Sales support intern

We are:
The concept of De Eekhoorn Dutch Furniture is clear and simple: designing bold, contemporary, easy-to-assemble and appealing furniture. With our brands WOOOD, BePureHome, vtwonen and Exotan, we sell our items in more than 50 countries and 1,500 outlets around the world. With over 200 employees, De Eekhoorn Dutch Furniture and Basiclabel has specialised in developing, producing and distributing interior products for home decoration stores, department stores, furniture specialty shops and online retailers in Europe for over 40 years. The culture within the organisation fits that of a real family business: no-nonsense, dynamic and with a flat organisational structure. More than 30% of our collection is produced in our own factory in Zwaagdijk-Oost and to realise further growth, we have built a new headquarters with distribution centre and showroom along the highway in Hoorn. Working at De Eekhoorn stands for being challenged, getting the best out of yourself every day. It is important to us that you enjoy your work. De Eekhoorn is an international and growing company with an open culture. You will work together with enthusiastic colleagues who, like you, like to go that extra mile. Will you work with us?
We have an internship position available starting September 2024 for an HBO student. This is an internship in the Sales department. 

You will work closely with our account managers and all other departments to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and turnover. This includes administrative tasks such as maintaining the sales mailbox and the phone, where both Dutch and foreign customers are contacted. Do you like a challenge? You may try to find new sales channels and approach these potential candidates.
In addition, you ensure optimal follow-up of leads resulting from trade fairs, website registration or visits to our Experience Center. You work accurately, maintain an overview and know how to set the right priorities without losing sight of the interests of the organisation and the customer.

Core activities:
  • Maintain sales mailbox and phone (in Dutch & English)
  • Support in connecting new customers and processes
  • Follow-up of trade fairs/customer visits
  • Maintaining the CRM system for new and existing customers. 
  • Search for potential customers on the internet.
  • Perform acquisition with these potential customers.
  • Receiving customers in the Experience Centre (national and international).
  • Administrative tasks such as listing customers in our system and online portal. 
  • Various unloading tasks that come in between. 
The De Eekhoorn has several departments. The sales department works closely with sales support, e-commerce and marketing, among others. 
The sales team consists of Vinny, Milan K, Milan J, Yannick, Ferry and Emiel. They will guide you and show you around in the world of sales and e-commerce.
Do you follow a study HBO in a commercial field? Are you commercially minded, flexible, ambitious and aiming for the best result? We kindly invite you to apply for this exciting internship!

Application procedure

1. Apply

Respond online to our vacancy with a good motivation and a clear CV. When assessing the applications, we not only look at relevant work experience, but also at motivation.

2. Invitation by phone

If you are interested, one of our HR managers will call you to make an appointment.

3. First interview

If you are invited for an initial interview, the manager of the relevant department will tell you more about the position together with the HR manager.

4. Second interview

If we are both enthusiastic, a second interview with a manager and a direct colleague follows. Depending on the position, a case may be presented or an online assessment may follow.

5. Contract proposal

You will receive a contract proposal from our HR manager.

6. Employed

When we have come to an agreement you will be warmly welcomed by your new colleagues!

Sales support intern

Hoorn - Hoofdkantoor/ DC / Showroom
Hours per week
37,5 hours
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Apply for this position

Are you looking for a challenging internship at an ambitious, growing company? Then apply using the form below! We would like to receive your application before 15 June 2024.

Our locations

See below the directions to our different locations.

Hoorn - Hoofdkantoor/ DC / Showroom

Jan Tinbergenweg 1
1689 ZV Hoorn
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Zwaagdijk-Oost - Fabriek

Zaadmarkt 25
1681PD Zwaagdijk-Oost
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Basiclabel Hoorn

Gedempte Turfhaven 28
1621 HE Hoorn
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