International Expansion & Business Development Internship - French Market

Job description

bloomon is turning the flower industry on its head – for the better. How? By disrupting the traditional supply chain, where most florists operate offline and have done for decades. bloomon creates seasonal collections using unusual stems to deliver unique flower arrangements on repeat. We always use field-fresh high-quality flowers straight from the grower and deliver to our customers through a high-tech and highly creative platform. Our e-commerce company launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and went from start-up to scale-up at hypersonic speed, raising €25m funding from well-known national and international VC funds, including Fortino Capital, INKEF and Partech. Our success has not gone unnoticed, as bloomon was the runner-up in the 2017 Tech5 Awards, and was mentioned in the WIRED list of Europe’s hottest startups of 2016. We are already active in six countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK, Denmark, and recently France! Next step? to conquer Europe… and then the world. Our goal? To become the first global flower brand in the lifestyle segment, filling hearts and homes with happiness. One bouquet at a time.


Business Development at bloomon

We drive the growth of bloomon within six countries and its expansion within Europe. How? By finding new and smarter ways to grow our customer base at speed. From thinking up ways to make our sales channels better, quicker and easier – and piloting exciting initiatives from ideation to execution. Think: national partnerships, magazine collaborations, inspiring workshops, pop-up shops, fairs, markets and store collaborations. And working with other cool brands to raise our visibility. We combine our creative and business-savvy skills to tap into millions of potential customers each year. And cherish the freedom and responsibility our team has to push the boundaries of what (we think) is possible as we evolve our market. Our young team also interacts with – and soaks up knowledge from – all departments: from production and PR to operations and CRM. And puts lessons learnt into improving and optimizing every day. Why? So we can sell flowers like a boss.


What will you do?

Exciting times ahead, bloomon is going to France! That’s why we are looking for an intern who can take a leading role and assist our Managing Director France in rolling out our business in France. As the second member of the French team, you will shape the way we sell and deliver our beautiful bouquets to customers. You will be mainly responsible for setting up new initiatives to acquire customers, but you will also be involved in projects centered around logistics, customer service, and IT.

You will divide your time between Amsterdam (to work closely with Headquarters) and Paris (to be on the field for sales events).


More precisely, you will be responsible for:

  • Taking ownership and carrying responsibility for driving new ways to acquire customers:
    • Maintaining and developing acquisition channels;
    • Monitoring customer acquisition costs;
    • Creating and optimizing sales processes;
    • Organizing direct sales events such as workshops & fairs;
    • Recruiting and training sales representative in France.
  • Helping run bloomon’s operations in France, including:
    • Analyzing performance of logistics partners, identifying issues to improve and finding ways to improve these issues;
    • Understanding customers pain points with the CRM team, and finding ways to fix these pain points;
    • Coordinating copywriting efforts for the bloomon website.

During this six month internship, you will get a lot of responsibility and we expect you to be a self starter and work independently. We offer a unique opportunity to truly develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to roll out a company in a new market from scratch.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from a Master’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or Finance;
  • Proactive and definite ‘can do’ attitude, able to work independently;
  • Strong communication skills in French and English, knowledge of the French market is a must;
  • Experience in organizing events, coordinating tasks, and projects;
  • Strong affinity with marketing and communication;
  • Analytical skills, a structured approach to work and an ability to switch between detail as well as the strategic level;
  • Passion for startups and ecommerce;
  • Available from January 2018 for approximately 6 months (full time).

Why bloomon?

Being an intern at bloomon means learning from the trendsetters of the industry. We make sure that you have proper guidance throughout the whole journey. We believe in helping you
reach your full potential, by giving you opportunities to get creative in a flexible work environment and freedom to develop. Remember that with great freedom, comes great responsibility. And you’ll have plenty of responsibilities at bloomon. We encourage every employee to act like an owner and actively spread happiness to our customers and in the office. At bloomon, we pride ourselves in knowing how to spread happiness amongst colleagues with weekly Friday drinks on the terrace.


Additional bloomon benefits:
  • Attractive salary (€1,500)
  • Excellent mentorship and support;
  • Lots of freedom and responsibility to drive you own projects;
  • Working in a young, flexible and entrepreneurial environment;
  • Daily fresh and healthy lunch in Amsterdam prepared by our lovely restaurant neighbors;
  • A BBQ-worthy rooftop terrace;
  • And of course lots of beautiful fresh flowers!

We all love what we do – so if you like challenges, developing new skills, growing creatively and taking initiative, you’ll feel right at home as part of the bloomon family.