Exciting Opportunities at MKM. Voted Best Independent Merchant of the Year 2012!
MKM is the largest independent Builder’s Merchant in the UK. It has grown from a standing start in 1995 to a network of 39 branches, located mainly along the east coast, from as far north as Perth in Scotland to Deal in the south of England. The company attributes its success to continually delivering excellent customer service which it does by training people to the highest standard so they are knowledgeable about the products they sell.
MKM supplies a wide range of customers, from large building contractors and Local Authorities, through to smaller companies, partnerships, sole traders and retail customers. Every customer is important and branches are keen to develop and retain good customer relationships.
MKM plans to grow the branch network and to ensure that customers continue to receive the best, most up to date product offering at competitive prices we are currently recruiting for Business Development Managers and Product Managers to be based in Hull.
Product Manager – Lightside (plumbing & heating, kitchens & bathrooms) - View Job Description
Technical and Support Team Leader - View Job Description
Product Manager's Role
Our Product Management team is tasked with a wide ranging role, beginning with suppliers and moving all the way through the business to the customer sale. Every aspect of the product cycle within MKM will be the responsibility of the Product Manager. Full details
Technical and Support Team Leader’s Role
This role is wide ranging, requiring a broad skill set and hands on approach. This candidate must be a practised IT Professional with a desire to learn and understand the MKM business and IT environment. A dedication to the highest levels of service and user satisfaction is essential. Full details
How to apply
To apply for the roles above, please send your cv and covering letter, stating the position you are applying for and your current salary, to: email@example.com. If you would like to discuss any of these roles in more detail please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange for someone to contact you.
Based in King's Lynn
Apprentice Yard Assistant - Full details
Based in Macclesfield
Trainee Salesperson - Full details
Trainee Yardperson - Full details
Based in Ripon:
HGV Driver - Full details
Salesperson/Management Trainee - Full details
How to apply
To apply for any position with MKM please either complete an application form or email your CV to: email@example.com Alternatively you can apply by post to: HR Department, MKM Building Supplies Ltd, Stoneferry Road, Hull, HU8 8DE.
Working for MKM Building Supplies
MKM recognise that success is down to people, our number one asset. Through their knowledge, skills, attitude and performance MKM has become one of the UK's fastest growing Builders' Merchants. To continue building on our success we aim to recruit and retain the very best employees with the right knowledge, attitude and a passion for excellent customer service. Whatever your role we want you to feel a sense of achievement. You'll have both the ability and freedom to do things differently to get real job satisfaction.
MKM offers a variety of opportunities. You may want a role you are experienced in, maybe your ambition is to develop your career in a new role or even become a Branch Director. We have an expansion programme whereby there will always be opportunities to further your career with MKM. Testament to this is that some of our branch managers began their careers working as Yard Assistants and Drivers. We are committed to the training and development of all our employees whether to improve upon or to develop your knowledge and skills, or to prepare you for increased responsibility.
Roles within MKM
Branch based roles:
- Yard Assistant
- Warehouse Assistant
- Driver - Transit, 7½ tonne vehicles and Class 2 vehicles (with hi-ab)
- Yard Foreman
- Showroom Salesperson
- Assistant Manager
- Branch Manager
Modern Apprenticeships: This is an excellent opportunity for young people to learn whilst they earn and gain a nationally recognised qualification. The Modern Apprenticeship route may be right for you if:
- You are aged between 18 and 23 years old.
- You want to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
- You have reasonable GCSE grades in maths and English (IT would be useful too).
- You have a 'can do' attitude.
- You are confident and ambitious.
- You want to develop a career in merchanting.
Want to know more about what builders' merchants do to help you decide if it's right for you? Then have a look around the other pages of this website or why not pop into a branch near you and see for yourself.
NVQ's are available in Customer Services, Warehousing and Distribution and Business Administration. For further details look at the link to the Builders Merchants Federation website and click on 'merchant apprenticeships' under the training heading.
Central Support Team
This team is based in Hull and employs staff in the following functions: Finance, Credit Control, Purchase Ledger, Information Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Product Management and Reception/Administration.
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