Sales and Marketing Intern (NYC)

Mercado Global

About the organization

Mercado Global is a social enterprise with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Guatemala. By providing business development support and connecting artisan cooperatives to international sales opportunities on an unprecedented scale, Mercado Global is helping its partner artisans to be a source of change in global sourcing practices.

Duties

Position Description:


 


Mercado Global is seeking a highly motivated Sales & Marketing intern who is eager to expand their breadth of knowledge within both the social enterprise and fashion industries. This is a unique opportunity for current and recent college graduates to gain skills and knowledge in supporting the day- to-day operations of a sales team, and assist in expanding our quickly growing client base. The Sales & Marketing Intern works on a variety of sales projects. He or she helps with development of promotional materials and communication for clients, maintaining our e-commerce site, outreach to specialty retailers, and development of text and collateral to tell the stories behind our products and of the women who craft them.


This position requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and can be either full or part time. Currently looking for interns for all internship periods. Start dates flexible, although immediate availability is desirable. Unpaid but academic credit is available if intern is a current student.


 


Responsibilities:


-Assist in development of sales tools, including linesheets, e-pitches, product & collection descriptions, and other collateral


-Assist with data management-Assist in outreach to specialty stores and boutiques


-Update contact information for target clients and specialty stores


-Assist with organizing trunk shows & sample sales


-Assist with setting up meetings with boutiques


-Following up with boutiques in collecting payment/shipping information


-Assist in setting up meetings with Department/Specialty Stores

Qualifications

-Experience in sales highly preferred


-Self-motivated and highly organized


-Strong verbal and written communication skills


-Polished and professional demeanor-Proficient in MS Office, including Word and Excel


-Strong database management skills.


-Experience with Salesforce is a plus


-Knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator is a plus, but not required


-Enthusiasm for Mercado Global's mission and products


-College degree, or working towards, in marketing, communications, or public relations a plus

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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