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BDF BeiersdorfCommercial Management Traineeship

Application deadline 21-04-2015


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21-04-2015 (For Past)


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Who are we?

If you don’t think you’ve heard of us, think again!
We are Beiersdorf, the company behind leading global brands such as Nivea, Elastoplast/Hansoplast and Eucerin.  We are a global skincare company and employ around 16,500 employees across 150 offices.  Now that you recognize our brands, why not be part of the business behind them?
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Beiersdorf Northern Europe:

The Beiersdorf Northern Europe group is the largest management unit outside of our headquarters in Germany and is an important growth driver for the global business.  Made up of eight countries; The United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway and Iceland, this region offers employees rewarding and varied careers across diverse markets and business challenges. We strive for success and we want you to be a part of it.

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Why Beiersdorf?

Beiersdorf can offer you an international career with brands that are global leaders.  You’ll get the opportunity to start your international career by undertaking a step abroad within the Northern Europe region during the graduate program. At Beiersdorf you get the opportunity to drive business results from day one.  You will be joining us at a time of dynamic change, strong results and ambitious growth plans which you can shape and will be challenged to deliver. Employees at Beiersdorf live Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, Speed and Change. Our culture is integrative, open and honest.  We say what we mean and we deliver what we promise.

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Programme Objective

Our graduate program, Beyond Borders, is designed to develop diverse and international leaders of the future through broad experience, commercial exposure and roles based across Northern European.

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Programme Structure

Beyond Borders balances cross functional, international experience and functional expertise.  This allows us to develop business managers that have broad commercial knowledge and in depth functional expertise.

Your experience at Beiersdorf will include with a 12 month placement in a function of your choice; Finance, Supply Chain, Commercial Management or Marketing.  The journey will continue with rotations into two further business functions for a period of six months each. You’ll also get to experience a variety of customers, colleagues and cultures with at least one of your rotations being in another country within Northern Europe.

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Commercial Management

At the forefront of our business the Commercial Management (Sales) team drive outstanding commercial success. We aim to best understand and address local consumer needs that deliver mutually beneficial results. The relationships we build with our customers are key to our success and the team work hard, alongside all of the functions, to understand their needs and create opportunities that lead to long term sustainable relationships. Some of the roles that you may be placed in could include a National Account Assistant, Assistant Category Manager or Gifting Executive.

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All about you

 We are focused on developing you, a top talent, into an international business leader of the future.   All of our graduate development programs are geared towards delivering this goal.  You will be involved in a wide range of learning and development initiatives including training workshops, on the job coaching, mentoring and graduate group projects.  There’s also the opportunity to study for further professional qualifications whilst on the scheme.

We have tailored our graduate reward strategy to ensure it focuses on high performance and regular recognition.  You will have the opportunity to increase you salary every six months and we offer a competitive salary to all of our graduates.

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Social and support network

 You’ll have wide support from a variety of people within Beiersdorf when you join. This will include your peers, previous graduates, rotation line managers, a mentor and HR.  You’ll get to know your graduate peers following structured induction activities and the graduates from previous years can give you an insight into their experiences here so far. All of these connections will allow you to develop not only professionally, but personally too.

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What we are looking for

 Our ideal Beyond Borders applicants will have the following traits.

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree,
  • Have studied or worked internationally
  • Have done an undergraduate work placement or internship
  • Can speak a second language

We’re looking for candidates to start in either March or September 2014. If you think you are what we’re looking for, then click the link at the bottom of the page to apply.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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