Rafal Dembowski - Started as Central Europe Sales Finance Intern, today Central Europe Market Strategy & Planning Senior F&A Analyst
When I joined Finance in P&G as Summer Intern I was truly surprised with the broad, regional scope of my internship projects. In my first 3 months I was already responsible for comprehensive financial analysis of our biggest customers in 9 countries. My work impacted key leadership decisions on the structure of P&G supply chain and trade terms in Central Europe instantly after the presentation. P&G people turned out to be open for fresh perspective and new ideas, creating very inclusive work environment for everyone.
The projects I was responsible for allowed me to quickly understand FMCG industry, leverage my strengths in analytics, as well as enhance my data visualization capabilities to enable quick decision making. Furthermore, the learning package provided by P&G, composed of classroom and online trainings, as well as mentoring from more senior employees, has helped me rapidly grow my expertise.
Over the first two years at P&G until now I had a chance to work with people from multiple countries and cultures ranging from Europe, India, Middle East, Africa, to North America. Through effective collaboration, my work generated over $1 million savings in the supply chain of Gillette, Oral-B, and Lenor.
The things I like the most about the work at P&G is that it allows me to continuously perform at the peak of my potential to make a real, measurable impact on a global scale. It’s exciting to see that as I increase my business impact and develop skills, my salary follows closely.