As a growing global business, we need people with a wide range of skills, talents and knowledge to help us deliver outstanding service to our customers every day. It's no surprise, then, that we offer great career opportunities for talented professionals in sales, the Head Office, IT and Logistics. Select a role below to find out more about the position, and see what it's like to work at METRO GROUP.

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88 percent in-house succession rate for the senior management level

This is what we offer

If you already have several years of experience in the world of work, are looking for a new professional challenge and would like to advance your career, METRO GROUP is the right employer for you. As an retail and wholesale company with worldwide operations, the Group offers countless interesting and attractive roles in an international environment.

Whether you are looking for a professional position at our headquarters or a challenge in one of our sales lines, METRO GROUP can offer a wide range of openings. The company also provides targeted development opportunities for the next steps in your career, enabling you to keep building on your individual skills.

Quote Michael Blankenhagen

"We benefit from the fact that Real is part of METRO GROUP. That way, each employee has the chance to work abroad in one of the 30 countries where METRO GROUP has sales lines. We develop our own brands and product lines. That allows us to expand into new markets."

Michael Blankenhagen, Category Manager, Real

Systematic career planning


Clearly defined career goals are important - to you and to us. And it's equally important to ensure that you can reach them. To this end, we conduct structured performance reviews and appraisals. They take place every year and apply to executives as well as to professionals in key positions. That's how we assess your individual achievements and skills - of course with dependable leadership parameters. We will then structure your development plan accordingly, depending on your assessment and your personal career ambitions. With this procedure, we can identify everyone's career goals from the day they join METRO GROUP. And we can support them in reaching their goals.

Management training

METRO University ensures that METRO GROUP stays up to date with the latest approaches and methods for executive and staff development. The university offers the retail and wholesale Group's current and future executives additional training and development opportunities. Tailor-made development schemes at various international sites help executives to achieve their full potential and advance their careers.

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Ongoing staff development

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The executives themselves contribute towards management training by sharing their experiences with junior managers. In addition to this, METRO University offers METRO GROUP executives external knowledge and expertise. The university also cooperates with highly respected partners such as INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) in Fontainebleau, France, and IMD (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne, Switzerland. METRO University promotes a culture of ongoing executive and staff development and develops a joint vision for all executives at METRO GROUP. On top of all this, it serves as a knowledge-sharing, strategy discussion and decision-making platform for the company's international network of executives.

International Induction Programme

The International Induction Programme was developed specially for executives at METRO GROUP. It ensures that managers are given fundamental information about the corporate strategy and the Group companies' concepts right from the start. In addition to this, the programme passes on valuable knowledge tailored to the executive’s specific position. Regardless of their future role, all managers are taught the prime importance of thinking and acting with customers in mind.

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