The search is underway for an undergraduate to join the Commercial Team here at Caffè Nero. To be considered for this opportunity you must be studying a Business Studies or Economics degree that requires you to undertake a placement beginning in Summer 2024 (returning to your final year in the Autumn of 2025).

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the operation of our Commercial function, being part of a collaborative and supportive team from Day 1.

The role

The Commercial Team are responsible for driving profitable sales in our stores by procuring items at best cost, ranging products to different store types, setting the pricing, and ensuring full availability of our products to our customers.

Here’s an idea of what you’ll be doing during the placement:

  • Attend supplier meetings to review performance and discuss new ways of working.
  • Work with stores to find solutions to range/availability challenges.
  • Assign and communicate product ranges to store groups and channels.
  • Project lead in pricing, range and stock availability for our Caffè Nero Marquee at a major music festival.
  • Conduct analysis into the current ranges and report on performance through our internal KPIs.
  • Have exposure to our food development, marketing and procurement teams.

The placement will be based in our head office in Covent Garden, Central London (with, on average, 2 days each week working from home). You can expect a friendly and fast paced environment, where you can learn about commercial performance, ranging and store operations in a multi-format organisation.

About you

  • You will be studying for a Business Studies or Economics degree that requires you to undertake a work placement.
  • You will be available for a placement to begin in Summer 2024 – returning for your final year studies in Autumn 2025.
  • You will be considering a career in hospitality or retail and be able to demonstrate an interest and understanding of how to drive sales in these industries.
  • Previous work experience in retail or hospitality would be a real advantage.
  • You will be a fast learner, with a real sense of curiosity and challenge.
  • You will be a great team player, adaptable and able to work with people at different levels and in a range of roles.
  • Great communication skills are essential, and you'll be able to adapt your style to suit a wide-ranging audience.
  • You will have strong analytical skills, coupled with a genuine interest in problem solving.
  • You will be comfortable with technology.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

The application process

We anticipate this will be a popular opportunity and the window to submit interest will close once we reach the maximum number of candidates.

There will be some key questions to answer when you submit your application, and people who are shortlisted will be invited to a first stage interview via Zoom. The final stage of the selection process will be at our offices in Covent Garden. The placement will start in Summer 2024.

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