European Graduate Program - Commercial (Marketing & Sales)

  • Willem Einthovenstraat 11, Oegstgeest, nl
  • Full-time

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at

Job Description

Our 2 year European Graduate Program offers you the chance to work on 2 x 1 year assignments, often in 2 different European countries where you will strengthen your skills and shape your future personally and professionally.

Marketing, Sales and Communications work together to connect the value of Avery Dennison products and solutions to markets, customers, employees and other stakeholders.

In the Commercial stream, you are offered a core curriculum that fosters the development of your commercial skills and techniques that are critical to success in all of Avery Dennison’s businesses. The program prepares you for a successful career in Sales or Marketing by providing the opportunity to learn about our products, industry and customers while simultaneously making valuable contributions to the organization.


Key Job Responsibilities:

During the 2 year program, you will have a rotation of 1 year within the Sales functions where you will get the opportunity to build on your commercial skills by working closely with our Customer Service, Sales & Technical Sales Teams and visiting our customers. Another rotation of 1 year will take place in one of our Marketing Teams, focused on Product Management or Marketing Communications.

Avery Dennison will provide you with both on-the-job experience and functional training focused on project management and Enterprise Lean Sigma, products capability, marketing communication and sales methodology but will also focus on personal development and leadership skills. We offer an interactive team environment, where your capabilities and skills will be developed to build a strong career foundation. 

Positions such as Junior Product Manager, Marketing Communication Specialist and Customer Service Lead are some of the potential positions offered immediately after the 2 year program.


We are looking for candidates who are just about to complete – or have recently completed – a Bachelor or Master degree in a commercial subject, e.g. Marketing, International Business, Sales, Business Strategy or equivalent. A maximum of 2 years of professional experience in an international company is a plus.

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated and creative thinkers. But we’re also looking for people who:

  • Have strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Enjoy a varied, fast-moving environment

  • Are global team players

  • Are willing and flexible to relocate into different projects and locations across Europe during the 2 years program

  • Are fluent in English with preferably one additional European language

  • Can effectively communicate at all levels of the organization

Additional Information

The next program start date is 01.10.2019.

For the European Graduate Program, an unlimited EU Work Permit is required. The rotations during the 2 years program will be at designated locations across Europe.


Note: We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates using their personal email addresses.

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