Are you confident, enthusiastic, and proactive? Are you interested in Sales and are you looking for a 6-month internship starting in August 2021? Then make sure to continue reading, as we are currently building a talent pipeline for our internships!
What do our Sales internships involve?
Within the Sales department in the Netherlands, we have three possible internship positions, all located in our headquarters in Utrecht:
- Sales Retail
- Sales AFH
As a Sales Retail intern, you will be working daily on forging and strengthening collaborative partnerships with 3 different customer buying groups: Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Superunie, which represent 15 retailers in the Netherlands. You will be supporting the retail sales department in the development and rollout of our retail sales plans at all 3 buying groups. A crucial part of your support is analyzing the customer data through SiS (AH), 7even (Jumbo) and Nielsen (all customers) to track our performance and gain relevant insights on the impact of the initiatives we play. Based on these insights we will review and adapt our plans accordingly. Your customer data analysis input will be essential in the creation and tracking of the yearly customer plans. Besides analyses, you will contribute to implementing (tailor made) activations both in-store and on e-commerce, performing physical store checks to spot new innovations, trends & opportunities at our retailers, and supporting the team in multi-disciplinary projects for which connecting with other departments is key.
As an e-Commerce intern, you will be at the forefront of shaping the future of our industry, including what, how and where we buy. In this role, you will report to an eCommerce account manager and work closely with the different sales teams, brand managers, digital marketeers and eCommerce counterparts at our retailers. A very important responsibility is improving and maintaining the perfect e-Store strategy for our brands at all eCommerce platforms. This means that you will get full ownership of certain projects and processes in order to help improve this strategy. Also, you will be continuously searching for the latest eCommerce trends by doing weekly retail checks. You will focus on analyzing eCommerce activities (e.g. promotions) at different retailers, gain insights and present the recommendations to the sales teams. This is often followed by participating in projects to enhance PepsiCo’s visibility on the retailers’ webpages. Therefore, you will collaborate with established retailers such as Albert Heijn, Jumbo, PLUS, Delhaize (BE), Colruyt (BE) and wholesalers such as Sligro and Bidfood, but also with new innovative and online only partners such as Picnic & Amazon. Besides, you will also support our Unwasted team where we work against food waste in a very innovative online way.
As a Sales Away From Home (AFH) intern, you will be supporting the sales teams in all daily & ad hoc (multi-disciplinary) projects (with category management, shopper marketing, etc.), contributing in preparations needed for different internal & external meetings, supporting the roll-out of account plans, participating in ongoing projects with for example new products or go to markets. Within this role, you will be focusing on two different buying groups: 1) Sales NFR&HD: participate in daily work focusing on Non-Food Retail (e.g. Kruidvat, Action & Big Bazar), and Hard Discounters (e.g. Aldi & Lidl), and 2) Sales Away From Home: participate in daily work focusing on foodservice (e.g. Centerparks, Johan Cruijf Arena, Shell) and wholesalers (e.g. Sligro, Bidfood).
What do we offer you?
At PepsiCo, we are not only proud of our market leading brands, but also attach great value to growth opportunities and personal development. Next to working with inspirational and creative colleagues, we offer sufficient training opportunities to give our professionals the opportunity to achieve great results. At PepsiCo we foster an informal working atmosphere and value everyone’s input and ideas. No day is ever the same and you will constantly be challenged to bring out your best! PepsiCo was rewarded this year once again with the Top Employer Nederland and Top Employer Europe certification.
In addition to your rewarding job function, you will get remunerated for your role as an intern. Also, we offer excellent working conditions that go hand in hand, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. You will be provided with the necessary working-from-home toolkit, guidance and personal support from your manager, to ensure that you feel as if you are working in the office while working from home. We also organize virtual coffees, lunches, and team events to stay connected.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.
Qualifications / Requirements :
Who are we looking for?
You are someone who:
- Is a Bachelor/Master student or graduated (max. 3 months) preferably with a commercial study direction and affinity for the FMCG-branch;
- Is independent, proactive, and confident. You are not afraid to approach and connect with different stakeholders and you like to have opportunities for own initiatives;
- Is analytical/data savvy and likes to track performance and capture insights to improve future plans;
- Has a hands-on mentality;
- Has advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
- Is fluent in Dutch (in both speaking and writing), and has a good command over the English language.
- Is located in The Netherlands or Belgium
So, are you interested in one of our Sales internships and are you available for 6 months starting in August 2021?
Then don’t wait any longer and upload your CV!
Please be aware that we are currently not actively hiring for these internship positions, as the roles are not yet open. Instead, by applying now, you will become a part of our talent pipeline! This means that you are among the first ones we will consider once we open these internship positions. Therefore, it can take some time before you receive any feedback regarding your application (but don’t worry – we will get back to you in any case)