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Vocational training: Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade

Wholesale and foreign trade personnel at REWE Group are responsible for the acquisition, warehousing and distribution of goods, both on the national and international stage. As a result, your vocational training as a Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade includes a versatile role in the departments of our Cologne headquarters or in the logistics and administrative locations of REWE, PENNY or toom Baumarkt.

Learn how goods are acquired in large quantities from various manufacturers, take part in negotiations and discover everything about goods management and product selection as well as the processing of complaints and invoices. As a Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade you will make a difference in REWE Group in many possible departments, such as Purchasing, Sales, Logistics or Controlling.

Assessments and regular internal lessons round off the practical and theoretical components of the training and prepare you in the best possible way for the CCI examination.

Specialisations on offer:

  • Wholesale (headquarters, REWE, PENNY, toom Baumarkt DIY)
  • Logistics (REWE)

These are the possible departments for your training:

  • Purchasing
  • Category management
  • Sales
  • Store space management
  • Logistics
  • Accountancy
  • Controlling
  • Organisation and management

As a Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade you will make a difference at REWE Group by:

  • Purchasing goods from the manufacturer
  • Carrying out correspondence
  • Ensuring clever product placement
  • Processing offers and orders
  • Maintaining prices and conditions
  • Participating in discussions with suppliers and annual meetings

This is what you should bring with you:

  • A-levels, Technical Baccalaureate or an intermediate secondary school certificate
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Ideally some experience in a commercial setting acquired through internships, preferably in retail
  • Mathematical literacy
  • Service orientation and flexibility
  • An outgoing personality and the ability to work in a team

This is what you will learn:

  • The acquisition, logistics and distribution of goods
  • Organisation and management
  • Sales and customer orientation
  • Information and communication systems
  • Commercial management and control
  • The purchasing of goods

Your vocational training will last:

  • 2.5 or 3 years 
  • Examination by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI)