17 Dec 2019
P&G was founded over 180 years ago as a soap and candle company. Today, we’re the world’s largest consumer goods company and home to iconic, trusted brands, including Always®, Charmin®, Braun®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Oral B®, Pantene®, Pampers®, Tide®, and Vicks®. The design, development, growth and success of these products—and many more—is thanks to the innovative and insightful minds of our people. From Day 1, you’ll help make everyday life easier for our 5 billion consumers through billion dollar brands. With our large global footprint, there are many opportunities to work with P&G in multiple locations. We offer opportunities in approximately 70 countries and continually aim to attract, reward and advance the finest people in the world. As a "build from within" organization, we see 95% of our people start at an entry level and progress through the organization. Here, we want you to get your career off to a fast start. That's why we don't have any rotational development programs or gradual ramping-up periods: you’ll be able—and encouraged—to dive right in from day 1. Join us and help make life better through meaningful work that makes an impact from Day 1.
What you can expect in a Business Development (Sales) internship:
You directly receive meaningful responsibilities from Day 1. You are in charge for maintaining and fast-growing a long-term partnership with our customer by continuously proposing solutions and plans that meet their objectives. To do so, you’ll develop a keen understanding of product categories and markets.
Whilst building the plans, you will not only develop your negotiating and sales skills, but also your financial & marketing skills, analytical insights and logistical understanding as you are responsible for your client from A-Z.
You will be externally focused, on national key Customers, but also online retailers. You will get an understanding of the customers and shoppers needs. You will contribute to negotiations on prices, assortment, merchandising and promotions. You will collaborate with the whole customer team to prepare business plans and external negotiations.
You'll be part of a customer team in which trust, team spirit, real passion for winning and leadership are very important.
You will make commercial recommendations for a category (e.g.: Laundry with Ariel, Oral Care with Oral-B, Hair Care with Head & Shoulders etc.) in Singapore. Your mission will be to improve turnover and Sales fundamentals by suggesting strategic choices in terms of budget, assortment and promotion. You will work alongside the Brand leaders.
We offer a career with varying assignments and lots of development opportunities, so that we develop our leaders of tomorrow. Responsibilities:
Developing and maintaining a productive long term relationship with your customer
Acquire deep understanding of customer needs and requirements
Acquire an in-depth understanding of shoppers, categories and market
Adapting and optimizing country commercial guidelines to your specific client
Negotiating contracts, promo plans and innovations
Preparing volume forecast and plans
Collaborating very closely with teams from other departments;
Resolve any issues and problems of your clients and act as a link between your customer and the internal teams.
You're a top talent in your penultimate year, able to commit to a 6 months (Jan - Jun 2020) or (Jul - Dec 2020)
Be English proficient (Oral and Written)
Good academic performance and positive attitude towards challenges and change
Display strong leadership, teamwork, analytical skills, problem solving and solutions oriented mindset especially during issues
Communication skills and ability to work in teams and under pressure
Express willingness to learn, take initiative and show flexibility
Operate with technical perfection while collaborating effectively with others
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