Ryerson Sales Intern - Summer 2019 | Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Position Description: Joseph T. Ryerson and Son, Inc., one of the largest metals distributors in the US, is currently seeking an Intern to join our sales team in Seattle, WA for the Summer 2019 term.

Reporting to Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be given exposure to the metals industry through a mini-rotational experience in key functional areas within a service center. The internship program will focus on functional areas in Sales, Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics and Inventory Management. Additionally, each Intern will own a project focused on identifying possible solutions to a “real-world” problem within our business.

With measurable goals and objectives, based upon project performance, the successful candidate will have an exceptional vantage point from which to build a solid foundation for future career opportunities with Ryerson.


  • Analyze data and operating conditions; makes and develop recommendations for implementing process improvements as needed.

  • Partner with Ryerson team members to gain insight and understanding into Ryerson policies, procedures, and culture.

  • Conduct market analysis research, identify and cultivate relationships for Ryerson customers utilizing phone sales, marketing, social media, internet research; track data/results and share with members of the sales organization.

  • Documents and assess inventory management needs and improvements for existing accounts.

Position Requirements: The ideal candidate will possess an orientation for results, a strong work ethic, creativity, confidence and a passion for continuous improvement and excellence.

  • Some college coursework required or progressive matriculation towards a Bachelor's Degree.

  • Juniors or Seniors preferred

  • Prior work experience in sales/marketing is a plus

  • The ideal candidate will possess an orientation for results, a strong work ethic, creativity, confidence, and a passion for continuous improvement and excellence

  • Ability to impact and influence others.

  • Proficient with MS Office (Power Point, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

  • Strong attention to detail with demonstrated analytical and organizational abilities.

  • Strong written and verbal communication.

  • Personal initiative and leadership potential.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Job ID: 5058

Functional Area: Sales - Inside

Position Type: Internship

Experience Required: None

Location: WA-Seattle

Department: Sales - Inside

Education Required: Some College

Relocation Provided: No