Intern - Business Development

Intern Business Development (f/m/x)
Job Code: 100020
Paid internship / Full-time / Hybrid
On-site work location: Station F, Paris, France / Bayer Crop Science Campus, Monheim am Rhein, Germany
Duration: at least 5 months / Start date: April - May 2024

Job Description

This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a fast-paced startup environment while contributing to a mission-driven company that is making a positive impact on the planet. You will work alongside a team of talented and passionate professionals who are committed to sustainability and innovation. We offer a supportive and inclusive work culture where your ideas and contributions will be valued and recognized. If you are eager to learn and motivated to make a difference, we encourage you to apply and become part of our team at BIOWEG. 

BIOWEG is a purpose-driven startup that is developing functional and biodegradable alternatives to eliminate microplastics from our daily lives. Our innovative approach combines upcycling waste streams in a circular fermentation process, powered by Green Chemistry principles to result in highly functional and pure fermented-cellulose ingredients. We are on a mission to revolutionize multiple industries, including cosmetics, personal care, nutraceuticals, agricultural coatings, and food/beverage. We are more than a company; we are a dynamic force, driving the change we want to see in the world. Join our diverse and relentless team to create a better world and a lasting, sustainable impact!

Role and Responsibilities

- Assisting in the coordination of fundraising events and meetings, including preparing materials for investor meetings, such as pitch decks. We are currently raising our Series A!
- Research and analyze industry trends to support decision-making.

Business Development
- Build a pipeline of qualified leads, managing all steps from sourcing to closing.
- Ensure customer satisfaction and growth after closing.
- Maintain all relevant sales materials, including a funnel, commercial and technical presentations, demos or scripts.
- Represent BIOWEG at relevant events and engage with targeted prospects.

Marketing Strategy
- Drive content creation and communication initiatives across platforms, crafting texts for websites, newsletters, and social media posts on LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Facilitate website content management, graphics editing, press relations, and event coordination to support organizational goals.

You will be working closely with Naomi, Chief of Staff, and the Business Strategy Team. You will also collaborate with cross-functional teams, including R&D, Production, and Marketing.

Qualifications and Experience

- Full business proficiency in English required.
- Sales experience in biotech or cosmetics preferred.
- Business proficiency in French is a plus.
- Master's degree in business from a top-tier university highly appreciated.
- Team player with the ability to work effectively within a multicultural team.
- Self-starter, organised and proactive.
- Positive and resilient, with a hunter mindset
- Strong conversational skills and active listening
- Fast learner with the ability to build a deep understanding of complex services.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrating both strategic and creative thinking.

Recruitment Process

- Send us your CV and a short cover letter, in English, outlining your skills and interests.
- Screening interview with Beatriz, HR Lead.
- Technical interview with Naomi, Chief of Staff.

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