Grow your career with famous brands.
Life in our sales teams isn’t what you think it might be. We focus on building strong relationships with our customers, understanding their needs and delivering against them, using market (we call it category) information to make sure consumers have the right choices in store, and maximising opportunities in new spaces, like online. It’s not cold calling, telesales or one-off conversations with disinterested people.
To succeed with us, you will be passionate about achieving great results, motivated to make things happen and be comfortable using information to make strong business decisions. Building credible relationships through clear communication is really important to us and our graduates are hungry to learn and improve their understanding of the impact that they have on others.
During the two-year scheme, you will spend time in two of our Grocery businesses, gaining a breadth of experience in both account sales and category. We’ll support you along the way with a buddy, mentor and both core management and function-specific training to help you maximise your development during the scheme.
If this sounds like the role and environment for you, visit our website to find out more and apply.
Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales in excess of £13bn, over 130,000 employees and a presence in 50 countries.
We recruit 18-25 graduates each year into our Grocery division, which comprises eight consumer-facing businesses that manufacture and market a variety of well-known brands both nationally and internationally. The businesses have developed an enviable portfolio of leading grocery brands, such as Jordans cereals, Patak’s curry pastes, Kingsmill bread, Ryvita crispbread, Silver Spoon sugar, Twinings tea and many more! We’ve also recently acquired two fantastic sports nutrition brands; High 5 and Reflex Nutrition, further broadening the categories in which we operate.
We need our graduates to be adaptable, resilient, comfortable working at pace, driven to get results and willing to get stuck in. Our culture is very down-to-earth so having confidence without ego is important to us, too. Our graduates come from all sorts of different backgrounds, with different degrees and interests but alignment with ABF's values and an ability to demonstrate the appropriate competencies are the key elements to success on our schemes.
Qualifications and experience requirements
For marketing, customer development and HR, you'll need a 2:1 in any degree discipline.
Accepted degree subjects
Joining bonus (£1500), pension scheme, private healthcare
Contract and working hours
Permanent · Full-time
How to apply
Number of vacancies: Up to five
In order to apply to any of our schemes, you need to have the permanent right to live and work in the UK, without any restrictions.
Closing date: 31/10/2017
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/10/2017