Direct Sales Intern Summer 2017

US-IL-Lake Zurich
# Positions
ACCO Brands

Position Summary

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, a Kensington® computer mouse or a simple box of ACCO paper clips, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.  We have great brands that people in 100 countries all over the world use to stay organized, such as:


AT-A-GLANCE®    Day-Timer®    Five Star®   GBC®    Kensington®    Mead®    Quartet®    Swingline®    Wilson Jones® & others


We need great talent at ACCO Brands, and value different talents, aspirations and views to create a highly motivated, action-oriented atmosphere. Our winning team shares the ACCO Brands Vision of being a company that Achieves, Creates, Collaborates, and Organizes. We have a dynamic and healthy culture that is shaped by leaders and lived by employees at all levels.


We are currently seeking a Direct Sales Intern to join our team full time during the summer of 2018.  The summer program is designed to give our interns a comprehensive view of ACCO Brands direct-to-business sales organization, including sales administration, sales systems and analytics, supply chain, product marketing, and of course, the chance to sell our stuff!


Position Responsibilities:

  • Learn the full sales life cycle from product training to fulfilling a sale
  • Perform lead prospecting to develop sales opportunities
  • Proactively conduct research to identify potential prospects and target markets for new business
  • Manage day-to-day customer interaction in our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system (e.g.
  • Complete a designated project and present to senior leadership
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Computer Skills (proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to thrive in fast paced environment
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical & critical thinking skills
  • Prioritization and time management skills required
  • Demonstrated ability and track record of achieving goals, objectives and targets

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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