EU Loop Business Development Internship

Loop internships are open to students and recent graduates (any grant accepted) with a strong interest in entrepreneurship, packaging development, waste-management, consumer goods and ethical business.

Loop Europe offers internships to students who are required to do an internship as part of their UK-based higher education course. Based in our upcycled European headquarters in North-West London, TerraCycle’s latest initiative, Loop, is recruiting a Business Development Intern to support the launch of Loop’s reusable packaging platform in London.

ABOUT TERRACYCLE

Operating in 21 countries globally, TerraCycle is the world leader in the recycling of generally non-recyclable waste such as pens, coffee capsules, food wrappers and even cigarette butts and beach plastics. We create and administer collection and solution systems for waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill or incineration.

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky whose vision has become one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world.

ABOUT LOOP

Loop is a new way to shop, offering about 300 items — from Häagen-Dazs ice-cream to Milka biscuits, Axe deodorant to Oral-B toothbrushes — all in reusable packaging. After using the products, consumers put the empty containers in a Loop tote on their doorstep. The containers are then picked up by a delivery service, cleaned and refilled, and shipped out to consumers again. In other words, it’s the 21st century milk man — here to save the world from single-use plastics.

The global Loop reusable packaging platform was officially unveiled at The World Economic Forum in January 2019 and has since launched two pilots in New York (https://loopstore.com/) and Paris (https://maboutiqueloop.fr). Having achieved widespread media attention (see links below), the global Loop platform will continue to grow with further launches in 2020 planned for the UK, Germany, Japan, Canada and Australia.

Job Description: EU Loop Business Development Intern

The Loop business development team is recruiting for the role of EU Loop Business Development Intern to support with the upcoming launch of Loop in London in early 2020 as well as the ongoing France pilot. Loop offers a unique opportunity for incredible growth and innovative work in a fast-paced work environment with flexible working hours.

You’ll be supporting the BD team with a variety of tasks on a day-to-day basis such as researching prospective clients, email outreach, scheduling calls/meetings and project support across departments. Furthermore, you’ll be able to interact across various Loop departments (Operations, Account Management, Marketing, R&D) to gain the full perspective of how Loop supports brands in developing reusable packaging. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a longer-term project that matches your personal interests with the requirements of the BD team. This long-term project could include the following:

-Researching European waste-management policy concerning topics around recycling, single-use packaging and waste management.

-Developing case studies on current Loop brand partners and their journey towards developing reusable packaging.

-Mapping events and networking opportunities around circular economy and consumer goods topics.

*Other topics related to waste management/recycling/reuse/circular economy that you may be particularly interested in.

Essential Requirements

  • We only consider applicants who are required to do an internship as part of their UK-based course OR as part of a course based in another country that has UK-affiliates/ a UK presence.
  • Must be fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • Flexibility – ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and support the team across various tasks.
  • Independent – ability to work autonomously and show initiative in completing work tasks and taking on new projects.
  • Enthusiastic – a team player with a passion to join a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment that is focused on tackling single-use packaging through a circular economy business model.

Desired Requirements

  • Ideally, the candidate will be fluent in French (written and spoken).
  • Experience working in business development or sales, with a focus on FMCG.
  • Experience working in a startup environment.

How to Apply

Please follow the link to upload your CV and cover letter. If you have a particular area of interest or a specific project you would like to work on during the internship, please outline this in the application.

Media Links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46863114

https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/01/business/loop-reusable-packaging-mission-ahead/index.html

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-carrefour-waste-loop/carrefour-and-terracycle-launch-loop-test-in-paris-to-tackle-waste-idUKKCN1SK1ZR

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/24/coalition-of-major-companies-trial-reusable-packaging-for-online-orders

https://www.fastcompany.com/90296956/a-coalition-of-giant-brands-is-about-to-change-how-we-shop-forever-with-a-new-zero-waste-platform

https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-brands-to-test-refillable-containers-11548316801