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Internship: Business Development & Sales

Sales (Corporate, Real Estate, Telesales, etc.)
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Publika, KL & WFH, Kuala Lumpur

About The Job


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At Biji-biji and Me.reka, we believe that doing good is good for business. 

We are looking for a driven Business Development & Sales intern with superior strategic and analytical skills, natural sales instincts and a passion for change. If you have a knack for capitalising on warm leads, tapping into your competitive nature and excelling in your use of the written word - we would love to meet you.

We are a young, ambitious team that aims to inspire community-driven action by leveraging the power of innovative problem-solving, creativity and technology. As part of this team, we are on the hunt for a self-motivated intern, with an appetite for taking on real responsibility to assist in growing the business and extending our impact.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in developing sales strategies and conducting market research
  2. Assist in setting up and developing sales leads generation mechanisms.
  3. Assist with drafting proposals, business plans, sales pitches, presentations, reference material, and other documents as required.
  4. Assist in cultivating strong relationships with new clients, while maintaining existing client relationships
  5. Work closely with the Project team to execute project plans
  6. Work closely with the Marketing & Communications team on sales and business development tasks
  7. Collating and maintaining sales and business development databases.
  8. To support as needed on wider Business Development and Sales activity, with other organizational activities.

If you are looking to learn and expand on your experience, this internship will fulfil your quest for a dynamic learning experience. 

As part of our Changemaker Talent Development Program, you will have the opportunity to learn, engage, apply, and progress within the organization. You will gain access to additional benefits such as informal networking within our team, participating in real-world projects, joining exclusive informational sessions with senior leaders, expanding mentorship opportunities and career development.

You will learn about big picture sales strategies, project management and stakeholder relationship management. You will also learn about the various aspects involved in 21st-century education for youth empowerment, community development and social impact. This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking to explore the realm of impact and would like to develop the ideal set of skills required to succeed in the industry.

Job Requirements

  • Pursuing a degree or masters in business, sales, marketing, international development, sustainable development, public policy, law, English, journalism, education or any other relevant field
  • If you have no formal education in these fields, yet have a deep interest, experience and required skills, do still submit your application
  • Writing skills: Must have a mastery of language: Great spelling, punctuation and grammar count, as well as the ability to write succinctly and boil complex ideas down into simple explanations
  • Creativity: Able to understand Request for Proposals and creatively explain ideas in a way that is appealing
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, to meet deadlines
  • Organized, sequential, planned and detailed
  • Excellent command of the English and Malay language (preferred)

Effectively deal with ad-hoc challenges, keep calm in pressing situations, be flexible with last-minute changes, and still have a positive attitude throughout.

Willing to travel, as well as working over unconventional hours (e.g. selected weekends or nights when chasing deadlines)

Our Culture

WHO WE ARE

The Biji-biji Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. We are a community of educators, designers, makers, prototypers, artists and innovators.  

Beyond Bins by Biji-biji Initiative is all about the people and planet. This campaign strives for a sustainable and circular economy by giving waste a newfound value while promoting alternative sources of income to underprivileged communities. Circular solutions comprise a big part of the new paradigm for sustainable development. With Beyond Bins, we embody the practicality of sustainability; we are excited to involve you in this movement.

At Me.reka (Biji-biji Education Arm) provides an alternative way to nurture creativity in STEAM education ingrained with principles of sustainability. We teach the skills of the future, to prepare youths and changemakers for the demands and opportunities of the 21st century. With the Me.reka approach, we aim to build a talent pool that is resourceful, engaged and informed enough to take on the challenges of our common future. Me.reka Programs are often designed for and engage with marginalized and underprivileged youth.

As a pioneer in innovative education, Me.reka has been recognized and engaged by various corporates, universities, and schools to develop digital platforms and to support their curriculum development and transition towards a more inclusive 21st-century future.

OUR CULTURE

As a social & impact driven organization, we aim to involve as many people as possible in our mission. The effort to care for our world is a burden upon everyone’s shoulders after all. We work with people from all over the world with different stories, skills and backgrounds. This revolving door of ideas and talents allow for a limitless dynamic of ideas! 

We thrive in a fast-paced environment by being supportive, creative and fast-thinking problem solvers. A superb team spirit hold us together, in and out of the workplace! 
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