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Sales Intern (Paid)

The intern’s primary function is observing & supporting our sales team. The Sales Intern spends a large portion of their time shadowing our sales staff, learning how to manage leads, prepare quotes, satisfy customers, and close sales. This role is best suited for individuals who prefer a structured work environment with consistent guidance. This is a paid, temporary role that does not offer insurance, paid holidays, vacation time, or participation in the company’s 401k pan. This is not a remote role; interns are expected to perform their duties from our location in Perry, FL. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Hourly Rate: $20.00/Hour

Duration of Role: This is a temporary position lasting for a single school semester. Estimated duration is May 6th – August 23rd, 2024.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and update customer and sales records.
  • Observe sales team and successfully execute sales processes and procedures.
  • Conduct internet research.
  • Assist with preparation of presentations.
  • Interface with a diverse customer base comprised of business owners, government officials, purchasing agents, and members of the public.
  • Assist in creating marketing campaigns including literature, social media, direct mail, and web content.
  • Provide administrative support to sales team. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and be actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or similar field.
  • Previous sales or customer service experience is a plus.

Physical Demands: 

  • Must be able to accurately exchange information with co-workers, management, vendors, and customers.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery, such as copiers, printers, and telephones.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 95% of the time.
  • Normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. Candidates must work between 24 – 27 hours per week but may flex their schedule within normal office hours.   

Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, gender, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristics.  Big Top Manufacturing complies with all federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources.

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