Amsterdam, Netherlands





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Welcome to our Philip Morris vacancy. Did you know that Philip Morris International is undergoing a revolutionary business transformation? We will be far more than a leading cigarette company. We want to change society and deliver a better, smoke-free future. Thanks to the imagination and perseverance of thousands of people at PMI, we have developed smoke-free products that are better alternatives to cigarettes. And it does not stop there. We are investing in a portfolio of innovative products beyond nicotine. So, whether in new product development, commercialization, operations, science, you name it, we are putting our vision into reality every day and make the change happen, right now. The Trade Engagement department is an important pillar of the Country NL. The mission of the team is to develop a B2B strategy with our retailers in mind. It needs to consider their business, needs and gaps and find solutions that help them in their daily life. The goal is to create share of love and share of market. We are looking for a highly talented colleague to join the team, who is to make a difference to our organization, and our partners. Curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and a strong drive for continuous improvement are key prerequisites. If so, then please continue reading. The Trade Engagement Executive is accountable to support the enabling of the indirect channels to deliver the best in class commercial performance and retail NPS. The role is about supporting in a practical way on the different multi-category initiatives that are on the trade engagement agenda. It requires a close collaboration with key internal stakeholders, such as Marketing, Country team and Commercial Planning. Responsibilities of the role: • To take the lead in agency collaboration on implementing activation in a qualitative way to best serve the indirect retail channel and commercial teams. (Mystery Shopper …) • To set up or support a trade Engagement plan for different multi-category initiatives in order to educate and to engage our trade partners in the best way to support the commercial KPI’s. • To write a clear, professional, and singular tone of voice communication in local languages to our retailers on different communication platforms (copywriting). You take contact with all internal stakeholders to refine and check the content in time. (Legal, EA, Marketing …) • To interact on a professional way with third party suppliers on purchases of activation items, following up from first contact to delivery at the field team. • To foresee clear and understandable communication towards Field Sales through Teams, IB and Sales Letter in collaboration with the commercial planning team. • To help improve our retailer approach on different levels of interaction from a Trade Engagement point of view with a constructive mind-set. • To analyze past initiatives to compare the results vs. goals and to find improvement area’s for future initiatives. Key challenges in the role: • You will have to connect too many internal and external stakeholder to co-create and to get thing done. • You will have to prioritize work and requests you will get, to maximize the outcome. • You will need to get up to speed fast with different processes. • You will need to be proactive and be able to work independently to achieve the set goals. You: • You will have to connect too many internal and external stakeholder to co-create and to get thing done. • You will have to prioritize work and requests you will get, to maximize the outcome. • You will need to get up to speed fast with different processes. Required experience: • A good knowledge of the local market and retailers through front office experience. • Third Party Partner (agency) management experience is a plus. • Key Competencies: • Strong consumer centricity: Retailer knowledge & insights • Strong collaboration skills: You seek true collaboration and you feel comfortable in reaching out to other stakeholders to achieve the goals. • Presentation skills: You are able to bring a structured story (in ppt.) to an audience of peers in order to convince them of your plan. • Planning: You can work on different tasks, projects and initiatives at the same time and make the necessary deadlines. • Independency and hands-on mentality. • Native level of Dutch (for NL position) speaking and writing. Being able to write in a professional and pleasant way is a plus. • You are comfortable to speak English. What will the selection process look like? Talent Acquisition (TA) will perform an initial screening to assess whether candidates match with the defined vacancy requirements. If this is the case, the candidate will be invited for 2 competency-based (virtual) interviews. In parallel, you will be asked to complete online assessment tests*. At the end of the process, each candidate will receive the assessment results, as well as actionable feedback for their further development. *Assessment Tests The tests are integrated in the selection process to increase objectivity of the final decision making. The assessment tests for this role is a cognitive ability test. The results will not be saved in the employee’s file, and will only be used in the context of the vacancy for which the employee is applying. Results are therefore not used for purposes of performance evaluation. • Cognitive Ability Test: Report links under three headings: 1. Deductive reasoning (measuring the ability drawing logical conclusions) 2. Inductive reasoning (measuring conceptual and analytical thinking) 3. Numerical reasoning (measuring capacity to understand numerical data and interpret mathematical information correctly)