Sales Intern (Food Science)

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Sales Intern (Food Science)

White Marsh, MD
  • Responsibilities

    Ingredion is looking for a Technical Sales intern who will work directly with our Inside Sales (Solution Gurus) team. In this role, you will work cross functionally with our sales, business development, marketing and technical services groups to address customer inquiries, primarily with emerging and small-to-medium sized companies within the food and beverage industry. In addition, this role will be responsible for gathering and analyzing customer activity data to identify insights and emerging trends in the market. This internship is ideal for Food Science majors who are interested in a potential sales/business development track.

    As the Technical Sales Intern, your responsibilities will include:

    • Field calls from the technical hotline, chat and website and respond to inquiries from customers as needed
    • Develop an understanding of technical sales and how to take a consultative approach to solve technical challenges for our customers
    • Complete an assigned capstone project that will combine aspects of sales strategy and process to be presented internally to the management team
    • Maintain/update customer information within CRM software ( to ensure data integrity
    • Organize, analyze and report on incoming customer data and findings. Make presentations to convey information internally.
    • Develop and maintain an understanding of Ingredion’s product portfolio in order to provide valuable information to the customer

    The Technical Sales Intern position is well-suited for you if you:

    • Exhibit the highest level of professional conduct in all customer and internal interactions
    • Enjoy building relationships and conveying technical information in a relatable way
    • Are a team player and have an ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of people and work styles
    • Are self-motivated, results driven and a creative problem solver
  • Qualifications

    Qualified candidates will have:

    • Progress towards a Bachelor’s degree program in Food Science or a related field with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 Preferred
    • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the summer internship term
    • Ability to work safely in an office environment.
    • Excellent social, verbal and written communication skills, e.g. technical reports for distribution, presentations, data analysis etc.
    • An aptitude for technical sales and a desire to pursue a technical sales/business development career
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

    To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

    • Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Ingredion does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.
    • Be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD Degree Program. If currently enrolled in an undergrad status, must have completed at least two years of coursework with status as a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.

  • Industry
    Food and Beverages
  • About Us

    Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With 2019 annual net sales of more than $6 billion, the Company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant-based materials into value-added ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets. With Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company co-creates with customers and fulfills its purpose of bringing the potential of people, nature and technology together to make life better.