Kesko Group offers challenging specialist and management positions in marketing, administration, finance and logistics.
The most common qualifications held by Kesko employees include those of; Business College Graduate, Bachelor of Business Administration, M.Sc. (Econ.) and Engineer.
There are also positions available for professionals from other fields, such as: agriculture, architecture, social sciences and hospitality management. The work environment and duties reflect Kesko's fast-growing international position.
Almost half of Kesko's employees work outside Finland: in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus.
The international market is also present in many Finnish-based occupations, such as purchasing and logistics.
Variety in retail
In Finland, there are more than 1,500 K-stores, employing a diverse range of professionals, such as sales assistants, store managers, chefs, bakers, retailers, department managers, warehouse personnel, office workers, shelf-packers and window dressers.
Career progression can lead to even more challenging positions, such as K-retailer or department store manager. K-stores employ approximately 20,000 people, some 1,200 of whom are K-retailers.
K-retailer entrepreneurship – a lucrative business opportunity
The principal business model in the Finnish market is the chain business model, in which independent K-retailers run retail stores in chains managed by Kesko. In Finland, all food stores and building and home improvement stores in the K-Group are run by retailer entrepreneurs.
Through its chain operations, Kesko provides a first-class setting for its retailer entrepreneurs to provide the best possible service to their customers. K-retailer entrepreneurship is a versatile and challenging profession that is also very financially rewarding.
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