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Sales Internship in Carol Stream, IL at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 2/17/2019

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Job Description

Company Overview

ITW is a fortune 200 diversified, industrial manufacturing company founded on innovation, teamwork, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.  For over 100 years, ITW Employees have kept this spirit alive.  Within our culture of respect and shared risk-taking, our employees have the creative freedom and the ITW resources to pursue ideas that lead to customer-focused solutions.  Together, we are ITW, a company dedicated to creating opportunities to learn, grow, and build your career. 

Zip-Pak is the global leader in resealable solutions for the flexible packaging industry.  We operate in more than 52 countries around the world with a workforce of more than 270 dedicated flexible packaging professionals. These talented individuals adhere to the highest professional standards and focus their efforts to meeting and exceeding the needs of every Zip-Pak client. Combining this commitment to client success with our technical innovation and unmatched network of resources enables us to confidently and consistently deliver “uniquely flexible" solutions to our customers.

Role Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic sales intern to join our sales department and get hands-on business training and real world experience. This opportunity allows an individual to broaden their understanding of how a company’s objectives, environment and strategies tie together to meet sales targets. The primary responsibilities of this position will include working with the sales team to learn about the different aspects of the sales cycle; participating in sales planning and translating market insights in order to accelerate market growth. The candidate will be involved in a broad range of projects, including both strategic and tactical sales while working closely with internal stakeholders across several functions to analyze and communicate industry trends effectively into sales and marketing tools.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain real sales experience and build customer relationship skills with a global market leader.

Potential project areas include: 

  • Sales strategy
  • Market segmentation
  • New business growth initiatives
  • CRM deployment
  • Pricing database development


Other activities:

  • Visits to major CPG companies (Kraft, Kellogg, etc) with Sales to gain experience in the B2B sales process
  • Visits to customer plant locations with Zip-Pak Field Technical Service to see Zip-Pak products in action
  • Contribute to customer presentation preparation development to help increase salesforce efficiency
  • Creating and executing a high-level business analysis project and presenting the business analysis project to Senior Management


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Marketing, Business, Economics, Sales or other related field, having completed at least freshmen year and maintained a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Effective communicator capable of independent as well as team collaboration
  • Self-motivated team member committed to timely completion of assignments
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop preferred

ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.