Technical Sales Trainee (all genders) - Global Trainee Program 2024

Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference? The Global Trainee Program 2024 is the start of an exciting journey within RHI Magnesita. The trainee program offers graduates who want to join our Global Operations team the chance to discover and improve their skills and turn into our future leaders and experts. You will be immersed in our organization and land your final position with good knowledge of our business and an extended network!

Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise you are in for a special ride!

Full time

Position based in: Vienna, Austria

Start Date: September 2024

About the job

As a technical sales trainee, you will report directly to the Regional Head of Sales Industrial.. You will closely collaborate with our Non-Ferrous Metals (NFM), cement and lime, technical marketing, and process industries (PI) teams. You will primarily develop a deep understanding of our various products and services to effectively communicate their technical benefits to potential clients and customers. With your technical knowledge, you will collaborate with the Sales team to identify areas for improvements in the areas of potential growth Together with the sales and technical marketing team, you will create compelling sales presentations. In this position, you will frequently travel to our customer sites, and production plants in Europe, CIS & and Türkiye regions.

In addition, your tasks will include

  • Delivering technical presentations to both our internal and external stakeholders
  • Conducting customer meetings to understand their needs and requirements
  • Assisting in the development and execution of sales and marketing strategies

The recruitment process for the Global Trainee Program is a multi-stage process that spans several months from February 2024 to June 2024. The stages include the Screening stage, Video Application stage, the Interview stage, and the Assessment Center stage. Successful candidates will be issued their contracts in June 2024 and will start their trainee positions in September 2024.

About You

You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach, and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita.

What we expect from you in terms of

Education & Skills

A technical bachelor's or master’s degree in engineering, metallurgy, ceramics, or any other field of similar technical relevance
Data analytic skills
Basic knowledge of refractories Languages


  • English – Proficient/Fluent
  • German would be beneficial
  • Any other language will be considered an asset Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Initial work experience (internships etc.) in sales/marketing from a manufacturing industry

Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance.

We offer

  • Flexible and trust-based working time
  • Attractive remuneration packages including global bonus program
  • Local benefits such as public transport annual pass (Wiener Linien), our own RHI Magnesite Café on site and daily meal allowance for numerous eateries (Europlaza)
  • A variety of health offers (platform for mental & physical health, sponsoring of sports events etc.) and our own Corporate Benefits platform
  • RHIM Academy for your ongoing learning & development, incl. full LinkedIn Learning catalogue

The annual gross salary for this position will start from €50.286,00 on a full-time basis, depending on your qualifications as well as the amount of overtime. We will make sure to offer you a competitive salary package that values your relevant background and that’s in line with market values.

Sounds like you?

At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.
We kindly ask you to submit your application online and in English. Due to data privacy reasons, applications via e-mail cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position, please contact us at:
Agencies may only submit candidates for positions for which they have been invited to do so by the Head of Talent Acquisition Europe. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of RHI Magnesita and our company will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.
Agencies may only submit candidates for positions for which they have been invited to do so by the Head of Talent Acquisition Europe. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of RHI Magnesita and our company will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engages, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.                                                                                                          

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