Internship

Internship - Strategy analyst

Brussels (Belgium)
Student / Recent Graduate
Solvay

The Job

Company description: Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share. We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future. Job description: The Strategic Plans & Intelligence (SPI) team is part of Solvay’s Corporate Strategy team. The SPI team is responsible for: Developing strategic plans (Value Creation Plans) in co-creation with GBUs Strategic foundation phase: Develop transparent fact base Incl. business definition, market/competitive landscape, business performance, customer NPS, future-back / scenario stress test Mandate decision phase: Identify range of strategic choices (WtP, HtW). Define full potential. Support decision on strategic imperatives and ambition setting Mobilization phase: Support development of mobilization plan Identifying external evolutions to understand and anticipate Solvay performance Provide regular view on market, customer, competitor and economic evolutions Develop group segmentation (market & chemical categories) Identify external evolutions to take strategic action Facilitate transversal market & focus topic groups to exchange intelligence Deliver intelligence for focus markets & topics Identify external evolutions to define new value pools for the group in co-creation with R&I Serve as center of excellence for intelligence across Solvay Indicator databases, reports subscriptions, intelligence best practices, networking, tools, external associations, …   The intern will contribute to overall strategic plans & intelligence team activities. The content of the internship can evolve depending on specific project activities and requests at the time of the internship This can include the following tasks (non-exhaustive):  Take part in a strategic project and perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis (e.g. competitive benchmarking, chemical value chain mapping, market & sustainability trends, market model, business performance). Visualize your findings and use crisp written communication with focus on: messaging, zero defect, consistency. Interact with the GBU and other stakeholders  Develop market intelligence based on both qualitative and quantitative research: extracting and analyzing industrial and macroeconomic indicators (e.g. production and sales indices), visualizing extracted data in clear, concise graphs, developing qualitative insights by analyzing market reports Find relevant news and diffuse it to key stakeholders in the group. The relevant news can be related to financial results, M&A, partnership, sustainability, market trends, research, industrial footprint, … Analyze market indicators and run scenario models to alert Solvay’s businesses on market evolutions Contribute to the marketing foresight and trend watch activities of the team: improvement of Solvay in-house Foresight tool (clustering algorithms, newsletters, etc.) and to the user support, writing regular news blog posts for focus markets & topics The internship can be done either in Brussels, Belgium or in France (Lyon, Aubervilliers). The start date is February 2023 (can be flexible).   #LI-AE1 #LI-Onsite   Profile description: Education & Experience Soon or newly graduate of a master degree in preferably in business or chemical engineering. Must-have skills Strong analytical & problem-solving skills, able to operate in a project-oriented context Knowledge of tools to find & analyze information, and use of Microsoft Office (incl. Powerpoint, Excel) Human qualities: output-driven, quick, flexible and organized, rigorous, curious, good communication skills, strong capacity for analysis and synthesis. English    Nice-to-have skills Programming languages (Python, SQL,..), data management French & Dutch knowledge Education level: Master's Degree Work experience: Less than 6 months Start contract date: 13-01-23
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