UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT YEAR IN INDUSTRY | Trading
Have you ever wondered how the discount retailers manage to stock the well known brands at a bargain price? How the online prices can differ so much to the same product available in stores?
In the lively and competitive FMCG arena, Pricecheck has long established relationships with many brand owners and major suppliers, sourcing world famous brands which we then sell and distribute to a range of different outlets. We understand business – we buy and sell quality products, whilst appreciating the market and getting to know exactly what our customers want. This simple and driven approach has seen us develop trade in 82 countries and we continue to explore new categories, markets, services and territories.
And we’re getting it right too – we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and have recently been named in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 and in the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2018 and again in 2019.
We buy thousands of product lines from hundreds of suppliers – we never know where the next deal will take us, making for a fast paced, ever changing and exciting place to work and we’re on the lookout for an undergraduate student to join our trading team for their year in industry.
What you’ll be doing
Depending upon your skills, interests and future career aspirations, you may find yourself working as part of the Sales, Business Development or Buying teams:
Working as part of the wider Trading team, you will be helping to identify new opportunities, customers and suppliers to take the business further through thorough research, business feedback and applying your inquisitive approach. Seeing this research through to fruition, you will share your findings with the team to then monitor, accurately record and chase feedback, all managed through our CRM and bespoke account systems.
You will be providing support to the Business Development and Sales teams, especially in activities relating to account management and coordinating relevant updates to the CRM system - producing the resulting management information and reports as required. As your understanding of Pricecheck and our internal systems grows, you will be central in reviewing processes and developing the reporting available, enabling you to see first hand how your efforts are helping to shape the future growth of the company.
You will be working alongside an International Account Manager and working together on your joint territory to generate business and increase turnover. Rather than a static product list and one prescribed way of selling, you are encouraged to use your individual approach and commercial awareness to adapt to the situation, meaning no two days are ever the same. You could be researching new international markets and targeting specific territories, to representing Pricecheck at one of the many trade shows we visit during the year. You will assist in the preparation for key meetings and international trips, and be the office based point of contact for your customers.
How you’ll do it
Following an in depth induction where you will spend time with all areas of the business, you will be working with our existing placement students and the wider team in getting to know our systems, processes, products and industry as part of your on the job training. Given how varied all the roles are, you will thrive in a dynamic and ever changing environment, be a natural multi-tasker and be motivated by seeing all the pieces of the puzzle coming together.
What we’re looking for
With so much going on, you need to be sharp, smart with an eagerness to learn – we ask that you be studying towards a business related degree with strong A levels (or the associated equivalent). However, we look for more than just academic achievements of our team. Show us that you have entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in trading and enthusiasm for working - we would love to hear more from you.
You will be a confident communicator and work with clarity, with the tenacity to see activity through to completion. You will be an organised and logical thinker, operating at pace and under pressure, whilst not sacrificing quality and accuracy. You will see the importance of attention to detail, yet awareness for the bigger picture and keen to understand how business works in practice.
As we trade internationally, we’re keen to hear from people who have language skills or experience of living and working overseas but these are not essential.
What you need to knowSalary and benefits :
£15,100 plus enrolment into our Westfield Health scheme, paid holidays and staff discount.Location :
Sheffield, South Yorkshire – candidates must live within a commutable distance.Eligibility :
Applications will only be considered from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer.Vacancy type :
Full time, starting 1st June 2020 and to conclude in September 2021Closing date :
27th March 2020
How to apply
Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com.