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Management Trainee Experience: Stephanie Panossian

I am Stephanie Panossian, a management trainee based in the Dubai office. I’ve lived in Lebanon my whole life and I graduated from the American University of Beirut with a bachelor in Business Administration half a year ago.

What amazed me when I first joined Kraft Heinz was the office environment. I met people of different academic and geographic backgrounds who work together hand in hand for the success of the company which they consider to be their own. I was also impressed by the fact that the employees are very helpful and friendly, always finding the time to help you and guide you even though they have tons of work to do.

The first week of induction was both very interesting and intense. The inductions gave us both a broad view of the company and also, a very much tailored view of how the company works.

Although it is my first week at Kraft Heinz, I feel like I have learned so much in the last 5 days. Having attended a meeting with the marketing research company Kraft Heinz works with, I now know how the company decides on what new product to introduce into other parts of the world.

Having performed a very minor exercise with the regional brand manager of MENAT, I now know how to make sure whether or not a new product introduced is cannibalizing the sales of the other products.

5 days at Kraft Heinz has taught me much more than what university taught me in a period of 3 years. I look forward to learning new things each and every day at Kraft Heinz and keep the adrenaline rush going.