Business Development Intern


Frankfurt

Oxford Economics is a leading global economic research and consultancy firm. As part of a clear growth strategy for the German-speaking and E. European region, Oxford Economics opened its first office in Germany in 2015 and is continuously looking to expand the team. As such, we are seeking to hire an Intern for the Business Development team for the assigned territory. This person will be responsible for the sales support of the team, lead generation and the set-up of and attendance of meetings within the assigned territory. The position will be an integral part of Oxford Economics’ growth plans for Continental Europe and provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a young and dynamic team, with potential to join the company full-time after the study program has finished.

The key responsibilities within this role are as follows:
  • Through market analysis, identify key companies in the territory, key individuals within companies and build leads and sales lists with contacts to support the Business Development Team
  • Organise meetings for the Business Development Managers and where appropriate attend
  • Support sales campaigns and events designed for Oxford Economics clients and prospects
  • Search leads and new prospects via internet sites such as LinkedIn and more
  • Assist the team to ensure targets are met and upselling opportunities are realized
  • Develop a basic knowledge of the service products
  • Support the maintenance of internal CRM tools
Skills and Experience
  • Student, ideally within a relevant field (economics, business, finance, marketing) but not mandatory
  • German or English native speaker and fluent / bi-lingual in German/English (other language skills such as Polish, Czech, Dutch etc. could be a plus)
  • An interest in sales and business development – previous experience gained during internships or first work experiences preferred however not required
  • Interest in economics, financial markets and current affairs
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at once and self sufficient
  • Must be a team player
  • Knowledge of MicrosoftWord, Excel, and Powerpoint
Further Information:
  • The internship would ideally last 6-12 months, but can also be for a shorter period, depending on the student’s availabilities
  • The internship can start as soon as possible
  • Considering the current circumstances, we would be happy for the intern to work in a hybrid fashion. If they would like to move to Frankfurt, we can help guide them in terms of accommodation, providing resources and suggestions, but it would be mainly up to the student to find and fund their own accommodation
  • The internship is compensated to cover the basic cost of living
  • EU nationality is required and fluent German is a plus
  • Ideally the student should be enrolled and will need to provide proof of health insurance
About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 280 industrial sectors and over 7,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe. We employ over 450 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 2200 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by local government laws.

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