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Central Group consists of a variety of diverse investments in various industries domestically and internationally. Each of which has become a leader in retail, property development, brand management, hospitality, and food & beverage sectors, and last but not least,  digital lifestyle.

We aim at being in the center of peoples’ lives according to their own needs and lifestyle. We connect every generations together by designing products and services to fulfill the wishes of today’s society as well as creating new concepts to support future developments.

 

MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As a Management Associate, you will be given an opportunity to work through several teams or core functions in a particular business unit and to work with a variety of people with a different professional area during this 2-year program.  This will enhance and accelerate your readiness to become a retail expert as well as our future leader.

We are offering different areas of work including Retail , Brand Management, E-commerce, Property, Food & Beverage Management and Human Capital for you to explore more in Central Group 

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RETAIL 

Retail & Brands are Central Group’s most significant business. Covering both Asia and Europe, it features dominant brands and modern retail systems.

Retail & Brands categories:

Fashion: Department stores, lifestyle centers, lifestyle & fashion brands

Hardline: Home décor & construction, electronics, office supplies, books & stationery

Food Retail: Hypermarkets and convenience stores

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BRAND MANAGEMENT

Our international fashion and beauty distribution business, operating over 40 brands through retail sales counters located in major department stores and other retail outlets as well as standalone brand shops and wholesaling.  Guess, Topshop, Polo Ralph Lauren, Clarins, Aesop, Lee, and Wrangler are among the third-party brands we license or distribute under Central Marketing Group business unit.

Online Shopping

E-COMMERCE

Our online shops are developed as the best-in-class e-commerce platform across our businesses.  We continually evolve the online shopping channels to be responsive in meeting customers’ lifestyles, from personalized shopping to seamless omnichannel interactions via mobile applications and all physical and digital touchpoints.

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PROPERTY

Central Group is a market pioneer in developing Thai retail and commercial properties, and currently holds the largest market share of net leasable area.
Malls & Commercial Properties have evolved with rapidly changing market trends and continue to innovate the retail experience for customers.
Besides retail, Central Group has also developed offices, co-working spaces and residential projects.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT

Central Group has pioneered restaurant chains in Thailand, and operates well-known local, regional, and international food brands such as Mister Donut, KFC, Auntie Anne’s, Pepper Lunch, Chabuton, The Terrace, Yoshinoya, Ootoya, Tenya, Katsuya and Fezt under Central Restaurant Group business unit.

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HUMAN CAPITAL

A business is only as good as its people.  That is why we continually invest in our people, and their satisfaction and happiness.  And, this has grown our business culture across the entire group that thrives on innovation and customer satisfaction.  Because the quality and commitment of our people are  crucial to our future success.  We select those who we feel have the best potential and we develop and reward them accordingly. This, in turn, allows them to responsibly guide their own career and personal development.

 

Are You Ready ?

Welcome to explore retail experiences like no others.

2 year program with an experimental learning with real work situation before taking your desired role.

 
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DEEPENING AREA OF EXPERTISE TO DISCOVER YOUR BUSINESS SPECIALIZATION

On the job learning which provide you the exponential and diverse experience

FAST-GROWING PACE

Stretch your potential and create the impact on challenged business project

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OPEN WORK ENVIRONMENT WITH HIGH VISIBILITY

Have an opportunity to get exposure to top management and our senior leaders.

 

PROGRAM JOURNEY 2022

Apply

April - May 2022

Screening 

April - June 2022

Assessment Day & Final Interview

June - July 2022

Onboarding

1st September 2022

1st October 2022

 

Requirements

Master’s Degree in any discipline

Age not over 28, with up to 3 years work experience

Passionate in Retail business

Highly motivated, result-driven and able to work independently if needed

Fast-learning and comfortable to perform under pressure

Able to work collaboratively with strong communication and interpersonal skills

Fluent in English, both written and spoken

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Welcome ! Management Associate
Class of 2021 🥳🥳🎉 🎉

The induction program has successfully arranged through a virtual event with 25 young and fresh Management Associates to extend our warm welcome to you all on becoming part of Central Group and Management Associate Program. We are thrilled to have you here where you will get the opportunity to grow your career and develop cordial relations with our professionals.

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Testimonials

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"The Management Associate program has allowed me to learn and grow professionally through working in various challenging roles cross functionally with guidance from experts and the management team."

MAI - MA BATCH 2021

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“Being a part of Management Associate is a great opportunity to improve myself in retail business by working closely with management team and talented people. I believe this is one of the best alternatives to enhance the career and be a good leader.”

NOEY - MA BATCH 2021

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“The Management Associate program has led me to step out of my comfort zone and undertake challenging roles alongside talented management and colleagues. It’s a career growth accelerator where you get to make a big impact and master new skills."

PHOOM - MA BATCH 2021

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"Some people might ask, why choose MA Program? 
I believe learning from others by their experiences and mistakes, is one way to help me grow. However, the main key to help me succeed is to have my own experiences and mistakes. The MA program offers me the opportunity to do both, by a close guidance from an experienced mentor. This program allows me to explore variety of new perspectives from different parts of the company’s structure and from different talented people, which will help to shape my career path in a long run."

YEEPOON - MA BATCH 2021