Internship Business Development
Netherlands, Noord-Brabant, EindhovenPurchase
Are you looking for an internship in which all aspects of purchasing at an international webshop are discussed? Are you interested in games? Then Startselect has the internship for you!
Your gaming field / Your position
During your internship, you will support the Purchasing department in their daily tasks and you’ll learn everything about purchasing processes, international business, realising new business opportunities, assortment optimization and collaborations with major brands within the game industry. You will support our Business Developer in connecting new brands and suppliers and going live with Startselect in new countries.
We’ve got the following tasks in mind:
Mapping all gaming and streaming services within the countries in which Startselect is active
Map out from which (new) suppliers these products are available
Map out which product groups, outside the digital entertainment category, could also be of interest to us
You’ll create an overview of products and brands with which we can optimize our range and indicate which additions have the highest priority
Depending on your personal development with us, you will be given more responsibilities such as supporting our Business Developer in (contract) negotiations and connecting new brands and supporting our purchasing team in creating products and promotions.
We help consumers worldwide make the most of their leisure time by selling digital games, in-game credits, gift cards and subscriptions. From Eindhoven, we are active in 20 countries in Europe, Oceania, North America and the Middle East. We work directly with renowned brands such as Google, Apple, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Activision and Netflix. Our customers simply and securely buy a code with their favourite payment method, after which they receive it directly on their screen and by email. No more going to the store or waiting for the postman: Start, Select, Play!
What do you bring into the game?
You are currently following a HBO education in Commercial Economics, International Business or similar
You are available for at least 4 months from February 2022 for 4 or 5 days a week
You are representative and known for your good communication and social skills
You work accurately and have a great sense of responsibility, colleagues and classmates can always rely on you
You’ve got a professional level of the English language, both written and oral
You are up for a night of gaming. Whether it's a game of 'Mens ErgerJe Niet' with your aunt, or a Fortnite session with your friends, games are fun!
What do we bring into the game?
A great internship in the game industry and the world of e-commerce. You will join a young, international and informal organisation where you will be given the opportunity to develop yourself and contribute your own ideas. Of course we ensure a good balance between cooperation and any assignment. In addition, we offer you an internship allowance of € 250 per month (based on 40 hours), travel allowance (if you do not have student public transport), flexible working hours and a staff discount on our products.
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Why work at Startselect?
Good question! Many of our employees once chose to work for us because of the industry in which we operate. The game industry and therefore our products and services appeal to many people. What is also decisive is the challenge that awaits them. You don't just end up in a bed that's ready to go, there is a lot that can still be built up or improved. That triggers people who love pioneering and who can create something beautiful from their specialism. Often, the vacancy, our ambitions and the growth potential of our company fit in well with the wishes and ambitions someone has for his/her next career step.
What makes Startselect unique?
We are more down-to-earth than a hip start-up, but more relaxed than a tight corporate. With about 40 employees, we are still a relatively small company that is developing, while the turnover and scope of our business is large.
What is the best about working at Startselect?
Helping to build and make an impact. The feeling that you can really contribute to the growth and success of the organisation. Achieving something every day that wasn't there yesterday, continuing to develop and in the meantime working together towards an ambitious company goal.
What our employees value most is the freedom and flexibility they are given. You get the freedom to develop and implement your own ideas and projects. You decide how you do your work and how you organise it, as long as the end result is good and the goals are achieved. And, of course, the great colleagues, pleasant and informal working atmosphere and the team spirit within our teams!
When is there not fit for me at Startselect?
Working at Startselect is not for everyone and that is okay. There are many reasons to start with us, but just as many reasons not to. You will probably not be happy with us if you have a strong need for structure, rules and stability. If you like to do things 'because that is how we always do them'. If you don't feel comfortable with the fact that the future of the company is also in your hands. If you work best within a strong hierarchy or like to come to work dressed in a suit. If you prefer to start the first year quietly, with not too much responsibility or big projects. If you find it difficult to show initiative and make things open for discussion. If you actually like the fact that your project and improvement plan first has to pass through three management layers before you can get to work. And if you don't like it that your contribution and work are noticed.