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Sales Development Program Trainee

3900 Carolina Ave, Richmond, VA 23222, USA ● Richmond, VA, USA Req #3632
Monday, August 8, 2022
Since 1858, Hajoca has been blending the strengths and clout of a large company with freedom and opportunity for employees. The company will continue to grow and prosper because our fundamental business philosophy works: emphasis on entrepreneurial spirit, expert knowledge, strong incentives for our employees, and devotion to Hajoca’s proven business principles of “Service, Integrity, Reliability."

Since 1858, Hajoca has been blending the strengths and clout of a large company with freedom and opportunity for employees. The company will continue to grow and prosper because our fundamental business philosophy works: emphasis on entrepreneurial spirit, expert knowledge, strong incentives for our employees, and devotion to Hajoca’s proven business principles of “Service, Integrity, Reliability."

Hajoca is looking for qualified candidates to join our Sales Development Program and pursue a long-term career in sales. We will invest in a candidate’s future by providing a multi-year development program that exposes them to all aspects of our business. During the program, we will work in a structured, thorough manner to develop an aligned understanding of their skill sets and long-term career desires.
 

We will allow them the freedom to live into their dream by matching their passion, skill set and long-term goals with our needs. Upon completion of the development program, we can provide long term opportunities in sales (counter, inside, or outside) or one of many other career paths available within our company.


During the rotational program, trainees are given guidance from their mentors and managers in all aspects of our business including warehouse procedures, operations, counter sales, and inside sales. Learning occurs primarily through on-the-job experience, and is supplemented with coaching from experienced managers, book and computer courses, and visits with customers and vendors.


WHAT WILL THE TRAINING PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?


PHASE 1 (6 months)

• Warehouse & Fabrication

• Shipping & Receiving

• Deliveries and Truck Maintenance


PHASE 2 (6 months)

• Counter Sales

• Build Customer Service and problem-solving skills

• Vendor Product Knowledge Sessions


PHASE 3 (Minimum 6 months)

• Inside Sales

• Pricing and Margin Management

• Bids, Quotes and Submittals

• Product Procurement

• Job Scheduling

• Develop Vendor Relationships

• Joint Sales Calls with Outside Salespeople/Operations/Branch Manager

• Intro into AFSA Chapter Meetings

 


PHASE 4

• Project – to be determined by manager

• Career Discussion

During this final phase, there will be an in-depth career discussion with the Profit Center Manager and trainee to determine if trainee is interested in pursuing a career in Sales or Operations.


All interested applicants must possess:

• A driven, "self-starter" attitude

• A strong work ethic and drive to succeed

• Ability to quickly adapt and react to changes within the work environment

• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

• Confidence

• Willingness and ability to take the initiative

• Ability to communicate in English (orally and written) in both group and one-on-one situations


Our ideal candidate will also possess:

• 4-year college degree

• Demonstrated experience in the pipe, valve & fitting distribution

• Demonstrated experience in a sales or other business role

• Bilingual language abilities 


The benefits of working with us:

Although Hajoca is a large company, we work in a decentralized environment where each of our locations, called Profit Centers, is run by the Profit Center Manager as if it was their own small business. We give you the tools you need to succeed, investing in your personal and professional growth through targeted training programs, and reward team success through our profit sharing opportunities and generous benefits package which includes:

•Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage

•401 (k) and retirement cash account

•Life insurance

•Pre-tax accounts for healthcare and dependent care

•Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

 

Hajoca Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled). 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category pursuant to federal, state or local laws and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any such categories/status. Hajoca values diversity, equity and inclusion and this policy applies to all employment practices at Hajoca.  Hajoca is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, during the application process.  Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.


We are a drug free workplace. Employment is contingent upon pre-employment drug screening, and successful completion of a background investigation subject to any federal, state and local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 3900 Carolina Ave, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
  • Richmond, VA, USA