Working With The Current Industrial Placement Student

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Month 1: The Role Majority of students in placement have at least two week hand over period working and learning alongside the current industrial placement student. As for me, I had no hand over period nor did I had any induction or training to kick start my placement year. From day one, I was introduced to all sort of tasks that needed to be completed and the deadlines by which completion was required. After my manager instructed me how to do my tasks once. I was given the opportunity to work by myself on the tasks at hand. The role has me working alongside the European Commercial and Bids Pricing (C&BP) team in identifying trends on the pricing behaviour in certain product segments and market condition across Europe. The report is heavily based on Microsoft Excel and will be key for the country pricing managers across Europe to benchmark their decisions. This will allow me to develop my excel skills by improve my formula, formatting and error correction skills. While I was taught how to deal with the standard process by my manager, any problems that occur need to be dealt with intuitive knowledge gained about excel and how Xerox’s reporting system works. Also, I am developing the pricing library and maintaining the website for European commercial and Bids pricing. On top of this, I am also involved in a number of ad hoc projects to support various activities within the European (C&BP), such as supporting the pricing set up of new product launch analysis on specific
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