NS - German - Amazon & Export Assistant

Business Studies and/or Management Science
United Kingdom
Leicestershire
Period: 
5 Nov, 2018 to 22 Apr, 2019
Deadline: 
3 Nov, 2018

General information

Duration: 
6 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

(start date as soon as possible)

Only for native German speakers!

The Host Company

The host company is an award winning and market leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of daily living aids and rehabilitation equipment, on behalf of NHS trusts and local authorities across the UK. We offer effective solutions to the challenges faced by the elderly, those less able and adults and children with special needs and we supply and service products and equipment as an end to end provider, operating through three interlinked divisions:
Host Company National Care
Provide integrated community equipment service across the UK to Local Authority Social Services and Primary Care Trusts. 
Host Company Primary Care
Our catalogue supplies business to both Local Authority and PCT run loan stores and private individuals, offers products from a portfolio of more than 3,500 aids for daily living including Telecare serving over 12,500 individual accounts and supplying 95% of Local Authorities.

Internationally, the host company exports its products into over 60 countries. The department works B2B with exclusive and non-exclusive partners all over the world. With a turnover of £2M per year, Amazon EU accounts for almost half of this figure.
This position may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

The Placement

The role would be situated in the Export Sales department with at least 2 other members of staff; the main responsibilities of the role would be translation, administration and sales support. We require a dedicated, hard-working and outgoing individual to join our team to carry out the responsibilities in the job description attached. The key objectives of the role are to enhance the company's international presence through e-commerce platform Amazon EU, and to support the respective sales managers in their day-to-day tasks, dealing with various countries on a B2B basis. It will require a "can do" attitude and an ability to manage different tasks and prioritise effectively.

The Ideal Student

Graduate calibre with native German and a high level of English, other languages also desirable, knowledge of, or experience in a business /sales environment. 
They need a candidate with the below traits:

  • Able to translate material proficiently.
  • Keen eye for detail in an online marketing environment.
  • Strategic thinking with a commercial and professional approach.
  • Proven communication skills via telephone and email.
  • PC literate in all Microsoft packages notable Excel, Outlook, Power point and Word.
  • Ability to collate and analyse basic data with a strong attention to detail. 
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Additional languages advantageous.

Projects

Administer the respective Amazon account from a marketing perspective.

  • Create & translate; catalogue content, presentations, User instructions, website and marketing material such as videos and replies to product reviews.
  • Identify and administer any online promotions and deals with Amazon ensuring that minimum margins are maintained and sales increased.
  • Conduct market research and competitor analysis. Optimise and develop an international catalogue of products, including certificates of origin, CE certs

Assist Export Manager and Sales Executive with any NBD and market research when required.

The company will provide accommodation and a travel card for work (around £450 a month)

Compensation: 
Financial compensation
Accommodation
Transportation costs

Keywords

German  United Kingdom  Export  England  Amazon  

Additional Information

To apply for an ISPO internship in the UK you must hold a valid EU, EEA or Swiss passport. Applicants should be currently enrolled within an educational establishment (university/college) or have achieved postgraduate status. Students participating in an ISPO internship should have an excellent level of spoken and written English, as you will often be expected to act as an intermediary between the host company and the student’s native country. The host companies who take part in ISPO will not pay a salary, hence all students applying to ISPO should enquire about Erasmus+ funding through their Universities. (To support placements abroad). (Consult your internship coordinator for information about Erasmus+ grants, Governmental or any other kind of funding available to you). Please note that without funding you will not be able to take part in an unpaid internship regardless of personal financial circumstances, due to current UK legislation. The host company will pay accommodation costs for the duration of your placement (subjected to a maximum of £370 per month). Basic accommodation costs usually covers rent and utility bills. Services such as telephone and Internet are the student's own responsibility. It is the ISPO student's own responsibility to make travel arrangements and to cover the cost of travelling to and from the UK. Students are also strongly advised to get their own travel insurance to cover their personal belongings whilst on placement in the UK Applicants will ideally be available for a minimum of 5 to 6 months. ISPO does consider applications for shorter term placements, however most host companies and accommodation providers are looking for at least 5 to 6 months commitment. Students must be aged 18 years or over when the application is made.
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Independent User B2