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Internship, Group Marketing Intelligence

Your internship

 

Being a partner in innovation for our customers, Puratos develops a variety of  ingredients & solutions with healthy nutritional characteristics providing great taste. A deep understanding of consumer taste preferences is at the heart of our activities and driver of our innovations.

 You will be part of a small & agile team (2.5 FTE) of group marketing intelligence that works on global marketing intelligence assignments in different areas of activity:

  • Market & competitive intelligence
  • Customer intelligence
  • Consumer & shopper research

 You will be supporting the Puratos Sensobus: this is a mobile sensory lab travelling across Europe to engage with consumers and gather their opinions about our  improved or newly developed bakery & patisserie products.  In 2019, the Sensobus was 80 days in the field interviewing  20.000 consumers in 15 different countries throughout Europe. Most often our Sensobus is present on the parking of large shopping malls, supermarkets or cities centres.

 Your role:

  • You will organise, execute and report on market & consumer research. You have a wide variety of tools available: This can either be using the Puratos Sensobus, our internal expert panels, online surveys, desk research (global access to Euromonitor, Mintel, Planet retail) or a combination of the previous tools.
  • Desk research activities to support queries from countries or complete and update the WiKi pages of our key competitors will complement your research activities and give you a broad view and sense of the global challenges of the Puratos world
  • We are open to your suggestion to further improve the existing processes for analyses & reporting: build scripts & PPT templates for automated reporting.
  • You will be coached by and work in narrow collaboration with the group marketing consumer manager

Video Sensobus:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQPUqkfWOqA

 

Your profile

 

  • An expertise in communication/marketing (bachelor or master level)
  • An excellent knowledge of English, any other language is an asset
  • A service-mind 
  • A certain level of flexibility
  • A high level of professionalism
  • An affinity with analytics and why not some statistics, experience with working in SPSS is an asset
  • A good sense of humour 

...will be key ingredients for a successful candidate in our department.

 

Our offer

 

You will get the chance to get real work experience in a nice atmosphere.

For foreign students (non-Belgian resident students) we are able to offer you an expenses allowance of 700 € per month.

Please apply for a 5-6 months internship.  Concerning the startdate of your internship, we are flexible and look for a candidate able to start in January- February 2021.

 

Why would you join Puratos?

 

You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader. You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are part of our main priorities. You can expect to have a fascinating and full of learning internship in an atmosphere with open communication.

 

Who are we ?

 

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 8800 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.

Shall we meet soon?