Commercial Degree Apprenticeship at pladis Global

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About pladis Global

pladis is one of the world's leading global biscuit and chocolate company and owner of a family of iconic brands including: McVities, Ulker, Jacobs, Carrs and DeMets. Headquartered in the UK, pladis is part of the Yildiz Holding group, the largest company in CEEMEA. (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa).

Commercial Degree Apprenticeship

Our apprenticeship scheme offers you the opportunity to rotate around our commercial functions, gaining skills and experiences in a variety of roles as well as studying towards a degree part-time leading to a BA (Hons) Business Studies and professional recognition through the award of Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI).

The rotational placements will build commercial acumen with a focus on understanding our retailers, brands, consumers and channels as well as exploring how our Category, Shopper and Marketing Strategy & Planning (MS&P) teams support our business objectives.

Roles will include time spent in:

  • Field sales
  • Marketing
  • Head office sales team
  • Project management team

To support you as you embark on a commercial career, you will be given a dedicated apprentice mentor and training on the job, together with your university studies.

We are partnering with the University of West London to offer a tailored chartered manager degree that will support your learning on the job as well as building your commercial acumen through project work and external thinking.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop core selling skills in account management roles
  • Deliver on KPIs to drive growth in particular channel / products
  • Develop core understanding or brand management, innovation, communications and insight to develop plans and strategies aligned to brand vision
  • Develop project management skills and relationship skills working cross-functionally across our global business

Desired skills:

  • Effective at building relationships.
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team working towards a common goal.
  • Passion for learning and developing oneself.
  • Passion for our brands and the food industry.
  • Previous experience working in a customer facing role, with retail or sales experience is desirable.

Personal qualities:

We are looking for individuals that embrace our GOAL21 culture;

  • Purpose Led - energised by our promise to deliver happiness to the world with every bite
  • Agile - ever evolving, never satisfied and never standing still
  • Collaborative - willing to work with others for mutual success, inclusiveness and transparency
  • Positive - quick to adapt to change, persistent in the face of setbacks, always rejuvenating and ahead of time
  • Resilient - self-motivated, optimistic, courageous and inspiring

Desired qualifications:

You must have a strong academic background, with a minimum 112-120 UCAS points, or 300 ucas points on old system, or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects:

The apprenticeship will last for three years at which stage it is anticipated that you will move in to a permanent role within the commercial function.

Things to consider:

  • Roles will include time spent in field sales, marketing, head office sales team as well as our project management team.
  • You must hold a full UK Drivers Licence as will be doing field sales.
  • You must have the Right to live and Work in the UK.
  • All apprenticeships will have an annual pay review

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