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Internship: Business Market research

Functie Business Marketeer
Opleidingsniveau HBO, WO
Locatie Weesp
Dagen per week 5
Beschikbaarheid Beschikbaar
Stageduur 1 - 3 maanden
Stagesoorten Meewerkstage
Stagevergoeding In overleg


From our awareness about the importance of a responsible leather industry around the world, Smit & Zoon is continuously searching for sustainable solutions for the entire leather value chain. Due to continuous developments in the marketplace, we are currently looking for students with an interest for:

Internship: Business Market research Starting date a.s.a.p.

Traineeship location: The core project team will primarily consist of two trainees, the Global Director Sustainability and the Global Director Marketing & Communications. The trainee is expected to primarily work from his or her home base with regular TEAMS contact moments, in-person meetings (less regular due to Covid19) in the head office in Weesp and easy access to both Smit & Zoon project team members.

Traineeship assignments: The goal for this traineeship is to create a database that will support in building long lasting business relations with targeted groups in the leather industry. This targeted group includes brands, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), leather trading houses and Non-Governmental organizations (NGO). The scope of this project is to do both desk market research and conduct selective interviews with our target group to establish the basis to form strategical alliances with these stakeholders.

The results of this project will be:

Setting up and executing a market research framework to get in contact with our target group; An in-depth insight into the interactions of our target groups in the global leather industry; A recommendation of the top 20-30 (from the target groups) of the industry’s biggest or most influential ones which Smit & Zoon would want to form a strategic collaboration with; A suggested approach to intensify these contacts and start working together to make the leather industry more sustainable. Background trainee:

HBO/University trainee in the field of marketing or business administration; Based in the Netherlands, preferably in the vicinity of Amsterdam/Utrecht; Experience in setting up and executing comparable market research; Affinity with fashion and leather to be able to connect with our target group; Good communication skills and fluent in English (both speaking and writing); Willing and able to co-work with other trainee; You are self-motivated, have an open mindset and a can-do attitude; Interested in working in an international operating family-owned company; Strong drive towards sustainability. Duration internship: Approximately 3 months, starting as soon as possible

Location: Weesp, Nederland

Note that: This location can be reached via public transportation

What does Smit & Zoon offer you:

Professional supervision providing valuable feedback on your performance; Opportunity to show your skills and interests; A competitive compensation during the traineeship; Smit & Zoon, occasionally and based on excellent performance, offers the opportunity to trainees to extend the traineeship. About Smit & Zoon:

Smit & Zoon is a 7th generation family company (founded in 1821) and focusses on innovation and production of high-end sustainable raw materials for modification of leather. Our quality solutions are used by leather manufacturers worldwide for the automotive, upholstery, and the high-end fashion industry.

Smit & Zoon has grown into a recognized player in de leather industry. Our head office and one production site are situated in Weesp (the Netherlands), whereas the second production site is in Amersfoort. In total we employ about 400 engaged employees in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, China, India, and Mexico. Smit & Zoon is a company with a clear focus and long-term vision. All our team members are fully dedicated to make the leather value chain sustainable, in line with the vision of Smit towards 2025:

“To create a social and environmental sustainable leather value chain”.

In 2018 Smit & Zoon was awarded the EY Family Business Legacy award for entrepreneurship and adaptive skills in a turbulent and changing industry.

More information:

Can't you wait to contribute to a more sustainable (leather) industry and therefore a more sustainable future?

For more information about this internship or the Smit & Zoon organization, please contact Robin van Rijssel (Corporate Recruiter) at 06-28 36 48 08 or click here.


  • Marketing
  • Interview
  • Marktonderzoek

Gewenste profiel

  • HBO
  • WO
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration

Wat bieden wij

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