Business Development Executive Internship

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Expiration Date

27 Sep 2022

About the job

Business Development Executive Internship – 6 months internship – Start: As soon as possible

Company: MLex, a LexisNexis company

Location: Brussels (Hybrid)

Are you willing to develop your business acumen in a very successful sales team and make a difference in a top media organization supporting clients in the legal, government, corporate or public affairs space?

Overview of Role

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America you will be directly supporting business development and sales activity in the region by helping identify new business opportunities within law firms, regulators, corporates and advisory professionals across CEMEA and LATAM markets, and by also being occasionally involved in white-space and competition analyses and marketing & communications activities.

You will also help foster retention and growth of the existing book of business and help foster a smooth and effective account management across a wide portfolio of international clients.

This role is hands on and requires a mature and focused individual who has an eye to details, is strong at planning and executing, who likes to think out of the box, work in team in a fast-paced environment but is also comfortable working independently, and who ultimately has a can-do-attitude.

You will receive support from your manager through various trainings, brainstorming sessions and meetings so you can learn and grow as a professional during this work placement. You will also be given a chance to better understand the functioning of a specialised media company by getting exposed and work with both marketing and editorial colleagues.

Company Background

MLex, a division of Lexis Nexis, is a global news organization that provides insights and analyses of regulatory risk from the perspectives of antitrust, data privacy & security, financial crime, mergers & acquisitions, state aid and trade—as well as of the sector regulation of financial services, EU energy, technology and telecom.

Our expert journalists in London, Brussels, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Hong Kong, Beijing and Sao Paulo and Brussels track material changes in laws that affect business, commerce and trade. By breaking news and dissecting trends, we help the world’s leading law firms, corporations, advisory firms and regulators to anticipate critical regulatory decisions and events.

MLex’s coverage spans the world’s foremost regulators in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our subscription-only solutions are delivered online.

As Business Development Executive your key role and responsibilities will include

  • Supporting the development & execution of various business development activities
  • Helping identify new business opportunities through research and active prospecting
  • Developing set of new contacts with decision-makers and influencers
  • Effectively working alongside other colleagues and departments to help ensure a smooth account management with clients and that market needs are being met
  • Help positioning the features, advantages, and benefits of all MLex products

Special Knowledge / Skills Required

  • The candidate should still be in his/her studies for the entire duration of the internship
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) Degree in Management, Marketing, Communications, Political science, Economics, Law (3rd year or above)
  • Ideally good knowledge of two continental European languages besides fluency in English
  • Willingness to work in a challenging and commercially driven sales environment,
  • Preferably past experience within the Legal, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Communications/PR, Media, Information or Research space
  • High level communication, organisation, and execution skills as well as proficiency with MS office suite and social media are a must

We will offer a compensation commensurate to your experience and the year of study you are in.

An internship agreement will need to be provided and signed by your home university. Applicants need to send their resume and a short cover letter to internship@mlex.com.

Interviews are expected to be held in the next couple of weeks via video conference. Start date for the internship = as soon as possible. Due to the volume of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be notified. No calls please.

 

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