US Foods Intern - National Sales - Sales / Marketing Analyst in Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

With direct supervision and oversight, the intern position provides exposure and opportunity to investigate a career, gain business knowledge and practical application of a specific function within the food distribution industry.

Description-

SUMMARY:

The US Foods Summer Internship Program provides a forum for students to apply classroom skills and academic training in a real world business environment. In addition to being assigned business-impacting projects throughout the summer, students will be matched with a manager who will meet with them on a regular basis to provide direction on assignments as well as deliver performance feedback and a mentor who will be available to offer day-to-day guidance and support.

Embracing the organization’s core values, the US Foods Summer Internship Program Mission is to TEAM UP to build a supportive learning environment where we TALK STRAIGHT about performance development by delivering constructive feedback and positive reinforcement to deliver SECOND TO NONE program experiences to those students who spend their summers with us.

Interns will also get exposure to US Foods executive leadership; have an opportunity to participate in learning and social events with other interns across business functions within our Corporate HQ; and have an opportunity to deliver an end-of-summer presentation to showcase their accomplishments with key business leaders.

US Foods internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours per week from May - August) with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position post-graduation dependent on availability and overall performance.

US Foods National Sales internship program will include assigning a mentor at the Director or above level who will meet with the intern on a regular basis to ensure the quality of the assignment. We will also assign a local manager and a “buddy” for day-to-day interactions. The intern will also get exposure to executive management in the National Sales organization via 1:1’s and a presentation at the end of the summer assignment. The intention is that the intern will continue to work part-time during the school year and be considered for an offer of full-time employment.

The US Foods Business Relationship group is seeking an Intern – National Sales – Sales / Marketing Analyst to join their team!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES COULD INCLUDE:

  • Work with Sales Managers and Directors on researching target opportunities.

  • Investigate and interact with potential customers over the phone and select face to face meetings to drive knowledge and interest in US Foods.

  • Marketing efforts to drive more prospects to regional Food Fanatic shows.

  • Assist with the deployment of the above efforts in SOUS (Sales Force CRM system).

  • Work with coordinator on Premier Customer Satisfaction Survey. Follow-up with USF markets on issues / concerns. Recap issues.

  • Work with Premier on Regional Meetings / Culinary clinics development and support of agenda. Work with USF markets to ensure maximum participation.

  • Assist with Premier contract compliance opportunities with USF markets. Identify top opportunities for customer savings as well as margin schedule compliance.

  • Assist with the monitoring and measurement of Premier service levels across all USF markets.

  • Collaborate with category management and marketing to include in Bi-monthly Premier Bits and Bites newsletter.

  • Partake in meetings to plan the deployment of the tools to divisions across the country.

Please note: we are not able to provide internships to students that require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status).

Local candidates are encouraged to apply. For qualified students whose permanent home of record is located outside 50 miles from US Foods Corporate HQ, a stipend will be offered to partially offset housing costs for the summer.

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status

Qualifications-

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Information Science, Professional Selling or related area of study.

  • Must be enrolled in school during time of internship

  • Typically, students currently between their Junior and Senior years or between their 1st and 2nd years of graduate school will be considered for internships

  • Excellent organizational & multi-tasking skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with business process optimization and/or gathering business requirements

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have regular, reliable method of transportation to commute to US Foods’ location

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Exposure to Microsoft suite of products including Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements:

Job requires worker to:Sit 75%Stand 25%Walk 0%Drive 0%Job requires worker to lift:50-100 lbs. (Heavy) 0%Job requires worker to carry:25-50 lbs. (Medium) 0%

Primary Location: Rosemont-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Office/Clerical

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No