Konica Minolta Business Solutions , a leader in advanced imaging & networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, is seeking a Sales Intern to learn about our business & support the efforts of the assigned Sales Team.
Our program will teach students about the dynamic & financially rewarding world of Business-to-Business Professional Sales from the ground up. The selected intern will be exposed to various sales research tools & methodologies as well as participate in branch marketing events & initiatives. It is expected that the individual selected for this role have a career interest in Professional Business-to Business Sales. Ultimately, a successful intern should be able to apply the practical, “real world” knowledge gained through this program into a possible future career in Sales &/or Marketing.
During the course of this Internship, it is expected that the Intern will be exposed to various marketing tools & methodologies used in Outside Sales. They will assist various Sales Professionals at various stages of the Sales Cycle & provide administrative support to that effect.
Specific Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Customer & Territory Research (vertical, geographic, etc…) using various web tools & internal systems
Coordination of Customer Satisfaction Calls & / or surveys
Assist with the planning, marketing & execution of at least one on-site “Powerhouse” / Open House at the Branch Location
Work closely with assigned Sales Professionals to ensure that they are prepared for customer meetings (spec sheets, proposals, etc…)
Assist with sending thank you letters &/or gifts to prospective / new customers
Completion of Sales Training courses as assigned (score of 80% or Higher)
Learn to research, collect & disseminate useable data related to target UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) Filings
Occasional Cold Calls & Customer Visits with Experienced Sales Professionals
Progress / Evaluation Reports to be conducted every 2 weeks during “wrap sessions” with Branch Manager &/or Market Vice President.
Other Sales Support related duties as assigned
Must be in Junior or Senior Year of 4 year College/University
Business / Marketing / Sales Majors preferred
Some previous work experience (PT, Internships, volunteer, etc…)
Great attitude & work ethic
Professional demeanour & appearance
Fluent English speaker with strong communication skills (oral & written)
Desire to learn & pursue a career in Professional Outside Sales
Strong working knowledge of Word & Excel (i.e. letters, spreadsheets, databases, etc…); Working knowledge of PowerPoint is a plus
Intern must comply with / abide by all KMBS policies & procedures as it pertains to the workplace
Must maintain Confidentiality (will be required to sign confidentiality / non-disclosure agreement related to strategic or competitive business information obtained at KMBS)
Access to dependable transportation to assigned location(s)