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Grainger Sales Accelerator Rotational Program (IL)

Date: Feb 12, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

At Grainger, we’re committed to our purpose – We Keep the World Working.  Grainger is a leading global supplier of maintenance, repair, and operational supplies, providing services and solutions for every industry. Our 25,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways; focusing on delivering the highest level of service leveraging the most innovative solutions. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.


Job Summary:

The Grainger Business Unit Sales accelerator program is designed to provide recent college graduates or early in career aspirants a broad and well-rounded learning experience.

The program consists of an embarkation and challenging rotational assignments and experiences within the Sales & Services function. The rotations provide the opportunity to work in various facets of the sales organization, gain in depth knowledge of the business and develop relationships with senior leaders at every juncture. Each rotation will provide a different and intentional set of developmental opportunities. The rotations can include but are not limited to: Inside Sales, Field Sales and project work within Sales Operations, Marketing, Merchandising, and/or Supplier Management. The duration of this program is approximately 12 months.

Program Benefits:

  • Rapid development in various sales functions and environments
  • Preparation to enter a permanent role within the sales organization upon completion of the program
  • Networking opportunities with senior leadership within all functions
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Competitive compensation and career exploration

Primary Program Locations: Lake Forest, IL, San Antonio, TX


  • Ability to build effective relationships with customers
  • Understand and articulate Grainger sales and services solutions
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and adapt within a rapidly changing environment
  • Intermediate level of computer skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to resolve conflict
  • Models curiosity and growth mindset
  • Critical thinking and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate on work output
  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse culture and environment
  • Results oriented and ability to make decisions
  • Adaptability and ability to continually grow and develop
  • Interact and develop rapport with a diversified population of business leaders

Required Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university working towards a bachelor’s degree or have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in business, management, and/or communications preferred
  • Expected graduation between December 2020 and June 2021
  • Financial acumen with demonstrated intellectual and analytical capabilities
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Strong communication/presentation skills – oral, written, and active listening
  • High integrity in all business dealings
  • Strong time management, planning / prioritizing and organizational skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Proven ability to enhance business knowledge or leadership skills through internships, on-campus involvement
  • Relevant work experience in customer services or sales


Job Requirements:

  • This role may include travel (up to 25%)
  • Full-time
  • First shift hours, may fluctuate depending on assignments/demands
  • No visa sponsorships provided now or in the future
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Geographical flexibility to relocate for a permanent opportunity upon completion of the program


Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.