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Intern, Business Development - Observer (13699)
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ipsos | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

At Ipsos, we make market research work. We know numbers. We understand people. And we succeed in delivering results. That's why so many of the world's leading brands and organizations look to us for their research needs.

Operating in over 80 countries, we're a global leader in survey-based market research and one of the fastest-growing and most successful firms in the business. Our research focuses on five areas of specialty - advertising/media, marketing, public opinion, loyalty and data collection - and our work focuses on our people and our clients.

Ipsos Observer is the Survey Management, Data Collection and Data Delivery Specialists. We are experts in delivering business effective measurements, ready for in-house analysis by our clients. With our global reach and experience, we manage projects globally but at a local level, anywhere in the world. We provide a partnered access to the full depth and breadth of the Ipsos data collection infrastructure, through online and offline research methodologies, including online, telephone, face-to-face, and mobile. http://www.ipsos-na.com/research/observer/

Business Development Intern

Position Summary

Ipsos Observer has a position available in our New York, NY, Chicago, IL or Los Angeles, CA office for an Business Development Intern. This position is key to supporting the needs of our sales team to help drive continued business growth.

The Business Development Intern is an excellent opportunity for someone interested sales or marketing, in particular for a market research, media/ad agency, consulting or other professional services organization. This position will provide great exposure and insight into the Market Research industry from both a sales and project management perspective. This is currently an hourly rate internship position available immediately, with the potential opportunity for the position to become a full-time role in 2019.

Our ideal candidate is organized and motivated by a busy, fast-paced environment. This person will support our Business Development Team by liaising with sample vendors, and internal stakeholders, among other responsibilities. The role requires an independent, detail-oriented self-starter who is capable of building positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues.


* Partner with sales team to coordinate to collect best pricing & feasibility for proposals, including, sending out bid requests for sample, translation requests and compiling detailed bid information into Excel
* Support sales team in creating bid and proposal information within Ipsos financial system
* Work with sales team to develop and create proposal templates in MS Word, Excel and PPT
* Assist in developing PPT presentations for client pitches and general marketing materials
* Build relationships with sales and operations teams
* Provide administrative support to President, including PPT presentation development, event preparation/logistics and meeting coordination
* Other tasks to support team as needed


* Comfortable starting initially in a primarily administrative role, supporting a team
* Detail oriented, especially with respect to financial information
* Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
* Self-motivated, high energy individual with a "go above and beyond" work ethic
* Excellent communication (verbal and written) and listening skills
* Have achieved or currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in analytical or insights-focused fields such as economics, marketing, psychology, sociology, statistics, or similar business or liberal arts programs
* Creative/design skills in PPT and other formats, a plus
* Proficient with MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
* Solid math acumen

What Makes Us Unique

We attract the best talent in the profession. We provide a dynamic environment that nurtures and enriches individual talents, and encourages initiative, innovation, change and risk-taking to further develop our business. We are enthusiastic, confident in what we do, and proud to be Ipsos.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a premier organization committed to satisfying our clients beyond their expectations, please submit a detailed resume at www.ipsos-na.com\careers. Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Ipsos is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ipsos is committed to equity in employment and in providing a workplace environment that treats all employees with respect and dignity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all staff and applicants. We thank all applicants; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.