Ensuring project risks are assessed, managed and mitigated as part of each project. Ensuring full feasibility analyses are conducted to include all aspects of the project. Coordinating the creation of master data to ensure that new products are set-up, live and costed in the SAP system in time with the project. Managing projects from them being approved by the business to the products going to production.
My role covers two areas, Supply Chain (Operations) and Sustainability. Within Supply Chain, I am responsible for creating supply chain reports and rationalise SKU’s in order to reduce costs but remain competitive. Within sustainability, I am responsible for, practical work i.e. production line efficiency, measurement, 5S, leading sustainability report meetings, regulating sustainability actions taken by multiple departments. Day-to-day, my tasks will depend on the project/s I am undertaking at that time.
• Analyse sales data, marketing coverage, beauty market trends and sampling outcomes • Conduct marketing projects such as new product development, design briefs, briefing PR and social agencies and store visits. • Expanded my practical marketing experience by working closely with my team of brand managers on the tasks mentioned.
My day to day tasks are never the same as this role offers variety! One moment I could be organising recruitment with a manager and then next moment I am writing letters to employees. This role allows you to expand your knowledge with the variety of tasks it provides. You get to talk to directors regularly and get to work on your own projects.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year working for Church and Dwight UK Ltd; so much so that after my time working for them was coming to a close, I had my contract extended so that I could stay a little longer! The people and the work come together to provide both a comfortable and challenging environment which has allowed me to gain great experience working in the Quality control and FMCG industry while also making some life-long friends.
I have wholeheartedly enjoyed my work placement at Church and Dwight as it is such an inclusive and supportive environment to work in and has allowed me a raw insight into the world of Finance. The company has an amazing community atmosphere and the different departments/teams/individuals are easy to talk to and always happy to help. I have met so many lovely people on my year placement who have helped me grow both professionally and personally to whom I am thankful.
I enjoyed my internship very much. It was engaging and informative. I was given the freedom to explore my role and make an impact in the company. I enjoyed the workshops and training sessions as they were very interactive and provided the opportunity to build on key skills and attributes.
Initially I was apprehensive about commencing my placement year as I had to relocate and had no formal experience in HR. However, I had an amazing year where I received exceptional personal and professional support from my immediate team and the wider business. It is a place where there are so many development opportunities!
When I began my work placement everyone was really welcoming. I was the first intern in my department, but you wouldn't have known as the workload was manageable and challenging at times. I had the opportunity to be involved with numerous projects, which I had the opportunity to see the impact my work had on the business. If I could go back and choose a different placement/internship I wouldn't, I made so many friendships and learnt new transferable skills. I will definitely be considering coming back once I graduate if there are vacancies.
I have been working at C&D UK for over a year now and by the time I finish, I will have worked there for 14 months. That's how much I have enjoyed my placement. The experience presented lots of challenges, and in return has taught me many valuable skills, which will surely pay off in the future.
Working in the Continuous Improvement department was every enjoyable. I enjoy learning new things and doing new things every day. Every week I was working on a new projects. Every week I would be working with a different department. It was very insightful because I get to learn how all areas of a business operates, as well as learning what I might enjoy as a career.