Kao Group Benelux
KAO Group - Sales & Operations Intern – Molton Brown – EMEA Wholesale


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Kao Group is een belangrijke, internationale speler binnen het premium haarverzorgingssegment en onderdeel van het Japanse Kao Corporation. Kao Group kenmerkt zich door haar innovatieve business en succesvolle productintroducties die reeds geleid hebben tot wereldwijde successen. Merken die Kao Group Benelux voert zijn John Frieda en Guhl. De Nederlandse bedrijfscultuur laat zich omschrijven als open en constructief, flexibel met een platte structuur, ambitieus en sterk marketinggericht. De Kao Group Benelux organisatie is gevestigd in Amersfoort.

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The role:

We are looking for a Sales & Operations Intern to support our EMEA Wholesale channel. You will be working under the supervision of the National Account Manager (NAM) responsible for the Benelux, Denmark and Finland. This is a 6-months internship on a 4 or 5-days a week basis starting from September. You will be paid €500 per month (on a full-time basis, excl. travel expenses).

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What you will do:

Interacting with different departments which may be based in our head-office in London (such as our Merchandising team) our in our European head quarter in Frankfurt (such as our Logistics team). You will also frequently interact with the local Marketing team, based in Amersfoort, which services both Benelux and the Nordics region.

Supporting a highly experienced NAM with extensive knowledge of the Beauty retail landscape and industry.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be interacting with our retail partners. You may be sending them relevant information, such as order forms, information on upcoming campaigns, training tools, digital assets such as product imagery and/or, copy, or visual merchandising guidelines. You will also process orders and complete product set-up files to enable the set-up of our products on our retailers’ systems.

Monitoring – and reporting on - monthly and year-to-date sales results to assess potential risks to target and help identify relevant initiatives to hit targets and/or capitalize on potential opportunities. There is also scope to do specific research into relevant areas of interest.

What you will need:

We are looking for an intern who is hands-on, with a can-do mind-set, keen to learn and take initiative.

Ability to work independently

Act as a brand representative and the service our retailers receive from you will impact the way they perceive our business and brand.

Dutch language is required although you will also have to speak English with your international colleagues and retail partners based in Belgium, Luxemburg, Denmark and Finland.

You are currently enrolled at an HBO/WO study program.


Molton Brown is sold at prestigious retail destinations such Babassu, Skins and De Bijenkorf. The brand is also sold through selective Mooi, Pour Vous and Beauty X doors. We are also sold on multiple online outlets.

Over the past years we have experienced strong growth in the European market as people are starting to become more familiar with our high-quality product range. Whilst we are most famous for our beautifully scented hand washes, body washes and our seasonal gifting offering, our range also contains candles, aroma reeds, lotions, fragrances etc. We are a British heritage brand celebrating its 50th birthday this year! Creating beautiful products in a sustainable fashion is key within our business.   

Molton Brown is part of a Japanese corporation called KAO. Other well-known brands within the KAO portfolio are Biore, Guhl, John Frieda, Oribe, KMS etc. You will be working alongside the different KAO brands in the Amersfoort office (when Covid guidelines permit) and you will be surrounded and supported by other interns working for different brands, as well as a dynamic, fun, social workforce.