Commercial Business Assistant

Type: 7 Month Internship
Salary: Paid + accommodation and utility costs
Location: Castleford, West Yorkshire

Start Date: January 2015
Closing Date of Applications: 19/12/2014

Job Information
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a student or a recent graduate to join our client, a leading manufacturer of frozen confectionery products, as a Commercial Business Assistant on a 7 month internship starting from January 2015. This is a great opportunity for a student or a graduate that is looking for an internship in order to gain valuable experience in working in a fast paced business environment.

Key areas of involvement:
(The student may be involved with some or all of the areas below, flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude required)
* Regular contact and communications with our German head office.
* Using internal systems to analyse sales performance
* Analysing profitability and margin performance
* Spreadsheet preparation, using formulas, pivot tables and macros
* Using market research data to monitor market developments
* Preparing regular reports on performance, both internal and external
* Preparing customer presentations
* Monitor exchange rates

Plus any other business activities as required

* A wide-ranging and challenging placement in a successful business operating in a tough market environment
* The possibility to gain overall commercial knowledge of our Commercial Management as well as the overall business
* Responsibility and the opportunity to make a positive impact on our Commercial Department
* Above all, the chance to work in a team of motivated, creative and tenacious colleagues who are managing all aspects of a fast growing international business

A leading manufacturer of frozen confectionery products in Europe, with the Head Office and Production based in Germany (Osnabrück/Mettingen).


Job Requirements
* German speaking (preferable, but not essential)
* International Business and Management / Business Administration or Mathematics based degree
* An interest in Commercial Management
* To include financial analysis (profitability/margin analysis)
* To be solution driven with the ability to make recommendations for improvement
* Excellent computer skills (Excel essential)
* Interpersonal and team working skills
* Self-motivation and good organisational skills
* A good sense of humour, a flexible and international approach and the desire to work in a fun but extremely challenging environment


Application Process
* Apply by sending in your up-to-date CV and a detailed cover letter highlighting relevant skills/qualifications required for the role
* We advise you to apply early