• 2023 Internship - Inside Sales

    Ace Hardware Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Job #2418582520

  • Compensation Details:

    $22 per hour

    Why should you join our team?

    We live our values - W.E.L.I.G.H.T (Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork). Gratitude. Humility. Love. You don't often see values like these in most corporate statements, but Ace is different. These things are important to us. They represent our commitment to the company, our employees, to Ace retailers and to the Ace brand.

    Job Description:

    The Job:

    The EJD Inside Sales Representative will be responsible for identifying revenue opportunities with new accounts, growing sales and managing the existing account(s) through communication, existing programs and other sales related activities. The role will require strong communication and organizational skills that can consistently communicate (e-mail, website, phone, etc.) to assigned customers and prospects across a wide geography. This role will generate sales by working with customers to effectively develop and implement Emery Jensen programs and generate sales by working with customers and prospects to effectively place RSC orders, show deals, drop ship programs, special orders and promotions. The Inside Sales Representative must be comfortable making calls to prospects, their account(s), vendors, and internal team members.

    What you will do...

    • Deliver sales growth through existing and new customer base

    • Be the first point of contact for EJD prospects that originate from Sales Effectiveness leader's targeted prospect list.

    • Communicate to prospects, customers, vendors and internal team members effectively through phone, email, Teams, etc.

    • Run reports multiple times per week to identify inventory on hand and cross reference to customer's requests.

    • Occasionally input customer stock orders using POs and Stock Reserve

    • Occasionally travel to visit customers, attend training meetings and industry events.

    • Communicates to the necessary team needed to capitalize on opportunities or to resolve customer issues.

    • Work with vendors on Drop Ship quotes for customers.

    What you need to succeed...

    • Personally motivated self-starter and an enthusiastic, results oriented individual focused on solutions based on customer's needs.

    • Proactive and has the desire to succeed.

    • Excellent listening and negotiating skills.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and opportunities.

    • Detail-oriented and extremely organized self-starter. Able to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, solve problems and meet deadlines.

    • Proven ability to work independently and accomplish objectives.

    • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office programs in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    • Position is based out of Oak Brook, IL

    We want to hear from you!

    When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.


    The pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but could be higher based on education and experience. Please note, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each opening. We take into consideration the minimum requirements outlined in the job description, such as an individual's education, training and experience, the position's work location, required travel (if any), and external market conditions when determining the final salary for potential new hires.

    Be aware that salary estimates published via alternate online job boards may not be a true representation of the actual pay range offered for this position. Please refer to the Ace position description for the accurate starting pay range information and feel free to discuss this with a Talent Acquisition professional if you are chosen to move forward with an interview.

    This written "Position Description" is not intended to cover all aspects of the position listed. It is meant to cover the basic/general essential job functions of a particular position. Ace Hardware Corporation reserves the right to change job duties, including essential job functions, according to business necessity.

    Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, with more than 5,500 locally owned hardware stores throughout approximately 70 countries. Our independently owned and operated retailers have the freedom to run their business in the way that best serves their local community. Beyond home-improvement projects, we support our communities by operating the Ace Hardware Foundation, which partners with such worthy causes as the Children's Miracle Network, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and more.