Business Development Intern

Intern / Student, Full-time · Rotterdam

Are you looking for a career kick-off in an international trading company within an international and dynamic team? Do you want to gain hands-on experience and work with a group of ambitious business development talents with extensive branded beauty products and perfumes in the international trading market?

Are you a self-driven, belligerent and determined entrepreneur? Are you able to quickly rebound from setbacks and never take “no” for an answer? Do you always want to be THE winner and can also applause for other’s success? Then join us!

This is a full-time on-site internship position located in our Capelle aan den IJssel office, and the selected candidates are expected to start September 2023.

The internship starts with a 5 months period, a junior position will be offered afterwards (or after your graduation) if the collaboration is mutually content.

Your mission
  • True interest in gaining industry knowledge of wholesale and commodity trading (including FMCG, pharmacy, cosmetics/perfume) and apply it to day-to-day business development activities;
  • Conduct marketing research that contribute to developing new business networks and accounts in our current and target market;
  • Assist in building up strong and reliable suppliers/clients portfolio in your trading market;
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders, such as finance department and supply chain department, to ensure all the business cases/accounts are well set up, followed up and concluded via the CRM system (;
  • Be hands-on in cultivating new business relationships, and interest in networking with business associates in your trading market and around the world;
  • Identify growth opportunities, proposing innovative strategies for new segments or regions.
  • Adapt approaches to the cultural nuances and business practices in your assigned market.
Your profile
  • Currently pursuing or recently graduated in business, marketing, or a related field.
  • Professional proficiency in English (office language) is a must, and bilingual proficiency in another language (used in our current and target markets) is required.
  • Strong interest in a diverse role consisting of sales, purchase, trading, business development or similar.
  • Self-promoting and always want to outperform your competition (even with yourself).
  • A good self-planner and skilled communicator to achieve strategic goals and targets.
  • Good negotiation skills and obsessed with numbers/figures.
  • A confident, proactive and curious people-person by nature.
  • Able to prioritize, multi-tasking, and perform well under deadline.
  • Able and willing to take calculated risks to thrive for career success.
  • Persistent and tenacious.
  • Currently live in or nearby the Rotterdam-the-Hague region is preferred.
Why us?
  • Monthly remuneration, including a 600 euro intern stipend for 40 hours/week.
  • Full commuting reimbursement.
  • 2 days of paid holidays per month (based on 40 hours/week).
  • Fun quarterly team excursions and regular outings.
  • Free daily warm lunch prepared by our in-house chef.
  • Diverse and driven colleagues in an engaging work environment (+company dog).
  • Room for ownership and initiative in a fast-growing scale-up.
  • Exciting and insightful position within an ambitious, young team.
  • Future career growth with a self-defined roadmap.
  • Weekly Friday drinks in Rotterdam, celebrating our success!

About us
B Futurist B.V. is an international trading company based in the Netherlands. We focus on product distribution in mainstream brands / niche cosmetics, perfume, hair care and other fields. With a good reputation we have established a long-term and stable cooperative reputation with brand owners, wholesalers and retailers. At present, we have a diversified brand portfolio. A wide range of procurement channels enable us to have competitive prices, but also build a stable and efficient logistics system.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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