TTI

TTI European Graduate Leadership Programme 2021

TTI

We represent the fastest-growing power tool manufacturer in the world – dedicated to improving the lives of homeowners and tradespeople across the globe and to helping them build, refurbish, improve, landscape and maintain

Techtronic Industries (TTI), founded in 1985 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“SEHK”), is a world-class leader when it comes to the design, manufacturer, and marketing of power tools, outdoor power tools, equipment, floor care and appliances. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands are designed for and used by consumers, professional and industrial users in the DIY, repair and construction industries.

From day-to-day maintenance inside and outside the home, to major construction and infrastructure projects, TTI’s brands deliver the innovative, quality products that homeowners and tradespeople trust and represent four strategic drivers – “powerful brands”, “innovative products”, “exceptional people” and “operational excellence”.

Our customers, consumers, and professionals alike, work hard every day and our enduring goal is to provide them with the most advanced, sustainable, safe, durable, and easy-to-use portfolio of tools and equipment and to continuously raise the bar on everything from design engineering to supply chain logistics.

Our Brands

TTI Brands make a difference in how people work and live, and we are proud to present them

You will recognise some of TTI’s most respected, global brands, which include Milwaukee, AEG, Empire, Dirt Devil, Hoover, Empire and Ryobi. Our portfolio is growing all the time as we continuously focus on innovation and on developing new, robust products with added value for all our users. Two of our most innovative brands are Milwaukee and Ryobi

Milwaukee

Not simply a manufacturer – but progressive problem solvers

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in developing innovative solutions for professional construction users. Milwaukee’s dedication to deliver a continuous flow of advanced, trade-specific solutions is vast – be it in world-leading cordless systems, ground-breaking performance of FUEL products, jobsite lighting, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool and storage products

Milwaukee invests the time to work side-by-side with real users to understand the demands of a constantly changing workplace and how we can best deliver solutions for a safer, more productive jobsite. Through a thorough evaluation of the job at hand – the frustrations, needs, and previous limitations – we set out to completely rethink a solution and deliver the game-changing innovation seen across all our product lines.

Ryobi

“Expand your capabilities”

As one of the world’s largest and most innovative power tool and outdoor product manufacturers, RYOBI specializes in making pro-featured power equipment truly affordable. That is why RYOBI is the choice of millions of DIY homeowners, woodworkers, hobbyists, craftspeople and garden enthusiasts.

Our Culture

Our culture is vibrant, dynamic, entrepreneurial, fast-moving, ethical and respectful - designed to stimulate, challenge and reward. We are a diverse and inclusive workforce

The TTI culture is underpinned by strong values. These values penetrate every level of our organisation and translate into creative thinking, confident decision making, trusted relationships, respect, ethical integrity and long-term customer/brand loyalty.

We also focus on four strategic drivers – our powerful brands, our innovative products innovation, our exceptional people and our operational excellence.

We truly value our holistic approach to quality. From product design to manufacturing, from recruitment to continuous leadership development training, and from supply chain execution to day-to-day consumer and professional interactions, quality is the DNA of the TTI culture.

Our culture encourages promotion from within and rewards on hard work, dedication and merit. We invest heavily in developing current and future business leaders from our graduate programme.

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Case Studies

[casestudy]
  • Name: Henry Heaton
  • Role: National Account Manager
  • Joined: October 2014
  • University: The University of Manchester
  • Degree: BA (Honours) Business Management

Description:

In October 2014, I joined the TTI Graduate Leadership Programme and have since been working with the industry leading industrial power tool brand Milwaukee. My first year with Milwaukee put a real emphasis on my development within the industry working as a Field Marketing Executive. This role took me all over the UK in a wide variety of capacities - whether that was representing the brand and presenting at large tool events, managing my own area of accounts, or working at our commercial sponsorship events such as the British Superbikes. After 18 months, I progressed to the Field Marketing Executive Supervisor, where I had a leadership role within the FME team, and I have now been promoted to National Account Manager, this is a great opportunity.

I am proud to work with a likeminded and determined team and am looking forward to the new opportunities at TTI that are around the corner.

