Professional, Business Development, Management, Business Development, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA - Management Development

This is an outstanding opportunity for an outstanding individual!

The Bertelsmann Entrepreneurs Program is an initiative of Bertelsmann's Board to give emerging entrepreneurs an opportunity to write their own chapter in the Bertelsmann success story. During the 18-month program, participants will be involved in implementing a number of entrepreneurial projects throughout different Bertelsmann divisions worldwide. The aim is to prepare participants to assume responsibility within a very short period of time.

Job duties

  • Take on a leading management function within a short period of time

  • Identify business opportunities, leverage creativity and entrepreneurial freedom

  • Develop concepts, implement projects and work in cross-functional Teams

  • Provide project leadership in matrix teams

  • Show self-direction in your work

  • Conduct market studies, research competitive intelligence reports and analyze results

  • Develop and recommend strategies for various businesses under the Bertelsmann umbrella

Job requirements

  • Proven entrepreneurial experience displayed in a business initiative or large project

  • Demonstrated affinity for media

  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree and 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience

  • Leadership skills and willingness to take responsibility

  • Ability to communicate with top management

  • Geographic flexibility; travel is required, as projects are located throughout the world for the whole duration of the program

  • English a must, other foreign languages a plus

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Introducing ourselves:

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 119,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.2 billion in the 2017 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for entrepreneurship and creativity. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world.

Are you interested? Apply for this job! We welcome applications from people who will contribute to the diversity of our company.

Submit application to:
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA | Corporate Management Development | Dr. Nico Rose |  |

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