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Graco manufactures and markets premium equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide variety of fluid and powder materials. What does that mean? Well, we pump peanut butter into your jar, and the oil in your car. We glue the soles of your shoes, the glass in your windows and the screen on your phone. We spray the finish on your vehicle, coatings on your pills, the paint on your house and texture on your walls. Graco is part of your daily life.Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of fast-moving, growing company - especially candidates committed to quality, innovation and solving customer problems. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018 and 2019.Job Purpose:The Sales Intern is responsible for generating sales growth of designated CED products in the assigned market(s) using a training, demonstration, and education-focused selling approach. Work closely with Graco CED Field Sales and Home Improvement Channel Distribution.* This position is aimed at sophomore- and junior-level college students.* This is a home-based position. We are currently searching for a Sales Intern for the greater Houston, TX area. Travel only required throughout the metro area* Start Date: The Sales Intern will begin at end of May when school is out, working full-time in Summer 2021 (40 hours/week).Graco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position will support our Contractor Equipment Division (CED) in Rogers, MN. At CED our product line meets the needs of the painting and general contractors and includes airless, air and gas-powered sprayers, line stripers, pressure washers, and roofing equipment ( Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018 & 2019.Essential Duties:* Grow sales in the assigned market.* Use provided database resources to call on home improvement stores.* Develop immediate solid working relationships with assigned home improvement store personnel.* Conduct product cycle counts and help maintain plan-o-gram integrity.* Conduct training sessions and hands-on demonstrations of select Graco equipment.* Execute in-store selling events targeting DIY & Pro customers.* Maintain a database of all daily activities.* Coordination of all activities for the assigned market with CED sales staff.Position Requirements:* Completed 2 years towards a Bachelor's degree in business or technical field or equivalent.* Hands-on, physical work experience preferred (painting and/or retail sales experience ideal).* Effective communication skills.* Hands-on demonstration capability.* Sales closing experience or capability.* Willingness and ability to travel within assigned geography with assigned sales reps.Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits and career development opportunities. Graco's comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!
Associated topics: b2b, device, distributor, equipment, inside sales, internal sales, inventory, warehouse, warehouse associate, wholesale
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