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Ready to develop your negotiating skills? Excited by the prospect of working in a fast-paced department with purchases worth millions of euros to be made every day? We’re looking for talented grads with a passion for business, deal-making, trading and budgets.

Our buying and trading teams are responsible for buying the right products for our customers at the right price. Trading involves analysing data and negotiating with suppliers to ensure that we drive sales and profit for our retail partners. With our guidance and support you’ll learn key skills and gain understanding of our pricing, supplier management, range, own brand, budgets, promotions and much more, engaging with clients and suppliers and negotiating the best possible price.

As a grad in our buying and trading team you’ll soon be able to analyse data, identify growth, and make a tangible difference to the sale of products at our leading retail and wholesale brands and the profitability of our business as a whole. We need highly motivated people, with the drive and confidence to make the role their own. You can apply for this role with any degree subject.

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If numbers are your thing, then you won’t find a better place to put your skills to good use than in the finance department of Ireland’s largest private sector employer. With a turnover in excess of €4 billion, you’re sure to get the experience you’re looking for in Musgrave, along with the support and guidance to take your education and skills to the next level.

Our finance people are some of the very best in the country, and they deal with big budgets every day – but also big challenges to ensure our business keeps growing at a fast-pace whilst delivering sustainable profits for the long term. We’re not afraid to let you get hands on with big accounts and make real financial decisions that impact the business. The role is exciting and varied as we rotate our grads around all areas of our finance department including treasury and tax, retail and credit control, trading finances and financial controls.

We’ll support your studies to become a qualified management accountant with the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). With this, you’ll not only be financially qualified but also professionally trained in business management, capable of advising on business strategy and risk management. We’re looking for grads that have natural numerical ability and a strong commercial focus. You don’t need a degree in finance subjects, but it is an advantage and if you don’t then it may exempt you from some CIMA exams.

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Are you looking for a role that will apply your digital and technical skills to real-world scenarios, so that the impact is seen by millions of customers every day? Are you motivated by developing the technology of tomorrow, embedding digital into every area of life? If so, we want to talk to you.

We have an omni-channel approach to sales that seeks to provide our customers with a seamless experience whether they are shopping online from a desktop or mobile device, or in-store. We may be a food business, but over the last decade we have invested heavily in integrating digital innovation into every area of the company. In fact, we were the first Irish retailer to develop a transactional shopping app so our customers can do their shopping on their mobile or tablet device. And we want to do more.

Our digital media and IT grads have a huge scope for making their mark on the business and the food industry as a whole. This is an excellent opportunity for innovative and motivated people with good communication skills and an interest in business analysis. You’ll need a qualification in an IT discipline to apply, for example business information systems, IT management, cloud computing or digital media.

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Have you got big ideas for extraordinary brand campaigns, a passion for digital marketing or an eye for creative design? Do you want to work in a business that will take your ideas and make them a reality in some of Ireland’s best-known brands? If so, we’re ready to listen and excited to have you on board.

We’re looking for grads who can help us build the brands of tomorrow. Marketing is critical to the growth of our business and the reputation of our brands. And it’s not just our leading brands like SuperValu and Centra that we invest time in, we have growing brands like Frank and Honest Coffee and Chipmongers, and we’re always looking to launch new brands that complement our current business – so you’ll have plenty to get your teeth into.

Our marketing grads won’t have time to stand still, you’ll get involved in shaping our overall strategy and plans to deliver marketing that attracts new shoppers and rewards our loyal ones, create award-winning PR campaigns, produce stand-out marketing material and deliver digital campaigns using our range of channels from social media and apps to websites and email. We’re looking for the next generation of big thinkers, creative minds and digital savvy grads to join Musgrave. You’ll need a degree in a marketing subject area to apply for this role.

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Retail operations

If you’re mantra is ‘variety is the spice of life’ then this could be the role for you. Do you thrive in new situations, enjoy meeting people and learning new skills? This role immerses grads in the retail environment of Ireland’s leading grocery brands, as well as international retail operations.

Our retail grads work closely with our SuperValu or Centra retail partners and internal departments to understand every aspect of our operations and the dynamics of the franchise model. If you know you have a passion for food and retail, but you’re not sure what your future job looks like, then you’ll come out the other side with a clearer idea.

The programme takes you to the shop-floor of our brand stores where you’ll see every aspect of the food retail operation, then into our internal marketing, trading, logistics and sales departments to gain an understanding of the wider business. You’ll develop commercial acumen, and a firm knowledge of retail that will open the door into countless career opportunities, both in Musgrave and beyond.

We’re looking for grads that will bring energy, ideas and talent to our brands to improve shopper experience at every level. For this role, all degree disciplines are welcome.

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Store operations

Are you an aspiring manager, an organised and confident individual with entrepreneurial spirit? Then our store operations programme will take you where you want to go. Musgrave owns the largest wholesale and foodservice business in Ireland and we’re looking for grads that can lead these operations now and into the future.

Our MarketPlace stores serve more than 45,000 hotels, restaurants, and hospitality businesses in Ireland and stock 12,000 retail and foodservice lines, including fresh produce, locally sourced products and foodservice equipment. Open 24/7 via the online store this is a big and complex operation that demands a grad programme of its own.

We’ll give you all the skills required to manage one of our MarketPlace stores, allowing you real responsibility within store early on, ultimately enabling you to be a future General Manager in Musgrave. This is a chance to impact on the Irish food industry and it’s sure to bring out the inner entrepreneur in you. We’re looking for ambitious grads that can demonstrate strong commercial and market focus, a passion for delivering excellent customer service and an interest in operations management. All degree disciplines are welcome for this role.

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Supply chain

Don’t like standing still? Want a role where no two days are the same? We’re looking for grads with bags of energy, but also the confidence and organisation skills to run our sophisticated and countrywide operations. You'll be working in one of the busiest food supply chain functions in Ireland and the best people in the business.

Our supply chain function is critical to our business, without it the wheels stop turning. Essentially, day-to-day the department plans and manages all activities involved in logistics of the business – coordinating and collaborating with suppliers, intermediaries, third party service providers and customers to ensure a smooth distribution from retailer order through to final delivery.

Our grads get hands-on experience in areas, such as logistics, warehousing and managing teams. You’ll play a key role in driving continuous improvement in the depots, delivering the engagement agenda in respect to people management and gain experience in industrial relations. We’re looking for confident and talented grads that want a challenging role and to work with people in every level of a business. A supply chain related qualification is an advantage but is not essential.

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