Ace Hardware Corporation –Summer 2019 Internship Program

ACE Hardware - Oak Brook, IL3.8

Full-time
Are you interested in becoming Ace helpful?

Ace has been named a Top Workplace in Chicago and we’re looking for the best people to help us fulfill our vision of being the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet. We’re focused on the future, looking for new and better ways to compete in today’s marketplace. At Ace, we like to say that we have a soft heart, a steel spine — and we like to win. People are the foundation of what makes Ace great, and we’re always looking for ways to improve the employment experience for Ace team members. What we can promise you is that you will gain a sense of accountability and ownership by working hard to build Ace’s continued success, and your own. You’ll enjoy a competitive, fast-paced and friendly work environment. And, you’ll take pride in serving our Ace retail stores and their customers in neighborhoods across the country and around the world.

2019 Summer Internship Program-

The Ace Internship program allows you to apply skills and knowledge you're learning in College, while contributing to exciting, real-world projects. We will provide hands-on experience to fit your career objectives, complement your academic work and enhance your learning. This paid internship runs for approximately 12 weeks throughout the summer and will give you know-how that future employers will looks for! Want to hear more? Please review our Glassdoor comments from former interns here: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Ace-Hardware-Reviews-E2699.htm .

All Internship positions are based out of our corporate office in Oak Brook, Illinois and placement is based on the candidate’s experience, skill set & interests. The following departments will have internship opportunities available for our 2019 Summer program:

Internship Departments:
Consumer Marketing
Corporate Communications
Finance
Community Relations
Inventory
Information Technology
Merchandising
Retail Operations
Retail Analytics
Wholesale
Please note: This posting is for the purposes of collecting resumes for Career Fairs. A more descriptive job posting will be posted in October-November 2018 time frame. Please keep an eye on our website for the specific opportunity you are looking to pursue with the intention of reapplying.

What you need to succeed as an Ace Intern:
Entering Senior year of college, working towards a bachelor’s degree
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent time management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
Adaptability and ability to learn quickly in high-pressure environments
Ambitious self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to contribute as an effective team member
Demonstrated motivation and initiative to succeed
Ability to work 40 hours per week, Monday -Friday for 12 weeks in the summer (May 20th and May 28th)
Willingness and ability to give presentations to colleagues, managers and directors
Our Company

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2017, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eleven Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 55 countries.

Ace’s Vision, Mission and Values

You don’t often see values like Love, Gratitude and Humility in corporate Vision, Mission and Values statements, but Ace is different, and these things are important to us. They serve as a guidepost for our commitment to the company, our employees, to Ace retailers and to the Ace brand – and we live by them every day.

Our Vision

To be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet.

Our Mission

To be the best provider of products, services and operating methods for convenience hardware retailers around the globe.

Our Values

Winning – In Business, we keep score with money, which means we get paid to perform. To do that, we must compete and win and have a lot of fun doing it. At Ace, we win with and through people, for helpful is our weapon in the world.
Excellence – We aspire to be the best, to continuously improve and to inspire others by giving the team our very best.
Love – Love the people, love the work and love the results.
Integrity – For Ace to win, we need to be able to trust each other. And trust will require us to be honest, reliable, caring, of high character and of unquestioned ethics.
Gratitude – We recognize that we are blessed to be in the business of serving others.
Humility - We strive for greatness with a humble, modest, and respectful attitude.
Teamwork – We will fight the natural tendency for control and credit in favor of collaboration and mutual success, recognizing that… Together. We are Ace.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military discharge, or any other action covered by federal or state laws.

We want to hear from you!
When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military discharge, or any other action covered by federal or state laws.