Coming from a family retail background I’ve always had an interest in the industry. This coupled with Musgrave being recognised as a market leader was the incentive I needed to apply for the Graduate Programme.
My role consists of negotiating product prices with suppliers, analysing performance reports for my portfolio and using this information to establish buying efficiencies to improve our profit position. The IMI programme allows you to step out of your role and take an academic approach to developing your leadership and management skills through practical examples, don’t be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes! The programme offers great exposure to cross-functional projects, which instils a firm understanding of how a company works. As graduates we were given considerable responsibility with a level of support to match it. My greatest achievement on the programme was presenting our group project to our CEO and implementing our initiatives to see tangible results.