Graduate Buying Assistant – 2021

Graduate Buying Assistant – 2021

The UP story

Ultimate Products has evolved from a local business into a global success with a turnover now exceeding £100 million. We are a major supplier of branded household products and work alongside over 300 world-class retailers to bring quality goods to market. We have offices in UK, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Our brand portfolio has grown extensively across our 12 product divisions and our prominent brands include BeldrayRussell HobbsProgress and Salter.

An international PLC business, we’re committed to providing the latest trends on the consumer market and delivering an end to end service to our customers. Our retail partners include UK and international retailers such as B&M, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Argos, B&Q, and TKMaxx.

At UP we pride ourselves on delivering tomorrow’s products today.

Our Graduate Development Scheme

Join one of the fastest-growing graduate schemes in the North West and start your Ultimate journey.

Ultimate Products Ltd are looking for committed and career-driven graduates to join our unique development programme. If you’ve already graduated or due to graduate this year, our job roles offer dedicated training, development and experience!

At Ultimate Products, we recognise that grads often have a fantastic array of transferable skills but lack experience and role-specific training. That’s where we come in. Our graduate programme combines on the job training with regular reviews, meetings and development plans to give our grads the best possible first step on the career ladder.

We are currently looking for someone to join our Buying area to start Graduate Development Scheme to build a successful career working in a fast paced, dynamic and team orientated environment.

The key duties are;

  • Researching competitors and consumer buying patterns
  • Assisting with developing consumer goods across a portfolio of 3,500 products
  • Developing product branding, marketing and packaging materials
  • Working and negotiating with major factories across the Far East
  • Working on projects with major brands and major retailers across the world
  • Attending shows and customer meetings across Europe.

Benefits & Perks

  • Structured salary reviews leading to a 23k minimum salary once training is completed
  • Structured training programmes and personal development plans
  • Mentoring and regular reviews
  • Funded external training
  • Career opportunities across varied roles/departments
  • Team social events
  • Annual Christmas parties and celebrations throughout the year
  • Staff discounts on our branded products
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays after your first 12 months with the Company
  • Company contribution pension scheme
  • Staff Bonus schemes

What we look for

Candidates must be ambitious, driven and enthusiastic with an interest in pursuing a career in a leading international business. Application requirements:

  • A degree essential at 2:1 or above. All specialisms considered
  • 6-12 months office experience where we can utilise your transferable skills
  • Strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Assertive and confident with a proactive approach to work
  • Local to Greater Manchester
  • Driven, career minded and professional approach.

Please send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment team to be considered for these roles.

Another Big Year for UP

This last year has been our biggest and best year yet. And we’re not just talking about recruitment. Ultimate Products’ have now progressed to a PLC business after floating on the London Stock Exchange. We also completed the renovation of our second primary warehouse operation in the UK. And to top it off, we won the Oldham Business of the Year Award for the £10m+ category. After a brilliant year of achievements, we’re now focusing on further expansion plans for 2021.

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