Challenges in Finland and abroad

The breadth and versatility of the K-Group provide excellent opportunities for learning different jobs and career progression.

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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