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Graduate Job Commercial Graduate Programme

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Kimberly-Clark
Reference: J1002
Salary: £25,500 (+£1,000 joining bonus)  

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From Andrex® toilet tissues to Kleenex® facial tissues, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. Our 57,000 global employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. While building our business, we’re also building careers through first-class education, engaging experiences and exposure to some of the world’s most recognized brands. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Job Description

Commercial challenges are much more rewarding when you have outstanding brands to work with. At Kimberly-Clark, our graduates help shape the performance of household names such as Andrex®, Kleenex® and Huggies®.

Join our two-year Commercial Graduate programme and you'll spend 12 months in 2 rotations across sales, marketing and category management functions.

Across the rotations, you will develop skills that include:

  • helping our retail customers deliver against their category objectives by using data to develop insights and enabling our sales teams to execute our brand and category strategies
  • developing business plans for the year to ensure both customer and KC objectives are achieved
  • developing strong relationships with your customer and key contacts
  • growing brand experience within a marketing activation role to ensure our brand strategy is translated in to executional plans
  • delivering the brand promise to consumers and provide insightful analysis on brands, markets and customers to influence wider marketing plans.

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.

Apply immediately for consideration. If successful you will need to be available for a final assessment centre on Wednesday 12th August 2015.

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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