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Commercial Excellence Intern

HQ Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Take Riwal to new heights! Work at the heart of an international leader to enable the best results with your  focus on Continuous Improvement that makes a real customer difference.

The Company  

Riwal is an international company specialized in the rental and sales of aerial work platforms and related machinery. Riwal generates revenues of over € 265 million while operating a fleet of 20.000 rental  units and employing 2.500 people across 16 countries (in Europe, Middle East, India and Kazakhstan).  Riwal was founded in 1968 and has experienced strong international growth over the last 10 years, to  become one of the largest privately held companies in the industry.


Commercial Excellence Intern  

Level: Bachelor 

Location: Wilgenbos 2, Dordrecht, The Netherlands 

Start: September 2022 

In this role, you will support our Commercial Process Specialist with daily activities for the Riwal Group –  working in the heart of an international company. During this internship, you will gain valuable experience  in an international organization and hands-on experience working with Commercial Excellence Principles.  On a daily basis, you will be working with the Commercial Process Specialist to maintain our Commercial  Audit program, with the goal of continuously optimizing business practices across countries. 

“Being a Commercial Excellence Intern has been a source of significant personal growth. It has provided me with greater knowledge and understanding of (B2B) commercial principles that are applicable in almost any multinational. The nature of this position made it so that I had plenty of opportunities to conduct research and write my thesis. My colleagues have been open and friendly and the environment has been very positive.”- Simon (Commercial Excellence Intern 01-2022 / 06- 2022)


Day-to-day duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Support the commercial Continuous Improvement Review (Commercial CIR) program; • Providing the right structure and access to documentation of evidence per maturity maturity; • Improve the process of gathering evidence; 

  • Tracking, reporting, and controlling The Commercial Riwal Way Key Performance Indicators; • Selecting, documenting, and communicating group-wide Best Practices;
  • Support other Commercial Excellence programs. E.g. commercial training, use of CRM, updating of  the Commercial Excellence Guide. 

Your personality makes the difference! 

In this role you can combine your knowledge gained from school with the experience you will gain while  working for Riwal. Best of both worlds! You also bring the following attributes: 

  • Flexibility and ability to work well in diverse international teams;
  • “Can do” mentality;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Solution-oriented, customer-driven, and commercial mindset.


  • HBO bachelor student in Commercial Economics, International Business, Management Economics,  and Law, or related fields;
  • Interest in or knowledge of Commercial Excellence principles;
  • English professional level, other languages beneficial but not necessary;
  • Good knowledge of office applications (Microsoft or Google);
  • Available for at least 4 months, available for at least 4 days a week, preferably on a full-time basis. 

Join our organization that is committed to its employees! 

  • To join Riwal is to become part of a dynamic team where you can make a real difference to the bottom  line. At Riwal HQ, you will find yourself in a dynamic, result-oriented and informal work environment at a  beautiful location near Dordrecht City Center, which is very easy to reach with both public transport and by car. You will work within a friendly and open culture where we have lunch together and enjoy regular  company drinks. Additionally, you will benefit from: Be part of a team (E.g. Group Commercial Director) that has lots of ambitions and works very  pragmatic to get the job done;
  • Receive an internship allowance;
  • Gain valuable experience in an international organization;
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of Commercial Excellence principles;
  • Have opportunities to network with a team of people dedicated to operational improvement; • If you do not have the student travel product anymore, you will receive a travel allowance; • Learn about Riwal, our culture, our network, our local operations, and our customer base; • Work with decision-makers within an international organization.