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Inside Sales Associate - Lake Forest, IL

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Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Lake Forest, IL, US, 60045

Company: Grainger

Company Overview


Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.

Position Description

Kick off your career in sales working for the Industry Leader!  As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to serve as a trusted business partner to your customers.
At Grainger, you will have the opportunity to learn the art of Selling, while making an important contribution to the business.  At Grainger, we believe in promoting from within, and have a plan in place for how to help you reach your fullest potential.  Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Our Inside Sale Reps/Territory Sales Associates (TSA’s) make key decisions to influence sales for mid-sized customers, while growing revenue and profits.  We have designed a World Class three-month training program in order to set you up for success!

We offer:
A fun/competitive environment
Competitive base salary
Generous commission structure
18 paid vacation days
Work with an existing book of business – prospecting within accounts to grow sales!
Medical Benefits – Starting Day 1
Growth opportunities with a Fortune 500 Company

The right person understands customer needs, probes to recognize opportunities, solves problems and recommends solutions. Must have passion for creating a remarkable customer experience, while identifying opportunities to grow sales.

We will consider the right person who is driven, energetic and reaches for the stars, ideally 0-3 years of sales, customer service or telemarketing experience.

Position Requirements:


All candidates must have:
• An assertive personality, high energy level and resilient character
• Excellent verbal / phone communication skills
• A high level of integrity in all business dealings
• Strong time management and organization skills
• High School Diploma or GED; (undergraduate degree preferred)
• 0-3 years of sales experience. Customer service and telemarketing experience will also be considered.
• Ability to rapidly build knowledge of Grainger’s product lines
• Understand and use basic selling techniques: opening, probing, presentation, over-coming objections


EEOC Statement

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.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Inside Sales, Telemarketing, Technical Support, Sales, Technology

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