Foodservice Sales Intern, Boston

Hint

Marketing Internship

THE OPPORTUNITY:
DURATION: Minimum 10-12 Weeks

Hint, one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the market, is looking for a Foodservice Sales Intern to help reinforce Hint’s expansion in the enhanced water category. This is an opportunity to learn about a growing brand as the beverage industry continues to trend towards healthier options.

Foodservice is used to describe the sales channel that includes corporate cafeterias, vending machines, hotels, schools/colleges, hospitals and much more.

The perfect candidate will be independent, enthusiastic and collaborative. You will support our Foodservice Sales Managers in all aspects of the sales cycle: developing and maintaining key accounts, identifying opportunities for growth and fostering deeper customer relationships. A proactive approach to all aspects of customer service and development is a must!

We are looking for an individual who can be at key accounts early in the morning. A care and valid driver's license is required for this role and we expect a minimum commitment of 10-12 weeks.

WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE:

  • Account Relationships: For the duration of your internship you'll work with a set of specific accounts. Your goal is to establish good rapport with managers at each account and keep in regular contact. You'll follow up to ensure that regular ordering takes place and current customers always have product in stock.

  • Account Management: You'll ensure pricing and product are properly displayed. You'll be assembling and maintaining racks and coolers. Attention to detail is key!

  • Push Promotions: You'll assist Sales Managers with Events, Meal Deals, and offering swag items. You'll also facilitate sampling events and the introduction of product to customers at account locations.

  • Account Growth: You'll introduce local account managers to new flavor options available from distributors, as needed. You'll also bring cold samples and Offer POS (ambient racks, fridges, signage, push glides) to drive adoption of popular and new flavors.

  • Time & Territory Management: You'll plan your day with your Manager in order to hit 8 accounts per day / 40 per week. Some travel to other regions for assistance may be requested.

  • Other: As per local availability you will learn about other dimensions of sales such as new accounts, retail accounts field marketing.

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING WITH YOU:

  • Incoming Juniors and Seniors preferred
  • Some prior work experience preferred
  • You're a team player and excited to contribute to our Hint Sales Team
  • You have strong organization and time management skills
  • Independent: You know how to take instruction and run with it
  • Service-oriented: You love being of service to your team and your customers
  • You have excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • You thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • You live an active and healthy lifestyle and want to help our customers do the same!
ABOUT US:

Hint is on a mission to help the world live a healthy lifestyle by making products people love. Founded in 2005, the idea behind Hint is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with fruit essence. No sugar, no diet sweeteners. EVER.

Headquartered in the Marina District of San Francisco with offices in New York and throughout the United States, Hint is looking for driven collaborative individuals to help us achieve our mission of healthier lifestyles for all. Hint is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.