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MBA Intern Hire - Sales Strategy & Operations - San Mateo, CA

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Verkada

16d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

San Mateo

AI generated summary

  • You need to be a high-impact self-starter with raw smarts, strong analytical skills, process thinking, stakeholder management, communication skills, flexibility, and hustle. 3+ years of professional experience in consulting, banking, private equity, corporate strategy, or startups required. Sales, Sales Operations, or Strategy experience is a plus.
  • You will drive strategic initiatives, improve operational workflows, build sales programming, and analyze data to make business decisions while collaborating across departments at a startup in San Mateo.

Summer Internship

Sales & Business Development, Business, Operations & StrategySan Mateo

Description

  • As a member of our Sales Strategy and Operations team, you will have an integral role in driving the insights, operations, and strategy that enables Sales to run better, faster, and smarter. Sales Strategy and Operations is an excellent platform to learn how a business really runs. 
  • You will be joining the Sales Strategy and Operations team as a high impact contributor, gaining exposure to a wide variety of challenges, processes, and data that makes the engine of this Sales organization hum. As an intern on the team, you will help steer cross-functional initiatives and projects from ideation to analytics to recommendations to drive impact across the sales organization.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time MBA program graduating in 2025.
  • Ability to work at Verkada HQ (San Mateo, CA) for Summer 2024.
  • High-impact self-starter: you take initiative to move projects forward and can operate well with little guidance. You’re excited by the possibility of leading cross-functional workstreams and generating buy-in among senior leadership.
  • Raw smarts: we are looking for people who can look at complex problems and solve them start to finish. Strong analytical skills: you nerd out about data, can quickly structure analyses to answer key business questions to drive decision-making, and will also have perspectives on building the right data architecture. Excel skills are a must; SQL / Tableau / Looker experience a plus.
  • Process and operational thinking: you can tackle a problem independently and quickly iterate to a solution, and then also document it in a way that's easy to understand for all audiences. Previous Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Communication and stakeholder management: you'll need to be able to connect with sales reps and hardware engineers alike to figure out how we build the right processes and workflows to drive efficiency while also giving us the data to measure how we're doing. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Flexibility and hustle: you manage change and ambiguity well, and have no problems juggling multiple priorities while executing in a fast-paced environment. You’re comfortable pivoting quickly and often.
  • 3+ years of professional experience, ideally in consulting, banking, private equity, corporate strategy, or a startup.
  • Previous Sales, Sales Operations, or Strategy experience is a plus.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Sales & Business Development
Business, Operations & Strategy

Responsibilities

  • Strategy & planning: Scope and execute analytical special projects that help us better understand our business and what drives success. Apply these learnings to drive business decisions and operational changes. Partner with sales leadership to develop and operationalize strategic initiatives.
  • Systems and operations: identifying and implementing improvements in current workflows and processes that can help improve efficiency and visibility - this might be in Salesforce or other tools.
  • Sales Enablement: building programming and content to help new hires get up to speed as quickly as possible, as well as tracking the right effectiveness metrics to see what makes someone a top (or bottom) performer and how we scale those learnings.
  • Since we're still in scrappy startup mode, there's a lot of rolling up your sleeves and getting into the weeds to drive direct impact on a daily basis. We knock out today's problems while also balancing our need to build for the long-term.
  • You’ll be working in Salesforce and Google Sheets / Excel on a daily basis, while also talking frequently with our stakeholders in sales, marketing, ops, product, finance, and more to help troubleshoot systems issues, review insights from our analyses, and build future-state processes and systems.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

San Mateo

Benefits

  • Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily
  • Monthly housing stipend (in addition to hourly wage)
  • Fully-covered flights to-and-from our San Mateo HQ office