
At Salling Group we care about improving everyday life. We do so by offering more sustainable solutions, the best customer value, job opportunities for all and support to good causes through our owners, the Salling Foundations. To ensure we continue to keep and expand our leading position in our business we need skilled and ambitious graduates capable and willing to grow with us.
As Commercial Management Graduate you will get a unique opportunity to learn about retail in a modern fast-paced procurement organisation and gain valuable hands-on-experience working within the entire value chain.
We offer you an international platform for professional and personal growth where you will get a solid foundation to build an ambitious career. With your potential and our support the goal is to turn you into one of our skilled purchasers. Planning ahead for your future career at Salling Group, we expect you to continue your steep learning curve and develop into a next generation manager.
About the Commercial Management Graduate programme
The two-year programme is designed to develop the next generation of best-in-class Category Buyers. Working as a purchaser entails being responsible for developing range, planning trade, ensuring margin and handling suppliers within your category. This requires an understanding of the whole business value chain including sales mechanisms, product and brand development, campaign planning, packaging optimization, waste reduction etc.
During the programme you will go through three rotations introducing you to the operational tasks and responsibilities and further equip you with the analytical tools in a consulting role driving tactical projects and processes.
The graduate programme will provide you with a very steep learning curve and the opportunity to gain a lot of working experience within a short time. We offer you the means to become a highly skilled purchaser through various learning modules and practical training. In each rotation, you will be given a full position with clear responsibilities for assigned tasks. The flow and content of the rotations will be prioritized according to the business needs and to ensure your future development.
We are looking for the right mix of personal and professional skills. If you can identify with the skills outlined below, then you might be our next Commercial Management Graduate.
- You have recently graduated or are about to graduate with a master´s degree above average in economics, management, international business or a related field.
- You have relevant work experience either gained during your studies or you have up to a maximum of one year's full time experience after your graduation. Retail experience is an advantage.
- Solid numeracy understanding and skillset including strong Excel skills.
- You have excellent language skills in Danish and English - minimum at negotiation level.
- You are ambitious and goal oriented, highly motivated and committed to succeed.
- You have an analytical mindset combined with a strong competitiveness and a visible personal drive.
- You have the ability to work in a structured manner meeting daily deadlines and to stay focused under pressure.
- You have excellent communication and co-operation skills that you are able to apply efficiently across business units at all organizational levels.
- You thrive in a role where your work is evaluated and rated frequently, and is motivated by delivering the results at an operational level.
Being a Graduate at Salling Group
We will make sure we challenge you from day one and give you the opportunity to use your theoretical knowledge and transform this into operational skills by giving you daily tasks and project work with clear responsibilities for deliveries and deadlines. Throughout the programme, you will participate in different learning modules together with graduates from other functional areas.
To get an idea of tasks and areas of responsibilities in the Commercial Management Graduate position have a look here.
During the programme, you will be based at Salling Group's headquarters in Aarslev near Aarhus.
Salling Group uses analysis and profiling tools as part of our recruitment and assessment process. If we find your background and application interesting we will invite you to take part in the assessment for the graduate position.
On the basis of application, profile and tests results, final candidates will be invited to participate in Salling Group's Case Competition on 7th February 2019 in the afternoon/evening.
Please send your application through the link on this page as soon as possible and no later than 27th January 2019 as we will handle the applications when received. You can expect to hear from us on the 1st of February 2019 at the latest.
About Salling Group
Being one of Denmark's largest companies, with more than 1500 stores in four countries, we have a responsibility to take care of our climate and environment. Reducing the impact of our operations is beneficial to both the global community and our business performance.
Every day, more than 50.000 employees across Denmark, Germany, Poland and Sweden are seeking to deliver the best possible shopping experience to the 10 million customers we service every week. The desire to innovate and change to the benefit of the customers is our main goal in Salling Group. It is part of the company's heritage to rethink retail, and Salling Group will continue to strive for setting new standards for the industry - both abroad and at home.