Juniors & Trainees


Inspiring your personal growth and professional development is part of our DNA

That's why we offer our graduates bespoke learning plans incorporating both formal and on-the-job training as well as coaching and mentoring opportunities.

You can become part of Danone by either starting on a direct entry position working in a Junior Manager position in the department of your choice or with a 2-year-programme where you will be working in different departments. You can start your career in any of our career fields.

We will set you up for success! You will be introduced to the world of Danone at your Danone discovery days where you will learn about our mission, what it’s like to be a Danoner and about our business units. As part of this you’ll meet a range of people across our DACH business units, including senior stakeholders and get some quality time with your new line manager where you will learn about your new role and the team you will be joining! You come into real roles at Danone, with responsibility and accountability from the outset.

Job Entry Example: Marketing & Sales

On our MARKETING & SALES programme, you will have two 1 year rotations developing your skills. During this time, you will get close to our consumers and understand how to build and develop market leading brands.


• Gathering and analyzing information to help shape account strategy. Agreeing annual business plans with Danone’s customers.
• Influencing and educating store managers.
• Implementing customer plans at local store and depot level.


• Leading some of Danone’s new product development projects including agency briefings, product development and launch recommendations.
• Reviewing, building and implementing brand communication plans.
• Reviewing and developing packaging for the brands.
• Performance tracking and analysis of Danone’s products and the wider market.

Saskia Matuttis is sharing her work experience

Are you interested in becoming a real marketeer and sales-person? If yes: join the Danone Junior Sales & Marketing Programme!

During my 2-year junior programme I am learning the basic tools in Sales & Marketing. This includes not only how to position a brand in the market but also how to sell it successfully.

What to expect:

Starting with day 1 in my role as Junior Brand Manager for ACTIVIA I was given the responsibility to lead projects within DACH. My personal highlight was a new product launch which enabled me to gain a 360° view into consumer goods marketing. Within this project I was responsible for developing the design, conducting market research as well as consumer testing . Furthermore, I was also responsible for the budget and planning activation activities while working closely with our global team in Paris. In Danone´s Marketing Department you can act as an entrepreneur and be the creator of the product category you are working in.

The journey continues in Sales: As Junior Key Account Manager I am responsible for the clients real,- and Metro with whom I am actively accompanying on their strategic growth. Along with the yearly negotiations, I am constantly working with our clients to increase their sales and hence also contribute to Danone´s business´ success.

The perfect match

CREATES to build a meaningful future. If you thrive on rising to challenging situations and thrive on being taken out of your comfort zone, Danone could be right for you. Great candidates also look beyond the day to day to spot new opportunities.

OPEN to build up a network to learn and share with others. We are looking for you to demonstrate your ability to create great relationships and work collaboratively, being open to new ideas and sharing your views too.

DRIVES for sustainable results.  A great candidate is someone who is clear on the outcome. Your ability to deliver results by taking responsibility and showing the way forward over obstacles is key.

EMPOWERED to energize and grow people.  If you are somebody that seeks learning opportunities in what you do every day and from across your networks, this will stand you in good stead at Danone.

SELF AWARE to strive for development. We look for candidates who are aware of their strengths, as well as their weaknesses. Learning from your mistakes and growing from your setbacks is key in developing your skills.