Summer Internships for Sales & Marketing
Unilever Finland Oy
Unilever’s Summer Internship is a great way to get to know Unilever and to get introduced to the world of business. You will join us for about 10 weeks during the summer months in the Unilever Office in Helsinki.
As a summer intern, you work alongside Unilever employees and a Line Manager with whom you set goals to measure your performance. As part of your program you are assigned a personal project that you deliver to the leadership team at the end of your program. You will learn loads, have fun, and students who successfully complete our summer internships will be considered as candidate for our Unilever Future Leaders Programme. Could it get better? – It sure can, this is a paid position!
In 2020, we offer summer internships in Marketing & Sales/Customer Development (one per each function). The internship period starts flexibly sometime between mid-May and beginning of July 2020 and lasts approximately 10 to 12 weeks.
Marketing requires an expert knowledge of your brand, the people who use it and how to communicate with them. As a marketer at Unilever you work closely with our consumers – perhaps commissioning research into their likes, dislikes and behavior. You also liaise closely with external partners such as agencies in PR, advertising and pack design when e.g. realizing a campaign. In addition to this you speak with retailers, Unilever Brand Innovation Centers across the world, and our Supply Chain and Customer Management teams.
Being a global leader within the field of marketing, we will teach you all about strategy, brand positioning, understanding consumers, operations, customer management, communication and Innovation.
Without the right promotion or position and without the right level of interest from our customers – the people who actually sell the products to everyday consumers – we are not going to realize the potential of even our most successful brands. And that’s where you fit in.
It is the job of our Customer Development team to persuade our customers to position our products, put up new displays, participate in special promotions and take the risk of buying lots of stock of something new and unfamiliar. When we say customers, we could mean supermarkets, convenience stores, petrol stations, news agents, chemists, restaurants, hotels - the list goes on. It is a fast moving and exciting place to be but working here takes a lot of skill. You need to manage relationships with retailers and wholesalers – building business in the long term and dealing with day-to-day issues as they arise. Essentially, you need to influence a whole range of people and you are at the heart of our business.
Your background and skills
You are a first year master student graduating sometime in 2021
Your educational background is preferably within marketing or sales and you have a passion for our brands.
You are fluent in Finnish and English, both written and spoken.
You have some work experience and you have most likely spent time living abroad, either as a student or work related.
Could this be U?
To get the most out of your time with us, we’d like you to be proactive in your own development. You take ownership of learning as much as you can about Unilever and the huge diversity of the business areas we have. We want to hear your ideas, so be ready to have an opinion and to speak up from day one. Furthermore, you are driven, team oriented and eager to learn.
Please submit your application (including CV and Cover letter) in English through our website www.unilever.fi/careers as soon as possible, but 31st of January at the latest.
We use HireVue video interview tool in our recruitment process and will invite potential candidates to participate a recorded video interview. Successful candidates will be invited to an assessment center on 27th February to our Office in Helsinki.