Sysco Careers

Summer Internship - Sales

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Human Resources

Job Description

Sysco Associate Apply - Click Here

Company: Sysco Grand Rapids
Location: US-MI-Grand Rapids
Zip Code: 49512
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0

More information about this job:  

At Sysco, we offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.


**Please note that we do not provide housing or housing stipends – the intern should either live in the greater Grand Rapids area in the summer (i.e. their permanent home, relative, friend, etc.) or be able to reasonably commute from their campus residence**

Internship period:  12 weeks, mid-May – early August  (2019: 5/13/19 – 8/2/19)


Internship Program:

The Sysco Internship Program provides students the opportunity to build on classroom learnings and engage with and learn from knowledgeable and experienced leaders and teams to create innovative, efficient solutions to move the business forward.  During the 12-week, paid summer internship, interns will be immersed in the day-to-day operations of the company and exposed to relevant projects, challenges and problem solving in a dynamic Fortune 100 company.  Interns will work with and be mentored by the brightest and best in the industry and receive valuable performance feedback from leaders.  Various social activities provide networking opportunities for staff of all levels.    


Focus of this Internship:

One intern will focus his/her learnings and projects in our Program/Contract Sales department at Sysco Grand Rapids.  The Contract Sales department focuses on profitably growing sales through new business development and penetration opportunities with contract (corporate and local) & bid customers and prospects by building long-lasting customer relationships through top-quality products and services, innovative technology solutions and extraordinary sales associates. Specifically, projects that this intern may complete include: develop improved process/tool for tracking & sharing new business development activities and progress; create GPO Mapping Tool to enable Account Executives to efficiently navigate GPO options by customer need and segmentation; develop new and/or improved standardized tools to better streamline Account Executive workload/workflow for use in onboarding new accounts, onboarding new concepts and employee transition, such as call plan documents, customer presentations and executive briefs by customer; and lead project to migrate/convert Customer Service team new AT&T system and updated Call Center to implement customer service performance metrics tool for tracking and measuring performance of Customer Service team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills


Education and/or Experience:

  • Current student pursuing bachelor’s degree with concentration in Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Business or similar discipline
  • Strong academic credentials (Minimum GPA of 3.0)


Professional Skills:

  • Develop an understanding of the Sysco approach, methodology and tools
  • Identify various business issues and provide solutions via research & collaboration
  • Establish strong working relationships with client personnel
  • Exhibit a professional, business-like demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage ambiguity
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at various levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Working Conditions:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Part Time

ReqID: 69271