Intern – Sales (Boise, ID)
The J.R. Simplot Company is adiverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agricultureand agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around forcenturies and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. Wecurrently have Sales Internship positions available within our Food Grouporganization.
SummaryThe Sales Intern program forthe Simplot Food Service selling organization is an integrated learningopportunity, giving you a broad understanding of how we sell and the differentdepartments that support that sales process. The program is structured todevelop an understanding of customer needs by engaging in solution-basedconsultative selling; developing product/technical expertise; refiningcommunication, presentation, and leadership skills; and building a thoroughunderstanding of company structure, roles, functions, and core values.
Support the Zone Sales Planner in the developmentof local market plans for the field designed to help them reach their salesobjectives.
Support the lead management process ascustomers engage with Simplot via email or phone, which would include handlingthe product inquiry or information request to close or communicate customerneeds to the field for further follow up.
Support Regions with distributor customers notassigned to a field sales person.
Develop relationships with assigned customersthrough frequent touch via phone/email and potential local market visits.
Meet and learn from Food Group executives
Travel to markets to learn how we approachdifferent customer segments
Attend regional food shows
Build relationships and partner with variousinternal departments such as Marketing, Finance, Customer Service, QualityAssurance, Culinary, Demand Planning, Production, and Logistics to accomplishkey initiatives and complete day-to-day operations.
Research industry and marketing trends anddevelop product suggestions based on findings. Supply programs, information,and tools that aid selling efforts.
Identify or follow-up on new operator salesopportunities with ability to assess the opportunity and match to product andother solutions; e.g., merchandising, recipe, culinary, etc. Education
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degreefrom 4 year college or university
Strong academic record(suggested minimum 3.0 GPA), with a bachelors degree emphasis in Agriculture,Food Science, Sales, Marketing, Business, or HospitalityFor best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document.
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