Commercial Sales & Marketing Trainee (f/m)

Reckitt Benckiser Deutschland GmbH -- Commercial Sales & Marketing Trainee (f/m) RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here. RB is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company. Every day, across 60 countries, we work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and strive to find even better ways to give people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes. That´s how we generate the game-changing ideas that built 19 iconic powerbrands around the world - well-loved names such as Sagrotan, Nurofen, Dobendan, Durex, Scholl, Finish and Vanish. High impact, consumer-led research is the heart of the company's success. Ranked in the TOP 20 on the London Stock Exchange, our relentless drive to outperform has trebled our revenue since 2000 and quadrupled our market cap. Thrive in an environment of high autonomy and accountability? Keen to be at the heart of the fastest growing health and hygiene company? Visit for more information. 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For autumn 2018 we are seeking a Commercial Sales & Marketing Trainee (f/m) 2 years, 2 functions Where?       You will be based in Heidelberg, Germany When?        Autumn 2018 Join us as a trainee and put your thinking into action straight away: Be responsible for delivering business results from day one Have maximum exposure to the business and management team and deal with totally unfamiliar situations Work alongside some of our most successful people to gain new skills and get their support Take charge of your career and ensure it develops the way you want it to Responsibilities: In the 2 years of your trainee program you will get to know our business and work in field sales, key account management and in marketing – responsible for one of our world-leading powerbrands You will learn how to develop promotional plans, negotiate with retailers and that’s just the start You will support the implementation of new product launches and secondary placements at the point of sales and help managing major key accounts You will implement sales strategies and promotions, analyze and optimize the distribution, classification and price situation You will participate in the implementation of category management measures in collaboration with business development and constant monitoring of market developments You will assist in the volume and sales planning as well as the monitoring and implementation of sales and gross margin goals You will work alongside some of our most successful people to gain new skills and get their support You need to ensure a smooth running of the „daily business“, i. e. forecasting, financial planning, marketing budget control, packaging design, etc. and support the brand management team in developing whole marketing mix incl. TV copy, media planning, etc. You will take responsibility for your own projects in various areas such as in the preparation of product launches, provide market analyses on the current development of brands (among others with AC Nielsen), and develop and implement creative projects such as designing the website and providing competitor analyses You will also cooperate with our agencies to set-up and organize consumer promotions Necessary qualifications and personal skills: Minimum bachelor’s degree and approximately 1 year work- or internship experience with preferably 6 months in a commercial environment (sales / marketing) in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry International experience and openness to different cultures Extra-curricular activities Achievement orientation, will to succeed, and hands-on mentality Initiative, self-starter approach, and strong communication skills Strong intent to influence and to make a difference combined with very strong entrepreneurial thinking and commercial mind-set Strong analytical thinking as well as problem solving skills Open-minded, change agility and team-spirit as well as leadership ability to become one of our future senior managers Fluency in German and English is compulsory; any additional language is a plus, as you will develop your career internationally We offer: Challenging environment with the best employees to create game-changing innovations Open and international culture with colleagues from all over the world Fast development and the possibility to learn something new every day Modern and colourful office, close to Heidelberg Main Station surrounded by restaurants, parks and sporting grounds An amazing team – be part of it Our trainee program is one of the most challenging, fast paced, developmental and rewarding of all FMCG programs. It will develop you more than you would ever dream possible. We need people with restless minds who don’t rely on textbook thinking. If you think like us and are up for the challenge then we could be right for you. Please apply online via our career website. Note:  we only accept PDF documents . For any questions please call Ms. Sabrina Stegmaier, +49 6221 9982-278. We are looking forward to your application. For more information visit .
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