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Graduate Job Commercial Graduate Programme 2016

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Kimberly-Clark
Reference: J1082
Salary: £25,000 (+£1,000 joining bonus)  

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Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Andrex and Huggies, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries, and employs 42,500 employees. If innovative-thinking and a passion to win inspire you, give your career a fantastic start with Kimberly Clark.

Based from the UK Headquarters in Kings Hill, Kent, you will join the team responsible for developing and marketing these brands to our major customers on a daily basis. There are three core functions involved in the Commercial team: Customer Management; Marketing; and Category. During your two-year programme, you will spend time in two of the three functions to experience managing the brands and selling our products. Each placement will last 12 months. Placements with the Kimberly-Clark UK Consumer business mean you will be working with well-known and loved household brands like Andrex, Kleenex and Huggies, which are number 1 or 2 in almost every market we operate in.

Across the placements you will develop skills that include:

  • Customer Management
  • Marketing
  • Product planning and forecasting of the product life cycle
  • Category Management
  • Account Management
  • Development of branding & marketing strategies
  • Development of business plans
  • Negotiating & Influencing

Duties & Responsibilities

In broader terms, we provide you with real responsibility, cross-functional projects, senior-level visibility, formal technical training, softer skills courses and a real impact on important FMCG products.

At Kimberly-Clark we make sure each graduate has a comprehensive support network. We allocate a buddy to each graduate in their first year – usually a graduate scheme predecessor. You will also be supported by a senior mentor for the duration of the programme. In addition to specific technical training, you will also complete a Professional Development Training Programme (PDP) that will cover presentation skills, influencing skills, personal effectiveness and business effectiveness.

Kimberly-Clark’s graduate program is the springboard to growing your career within a multinational organisation. We are proud to fast track our graduates through our organisations so that you can progress quickly and unleash your power to your full potential!

The Individual

What you will need

Academically, we are looking for a 2:1 (or equivalent) degree from any discipline completed within the last 3 years. You will be fluent in English with strong communication skills both verbal and written. You will have had experience leading a project or team either within a work environment or socially within your sports or social pursuits. Commercial work experience would really make you stand out.

Salary & Benefits

At Kimberly-Clark, we know how hard our graduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to our business and because of this, we offer the people who join us a very attractive package.

This includes:

  • A starting salary of £25,500 + £1,000 joining bonus
  • 6% performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme and life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • 25 days holiday
  • Relocation assistance

You are also able to take advantage of our flexible benefits:

  • Holiday trading – ability to buy additional or sell excess holiday
  • Share purchase plan
  • Dental care plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Travel insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Health screening
  • Gym membership
  • Personal lease green car scheme
  • Personal mobile phone and iPad scheme
  • Shopping discount vouchers
  • Sabbatical bank

There is a strong social and team ethic at Kimberly-Clark with many team building activities as well as formal and informal events. Our biggest annual event is our Community Day, where the UK team spends a day working with a local community project across the UK.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: South East England

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates

0121 665 4060

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