Operations Intern


475 High Performance Building Supply


Brooklyn, NY
475 is a rapidly growing Brooklyn-based startup that imports, distributes, and advises on high performance green building components throughout North America. We're focused on transforming the US construction marketplace from coast-to-coast toward low-energy, high-performance building design, with a focus on sustainable materials. We seek a highly motivated intern interested in sharpening their skills in logistics, international import processes, inventory management, and office management. The position is 3 days per week, lasts up to 6 months (depending on availability), and it may be required that you bring your own laptop. Interns receive a modest stipend and the opportunity to be involved in the operations management of a growing green business as well as interact with designers, architects, engineers, and green building firms across NYC and throughout North America.
• Assemble and organize data related to products, sales, customers, and logistics
• Prepare and distribute information and sample materials to architects, engineers, and builders
across North America
• Research architecture and engineering firms to assist in the development of regional sales
• Assist in streamlining of organizational processes and workflow
• Assist staff with customer management
• Assist in event planning and management
• Build models to demonstrate real-life product uses
• Assist with data entry, mailings, and errands
• Aid with miscellaneous administrative tasks
• Attend 475 sponsored events
Desired Qualities
• Excellent communication skills, especially over phone and email
• Experience with Excel formulas
• Proactive with a strong work ethic
• Strong interest in business management and logistics
• Interest in high-performance building practices, especially Passive House
• Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
• Available to work 24 hours per week or more
• Experience in a fast-paced office setting
• Experience with logistics, office management, and customer relations
• Business, architecture, construction, or sustainability planning experience a plus
Send résumé and cover letter to info@foursevenfive.com; subject: “475 Operations Intern”