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Inside Sales Intern - Summer 2021 Internship (Meraki)

Cisco Systems Inc.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Part-Time, Remote Summer Internship: May-August 2021, 20-30 hours per week during normal business hours

Cisco Meraki Business Unit

Meraki is making IT easier, faster, and smarter. As a business unit of Cisco Systems, Meraki is the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world with products and technology architecture that are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.

At Cisco Meraki, were on track to be the most successful acquisition in Ciscos history (and certainly the most fun). Our office makes working here pretty special too. If youre looking for a company that really commits, how about our onsite gym with weekly fitness and yoga classes, and paid time off to volunteer and give back to the community? All in all, what truly makes Meraki special are the people people who keep the culture strong and make working here exciting, meaningful, and rewarding.

As a Sales Intern for Cisco Merakis Account Development (ADR) Team, you will learn how to prospect for, organize, develop and qualify leads to the point of handoff to the sales force. You will gain a deep understanding of Cisco Merakis products and services, as well as industry and customer needs in order to identify appropriate prospects and swiftly establish effective contacts. This is a high-energy position requiring an individual who is extraordinarily motivated, hardworking and results-oriented. Attention to detail is critical. As a sales intern, youll often be the first interaction a customer has with Meraki and this connection should be done in a way that builds a positive customer/prospect experience that will set the stage for future product sales for Meraki. This role offers an environment to learn, practice, and establish a solid base that is invaluable for a career in sales. By the end of your internship, you will be able to demo Merakis core products in a customer demo, explain our value proposition, understand the various departments within Meraki, guide customers or prospects to the help they need, and import and manage prospect contact data that is critical for our Sales team to be successful outbound prospectors.

You Will:

  • Support our inbound customer phone line by distinguishing a caller's needs quickly, identifying sales opportunities and transferring the customer promptly to the correct support type

  • Articulate Cisco's value proposition across multiple industries to assess buying interest

  • Clearly articulate Cisco Meraki products and solutions with prospective customers to successfully handle and overcome objections

  • Meet and exceed daily and weekly activity goals consisting of inbound calls, transfers and contact generation in Salesforce

  • Heavy use of Salesforce and Zoominfo to insert new leads and contact information, and help clean existing Salesforce data

You Are:

  • Enrolled in a 4-year university, graduating between December 2021 and August 2022

  • Degree paths can include but are not limited to: Business, Finance, Communications and Engineering (hello sales engineers!)

  • A risk-taker, not afraid to jump in and test out new techniques, explain new topics or ask the tough questions

  • A strong communicator, both verbal and written, and comfortable working with a remote team

  • Organized, detail-obsessed and able to manage time

  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

At Cisco Meraki, were challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. Were building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Posted: 2020-10-21 Expires: 2020-12-21
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