Business Development Intern

Intern / Student, Full-time · Amsterdam

Who we are
We here at TrendWatching are an international, dynamic and highly purposed team that guides, inspires and empowers business professionals to bring to market more sustainable and impactful innovations that benefit all, not the few.

Founded in 2002, TrendWatching has become one of the world’s leading consumer trend firms, delivering Free Trend Updates to over 100,000 trend-driven professionals worldwide and offering a number of dedicated trend services
Your opportunity at TrendWatching
​We are looking for a ​passionate, purposed and ambitious ​Business Development Intern in Amsterdam to join our team and embark on our exciting journey with us to support and lead the movement to a more purposed economy.

In this position, your main goal will be to understand the business needs of our potential clients and translate these needs into ​valuable proposals to convert them into happy customers. You will have the rare opportunity to grow and experiment with the newest and best practices in close cooperation with our Business Development Director. 

In this role, ​you will be ​working hands-on with our international team to create the largest impact through our creative, insightful and one-of-a-kind content. We support and equip 100s of well-known brands and agency clients such as Adidas, Danone, Starbucks, TBWA and UNICEF with the most current and future-oriented trend intel to truly advance their purpose game and thereby have an impact. 

Additionally, with over 260,000 followers on social media, our message and information reach over 65 countries around the globe.

If you love trends and purposed innovation and feel that you are ready for the next step in your career, this might just be the hidden gem you are looking for.
Your responsibilities in this role
  • Helping to handle incoming enquiries from prospective clients from around the world
  • Working closely with our Trend Analysts to deliver custom client proposals that are fully 'on trend'
  • Engaging with existing key clients to expand accounts with the Business Development team
  • Working closely with our Client Success, Marketing, and Content teams on marketing materials that will help grow our sales pipeline
The ideal candidate
  • You are a student currently enrolled at university or a business school (preferably with a business or economics background)
  • You feel and act purposed: caring deeply about sustainability, equality, well-being and transforming businesses into a force for good
  • You perform best in a cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial and freelance-minded environment
  • You are fluent in English - both written and spoken
  • You are comfortable working with a lean team and resources, in a flexible environment
  • You are based in Amsterdam
What's in it for you?
  • Actively contributing to a more purpose-driven economy and having an impact on people, glocally
  • Flexible hybrid way of working: the option to work remotely from home and to join the team in our bright and fun coworking spaces in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Being part of a company that values everyone’s ideas and initiatives and supports turning them into reality to reach our 100,000s of customers, subscribers and followers, worldwide
  • Being part of a fun team and working with experienced professionals located throughout the world in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Barcelona and São Paulo
  • A compelling story for your portfolio with endless learning opportunities
Start date: April 2022

Duration: 6 months

Reports to: Business Development Director

Compensation: 400 EUR a month

Sounds like you? Then please reach out to us and apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your career motivation and why TrendWatching. Only candidates who have completed these tasks will be considered — we want to get to know you.

Our Chief People Officer, David Quella, looks forward to hearing from you.

TrendWatching welcomes everybody to apply - regardless of their background, experience, abilities and perspectives.
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