Sales & Business Development Intern
Santa Monica, CA
AVAILABILITY: 20+ hours/week
DURATION: 8+ weeks
LOCATION: 1316 3rd St #301, Santa Monica, CA 90401
COMPENSATION: Unpaid (stipend provided for lunch & parking)
BloomNation is revolutionizing the way flowers are sent online. We connect people with top artisan florists from around the country by quickly and easily showing what unique floral arrangements are available locally. Here’s your opportunity to get your foot in the door at Los Angeles’ hottest startup. This is an amazing opportunity to contribute to the success of what will be the next Etsy/Amazon/Ebay (no joke!). Our investors include the same venture capital firms behind Instagram and Facebook. As a member of our team, you'll be an integral part of an all-star team building a top national brand. Not to mention, you will never have to worry about missing a delivery on Valentine’s or Mother’s Day flowers again!
What We Expect
You'll work closely with the marketing and sales/BD team to support the success of our national network of florists while performing the following responsibilities.
Researching prospect list for the nation’s best local floristsAB testing & analyzing sales strategiesExpedite florist web shop setup and catalog creationHelp maintain Saleforce.com CRM
Assist with ad-hoc projects as neededReports to: Sales Manager
Passionate about startups and technology
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Research & Business Development skills
Familiarity with Salesforce.com and/or other CRM systems a plus
Strong computer skills, proficient in G Suite
Superior communication skills
Creative writing skills
Love and appreciation for flowers and home decor!
A service-oriented attitude focused on solutions and streamlining of processes
Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions, including florists, developers, sales and support, to ensure company brand values and image are followed
A work style and strong sense of integrity that promotes respect, credibility and trust throughout the organization
Ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies; Interest and experience in using technology and the Internet to improve work efficiency
Thrives in the organized chaos of a startup environment
Others would describe you as: service-oriented, quick learner, patient, multi-tasker, detail-oriented, resourceful, efficient, flexible, focused, organized, strong communicator, tech savvy, self-managing, accountable, a natural problem-solver
Experience in fast-paced technology industry
Basic knowledge of Photoshop or other photo editors
Some knowledge/interest in the floral industry and/or e-commerce and small business solutions
Familiarity with e-commerce database systems, quality assurance and/or online merchandising
A brand new office on 3rd street promenade, one block away from the ocean.
Fully stocked snack bar & weekly catered lunches.
Ability to mold your career and make an immediate direct impact.
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!
BloomNation is the Etsy for local florists.
Imagine if McDonald's was your only option for ordering food online. Ridiculous as the scenario may sound, it's exactly how the online floral industry operates today. The overwhelming bulk of online floral transactions go through a small handful of major "wire services" (FTD, 1800Flowers, Teleflora, etc.) that rolled up the floral industry in the early days of the internet by offering a generic set of bouquets, regardless of which florist fulfills the order. The problems are numerous: designs are lowest common denominator, florists receive only a small portion of what you pay & so must fulfill your order using their cheapest or dying flowers, the wire service middleman reduces accountability, and what you order is often not what you receive.
Enter BloomNation. We're able to provide consumers more unique bouquets, better value for your money, and higher quality flowers by bringing local artisan florists online. The opportunity we're pursuing is very rare: a huge badly broken market and a solution for which the industry is clamoring. Our marketplace makes the experience better for both consumers and local florists. Finances aside, we make the world more unique & interesting while helping local businesses thrive.
Team and Culture
Our team is backed by the best investors in the industry including Ronny Conway, Andreessen Horowitz (AirBnB, Box, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, etc.), Spark Capital (Tumblr, Upworthy, Warby Parker, etc.), and Crunch Fund (Square, Uber, etc.). We are still early enough that options matter... a lot... We are recruiting Silicon Beach's top talent as we rapidly scale up our still small (~45 person) team. Join us if you are an entrepreneur at heart & if you want to own and be a leader in your area of expertise.
If you're passionate, energetic, and easy to work with you will thrive here.