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New Business Development Internship

Location: New York, New York
Department: Sales
Hours: 40+

Founded in 1997, Maesa provides innovative, high quality exclusive beauty products, driving value and differentiation for retailers and brand owners. Maesa operates three categories of business – exclusive brands for mass and drug retailers, private label for specialty retailers and outsourcing for beauty brands. Maesa partners with over 80 global customers such as Elizabeth Arden, L’Oreal, Parlux, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, Sally Beauty, Target, Banana Republic, The Body Shop, Ulta, Walmart, and Zara. Launching over 3,000 proprietary products a year, Maesa delivers proprietary design, product development, speed-to-market, cost savings, and resource efficiencies. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Vienna, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Dongguan, Maesa employs over 250 team members worldwide with over 110 employees in the US.

SUMMARY:

Supports SVP with the creation, development and execution of New Business Development strategic plans and initiatives across all Maesa divisions – Private Label, Outsourcing and Exclusive Brands.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • The New Business Development Assistant will gain insight into the Fragrance & Beauty industry landscape across all categories Fine Fragrance, Color Cosmetic, Hair Care, and Skin care by conducting market research and competitive analysis, relevant to the new business development strategy, enhancing business relationships and driving repeat business for this category of customer
  • Assists in the creation & implementation of new customer acquisition initiatives
  • Create & build sales presentations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, including managing messenger/fed ex/ reports as requested and other various duties
  • Work closely with cross functional team - Marketing/Planning/Operations - to ensure optimum customer service

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Have a passion for beauty
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast moving environment
  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Sales and Marketing or related field
  • Excellent Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Planning: an ability to think ahead
  • Management: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High performance teams and a strong team player
  • Commitment to company values
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