Commercial Graduate

deadline - 24 hours



The Commercial Graduate position works alongside our Commercial and Marketing Teams on a variety of projects in order to gain exposure to and a detailed understanding of our business operation. The role holder will develop technical expertise and build a strong career foundation through working with our commercial and marketing teams that will develop personal effectiveness and impact, commercial and financial awareness and customer focus. Other areas covered will include: Induction; Presentation Skills; Career Management and Sales Training.

The programme consists of four six-month placements within the Commercial – Kingfisher Sales, Trade & DIY and Accounts teams and the Marketing function. Within each team a mentor will be assigned to support integration into the organisation and development through the programme with the requirement to complete the following:

  • Be responsible for day to day activities in the role
  • Work on a key project
  • Write a report at the end of each placement with recommendations for improvement

1. Commercial – Kingfisher Sales / Trade & DIY / Accounts

  • Understand and support our partnership with B&Q through our Kingfisher team
  • Work within the Trade & DIY channel to understand its operation
  • Work alongside our Account Management team to understand their customers and operation
  • Understand what our competitors do
  • Undertake a project to review what works well currently and areas for improvement in a key area

2. Marketing

  • Channel Marketing – Instore POS and Trade Shows
  • Brand Marketing – Social Media and PR
  • Product Marketing – Competitor product analysis and packaging design
  • Undertake a project
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