Title:  Intern

Distribution Leadership Intern Summary

Beacon Building Products (Nasdaq: BECN) is the largest publicly traded distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials in the United States and Canada.  Beacon is a leading provider of commercial and residential roofing, siding, windows, decking, insulation, specialty lumber, waterproofing, and air barrier systems to the North American building industry. We have supported contractors who rely on us to help them save time and build more for nearly 100 years.

Our team of more than 6,000 employees throughout North America works to ensure contractors have immediate, local access to the building supplies and roofing products they need, exactly when they need them. Through strategic investments in new technology and an ever-expanding network of locations throughout the United States and Canada, we help contractors save time, manage work more efficiently, and enhance their businesses. 

Beacon Building Products is seeking a hard-working student intern to assist with Operations within a distribution location. The Distribution Leadership Intern supports Branch Operations by interacting with internal and external customers, learning warehouse and inventory, support operational needs, people management, culture, leadership development, and complete miscellaneous projects as needed. Training will include live training sessions, eLearning, WebEx courses, on-site training and follow up to insure goal accomplishment of each training at a distribution branch. The student intern will gain experience on one of the world’s leading distributor of building supplies. This role will be full time during the summer and part time during the school year.


The primary responsibilities my include:

  • Order taking, delivery scheduling, and assisting walk in counter sale customers, warehouse, and delivery assistance.
  • Maintain customer relations through phone goodwill to existing customers.
  • Maintain and convey all relevant competitive sales knowledge directly to the Branch Manager for dissemination to the Outside Sales Representatives.
  • Handle incoming customer complaints in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Attend to all training sessions for inside sales representatives.
  • Support and learn to lead the Beacon’s strong safety culture at a branch.
  • Count, verify and manually unload incoming orders and shipments while utilizing a forklift for moving inventory
  • Verify and manually load outgoing orders onto customer vehicles.
  • General yard and office maintenance to include cleaning and painting.
  • Maintain inventory in appropriate/designated storage areas in warehouse.
  • Provide excellent customer service using professional communication skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


This intern program has been highly successful at giving valuable experience to students as well as providing potential long-term opportunities within the company. 


Desired Experience

  • Available part-time during school year
  • Available full-time 40 hours during summer and part-time during the school year
  • Minimum of 2 years college completion
  • Business, Sales, Marketing, Accounting, or Supply Chain majors preferred
  • Must be hard-working, responsible, and reliable
  • Must be able to think critically to solve daily issues
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment


Beacon Building Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

“Our goal at Beacon is to cultivate an environment where all ideas are welcomed, and all our people feel empowered.”

Nearest Major Market: Boston