Graduate Development Scheme - Business Studies Graduates
Graduate, Merchandising

366/2024
£24000.00 - £28000.00 Per Annum
Oldham
July 11, 2024

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 Supply Chain. You will be working at the heart of the business liaising with the Far East to meet our customers requirements and ensure all products are shipped on time. Working within our Supply Chain you must have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think quickly to find solutions.

What makes our graduate programme unique?

Ultimate Products offers a comprehensive training programme with regular reviews, mentoring and tailored development plans to ensure a successful start on 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 Manager and uncapped opportunities for progression. We believe in empowering our graduates to truly fulfilling their highest potential!

It is fast paced here, but with the ongoing support from your team and mentors, you will seize the chance to create meaningful change and drive both the business and your career forward.

Join our vibrant community of passionate graduates in our modern office and discover first hand how working alongside our cutting-edge teams can drive your career. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere where hard work is celebrated and enjoy the rewards including perks like complimentary lunches and engaging activities such as regular football training.

Available Roles

We are offering various positions across our Supply Chain and these include:

  • Transport, Shipping & Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Product Quality Assurance Management

Your key responsibilities could include:

  • Project managing key order projects for Major International Retailers such as Tesco, Asda and B&M worth millions.
  • Working with Factories across the Far East on product manufacturing and production.
  • Leading Internal departments to work together to meet key customer requirements.
  • Attending and leading key meetings within our supply chain including our China team, factories, customers and internal departments to ensure on time delivery and successful completion of each project.
  • Ensuring all necessary documentation has been received in-line with our Customers requirements.
  • You will liaise externally with the Supplier, agents and nominated freight Forwarders and liaise internally with to ensure orders are shipped on time and that documents are issued as per the customer requirements.

The UP story

Beginning with a small spark of success in Oldham, we have grown to become a global success story. 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 is led by Salter and Beldray, found in major UK stores including Tesco, John Lewis, Morrisons, just to name a few. Our brands have a reputation for high quality and on-trend design, and they’re well-known household names that have stood the test of time – with over 260 years of heritage!

Since 1997, Ultimate Products has provided top-of-the-line kitchen and laundry products to consumers across 38 countries. We have since become a public limited company, achieving an annual turnover that surpasses £165 million each year. UP has strong business connections with internationally renowned retailers and we are dedicated to giving 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 a 3pm finish every Friday!

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:

  • A degree essential at 2:1 or above. All specialisms considered
  • Minimum 6-12 months experience 
  • The most important bit is your talent, determination and drive, bring that with you and we can provide you with the tools to succeed
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Assertive and confident with a proactive approach to work
  • Local to Greater Manchester

What is in it for you?

We care about your progression:

  • Access to comprehensive structured training and a personal development plan to help you grow and reach your goals.
  • Scheduled meetings with your mentor to evaluate workload and track progress.
  • Ongoing salary reviews with increasing levels of responsibility as you further your career.
  • Free External Training Courses from Recognised Providers.
  • Secondment and Travel Opportunities.
  • Employee Save As You Earn share save scheme.
  • Option of a salary sacrifice pension contribution of up to 10% in addition to your standard pension contribution.

We invest in our people:

  • New £1.6M state of the art office in Oldham.
  • 33 days including bank holidays after your first 12 months.
  • Wellness sessions.
  • 24-hour access to wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Helpline.
  • 24/7 access to a doctor through video or phone consultation.
  • Community, Environmental and ESG committees, created to encourage positive change within the company and our wider community.
  • One full day paid to take part in charity work.
  • One of the North West’s Top 100 companies to work for.
  • High levels of employee satisfaction - Glassdoor rating of 4* and above.
  • Free minibus to and from the local tram stop.
  • Prayer room and prayer friendly working hours.
  • 3pm finishes on a Friday.
  • Company football team.

We celebrate in style:

  • Annual Summer and Christmas parties paid for by the company.
  • £250 towards a wedding cake.
  • Complimentary team lunches.
  • Colleague of the Year awards.
  • Christmas Retail Vouchers.
  • £250 retail credit when you buy your first home.
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