Foodservice Sales Intern - Summer 2017 9/15/2016

Smithfield Lisle, IL

Company
Smithfield
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-4962
AJE Ref #
576181374
Location
Lisle, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Temporary

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OVERVIEW:

The Smithfield internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options and applies your education. You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects. Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity. Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks.





EEO/AA INFORMATION:

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You will have exposure and the opportunity to broaden your skills through impactful work, mentored relationships, and will gain real world exposure to different disciplines on Smithfield Foodservice Sales team.



Position Summary:



The Summer Associate for Foodservice will provide support to the Foodservice team. The associate also supports company initiatives to assist with developing new market opportunities. This position is a temporary assignment to last no longer than a maximum of an 89 day period during the months of May through August.



Key Accountabilities:



* Attend food shows

* Accompany sales team member on selling calls

* Assist in spreadsheet creation when shadowing a business development manager

* Assist the foodservice team in updating the Product Nutritional System

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Agri-Business, Business, Marketing, Management, or Finance major preferred

* Must have completed your sophomore year in college

* Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

* Must have working experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

* Must have the willingness to learn and work in a team environment

* Must be a proactive thinker and self-motivated