OFFRE DE STAGE I Project manager assistant – internship BIGH
BIGH (Building Integrated Greenhouses) develops rooftop urban farms in cities as an implementation tool for circular economy, to ultimately increase real estate value and enhance quality of life in the city. BIGH builds these farms and operates them. The first site which was built atop the old slaughterhouse and Foodmet site in Anderlecht, will be operating within a few months. In the near future BIGH will develop 5 other farms in Brussels, and in other European cities like Paris and Lyon.
Team & mentalityAt BIGH, we are all passionate about sustainable development. Each of us wants to run the farms in an innovative way, and is therefore open to exchanging new ideas, insights and collaborations. Each team-member has a big sense of responsibility, works autonomously but also in parallel with others. Good communication skills are therefore a requirement. At BIGH we like specialists as well as generalists, yet everybody has a ‘go-getter’ mentality and embraces all challenges. We are open-source oriented and we want to make an impact on circular economy in cities, as well as create jobs in urban farming. Moreover, we encourage out-of-the-box thinking to improve food quality. We equally encourage optimized, systems-thinking to increase efficiency.
As a member of the team you are able to work in this unconventional and dynamic environment. You must also be comfortable with collaborating within a multidisciplinary team and a non-hierarchical organization. BIGH has big plans for Brussels and the rest of Europe, so there are definitely possibilities to build a career and develop your skills.
Working siteBoth at the Abattoir rooftop farm and at BIGH office. At the Abattoir rooftop farm a part of 750m2 is farmed already since half a year in organic micro intensive farming.
Job descriptionAs project manager assistant intern you will be supporting the work of the marketing and product manager. As part of the project team of Abattoir you will be in charge of various tasks from sales to gardening. You will be trained to be project manager assistant.
When you will be here in Brussels, you will do:- Supporting sales strategy implementation
- Desktop and market studies/investigations
- Benchmarking investigations
- Organizing and reporting meetings
- Helping in the outdoor garden for the gardening, sales, delivery and administration (under the supervision of Simon Clissold BIGH’s urban farmer) – end of season till December 2016
Desired attributes & relevant experience:- Open-minded, efficient and curious
- Organized and structured person
- Fluent in French, English and Dutch
- Presenting good (sales corporate attitude incl.)
- Team player who likes to collaborate
- Interested in aquaponics, urban farming & innovation
- Problem solving person
- Self-directed and self-motivated when it comes to completing tasks - Proactive
Interested ?Send your motivation in mail with an attached CV to Noémie Benoit, firstname.lastname@example.org