Graco manufactures and markets premium equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide variety of fluid and powder materials. What does that mean? Well, we pump peanut butter into your jar, and the oil in your car. We glue the soles of your shoes, the glass in your windows and the screen on your phone. We spray the finish on your vehicle, coatings on your pills, the paint on your house and texture on your walls. Graco is part of your daily life.

Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of fast-moving, growing company

  • especially candidates committed to quality, innovation and solving customer problems. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Job Purpose:

The Sales Intern is responsible for generating sales growth of designated CED products in the assigned market(s) using a demonstration and education-focused selling approach. Work closely with Graco CED Field Sales and Paint Store Channel Distribution.

*This position is aimed at sophomore- and junior-level college students.

*This is a home-based position. We are currently searching for a Sales Intern for the greater Vancouver, BC Canada area. Travel only required throughout the metro area.

*Start Date: The Sales Intern can begin on a part-time basis during school, with full-time hours in Summer 2021.

Graco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position will support our Contractor Equipment Division (CED) based out of Rogers, MN. At CED our product line meets the needs of the painting and general contractors and includes airless, air and gas-powered sprayers, line stripers, pressure washers, and roofing equipment ( Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018 & 2019.

Essential Duties:

Grow sales in the assigned market.

Use provided database resources to target end-users.

Develop an immediate solid working relationship with assigned Paint Store Sales Reps.

Conduct effective hands-on demonstrations of select Graco equipment.

Implement marketing programs as required.

Maintain a database of all daily activities (hands-on demonstrations and sales leads).

Work closely with local CED sales staff to ensure leads are turned into sales in a timely manner.

Coordination of all activities for the assigned market with CED sales staff.

Position Requirements :

Completed 2 years towards a Bachelor's degree in business or technical field or equivalent.

Hands-on, physical work experience (painting experience preferred).

Evidence of mechanical aptitude.

Basic paint coatings knowledge.

Effective communication skills.

Hands-on demonstration capability.

Sales closing experience or capability.

Willingness and ability to travel within assigned geography with assigned sales reps.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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