Internship: Business Development Garment Care (Suitable for thesis)

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Job Description:

We are open to discuss support on your thesis subject as long as it will be in line with our project. We are flexible to discuss availability between 32-40 hours per week.

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Learn about strategy implementation, business development and the important “P” of pricing within a global business context. You will also explore the world of Philips, the leading brand in Garment Care.

You are responsible for:

  • Enabling the global marketing team (i.e. commercial organization/country) to achieve targets through outstanding support and energetic customer focus
  • Coordinating the performance tracker, global and per market; coordinating and analyzing data using multiple tools; sharing learnings, suggesting improvement actions, and delivering business reviews as required
  • Aiding and supporting development of market growth plans including analysis and illustration of business initiatives and objectives
  • Co-developing marketing support materials, such as presentations, internal communications materials and retail training materials
  • Tracking of global competition, market developments and trends across multiple product categories
  • Supporting the Business Development Director and Senior Manager in updating value drivers analysis for existing and new product portfolio

You are a part of:

Garment Care (GC), which is part of the Business Group Domestic Appliances. The team implements the overall strategy and the Commercial Policy with a deep understanding of consumer needs and innovative activation strategies within Philips. Key drivers for growth are breakthrough, game-changing propositions, trading up stories, recruiting new users, in-store excellence, new distribution channels, social media and 360° activation campaigns. You will with and report to the Business Development Director / Pricing Officer.

You will be working at our head office in Amsterdam.

Due to the current COVID19 situation and the guidelines within Philips, you will be supported to work from home. If a safe return into the offices is possible again, the management will then inform you.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Currently studying towards your University Master in Sciences WO (Msc.) in: Business Administration, Business (International) Management, Strategic Management or Marketing
  • You have a true passion for marketing, business and pricing strategy
  • You are a self-starter with the ability to learn quickly and work within a rapidly changing environment
  • Able to collect, track, and summarize information; timely and courteous follow up with global and local teams; team player; ability to anticipate and plan ahead
  • Project management experience is preferable
  • Fluent in English; other languages a plus

In return, we offer you:

As a junior member of the business development/marketing team, you will get a perfect view of what it is like to work in the global headquarters of a large international organization such as Philips. You will be working in one of the most dynamic business segments, so you will have a steep learning curve.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum.

In addition to being purpose-driven, we deeply believe in equality and that our people should be a reflection of the society and countries in which we operate. So we value our people in all aspects of diversity, whether generational, gender, experience, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, or other aspects. We believe that a flexible and inclusive culture invites a full spectrum of ideas, opinions, and experiences, and strive to create it wherever possible.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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