Summer Intern - Sales

Job Description

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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:  

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're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why we’re at the heart of food and service.



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 why good things really do come from Sysco.


Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries.  With over 69,000 associates, the company operates approximately 332 distribution facilities across the globe and serves more than 650,000 customer locations in 90 countries.  For fiscal year 2018 that ended June 30, 2018, the company generated sales of more than $60 billion in sales.  Sysco committed to Delivering a Better Tomorrow through its Corporate Social Responsibility goals, focusing on people, products and the planet.  Learn more about Sysco’s CSR goals and initiatives or to review the 2018 CSR Report, go to


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)




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

Sysco Grand Rapids 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