Sales Trainee Intern - Kia (Summer 2021) 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.

We are looking for internally driven students excited to explore a career in sales and client relationships that is rewarding professionally and financially.   Your internship at Affinitiv could be the first step on a career path that offers tremendous growth potential in the automotive field.  

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.

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
  • Rising Junior or Senior (expected graudation Dec 2021 or June 2022)
  • 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

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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Location

We are located in the southwest corner of The Loop, right on the river! Just over the bridge from Union & Ogilvie and a few blocks from two L stops.

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
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's C -Suite is 38% diverse including our CEO, Sid Nair. Affinitiv recently launched a Diversity charter & Inclusion council to celebrate our differences, drive business success & have fun!
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Affinitiv hosts lunch "You Auto Know" seminars led by our CEO Scot about once a month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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.

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