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Junior Operations Analyst (6-month Internship)

Vanilla Steel

Vanilla Steel

IT, Operations
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Who are we?

The multi-billion-euro metal trading industry is operated on Excel, PDF and Email. We are on a mission to transform buying and selling in one of the oldest industries of the modern world with seamless and intuitive digital solutions.

Our technologies increase liquidity, accelerate transactions, reduce scrapping rates and enhance buying convenience for hundreds of steel and metal distributors across Europe.

As a lean team of young, international, and passionate talents, we've recently reached breakeven and are gearing up for the next phase of growth.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who wants to join an exciting early stage start-up as a Junior Operations & Data Analyst (Intern) to work closely with our senior management and a highly motivated team.


As Junior Operations & Data Analyst (Intern), you will join the team full-time for a 6 months internship and support the Operations Managers and sales team in flawlessly executing sales support and operations processes. You will be exposed to a broad range of areas of the company that will evolve in parallel with the needs of Vanilla Steel. This will include:

  • Automating existing process workflows to reduce manual work and improve process stability and scalability
  • Analyzing and identifying key bottlenecks and give recommendations or create own solutions
  • Execution of operational activities of the trading platform (ensuring a smooth launch of new material listings, supporting post-transaction processes)
  • Supporting revenue operations including customer invoicing, accounts receivable and payment collections


  • Recent graduate or student taking a gap year
  • Studies in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel/Google Sheets
  • Strong quantitative skills - able to handle large amounts of data
  • A basic understanding of business processes and ideally have already worked with data in the context of the corporate function marketing and communication.
  • First experience with Looker, Tableau or other dashboarding tools
  • Entrepreneurial drive, genuine curiosity and hands-on mentality
  • A self-starter with a track record of achievements
  • Ambitious, results-oriented and target-driven mentality
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in English


  • First hand experience with an exciting Berlin tech startup on a steep growth curve
  • Work closely with an experienced team, keen to train and invest in you
  • Fast-paced environment and strong company culture for high performing individuals
  • Unrivaled autonomy and ownership
  • Open and fun shared working environment/culture
  • Office located in the heart of Berlin
  • Competitive compensation, depending on experience
Updated: 2 hours ago
Job ID: 11664467
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Vanilla Steel

11-50 employees
Technology, Information and Internet

We are a VC-backed startup headquartered in Berlin with the mission of being the market leader for hassle-free metal trading in Europe.