Sales Associate – Summer 2020

  • Columbia Road
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Nov 09, 2019

Job Description

Who we are

Columbia Road is a digital growth consultancy challenging the old ways of running ecommerce and digital business. We exist to increase our clients’ revenue and help them get more customers in the digital era. Our tight-knit team consists of business consultants who understand software and highly talented business-driven design and technology specialists.

We believe that technology is a tool which we need to master, but the actual business impact of the service is the first thing we want to understand, and select proper tooling after that.

Our company spirit is one of a true start-up, but with a twist of hard-core experience. We believe in giving a lot of responsibility and freedom to our employees. We love to laugh a lot, play some tunes at the office and grab a few drinks after work.

Columbia Road has grown from 0 to 70 exceptionally talented people in 3 years. We are proud of the high customer satisfaction we have achieved as a result of focusing on people and creating concrete, measurable business impact for our clients every day.

Job description

We are looking for a new business oriented sales associate. In this sales oriented role you are able to combine your knowledge of digital sales and of business development, and bring that directly to the clients. You'll be helping companies reach their highest potential in digital sales.

To be successful in this role, you're comfortable picking up the phone, enthusiastic about creating proposals, and genuinely interested in other people. From us you'll get a supportive team and access to the best talent in digital commerce business.

Columbia Road is a very culture driven rapidly moving company without hierarchies or even a CEO. How we sell impacts the entire company. Therefore it is important for us to find a person who enjoys winning as a team, thrives on continuous learning and gets satisfaction out of keeping our team and customers happy also after closing new business.


You are a recent (or soon to be) graduate and have possibly worked 1-2 years in the digital field. We don’t expect you to have years and years of experience - lots of positive energy and a “getting things done” attitude is the winning combination.

You are socially intelligent and good at connecting with people. Small talk has always been easy for you and get energy from meeting new people. Beyond the small talk, you’re able to cut away the bullshit and get to the point. Earning people’s trust is a no-brainer for you.

By nature, you are analytical and like to solve problems. You are able to bring clarity to uncertain and chaotic situations. You are ambitious and results-oriented in everything you do, but you like to have fun as well.

You have an academic background in areas of business or technology. Preferably your studies have been a combination of these both.

You understand the digital transformation and its effects on big and small companies. Experience from digital service development and digital consulting, sales in an agency environment and ecommerce settings are considered beneficial, but not a must. It is a huge plus if you understand the basics of programming and software development.

You will have a great chance to grow with us, nurture your own ambitions and learn new skills within digital sales.

Note: In order to be successful in this role, you should have native-level proficiency in Finnish language as well as excellent written and oral skills in English.


We promise you:

  • Best people to work with and learn from in a flat, zero-hierarchy organisation

  • Meaningful ways of working and the possibility to influence them

  • Tools to balance your work with the rest of your life in the best possible way

  • Competitive salary

  • Wellness benefit

  • Laptop

  • Recurring training & learning sessions

  • Company excursion trips (e.g. last autumn to London)

Take a look at our Culture Code to get to know us better, and check out our blog to see what we do. If you're hungry for more information, read about what we look for in the people we hire, and see what this year's summer crew thought about their work. You can find the links to all of these at

The deadline for all applications is December 1st, 2019

After we have reviewed the applications, we'll invite the best candidates for one round of interviews. The interviews will be conducted in December and early January. You will be notified of the status of your application in each stage.

NOTE: We are currently not able to offer visa sponsorships for Finland, so unfortunately we can't take applications from outside EU/EEA forward.