International Trade Placement
We’ve opened 120 stores in last 2 years… it works out at over 1 store a week… It’s fair to say we’re growing fast! In fact, we’ve doubled in size in the last five years. And we’ve no plans to stop there – we’re opening another 50 UK stores this year alone, with loads more in the pipeline for 2017. So, as you can imagine, with all this growth, there are huge opportunities for growing your career. And our placements offer the perfect way to make your mark – real live roles at the heart of a DIY revolution!
The International Trade Placement
Not content with our huge growth in the UK, we’re now taking on Europe. Our International Trade team are in charge of building a range of products to sell in over 20 countries across Europe on our EU website. Join us and you’ll get to work alongside our own buying teams in the UK and Germany, our suppliers across Europe and the Kingfisher sourcing offices too. You’ll become a bit of an expert in analysing best sellers, negotiating with suppliers, developing promotional plans and managing pricing.
The skills you need
Without wishing to state the obvious, you’ll need to love retail. In fact, you’ll need to be bubbling with enthusiasm in general. We’re looking for creative, ambitious people, who are honest and reliable. Oh and you’ll need to be used to hard-work too. We’re looking for people who can hit deadlines and handle busy fast-paced environments. You’ll need to be used to working with customers and you’ll definitely need a flair for multi-tasking. Data collection and analysis skills are a must have - if you have a European language – Great!
Plumbers, electricians and builders throughout the UK choose Screwfix. Which is hardly surprising when you think about what’s on offer. Over 18,000 of the very best trade products, from power tools to bathrooms, screws to landscaping equipment, seven days a week right across the country. The most user-friendly online offering around. Our famous catalogue. And, above all, the honest, straightforward, friendly service we provide.
We are also part of Kingfisher plc, an international home improvement company which operates nearly 1,200 stores in 10 countries in Europe. Its main brands are B&Q, Castorama, and Brico Dépôt. Kingfisher also operates the Koçtaş joint venture in Turkey.
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