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Pricing Analytics Internship

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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Lake Forest, IL, US, 60045

Company: Grainger

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.

 

 

Internship Program Overview

The Grainger internship program is currently based in our Lake Forest corporate headquarters.  Not only do we provide a great experience as far as project experience, but throughout the program we offer opportunities for learning session with our Executive Leadership team, a tour of our local distribution center, professional development sessions, cross functional team building and social activities.  Throughout the summer, interns receive performance reviews with their manager, which is a great opportunity to learn and grow your skillsets.  At the end of the summer, interns also provide a final presentation to their department leadership team about their project and recommendations for the future.  In addition, Grainger’s internship is paid throughout the summer along with providing paid housing for those interns who live outside a 30 mile radius from the office where their project is based.  We believe our internship program is a great experience and an amazing opportunity for students to learn, grow, network and have fun!  Grainger also places a strong emphasis on recruiting top internship talent for full time opportunities where available.

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities 

  • The key responsibility of this role will be to provide data driven insights to business leadership to help understand the impacts of pricing on the profitability of the business;
  • This role will work cross-functionally to support pricing, sales, and marketing organizations;
  • During this 10-12 week assignment, interns will be assigned to specific projects addressing current pricing issues facing our business with real objectives and deliverables that will directly have an impact on our customers, team members and future growth and profitability;
  • Interns will be provided with assignments where they can learn the skills required to be successful.  They are paired with team members who provide coaching and mentoring.

 

Preferred Education & Experience 

  • Good communication and business writing skills;
  • Strong analytical, decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, SPSS, SQL, or Teradata;
  • Preferred education background in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or related field;
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2

 

 

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: Analytics, Pricing, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Outside Sales, Management, Operations, Technology, Sales

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