Sales Accelerator Program

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Remote, IL, US, N/A

Company: Grainger Businesses


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan, and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We are looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the one hundred Best Companies to Work For, 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 with Grainger today.


Position Details:

The Grainger Sales Accelerator Program is designed to provide a broad learning experience for recent college graduates or early in career aspirants interested in developing into a Field Account Representative role in the outside sales organization. During the program, participants are exposed to an intentional set of learning experiences, including calling on our current customer base, expanding contacts at existing customer locations, aligning the right products and solutions to meet customer needs and demonstrate Grainger’s value. Team members will have the opportunity to interact with multiple parts of the field sales organization, gain in-depth knowledge of the business, and develop relationships with leadership at every juncture. In addition, the role provides team members exposure and learning through others via our internal business organizational units such as Marketing, Merchandising, Sourcing, eComm, Inventory Management and Supplier Management.

The Sales Accelerator position is remote during an ~6-month duration. Upon successful completion of the program, your Grainger career will continue in an outside field sales territory where you may be required to relocate for your placement.


You Have:

  • Enrolled in a college or university working towards a bachelor’s degree graduating between December 2023 and June 2024
  • This role may include overnight travel (up to 15-20%)
  • Work location is remote; must have a dedicated workspace free of distractions.
  • No visa sponsorships provided now or in the future.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Open to relocation


You Will:

  • Have a desire to work and perform in a Sales environment.
  • Model Grainger Edge Principles
  • Collaborate in a team environment and participate in end-to-end learning activities.
  • Have a Global mindset to grow in a diverse culture and environment.
  • Work and develop relationships with a diversified population of business leaders.
  • Maintain an understanding of and can articulate Grainger’s sales industry segments and services solutions.
  • Maintain account and customer contact and record follow up details in
  • Build a Plan to Win: Touch every customer, expand contacts, and sell value.
  • Work with Customer support teams to align the right products and solution to the customer.
  • Increase sales with each account while utilizing a wide array of available communication channels to maximize revenue.
  • Achieve or exceed reported metrics of daily calls and customer face time interactions.


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
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and six 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


DEI 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.