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Sales Accelerator Program

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger Overview

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


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 and the work location is remote.


Program Benefits:

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



  • 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 2021 and June 2022
  • 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
  • Work location is remote; must have a dedicated workspace free of distractions
  • 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


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


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.