Internship Advanced Business Analytics for Demand/Capacity Management


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

Employment Type:  Fixed Term Contract




Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years. 

With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide.  The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan. 




Are you looking for an opportunity to do internship in an industrial environment and obtain valuable industry experience, during or after your education? Here is one of many interesting topics we have on offer. We are also very open to your own ideas in order to create a matching opportunity for you at VAT.

Innovation has always been the driving force at VAT since the company was founded over 50 years ago. This has made us the world leader in vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology. This pioneering spirit motivates us daily to meet our customers’ requirements with enthusiasm. Together with our employees we stand for passion, innovation and quality. VAT is headquartered in Haag (Switzerland) and employs approximately 2400 people worldwide. It has production centers in Haag (Switzerland), Penang (Malaysia) and Arad (Romania) as well as a production facility in Xinwu (Taiwan). With our customers mainly being situated in the United States and Asia, this provides a great opportunity to start an international career.


What you will explore:

The highly advanced semiconductor industry relies heavily on vacuum processes and therefore, vacuum valves. VAT is the undisputable market leader in developing vacuum valves for semiconductor and other industries, such as space and solar. Running operations and sales in such a large and critical company, with thousands of different unique products, requires a good forecasting and planning of the future market demand.  The goal of this project is to contribute to the monthly business forecasting process, establish required changes into the process and tools, and exploit analytics and machine learning approaches to understand various product families and bring transparency into the overall sales and operations planning. In this project you will be mentored by experts in the topics. Further, you will have the opportunity to use the big business data, deeply understand the processes, and have interfaces with various corporate functions (sales, operation, business units etc.).

Possible tasks and work packages are:

  • Understand the demand planning process and tools
  • Contribute to the demand planning monthly process (incl. alignments with managers, sales organizations etc.)
  • Understand and employ an advanced demand planning software
  • Establish the needed tools and codes for data streaming to the advanced software, routine data backup etc.
  • Understand, extract, clean and analyze the relevant business data
  • Use analytical and machine learning techniques in combination with market intelligence for better forecast accuracy



What you will need:

  • Studies in business administration, engineering, math, physics or similar
  • Communication skill and willingness to run the monthly forecasting process in alignment with many counterparts
  • Programming skills in Python, knowledge of machine learning, familiarity with Excel


Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Then we look forward to receiving your electronic application today!


Start date: ASAP
Workload: 100%
Duration: 6 months