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Job: Internship: New product and business development (Suitable for thesis)
Sales role
Posted on: December 03, 2020
Locations: Netherlands (Fryslan)
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Start date: February 2021

Duration: 6-9 months

We are able to support you with your thesis if in line with our projects. In combination with your thesis, we require a 32 hours per week working on our projects, and grand you 8 hours per week to work at your research topic. If no thesis combination is required, 40 hours per week working on our projects is required.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Explore relevant innovation directions for our coffee businesses. Generate and screen ideas, develop concepts, create prototypes, generate proof of function. You will be involved in the whole chain of a product development– from product idealization to activation on the market, and actively drive your creative ideas to our team.

You are responsible for

Idea generation
Technology scouting and selection
Screen these ideas based on technology fit and consumer relevancy
Determine market potential and go to market strategy underpinned with business case
Product prototyping and testing
Competitor analysis

You are a part of

The Philips Coffee innovation team, within the Business Group Coffee. You will be working in a network of various stakeholders based in the Netherlands (e.g., engineering team, consumer marketing team and design experts).

You will be working at our Innovation site in Drachten.

Due to the current COVID19 situation, we are able to support you working from home.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

Currently studying towards your University Master in Sciences WO in: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Food Science or Biomechanical engineering.
Ability to think creatively and pragmatically.
Ability to collaborate with marketing and engineering teams, and create network within the organization.
Strong analytical skills and the passion to drive business growth. Ability to think creatively and pragmatically.
Fluent in oral and written English

In return, we offer you

Working experience in a global multinational, in the domain of Coffee appliances. Hands-on product development experience, combined with marketing communication experience.

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