Sales Intern - Vegetable Oil (Salisbury, MD, US, 21804)

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness for Summer 2024!


Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales, and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains. We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing.


We are actively seeking a hardworking, energetic, self-starter to join our Refined Oils team in Salisbury, MD as a Vegetable Oil Sales Intern. Perdue's 10-week Summer Internship program is designed to combine knowledge learned in the classroom with meaningful, real-world experiences.


Our Vegetable Oil Sales intern will be responsible for marketing vegetable oils into the domestic market space. In this role, you will assist in the negotiation and purchase and/or sale of vegetable oil with various customers and suppliers. The Vegetable Oil Sales Intern will also provide customer service and support to ensure price-competitive and timely delivery of finished goods and coordinate the administrative and logistics programs related to domestic sales.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the purchase and sale of vegetable oils into the domestic market
  • Coordinate any administrative and logistical requirements necessary
  • Prepare various reports
  • Coordinate with treasury regarding payments received and payments outstanding
  • Work with management to trouble shoot and resolve accounts receivable issues
  • Audit and perform contract maintenance regarding open balances, closing balances, rolls, etc.
  • Responsible for contract entry and ensuring all confirmations are distributed to the correct parties in a timely manner
  • Participate in weekly meetings/calls
  • Generate new business/customers through research and internal leads


Minimum Education

  • Junior or Senior currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business, AgriBusiness, Agriculture, Economics, or a related field
  • 3.0 or higher

Experience Requirements

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have strong communication skills including written and verbal
  • Must be able to work independently or in teams
  • Some positions may require travel to other facilities

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings
  • When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db.
  • May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility
  • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company



Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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