Working student / Internship - Digital Product Management
ERIKS Digital is looking for a working student assistant / internship to play an active role in their product management team for 2-3 days per week.
This role would be an excellent fit for a proactive and organized Master’s student looking for a career in consultancy, business administration, digital, innovation, product management or marketing.
The Product Management function of ERIKS Digital defines the strategy and roadmaps of our broad range of digital products. We build new propositions for customers, such as our ecommerce platform and our innovative predictive maintenance solutions, as well as manage a range of digital products used by our thousands of employees to enable them in their day-to-day work. We’re a team of 15+ Product Managers and related disciplines within the ERIKS Digital organization (100+ employees) headquartered in Amsterdam.
To support the activities of the Product Management leadership, we are looking for an energetic and proactive student or recent graduate to manage and coordinate a number of important projects on a part-time basis.
What You Will Do
You will work directly with our Product Management leadership team as well as other parts of ERIKS Digital, ERIKS country units across Europe and other functions on a number of projects, which could include:
Working with our country units, set up a customer insights engagement program for ERIKS Digital colleagues, so that there is a structural approach that our product management team, and other ERIKS Digital colleagues, can get direct engagement with our customers, understand better their needs and as a result how we can build better solutions for them.
Working with Product Managers and learning & development colleagues, create a set of Product Management training programs on topics such as Design Sprints, Problem Solving, etc., that will utilize tools like our LinkedIn Learning content programs to better equip our product managers and other functions in Product Management methodologies.
Organizing the first ERIKS global hackathon pulling together teams from across ERIKS to create new solutions to problems.
Doing market research and an analysis on an ad-hoc basis for different programs.
Coordinate with our process improvement organization (ExCeed) to see where digital teams can play an active role in ongoing process improvement activities (Kaizens).
You are structured and good at planning and organized, as well as being able to pursue activities to keep things moving.
You are resourceful and not intimidated by the challenge of organizing events and activities across ERIKS
You’re a good communicator and can articulate your plans to other parts of the team and organization.
You are proactive and hands-on and enjoy rolling-up your sleeves and getting involved.
You can work independently and are also good at working with others and bridging gaps between teams and individuals.
You have an interest in the role digital technologies can play in transforming outcomes for businesses and customers, which shows through your studies, interests or previous jobs.
You know your way around a spreadsheet.
After we guide you into the role, you can take care of things on your own
A good command of the English language, English is our main language
You’ll be working with many different people from many different teams, so you’re not afraid to reach out to new people.
What We Offer
This is a paid position.
Duration is open to discussion but we’re looking for a minimum of 3 months.
The opportunity to develop yourself in a digital and product management function and get exposure to a very broad range of business topics and stakeholders.
A potential future career path at ERIKS Digital
Flexibility to plan your workdays into your (study) schedule.
A great office, including lunch and snacks, in Amsterdam Amstel.
International working environment and an opportunity to work with colleagues from across Europe.
Autonomy and responsibility with support when needed in an open and friendly environment.
Interesting projects that you can own and develop from start to finish.
80 years ago, ERIKS started as a supplier to the dairy industry in the Netherlands, providing mechanical components and tools that helped dairy plants increase efficiency. Since then, the company kept innovating, evolving, and expanding. Through a consistent focus on technology and service, it became a key sparring partner and service provider for a range of industries. Among its clients are high-tech manufacturing and food companies (such as ASML and Heineken), energy industry players (from windmill operators to power plants), heavy vehicle manufacturers (making cars, ships, or airplanes), construction firms, medicine production businesses, and more.
For these clients, ERIKS provides a wide range of technical products (for instance hoses and valves), co-engineering, customization solutions, and related services. Technical teams are at customers’ beck and call for sophisticated support and advice – from design to smart maintenance. And on the local web shops, customers can easily order tools or component parts.
“We provide products and know–how in a way that has a direct impact on the economy. In each household you’ll find at least one item of which the production was improved with help from ERIKS.” – Floris Jan Cuypers, COO at ERIKS
Dutch DNA, global culture
With its expansion into 17 countries and many different industries, ERIKS became a global organization, with a truly international culture and vision and with talent, experts, and client relationships from everywhere. Meanwhile, its headquarters and roots are in The Netherlands. The company is owned by SHV, a family-owned Dutch group with a portfolio of seven companies that together employ nearly 60.000 people worldwide. The culture at both SHV and ERIKS is built on integrity, entrepreneurship, and a core value of investing in people. With its 6.500 employees and nearly 2 billion Euros revenue, ERIKS is an established corporate – yet one with the entrepreneurial drive and willingness to invest that is often found at younger, smaller, PE-backed businesses.
ERIKS now finds itself in a very exciting phase: that of a companywide digital transformation. The potential of digital technology for ERIKS extends to all business aspects, from easy business workflows to direct commercial purposes. Digital technology can advance ERIKS e-commerce channels as well as offer new innovations and service propositions that are partially or fully digital. Examples include the proposition of Smart Asset Management (IoT) or ‘ERIKS Wiki’, a knowledge mining database for employees and customers. ERIKS has a dedicated approach to digitization. The company is internally building a proactive, solution-oriented product organisation with top-notch developers and digital and industry experts. Recently, a Chief Digital Officer was hired, and the next three years people, operating model, architecture, governance, and strategy will take full focus.
Eriks Digital is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equal treatment for all genders. Eriks Digital adheres to ethical recruiting methods ensuring that we do not discriminate against any candidate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. This is a fundamental part of our values and beliefs and we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their potential.