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Each and every day, around 15,000 employees in the Valora network work to brighten up their customers' day with a comprehensive convenience and food offering – nearby, quick, convenient and fresh. More than 2,700 small-scale stores are located at highly frequented locations in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The company recruits committed entrepreneurs to manage its outlets, builds on strong own brands and benefits from a vertically integrated value chain as one.

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Autonomous Stores Internship (100%, 6 months)

11269 Full Time Zürich 12/11/2021
Valora digital is the tech unit of Valora. We are a team of developers and product managers that tackle projects that delight customers, improve processes and keep the company ready for the future of retail. We call ourselves builders & doers instead of thinkers & talkers, because we pride ourselves on taking ownership of projects from A to Z and not letting anything get in the way of shipping. Our main areas of focus are Autonomous Stores, Ecommerce & Delivery, Loyalty & Payments and Process Improvement.

The future of retail employs advanced technologies such as computer vision and machine learning to transform the customer experience and dramatically change the cost structure by getting rid of checkout and automating common tasks such as restocking. At Valora we want to be at the forefront of such developments and want to move from concept to successful pilot and widespread rollout as fast as technology allows and the business case makes sense. In recent years we have already rolled out several autonomous store formats across Switzerland, including our “avec Box”, “avec 24/7” and “avec mini”. As our Autonomous Stores intern you will support us in improving our service offering by taking ownership of 1-3 innovation projects or work streams and drive/develop them with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Own and drive your own projects or work streams within Valora Digital for our "Autonomous Stores" vertical
  • Research new market opportunities and act as a consultant to management
  • Conduct analyses from a financial as well as a user/customer perspective
  • Collaborate with engineering, design, legal, marketing and business teams to ship new products, features and projects on time and on budget
  • Support the product management team in large-scale flagship projects by owning workstreams
  • Represent your projects and work streams inside and outside the company, including to all levels of company leadership

Key skills / requirements

  • Close to Bachelor graduation or already enrolled as a Master student in a University program
  • Ideally some practical experience from internship(s) in consulting, startups or tech companies and/or international experience (e.g. exchange semester or internship abroad)
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ambitious and equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset to make things happen
  • Strong affinity for technical and digital concepts
  • Ability to work with limited guidance and proactively collaborating with multiple stakeholders across the organisation
  • Very good spoken and written communication skills in English and German

What we offer

  • Build products for a customer base of more than 5 million people across 5 countries
  • Access the resources of a big corporate but get the entrepreneurial freedom of a startup
  • Open-minded and solution-oriented working culture with flat hierarchies and highly-talented and ambitious colleagues to learn from
  • Steep learning curve in a tech-heavy environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Office with roof terrace in the heart of Zurich, equipped with free snacks and free drinks
  • State-of-the art hardware and software to work with

Contact Information

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