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Intern Sales

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are 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 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.
  • Meet and learn from Food Group executives
  • 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.
  • Research industry and marketing trends and develop product suggestions based on findings. Supply programs, information, and tools that aid selling efforts.
  • Work through assigned sales, sales operations and/or marketing projects to completion to provide a tangible reture back to the business and help the Food Group meet its objectives.
  • Identify or follow-up on new operator sales opportunities with ability to assess the opportunity and match to product and other solutions; e.g., merchandising, recipe, culinary, etc.

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: 6217 

Travel Required: None 

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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