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Commercial Graduate Scheme

Salary £28,000
Location London, London
Job Type Permanent
Size 500+
Job overview
Looking for Entry-Level Business Operations jobs and Commercial Graduate jobs in London? Want to work for one of the largest multinational electrical distributors in the world? This global billion-pound business is now looking for a driven and career-focused graduate to join their Commercial Graduate Scheme in London – apply now!

Looking for Entry-Level Business Operations jobs and Commercial Graduate jobs in London? Want to work for one of the largest multinational electrical distributors in the world? This global billion-pound business is now looking for a driven and career-focused graduate to join their Commercial Graduate Scheme in London – apply now!

Company Profile - Graduate Scheme

On this Commercial Graduate Scheme, you will be joining the UK's largest wholesale electrical products distributor, with over 350+ outlets throughout the UK. This hugely successful wholesaler distributes products manufactured by leading manufacturers from all over the world. They sell products to professional installers and users, including electricians, schools and hospitals. A long established company, with excellent staff retention and a great rewards system, they pride themselves on their hard-working and supportive culture that recognises hard work across operations, sales and customer service.

They pride themselves on coaching graduate talent through the business into senior leadership positions and as such are now looking for their next Junior Account Manager to kickstart their career and gain exposure to a wide range of responsibilities, learning all commercial, logistic, operational and supply chain activities in the business.

Job description – Commercial Graduate Scheme

This Commercial Graduate Scheme will be part of a comprehensive training programme at one of 34 profit centres across the London Region, all located inside the M25 motorway. This 2-year graduate programme starts with basic training in Warehouse operations, Health & Safety, Logistics Operations, Administration and Purchasing. During this period, you will develop your knowledge of the vast array of electrical products that the company buy and sell.

Ultimately, this would lead to an internal commercial role dealing with customers at the trade counter as well as over the phone. Once confident and capable of dealing with all types of customers, the graduate would take on an external sales role with a group of customers allocated to them, and an agreed sales and profit target set accordingly.

Key responsibilities - Commercial Graduate Scheme

In this Graduate Account Manager role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Training in warehouse operations, health & safety, logistics operations, administration and purchasing
  • Developing strong product knowledge
  • Operating the trade counter at your assigned profit centre
  • Responding to inbound enquiries from customers
  • Issuing quotations for materials
  • Taking orders, both in store and over the phone
  • Eventually, progressing to an external sales role, responsible for looking after a portfolio of existing customers and handling external sales orders

Job requirements - Commercial Graduate Scheme

  • A driven graduate from university
  • An interest in the construction/electrical industry for a career as well as a hunger to learn
  • Experienced in producing excellent individual results as well as being a team-player
  • Reliable and consistent
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • The ability to create good personal relationships within the business as well as with customers
  • Confident and engaging communication skills and customer focus, with the ability to gain a thorough understanding of the client's needs

Benefits of the job - Commercial Graduate Scheme

  • A competitive graduate starting salary of £28,000
  • Eligibility for Profit Share

  • 25 days holiday

  • Professional commercial training programme

  • Great career progression opportunities

  • Financial incentives for completion of industry specific product knowledge learning modules

Looking for a career in Account Management or a career in Commercial Sales? If you are a graduate with great interpersonal skills and a keen interest in the Construction or Electrical industry - apply for this Graduate Account Manager role today!

Give A Grad a Go is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or other. We are continually finding ways to improve the way we work, read our Diversity and Inclusion promise for more information about this.

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Megan Pease
Key Account Manager