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Intern Sales (Boise, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Sales Intern program for the Simplot Food Service selling organization is an integrated learning opportunity, giving you a broad understanding of how we sell and the different departments that support that sales process. The program is structured to develop an understanding of customer needs by engaging in solution-based consultative selling; developing product/technical expertise; refining communication, presentation, and leadership skills; and building a thorough understanding of company structure, roles, functions, and core values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Sales Planning Team through various objectives, projects, and initiatives aimed to optimize and assist the Simplot Food Group
  • Support the lead management process as customers engage with Simplot via email or phone, which would include handling the product inquiry or information request to close or communicate customer needs to the field for further follow up
  • Assist the Sales Operations teams through several projects and initiatives aimed to optimize processes and reporting within Food Group
  • Support the Inside Sales team with market and product blitzes
  • Research industry and marketing trends and develop product suggestions based on findings and supply programs, information, and tools that aid selling efforts
  • Assist Marketing during new product rollouts and distributor portal management
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and reporting on special projects at the discretion of the leadership team
  • Build relationships and partner with various internal departments such as Marketing, Finance, Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Culinary, Demand Planning, Production, and Logistics to accomplish key initiatives and complete day-to-day operations
  • Meet and learn from Food Group executives

Typical Education

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree from 4-year college or university
  • Strong academic record (suggested minimum 3.0 GPA), with a Bachelor’s Degree emphasis in Agriculture, Food Science, Sales, Marketing, Business, or Hospitality

Other Information

Relocation support is provided.

Job Requisition ID: 10429

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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