Sales Intern, Kia (Summer 2022) at Affinitiv

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Join our award-winning A-Team! 

Ready to produce exceptional results with exceptional people?  Get in touch, we would love to get to know you. 

Affinitiv is the largest provider of end-to-end, data-driven marketing and software solutions exclusively focused on the automotive customer lifecycle. Backed by 20+ years of automotive and marketing expertise, we pride ourselves on being the go-to experts in the industry. Not only do we work with over 6,500 dealerships and every major manufacturer in the country, we’re well-versed in OEM standards and the intricacies of a dealership or group’s local business.

Affinitiv is seeking a Sales Trainee Summer Intern is to provide in-depth experiences, on-going mentorship, and targeted program training across essential Affinitiv departments providing support and account management to Kia. The knowledge gained through the program will help ensure the employee’s effectiveness as a member of the Kia sales team.

Professional skills developed through the program:

  • Ability to manage time and schedule.
  • Ability to develop relationships and confidence with facing Kia retailers, field, and corporate team members.
  • Capacity to handle numerous tasks and objectives from multiple stakeholders.
  • Understand the needs of the client and organization; deliver results based on objectives.
  • Shapen your presentation skills by delivering an end of program presentation to your Kia team on your project work, results, and key-take-aways of your internship experience.
  • Meet with Affinitiv Executive Leadership every week for open Q & A sessions for professional coaching and career advice.

Sales

  • Sell Affinitiv’s products and services to customers within your assigned territory using a consultative approach to meet and exceed all revenue quota targets
  • Travel within assigned territory or conduct online meetings with prospects and current customers
  • Maintain activity level of phone calls, E mails, scheduled meetings, and prospecting per RCM Expectations Grid
  • Establish qualified pipeline opportunities
  • Educate customers on how products or services can benefit their dealership, and help achieve Kia Corporate KPIs

Account Management

  • Build and maintain relationships with new and existing customers
    • Utilize assigned Account Executives to ensure complete satisfaction with Affinitiv's installed products and services
  • Utilize Salesforce.com to manage and record all sales activity
    • Customer accounts, billing, and contract administration
    • Customer and prospect activity
  • Monitor the company’s industry competitors, new products, and market conditions to understand customer's specific needs
  • Interact regularly with Affinitiv thought leaders: VP Kia Sales & Support , OEM SVP to identify new opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Matriculated student, GPA 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Graduating June 2022 or rising Junior or Senior (expected graudation Dec 2022 or June 2023)
  • Currently pursing BA degree in business management, sales/marketing, or equivalent field
  • Strong relationship selling ability
  • Ability to work indepdently and collaboratively within a high performance team
  • Supurb organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS office including Word, PP, Excel
  • Able to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Work from Here

At Affinitiv, we have the best of both worlds.   Our team members have embraced remote work and our Work from Here program allows for remote working and the utmost flexibility while keeping in person collaborating thriving in a safe work environment.   Our Work from Here approach gives team members a choice to work on campus or remote, leaders can hold in person or virtual team meetings to collaborate and cultivate relationships.

At Affinitiv, we celebrate diversity, equality, and an inclusive environment.

Affinitiv is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are extended to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business needs. Affinitiv is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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What are Affinitiv Perks + Benefits

Affinitiv Benefits Overview

Every employee is valued at Affinitiv and our employee's health and well‑being are important to us. We are proud to provide employees and their dependents with valuable and significant benefits. You and your family have unique needs, which is why Affinitiv offers a variety of benefit plans from which you may choose.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We do offer 8 hours per year of volunteer time off (VTO)
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Affinitiv recently launched a Diversity charter & Inclusion council to celebrate our differences, drive business success & have fun!
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
The Affinitiv Diversity Council is BRIDGE: Building Real Inclusion via Deliberate Growth and Empathy.BRIDGE is a group of Affinitiv team members & leaders focused on diversity, equality & inclusion.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
At Affinitiv, we celebrate diversity, equality, and an inclusive environment. Affinitiv is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and where differences are celebrated.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dependent Care and Parking/Transit
Disability Insurance
Short term and Long term disability
Dental Benefits
Aetna PPO
Vision Benefits
VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
All plans utilize PHCS network and include a comprehensive prescription drug program as well as telemedicine coverage with a $0 copay.
Life Insurance
Basic Group Life Insurance - Affinitiv pays 100% of this benefit.
Pet Insurance
Optional Pet Insurance is through Nationwide and will cover all household pets and is a no network reimbursement program.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program - provides many important services and resources to Affinitiv employees including health & wellness, stress, grief counseling, and legal issues to name a few
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Affinitiv will contribute 50% match up to 6% and there is no waiting period to get started! There is a 3 year vesting period and 401K plan is managed by Fidelity.
Company Equity
The purpose of the plan is to provide all Affinitiv employees with a financial interest in the success of the company and reward efforts in contributing to that success. We win together!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Our 'work from here' policy allows for remote working and gives team members a choice to collaborate in person as leaders can hold meetings on campus.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
18 days PTO, 9 paid company holidays and 8 hours of volunteer day off
Paid Volunteer Time
8 hours annually to get involved in your communities and make a difference
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Affinitiv partners with Perkspot so our employees can enjoy a variety of discounts including fitness!
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
$150 reimburesment for home office needs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Affinitiv, we embrace "work from here" culture, so wherever that might be we are open and flexible on work location arrangements during our core business hours of 8-5 CST.
Affinitiv also offers a discount program through PerkSpot, which offers Affinitiv employees 30,000 national and local discounts including mobile services, travel, health, food and restaurants, tech, wellness, financial services, gym memberships, and more!

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