Ultimate Products are a multi-million-pound international business, and we are looking for talented graduates to join our development programme this summer in our Buying Divisions. Our buying teams are essential to business operations and the smooth running of our supply chain – and we want YOUR HELP, keeping up with demand and developing innovative ideas for our products across our huge brand portfolio.
What makes our graduate programme unique?
We combine on-the-job training with regular reviews, mentoring and development plans, which gives our grads the best possible first step onto the career ladder. In our 2023 New Starter Survey, 100% of respondents believed they had the knowledge & skills they need to succeed at UP. With a dedicated Training Officer and uncapped opportunities for progression, UP are committed to supporting our graduates to reach their highest potential!
It is fast paced here, but with the ongoing support from your team and mentors, you will have the opportunity to make a difference and have a serious impact on the business and your career.
Mix with other like-minded graduates at our state-of-the-art office and work in our industry leading teams to see your career take off! Work hard and play hard, with perks including weekly football training, fitness and yoga classes, complimentary lunches and 3pm finishes on Fridays!
Key Responsibilities in Buying
As a Buying Assistant, you will be working as part of a team to provide support to the Buying Directors in all aspects of the Buying process. Buying Assistants are the key link between suppliers, overseas offices and other internal departments, so if you enjoy being creative, working collaboratively and on a variety of tasks, then Buying could be for you!
The UP story
From a spark in Oldham to a global success. We’re the cogs in the retail machine, designing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative branded products at the best prices to a mass market. Our brand portfolio includes Salter, Beldray and Progress. Each has a reputation for high quality and on trend design, and they’re faithful household names – some that even your grandparents love.
Ultimate Products has been bringing branded kitchen and laundry products to the market since 1997. Now a public limited company, our annual turnover exceeds £150 million. We’ve established strong working relationships with Internationally recognised retailers, including Tesco, Asda and Primark, filling the shelves of the world’s favourite stores across 38 countries. Despite our continued growth, strong corporate values remain at UP’s core; we are committed to supporting local charities and initiatives to give back to the community that helped build us.
Our people are a key driver to our success, and we are proud of creating an environment that enables our colleagues to thrive both professionally and personally, which is why we recently invested £1.6M in a brand new office at our Oldham headquarters. With thriving employee wellbeing and environmental committees, we are dedicated to empowering our people to have a voice and share their views.
We recognise how important it is to recharge, which is why we’ve also introduced complimentary yoga and boxing sessions this year, and most recently, a 3pm finish every Friday so that our employees can make the most of their weekends! In a recent survey, 84% of our employees said that they would recommend Ultimate Products as a great place to work, a figure that we’re hoping to improve even further in 2023!
What we look for
Candidates must be ambitious, driven and enthusiastic, with an interest in pursuing a career in a leading international business. Application requirements:
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