F&B Technical Sales Intern
St. Paul, MN 
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Technical Sales (Account Manager) Undergraduate Internship

Ecolab is seeking candidates for our Technical Sales (Account Manager) Internship program in our Food & Beverage division. Our interns gain valuable hands-on experience in thefood & beverage manufacturingindustry by learning the various components involved in servicing Ecolab customers.

See how Ecolab helps make 27% of the world's processed food safe. In Food & Beverage, you'll help a wide variety of food, beverage, and brewery processors manage the increasing risks of foodborne illness and contamination. By providing cleaning and sanitizing programs, animal care products, antimicrobial food tissue treatment and many other operational efficiency and product quality programs, Food & Beverage offers the opportunity to work with a combination of innovation and world-class service.

What's in it For You:

  • 10-12-weekpaid summer internship for you to grow both professionally and personally

  • The opportunity to take on some of the world's most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safefood,and healthy environments

  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth

  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people,perspectives,and ideas to achieve our best

  • Applywhat you learn in the classroom to meaningful projects that havegenuine businessimpact

  • Grow yourprofessional network through one-on-one meetings with Ecolableaders, professional development workshops, and peer get togethers

  • Finish your internship with a realistic job preview of what a "day in the life" of an Ecolab associate looks like

  • Be considered for a full-time job offer(to start upon graduation)at the end of a successful internship with us.

What You Will Do:

  • Work closely with existing Account Managers in customer plant environments, focusing on food safety and food quality using effective, efficient sanitation products and processes.As strong business partners, our Account Managers work with customers to develop sanitation plans and programs, evaluate processes and procedures, and identify and implement operational efficiencies.

  • Learn the daily responsibilities of an Ecolab Account Manager and work on specific value-added projects throughout the summer for which you ultimately present findings to our leadership team

  • Work alongsidesuccessful Account Managers and other field associates to learn customers' operations, understand their cleaning challenges, and devise solutions to meet their needs

  • Cultivate business relationships with all levels of plant staff through professional demeanor & interpersonal skills

  • Apply mechanical aptitude to repair, adjust, test and install Ecolab chemical dispensing systems as well as food, beverage and dairy processing equipment including clean in place (CIP) equipment and systems

  • Monitor product performance and adjust chemical concentration levels to advance operational efficiency and effectiveness

  • Provide industry expertise and training to customers regarding plant sanitation, standard operating procedures, and issues of food safety/quality

  • Introduce new product/service offerings to existing accounts to help them disinfect surfaces in a plant facility

  • Learn how to successfully prospect to generate new business

  • Be exposed to potential career path roles within the organization and considered for our full-time entry level Account Manager in Training opportunities upon graduation

Position Details:

  • Nationwide locations available in urban, suburban, and rural environments (dependent on specific industry)

  • Relocation assistance is available for those meeting requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in dairy, food or agricultural science, engineering, chemistry, or related major - to be completed Spring/early Summer 2024 or Dec 2023

  • Willingness & ability to work off hours, including nights & weekends

  • Valid driver's license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and access to a personal vehicle

  • Must be authorized to work in the US without any sponsorship now and anytime in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within the food, beverage, or dairy processing/manufacturing industries

  • Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving ability

  • Relationship management and consulting abilities

  • Self-motivation and drive for results

  • Effective organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Bilingual - English/Spanish

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

When you come to work at Ecolab, you get to take on some of the world's most meaningful challenges and have the opportunity to learn and grow, shape your career, make an impact and quickly see the importance of your work.

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Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families. to see our benefits.

If you are viewing this posting on a site other than our Ecolab Career website, view our benefits at jobs.ecolab.com/working-here.

Covid-19 Vaccine Notice

Due to local mandates and customer requirements, applicants for certain customer-facing positions must be fully vaccinated (which in some situations requires a booster if eligible), unless a religious or medical accommodation is requested by the applicant and approved by Ecolab. You will be asked for proof of your vaccination status.All applicants should be aware that Ecolab is a federal contractor. If the federal contractor vaccine mandate is reinstated in its current form, all Ecolab employees will need to be vaccinated, or have an approved religious or medical accommodation in place.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Ecolabwill provide reasonable accommodation (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) withourapplication process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and requireaccommodationassistance in this applicationprocess,pleasecall Ecolab Recruiting Supportat(866) 841-6682forassistance.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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