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Internship within Marketing & Sales Excellence team

Job ID COM000423 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium;
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality. 

Job Overview and Responsibilities

As an international chemical group, Solvay assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aerospace or electricity and electronics, with one
goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 24,500 people in 61 countries and generated 10.1 billion euros in net sales in 2017.

The newly created Marketing & Sales (M&S) Excellence team:

• Supports Solvay's Global Business Units (GBUs) as an internal advisory team.

  This includes:
o Growing Solvay’s market shares by finding new opportunities and selecting the most promising battles;
o Accelerating value capture through go-to-market strategies, business model innovations and product launches;
o Gaining commercial efficiency deploying, among other levers, pricing strategy, channel strategy, key account management;
o Leveraging digital on customer centric approach and on projects co-executed with other excellence teams
• Develops and gives trainings together with its multinational coworkers to raise marketing & sales capabilities and skills across the group.
• Harvests and maintains premium understanding of the markets: trends, needs, …
As part of the M&S Excellence team (12 people spread over 3 continents), you will:

• Provide support to M&S Excellence programs run in GBUs:
o Perform quantitative analyses (market dynamics, pricing, …), literature research (competition, products, …) and synthesize information;
o Help formalizing documents;
o Work with internal M&S Excellence team, consulting firms and GBUs stakeholders.
• Foster the M&S Academy roll-out:
o Support methodology formalization and training materials creation;
o Help delivering trainings companywide.
• Support internal team activities (knowledge management, …)

Education and Experience

Be enrolled in a Masters’ degree in Business Engineering, Civil Engineering, Business Administration or Applied Economics from a leading institution (top results);


  • Be a highly motivated and fast-learning team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude who shows initiative, flexibility, determination and professionalism;
  • Have strong communication skills in English, both verbally and written. French is a plus;
  • Have excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including problem structuring and synthesis;
  • Have demonstrated a strong ability to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural and international environment (through past internships and/or experiences abroad);
  • Have a good understanding of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Be available for occasional traveling.


Additional Information

  • The duration of the internship should be between 4 and 6 months (flexible start date). Please specify your earliest availability in your cover letter.
  • Consulting case interview model will be used.


Not required


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