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SOLARIS Marketing Project Intern

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 37,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2018: EUR 3,7 billion
  • EBITDA 2018: EUR 576 million
  • Over 37,000 employees


Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.


Developing Careers & Potential


Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company. Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.


With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

SOLARIS Marketing Project Intern – Center of Excellence Sun

Reports to

Marketing Project Manager – Center of Excellence Sun

Main purpose of the role

The Marketing Project Intern Solaris is part of the Global Marketing team responsible for creating global retail brand content and best-in-class marketing activities for all sales channels and store formats that can easily be implemented to drive growth across the sunglass category and for the Solaris brand.

Main responsibilities

Brand Content & Digital

  • Coordination of internal and external (agencies, photographers etc )participants to the execution of the commercial calendar.
  • Creation and coordination on breakthrough concepts (communication, animations...) able to deliver growth objectives: coordinate the creation and development of programs in areas like on-trade POS material, visuals, movies …
  • Develop and adapt campaigns to help drive Solaris retail brand awareness and sales
  • Development and upgrade of retail format/concepts: all touchpoints (off- and online).
  • Develop category and brand content aimed at strengthening positioning and raising brand awareness.
  • Participate in the development and the design and the content of new sun e-commerce platform.

Operational Marketing

  • Monitor and evaluate 360° marketing campaigns and activation programs implementation according to Yearly Marketing Plan by identifying drivers for growth, conversion, traffic boost, commercial promotions and potential for new consumers acquisition for all markets and zones
  • Collaborate with our product suppliers to build differentiating campaigns and activation programs
  • Support operating countries in any marketing related topic.
  • Post-analyse promotion result (ROI) and identify future action plans. Collect, synthesize and share best practices.
  • Support in daily administrative tasks
  • Archive marketing materials (gathering from suppliers, category playbook, product benefits book) and deploying to the markets via Sharepoint
  • Update data & information consolidation (marketing calendar, projects timeline, presentations, budget) & information gathering with different countries (OpCo’s

Trade Marketing Operations

  • Develop and implement Trade Marketing activities (online and offline) with key suppliers
  • Manage production and distribution of POS materials in line with the launch and communication guidelines.
  • Competition activities monitoring, market analyses

Required qualifications/level of education

Solid academic background (minimum of Bachelor degree), ‘smart’, background in Marketing, Communication, Business Administration and Digital Communications
Currently enrolled in a Dutch University.

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

Highly adaptable to new environments; with a natural ability to embrace learning and develop through experience. High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact.

Positive, customer first, can do attitude.

Key skills, knowledge and experience

The candidate must have the following skills/ profile:

  • High proficiency in English
  • Willing to learn, diplomatic and ability to communicate and influence
  • Digital-friendly and excellent command of Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint); Photoshop is a plus
  • Can-do mentality, ambitious, results oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
  • Enthusiasm, rigor and strong implication
  • Organizational skills and ability to work in autonomy

In addition, successful candidates preferably have:

  • International profile (and or background)
  • Commercially smart
  • Interest in Social Media, preferably in sunglasses, fashion or optical retailing
  • Working experience in a demanding environment


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be succesful.  

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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