Merchant Sales Intern - Summer 2020
We’re a growing company, and we need key players like you to work directly with America’s best employers to bring joy to millions of employees!
PerkSpot is a benefits company that offers perks and discounts, as well as rewards and recognition, to millions of employees. We work to secure exclusive discounts from top brands like Apple, Target, and Samsung, which are then bundled into one, easy-to-use platform. From there, we partner with some of America’s top employers, like Walgreens, McDonald’s, and Lyft, who provide those discounts to employees so they can start to save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.
Our company was founded in 2006 by good people with great vision, and we’re working hard to carry out that mission to this day. As we continue, we’re proud of our leadership position in the tech and human resources industry, but we’re committed to doing even more – developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. We may have started small, but we’ve grown quickly, and proved ourselves and our product while doing so. In 2018, our company announced an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. This next stage of growth will focus on expanding our use of technology – specifically machine learning and AI – to consistently put the right perks in front of the right people, at the right time.
We’re hiring qualified, paid, interns in virtually every department this summer. Our goal is to host a great team of people who want to get their hands dirty, gain experience, and help us meet our mission as we build our business: to inspire employees everywhere to love where they work by delivering meaningful savings and recognition in their workplace.
We aim higher: You’re a go-getter. You love being able to embrace projects and make them your own. You’ll push us to be better and leave your mark on our business.
We value people: You’re happy to work independently but also love collaborating. You value your team members and the people we serve at PerkSpot. You’ll work to make the experience better for both our users and our team.
We stay humble: You should feel free to take risks and make mistakes. As a small team, we rely on each other to get the job done and take responsibility for both our successes and our failures.
We have fun: We hold weekly all-company get-togethers on Fridays where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. We aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week, but we never take ourselves too seriously.
About the Role
The Merchant Partnerships Team is responsible for the adding and managing all offers and exclusive discounts on the PerkSpot platform. The team works with some of the largest brands in the world to provide special savings to over 13 million users. This role would be involved with offer posting, negotiation, data analysis, market research, among many other strategic assignments.
As a fast-growing company there is always more to do than time in a day. We’re looking for someone to come help our Merchants Relations team on a variety of projects. This person will be able to learn from people with years of experience in sales and business development while also being able to make an impact on the team.
What Will You Do at PerkSpot?
- Ensure PerkSpot clients and their employees have access to the best possible savings. Showcase your knack for details as you use the PerkSpot website and tools to maintain an accurate list of the vendors and the discounts they offer.
- Support small local businesses. Make it easier for local businesses to offer savings to PerkSpot clients and their employees. This is a great opportunity to hone your account management and people skills.
- Strut your stuff as savvy deal maker. Identify great companies/apps/services and help get their offering in front of the five million employees who utilize our service.
- Prior employment, no matter how unrelated.
- Strong written communication skills – show us with your stellar cover letter.
- Strong spoken English skills.
- Ability to work 15-30 hours per week for at least two consecutive month
Working at PerkSpot
You're going to grow - a lot. We're a big platform, but still a small team. That means we're going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, invest in you more and you're going to reap the professional benefits of that. You’ll become part of the family - not just as an intern, but a meaningful member of our community.
What’s more, you'll stand a little taller every time you walk into a DSW, Walgreens, Chipotle, or onto a United or Southwest Airlines flight, because you'll be playing a role in making those people love their jobs that much more. Imagine being excited to head to work each morning, because you know you'll be working in a place where you can actually get stuff done, surrounded by a group of people you're incredibly proud to be working with.
Yeah, you're also going to snag a few good deals for yourself, too.
Apply - This is a paid Summer Internship Opportunity
All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!
All positions require a full background screening.