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careeroffice <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:10:05 +0200
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International Sales & Management Trainee – The Netherlands

We are currently looking for ambitious recent graduates or young
professionals to join our trainee program for our Dutch office starting
June 1st 2010: Application deadline: May 5th 2010

About the Meltwater Group
The Meltwater Group is a privately held company started in Scandinavia
committed to disrupting the status quo through introducing new
technologies and a powerful, global sales and distribution
infrastructure. The Meltwater Group currently delivers a diverse range
of B2B applications based on: search engine technology (Meltwater News),
cloud computing (Meltwater Drive), talent management solutions
(Meltwater Talent) and biometrics (GenKey). Meltwater Group’s four
business solutions focus on converting these innovative technologies
into tangible benefits for its business clients worldwide.

Meltwater News – Join a Winning Team
Meltwater News is a dominant global player in the media monitoring and
business intelligence space, delivering a cutting edge
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to tens of thousands of clients
based in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the
Americas. Despite a challenging global economic environment Meltwater
News expects to continue its trend of significant growth in 2009 as the
need for companies to make sound business decisions is even more
critical now than before. Meltwater News is looking for dedicated and
ambitious professionals who are eager to roll up their sleeves and
contribute to the overall growth of the company.

Your ideal qualifications:
• University degree (any discipline)
• Strong academic results
• Passion for consultative sales and business development
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• Entrepreneurial spirit and hunger for success
• Track record for meeting goals and deadlines
• Natural leadership qualities
• International experience (academic or professional)
• Ambitious internships or first relevant professional experience

Dutch on a native speaker level and fluency in English are mandatory.
Knowledge in other languages is an additional qualification.

What you can expect at Meltwater
• Very ambitious and fun work culture
• Accelerated promotion program
• International career opportunities

The Meltwater Trainee Program has a track record of success developing
managers across five continents and a multitude of cultures and language
groups. The training methodology of Meltwater has a strong emphasis on
sales in a team environment. In the first three to nine months as a
trainee you will learn how to present Meltwater’s services to executives
across all industries and to successfully negotiate long-term contracts.
Sales is the most crucial aspect of any business and learning these
skills is imperative for your career in management.
After having demonstrated successful results, business acumen and
management potential, you will assume responsibility for a team.
Meltwater’s ambition is to develop your leadership skills to enable you
to run a business unit as a Managing Director after 12-24 months.
Meltwater only promotes from within, and all Meltwater managers and
executives have been developed through the trainee program. The
accelerated promotion program offers an extremely ambitious career path
with plenty of opportunity for personal and professional growth in an
international environment.

Do you think you have what it takes?
Then please apply until May 5th 2010!
For more information please visit

Please provide cover letter and CV (all documents in English)
Interviews will take place in Amsterdam on May 11th & 12th, 2010.
First day at work will be June 1st 2010

Send your cover letter and CV to [log in to unmask]

Career Office
Faculty of Economics and Business
P.O. Box 800
9700 AV Groningen
the Netherlands
+31 50 363 7182

For final-year projects, an internship contract must be signed by all parties (the organization, the Career Office and the student). The Faculty of Economics and Business has drafted a standard contract which can be downloaded in Dutch or in English. For more information go to