This week Group Sales is taking over the blog! Our names are Kari Renslo Instefjord and Eirik Søreide Hansen. We are both from Bergen and both M.Sc. students at NTNU. Kari is specializing in marine technology and industrial economics and Eirik towards chemical process technology. We are interns in Group Sales, a unit working with assisting the different companies within Orkla in selected sales related projects and processes that goes across the different Orkla Companies. The team consists of talented people who have welcomed us with open arms and given us real life tasks from day one. Working in Group Sales is challenging and interesting, and with colleagues that are eager to help and guide us, we are learning far more than we would from any NTNU lecture. We have even improved our football skills on the way through the lobby one day.
As an intern at Orkla you are well taken care of. Not only with Orkla products like everything from Tran to hair gel, but the employees are interested in your work, and you always have company for lunch.
We also have many other interns in the same situation, and even though they are not from Group Sales, they are ok to hang with, really. This week we went out to eat together after work.
During the summer we will become experts in e-commerce. We are working with Orkla Confectionary and Snacks (which has its benefits, as seen below) and mapping ideas and possibilities for an online platform through which they can sell their products. Since we are super creative and innovative, we want to come up with something more than just an online snack store in the coming weeks we will be gathering more insight from consumers by performing interviews outside the office. This will provide us with valuable insight about the needs and wants of the consumers, and hopefully that will help us to create an amazing concept.
Next week Orkla Marketing and Innovation will be blogging, and we know that they also have an exciting project to tell you about!