1.56 million children are currently in child labour in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, the countries that grow 70% of world’s cocoa. Tony’s Chocolonely exists to change that since 2005, so that cocoa farmers don’t have to live in poverty and resort to child labour anymore.
We make chocolate from fully traceable cocoa beans that we buy directly from cooperatives in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, we pay a higher price for cocoa beans so the farmers can reach a living income, we invest in long term relationships with cocoa farmers, and we train them to increase their efficiency and help them organise themselves.
Proudly certified as a B Corporation, we started in The Netherlands, then scaled-up to UK, DACH, USA and recently to Belgium and Sweden. With more than 100.000 serious friends, we are challenging the Big Choco to create a fair world of chocolate. With a 109.5 million Euro revenue and almost 9.000 farmers partnering up with us, we have exciting expansion plans for 2022.
Sales is crucial in making our impact. Directly, because by selling more chocolate, we can buy more cocoa beans and help farmers getting out of poverty, and indirectly, because when we are commercially successful our competition will wake up and change their sourcing principles as well. So come join us to make some impact!
Our Sales team in the Benelux & Beyond is focusing on several channels; Supermarkets, Out of home (wholesalers and their customers), E-commerce, Export and Duty Free & Travel retail. For our team we are looking for three interns to support us in making as much impact as possible. The three internships are similarly but will have a different channel focus. Based on your skills we will define the perfect channel match for you (language or IT skills, personal preferences, etc.) You’ll get insights into all functions within Sales and learn how we work with our customers to increase revenue, but also how to work with our internal stakeholders, such as the Marketing team.
Ready to raise the bar with us in the chocolate business? Here’s what you’ll do:
Support account management in their sales activities, mainly by supporting them on their administrative tasks.
Smooth innovation introductions when Tony’s introduces new products! Think of gathering internal information on the innovation, sending all logistical information to our customers, and sending samples & pack shots.
Create sales presentations or promotional material, such as flyers and promotional leaflets.
Support the Account Managers in their sales analysis.
And more specifically based on the channel team you will join you will work on one or more of these tasks:
Visit stores to gather information about new displays in action or to check how we can improve our promotion effectiveness.
Independently take on own sales activities: reach out to existing customers to sell in displays for example.
Start and lead own projects to create better customer experience in stores and/or online.
Thinking of a strategy on how to reach out effectively to new customers in Belgium or our export markets & to execute this strategy.
Optimizing the distributor journey for our partners all over the globe.
What you already bring to the table:
You’re studying for/or just finished an HBO/university degree in a commercial or business direction and are looking to gain practical experience in a real work environment within a sales team. You have a good understanding of the Dutch language, and you are comfortable with English. Experience with Microsoft Excel, a third language or digital savviness are a nice to have!
It is great if you have relevant experience in a customer-facing position, such as Sales or Customer Service, but curiosity and the motivation to dive deeper into the topic are more important to us. Important is that you’re not afraid to speak to customers and other stakeholders and to get in contact with people you don’t know yet.
In previous internships, side jobs or your university projects, you have proven to be able to work independently and precisely. When you see anything that can be better, you like to give and receive feedback about it and improve it, instead of making it look all shiny.
We like people with a positive attitude. And like a real Tony, you always challenge yourself and the team to increase ambitions. You dare to make mistakes and learn from them. Raise the bar! You feel a clear connection with our core values: outspoken, wilful, entrepreneurial & makes you smile.
From classics to limited editions, we know that different flavours make life more inspiring. And not just in our chocolate assortment. At Tony’s, we welcome everyone with equal enthusiasm – regardless of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We’re crazy about chocolate, serious about people.
You will be starting to work with us in September and will be available to work at least 32 hours weekly and would like to stay for 5 or 6 months.
We have adopted a hybrid way of working so you can decide when working from home or partner up with your colleagues in the office.
Our internship program, what we offer:
An enthusiastic team of great, driven colleagues with a lot of love for our mission and Tony’s Chocolonely.
An inspirational and fast-growing international work environment in which you can show that things can be done differently, and you will get challenged to raise the bar.
The possibility to help build Tony’s Chocolonely and our mission. Only together can we change the chocolate industry!
14 vacation days for 6 months
500 Euros per month for a full-time internship
A pretty sweet office in the middle of the Westerpark in Amsterdam (with a super tasty lunch and plenty of snacks)
Fun! Don’t get us wrong, we know how to work our socks off too, but do this with loads and loads of fun
And of course, as much chocolate as you can carry!
Sounds like you?
Wanna raise the bar in the chocolate industry with us as our new Sales Intern? Send us your application (direct please, no agencies)!
Everybody is welcome to apply. From classics to limited editions, we know that different flavours make life more inspiring. And not just in our chocolate assortment. At Tony’s, we welcome everyone with equal enthusiasm – regardless of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability or veteran status. Crazy about chocolate, serious about people.