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For more than a century HEINEKEN has been present in Africa and passionate about the continents’ huge potential for growth. The combination of growing populations, strong expected economic growth, improved political stability and in many markets an emerging, brand-conscious middle class creates attractive growth opportunities. These trends in 2012 benefited Heineken®, the clear leading IPS brand in Africa, and our regional blockbuster brands such as Primus, Star, Gulder, Mützig, Maltina and Turbo King. A focus on innovation is helping us to drive volume and market share growth at both a market and regional level. We continued to invest ahead of the anticipated growth curve in Africa to enable us to seize the opportunity. Capacity expansion programs were implemented in Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tunisia. In addition, we invested in upgrading the two breweries that we acquired in Ethiopia in 2011 and in reinvigorating the local brands. The results have been encouraging. We have also made good progress in the development of a green-field brewery close to Addis Ababa that will brew Heineken®.
The AME Regional Commerce Team is based in Amsterdam and works closely together with the local AME markets on various projects and initiatives to drive business results. The Commerce discipline covers Sales, Marketing, Trade Marketing and Distribution. In all these areas numerous projects emerge from immediate business opportunities or needs. These projects are managed by the AME commerce team and the role of interns to execute locally is a key contributor to bringing these initiatives to life.
The AME Commerce Internship Program has been developed to give young ambitious talents the opportunity to work on challenging assignments from Amsterdam or in one of our AME markets. For duration of up to 6 months, you become part of one of our local organizations and get to work on a challenging assignment with a high level of responsibilities. Over 90% of our internships are conducted in an AME market for the full duration of the internship.
As an AME Intern you will get to work on a high impact assignment working in between the local management team, operations and the AME region. A variety of assignments are possible and you are assigned based on your profile and the available projects. Note that in the full year 2012 about 40 students joined the AME commerce internship program.
There are different types of projects:
We are looking for enthusiastic, mature and hands-on students who are in the final stage of their studies. You are both analytically strong and practically oriented. International experience is preferred. A strong personality and flexibility is required. Fluency in English is mandatory. French is important for some countries.
We also welcome applications from students with nationality from our region; or specific interest in and knowledge of African culture.
All candidates should furthermore possess the following skills/characteristics:
• Enthusiastic and hands-on
• Adventurous and culturally open minded
• Proven leadership skills
• Good communication skills
• Ability to be self-steering and work independently where needed
• Good team player
1. Send your motivation and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. You may be invited for an interview by telephone or at one of our Netherlands offices.
3. If we find a match between your interest, competencies and a specific assignment you will receive an induction programme at an Amsterdam office in order to get ready for your internship.
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