Careers: Life at BIC
Each day, BIC team members around the world are reimagining everyday essentials, designing products that are part of every heart and home, trusted by everyone. With so many ways to contribute, chances are you will find the right role for you. Read more to see what your experience can be at BIC, then explore employment opportunities.
WHY JOIN US?
BIC is proud to bring simplicity and joy to everyday life. Our ambition is to create a sense of ease and delight in the millions of moments that make up the human experience. It is this passion for simplicity and joy to people all over the world that drives our team members each day. We reimagine everyday essentials, designing products that are part of every heart and home. We believe we positively impact the world by offering sustainable solutions that respect the planet through smart design and the creation of products that last.
Since our founding in 1944 by Marcel Bich, we have evolved into a multi-national corporation with a presence felt all over the world. We are a global leader in our three core business categories, stationery, lighters and shavers, which are sold in more than 160 countries worldwide.
With a strong commitment to encouraging future and current team members to “Unlock the Best You!”, people are at the heart of our business. Team members contribute to our success by modeling the BIC Values of Integrity, Responsibility, Teamwork, Sustainability, Ingenuity and Simplicity. At our core, we are customer and consumer focused, with our values driving our daily decisions.
We are proud to foster an empowering work environment that supports creative thinking and the freedom to take action to help advance our business goals.
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Our business is borderless, offering team members the opportunity to exercise cultural curiosity and to work with a diverse workforce in a global marketplace. Increasing globalization requires connections far beyond traditional methods, so we encourage team members and their managers to focus on building relationships and fostering flexibility, designed to deliver business results and enable team members to grow their careers while meeting personal needs.
Do you see yourself crossing the ocean, moving up the ladder, or exploring a new aspect of your profession? There is no limit to your global career prospects at BIC! Whether it is part of your career path or your initiative, we encourage you to explore global opportunities through our internal career opportunities program.
GROWTH & RECOGNITION
Supporting continuous team member development is vital to delivering superior service to customers and consumers. At the same time, we strive to be a great place to work where team members enjoy job satisfaction and career advancement. A blended development approach has proven successful at BIC and we encourage all team members to build a development plan using the 70/20/10 model: 70% learning from experience, 20% learning from others, and 10% learning from training. With your manager, you will create a plan that focuses on your needs. Using this plan, you and your manager will have continuous feedback touchpoints throughout the year to recognize accomplishments and level-set expectations to ensure your success.
We also encourage our team members to step out of their comfort zones and embrace individual and organizational changes through on-the-job learning opportunities and classes provided by our internal learning platform, BIC University, which offers training opportunities designed to help team members enhance their skills, achieve their goals and prepare them for future opportunities.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At BIC, diversity and inclusion are weaved into the fabric of our culture. We foster an environment of belonging that encourages all of our team members to be curious about, to understand and to welcome different cultures, religions, and ethnicities. We strive to hire team members with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions and better serve our consumers and customers. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone can be their best, most authentic selves. We believe that we are better together and it is in that spirit that we created our credo for diversity and inclusion:
- Diversity at BIC is the blending of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives within a team, to bring the benefit of diverse viewpoints which will make our organization stronger and better prepared for the challenges ahead.
- Inclusion is the support for a collaborative environment that values open participation from individuals with different ideas and perspectives that has a positive impact on business.
- Leadership in our organization is transparent, communicative, and engaging. We seek to proactively build an inclusive environment where all can unlock their full potential.
When it comes to health, wellness, and flexibility, everyone has different needs. Through company-sponsored benefit programs, we've got you covered! We offer our team members the resources needed to make informed wellness decisions, live healthy lives, and thrive at work and at home.
Our commitment to wellness supports team members with competitive, location- specific total rewards packages, safe workplaces, and well-being programs. We provide a safe and healthy workplace that supports team members and their families' ability to maintain and improve physical, emotional, and financial aspects of their health.
We are committed to a safe work environment and aim for zero accidents by 2025. This ambition integrates dimensions of safety, health and well-being at work, at every level. We are OneBIC and we all have role to play in health & safety.
In 2020, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury finalized the Transparency in Coverage Rule that requires health insurers and group health plans to create a member-facing price comparison tool and post publicly available machine-readable files that include in-network negotiated payment rates and historical out-of network charges for covered items and services. This link leads to the machine readable files that are made available. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.
Our corporate social responsibility programs inspire and engage team members by providing a platform to make a meaningful difference in the communities in which we live, work and serve. For many years, we have backed a wide range of educational initiatives all over the world. One way we do this is through the BIC Corporate Foundation, which supports education with the goal of “give to create.” Never limited to merely providing aid, our actions seek to make the beneficiaries stronger, more versatile and more self-reliant. By developing their skills and sharing methods, we show them a path forward: their own. Learning how to learn and to take control of one’s future is the principle upheld by all the organizations we work with.
BIC has been at the forefront of Sustainability for more than 15 years; it is a core element of everything we do, from how we operate to the products and solutions we bring to consumers.
Our ambition is to ensure that we limit our impact on the planet and make a meaningful contribution to the lives of the people we employ and society in the long term, simply because it is the right thing to do. Our "Writing the Future, Together" program, created in 2018, reflects our commitments for 2025 and beyond:
#1 Fostering sustainable innovation in BIC products.
#2 Acting against climate change.
#3 Committing to a safe work environment.
#4 Proactively involving suppliers.
#5 Improving lives through education.
We believe these commitments are key in shaping our business tomorrow so that we can write a sustainable future for all. In addition, we have integrated the circular economy into our approach to products and packaging, supported by our 4R philosophy (Reduced, Recycled and alternative, Refillability, Recyclable). We have also developed meaningful partnerships with TerraCycle since 2011, Ubicuity, Biospeed, Loop and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
BIC provides a unique atmosphere of mutual respect and professional ambition that is characterized by our values. In 2020, we modernized our core values to guide team members around the world.
BIC team members collaborate across a wide range of roles in six categories.