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  • Name: Scott McGuire
  • Role: National Account Executive
  • Joined: February 2016
  • University: Glasgow Caledonian University/ Ryerson University Toronto
  • Degree: International Business with Business Law

Description:

I started working at TTI after being recruited as part of the European Graduate Leadership Programme. Upon starting, I was given in-depth product training in London and Germany, as well as hands on tool training at our outstanding training centre.

No two days are ever the same working at TTI. My current role provides me with a diverse range of opportunities from presenting key national promotions in front of some of the UK’s most recognisable wholesalers to working with our internal marketing team and assisting in organising Milwaukee’s presence at the World Superbikes and other events.

I have developed a key set of transferrable skills, including presentation skills and commercial awareness and I have had the opportunity to travel. I really don’t believe I would have had this kind of exposure outside of TTI.

Not every day is easy however, but every day is rewarding. If you think about applying to our graduate programme, I look forward to working with you in the future.

  • Training & Profiles

What we offer?

Enjoy challenging experiences, vast opportunities and first-class training. You really do get out what you put in!

Our Graduate Leadership Programme in Sales and Marketing is designed to find the next generation of business leaders.

We are currently recruiting recent graduates as Field Marketing Executives for Milwaukee.

In this entry level position, we are looking for recent graduates from any degree discipline – with or without power tool experience - who relish the responsibility and autonomy to organise and manage their own territory-based roles.

No day is the same and as you harness the popularity of the Milwaukee brand, you will take the opportunity to foster relationships, grow sales, educate stakeholders, conduct hands-on demonstrations, merchandise, support major events/conferences and develop positive brand awareness.

As you learn the grass roots of our Milwaukee business and get under the skin of our brand, full and comprehensive product and developmental sales and marketing training and on the job mentoring, will soon get you up to speed (you will be amazed how quickly) and give you the confidence to deal with our customers and suppliers. You will also have the support of a large team of others graduates in similar roles and great team camaraderie and cohesion.

  • Application Procedure

Typically, you will complete a screening form, followed by a video interview and then attend an assessment centre. This could be virtual or face to face.

What degree do I need?

A degree in business, marketing or engineering is highly relevant. However, we do invite applications from graduates with any degree subject with a 2:2 or above

I am not that interested in power tools or the industry – why should I apply?

If you have an interest in power tools and our industry as a whole, that’s great, but we also strongly encourage those who are practically-minded, with a can-do attitude and want to develop sales and marketing skills to apply. We are looking to build a diverse group of graduates and future business leaders.

What skills are you looking for?

You will need to be a confident communicator, who has a positive, can-do attitude and a drive to achieve results. You will be representing our brands and as such, building relationships with our customers, suppliers and trade channels, generating sales and demonstrating our tools. You will need to have an organised approach to structuring your day and your appointments. You will work independently but will be very much part of a wider graduate team. You will take a pride in your work and our brand.

Will I receive feedback if my application is unsuccessful?

If you attend one of our assessment centres, then if requested, we will provide you with feedback which we hope you will find useful. Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide individual feedback if your application is unsuccessful at the first stages.

Where will I be based?

Our entry level graduate Field Marketing Executive roles are territory-based, and we will ask you to apply for a specific location(s). You will be expected to travel within your region for which a branded company van and fuel card will be provided

Do all graduates spend the first part of their career driving a van?

All graduates who are taken who join us as Milwaukee Field Marketing Executives will spend approximately the 18-24 months learning our business by undertaking this role which requires you to visit customers, clients and sites in one of our branded vans. We believe that this is the best way for you to develop the core skills you’ll need to progress your career and to really get under the skin of the Milwaukee brand.

When and how will I be promoted?

Promotion is based on your own success and results in the role. We promote from within and promotion will depend on results, but also business opportunity. Positions are advertised internally, providing opportunities for all employees to apply. Recent graduates have moved into a variety of roles such as National Account Management, Product and Trade Marketing, Digital Marketing and Area Sales Management.

What training will I receive on the Graduate Leadership Programme?

Soon after joining the Graduate Leadership Programme you will attend one of our training centres (virtual or face to face) where you will be given an in-depth knowledge of our products, so whatever level of prior awareness you have, you will soon start to become an expert with our power tools. Throughout the programme there are then specific training days to improve the skills you will need in your role and for your wider career development, such as sales skills, negotiation skills and presentation skills.

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