Sales and Marketing Intern for Ski and Snowboard Accessory LineBookmark This
Tri-State Area within 20 miles of
New York, NY
DescriptionFirst of all our fledgling business is called Clique Optics. We are pretty much brand-spankin’ new… we invented our first product 6 months ago and have a patent filed and will be launching in late Fall of this year. We specialize in products for skiers and snowboarders and we have developed some cutting edge technology. I myself have spent 20 years in sales and marketing and 10 years of which were in media/ advertising sales in New York City. As it relates to the category, I have been skiing for 30 years now. The inventor and CEO of Clique, (whose name is Luke), happens to be brilliant and fortunately/ coincidentally my first cousin. He successfully created a million dollar business by the time he reached thirty and he has been an avid snowboarder for the last ten years.
We successfully raised over $100K in capital in our first 2 investor meetings, and we are just getting started. But we have so much to do simultaneously for us to hit our launch date requirements.
That’s namely where you or any other appropriate interns come in. As we are a start-up with our seed money devoted entirely to product design and distribution, we need some serious assistance creating a brand, and then selling that through to both retailers and our direct consumers. There are over 5,000 retailers of ski and snowboard hard and soft goods in North America (including Canada) and we would ideally love to have 10% of those retailers carrying our line. The job would involve calling on retailers both by phone and face-to-face as well as at trade shows, etc. We also need to drive consumers to our website (not yet developed) by having a great social media presence among skiers and boarders.
You can see where this is going, no doubt. Alas, we do not need one person to complete all of these functions…. That would be preposterous. But we need people who can wear a few different hats and who want to be influential in launching a really cool brand, with everything that entails. In fact, I wish an opportunity like this existed when I was in college – it would have been far more exciting, not to mention more applicable to the media field that I inevitably pursued.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, let’s have a dialogue. We are super easy-going and extremely approachable. Collectively we have a bevy of worthwhile work experience that I can transfer if you are coachable.
Let’s chat soon. You can save yourself some time researching Clique as we are not on anyone’s radar but we WILL be in the coming 2 months when we launch our site, which understandably we need done SOON.
ResponsibilitiesSome examples of work MAY include but need not be limited to:
- Present sales pitch to retailers
- Email sales deck to prospects
- Create buzz via social media channels
- Upload videos of consumers using the product on the slopes
- represent the brand at trade shows and events
- you get the idea...
Requirements- A motivated personality
- Able to handle a little rejection
- solid communication by phone, in person as well as with email
- Must be a team player and don a few different hats (figuratively... unless you really dig wearing more than one hat on your head)
- Must commit a *minimum* of 12 hours a week