Intern, Sales

King's Hawaiian Kansas City, MO
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October 14, 2022
King's Hawaiian
Kansas City, MO
Joining King’s Hawaiian makes you part of our `ohana (family). We are a family-owned business for over seventy years, respecting our roots while thinking about our future as we continue to grow and care for our customers and the communities we serve. Our `ohana members build an environment of inclusivity as they freely collaborate, pursue learning through curiosity, and explore innovation as critical thinkers. Beyond that, we are also passionate about supporting the long-term health and well-being of our employees and their families. If you’re excited to rise with our team, come and join our `ohana!

Are you a rising sophomore or junior who is seeking a career in sales? If so, this is an outstanding opportunity to join the King's Hawaiian 'Ohana (family) to learn from our sales team members. The summer Sales Intern will have the opportunity to work in the following areas of King’s Hawaiian Sales: Retail, Account Management, and Food Service. Throughout the summer, interns will be responsible to identify a current business opportunity, develop potential solutions, and sell & execute that plan to a retail account. The Sales Intern will culminate in a presentation to senior management to display accomplishments and takeaways at the conclusion of the program.

Job Requirements:

Planning & Coordination

Finding opportunities within a customer’s business

Developing multi-option solutions to seek current found opportunities

Preparing and executing sales plan for territory/retail outlet

Monitoring and adjusting plans after the execution has begun

Establishing and coordinating the logistic of the execution on your plan (timelines, resources, etc.)

Attending Regional and National Food Shows

Selling & Execution

Executing business plans through fact-based selling techniques and outstanding interpersonal skills

Selling King’s Hawaiian products and promotions to Regional Accounts

Leading all aspects of the execution of product/promotion distribution that you have sold


Rising Sophomore or Junior currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in: Sales Management, Business Administration, Communications, Interpersonal Leadership, Entrepreneurship (other related majors will be considered)

Highly effective communication and social skills

Self-motivated with demonstration of being a phenomenal teammate (on or off campus activities; i.e. part time jobs or academic clubs)

Demonstrated ability to problem tackle and communicate

Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

Ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends

Must have own car with current license, registration and insurance

Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs

King's Hawaiian is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our ohana.

King's Hawaiian is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our ohana.

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