Name: Marie Therese
Current Role: Key Account Manager, Sales Norway
How long have you been at P&G for? 2.5 years
If you had to describe what working at P&G is like in three words what would they be?
Why did you apply to P&G?
I wanted to work in a company that would invest in my development, could offer international career opportunities and where high performance is valued. P&G is one of the best companies for leaders in the world, that’s very motivating.
What do you do in your role on a day to day basis?
I work with a multi-functional team across the Nordics to create the best plans for how to win with our brands and products in one of the biggest retail customers in Norway. This involves a lot of different elements: adapting to changing market conditions, strategy, market analysis, finance and sales. In many ways it is almost like I work as a consultant for P&G and our customer’s joint businesses.
What has your training and development been like during your time with P&G?
This company truly invests a lot of time and effort in the training and development of employees. Any role has a steep learning curve and as you progress you will be given more responsibilities and new tasks. But with the competencies you develop through the continuous training efforts of the company – you’re chances of succeeding are improved massively.
How is the work environment/culture at P&G?
P&G has a winning culture where all employees work towards a shared goal of succeeding in all aspects of our business. It is an open, fun, fast-paced environment where team-work and honesty is valued.
How have you been challenged at P&G?
P&G has a steep learning curve and you often get new tasks and responsibilities as you develop in your role. For me this is highly motivating and also challenges me in a positive way to learn and succeed in new areas.
What advice would you give to somebody considering applying to P&G?
You have nothing to lose! A career at P&G could be just what you are looking for, but remember to follow all the steps of the application process carefully. And remember – be yourself!