Responsible for pulling daily reports and ensuring reports are correct. Actively participate and assist with forecast and forecast prep calls. Help to drive demand generation campaigns by doing account profiling, stakeholder mapping and outreach. Making sure the deals in the system are correct and true to knowledge. Other tasks include building presentations, sending and tracking invites for SAP events and stakeholder profiling.
The placement has drastically improved my Excel skills and Microsoft proficiency. I have also improved on sales skills such as negotiation and persuasion. I have also noticed improvements in problem-solving ability.
At SAP placement year students are thrown in from the beginning. You are not treated like an intern and you get given responsibilities straight away. The exposure interns have allow them to take responsibility early on and add value to their teams.
The placement organizers offer a lot of support a the beginning of placement, ensuring that onboarding goes as smoothly as possible. After this, you get assigned a 'buddy' who is there to help when you have questions or need a hand.
The sales department very much has a culture of getting things done. It's fast paced and sometimes feels like everyone is for themselves, there is often the same end-goal though. General atmosphere is busy and dynamic with constant changes to keep up with.
I have enjoyed the experience on the whole but would be lying to say it's all roses. It's equally as challenging as rewarding. I have enjoyed the exposure and experience of working in a large organisation. Networking and building relationships with people I would not normally meet has improved my confidence for which I'm grateful. On the other hand, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the nature of the environment.
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Placement Year (10 Months+)
1st July 2021