Intern - Sales - Markham, ON - Summer 2019
Are you interested in an Intern opportunity with Philips? We welcome currently enrolled undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS) level students to participate in 3-month paid intern opportunities at our sites across the US. Through these roles you will gain meaningful, hands-on experience in engineering for a HealthTech company.
Sales Intern Position
The Philips Sales internship program is a summer program that will provide an opportunity to learn how sales works, and how to build successful sales plans in a CPG environment. You will be challenged with varying tasks and projects that are critical to the sales function at Philips, and you will be given responsibility and ownership of your projects. Based on the needs of the business and the opportunities available within the organization, successful internships may result in regular, full-time positions in business/category analysis or account management.
As a Sales intern, you will contribute as a member of our sales team, with several key responsibilities:
· Develop knowledge, awareness and understanding of the consumer products and related industries
· Understand the consumer
· Understand our brands and the competition
· Learn and practice key elements of business planning and forecasting
· Learn and practice selling skills
· Identify and analyze category/segment trends
· Identify opportunities for sales growth at retail
· Optimize shelf conditions at the store level
· Monitor competitive activity
· Participate in customer events that strengthen our brands and market share
· Cultivate internal and external working relationships that provide exposure to multi-disciplines, account management and customer teams
Must be enrolled in a University Business (BBA) program (minimum 3rd year)
Previous selling, merchandising and/or customer service experience is an asset.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
Strong interpersonal skills
Eagerness to take on significant responsibilities
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)
Philips is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In return, we offer you
Sharpen your talents with new challenges in our dynamic organization. As a market-driven company, we’re used to listening to our customers & apply the same thinking to our employees. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to develop your talents further.
Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.
To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .
Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.
As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.