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Mgmt & Sales Trainees - Sales and Leadership Trainee

Knoxville, TN, USA Req #3753
Thursday, September 22, 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."

Hajoca is looking for qualified candidates to join our Sales and Leadership Development Program and pursue a long-term career in sales or operations. We will invest in a candidate’s future by providing a 22 month development program that exposes them to all aspects of our business. You bring the attitude and hard work, we will teach you the industry. 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.


The purpose of this program is to attract, retain, and develop individuals who can progress through a structured development program to become high performing teammates. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the teams at the local level by seeking out and integrating high potential people who are looking for a strong, stable company with a great culture and future opportunities. The end result for you is limitless; you could go on to be an inside sales teammate, outside sales individual, warehouse manager, or operations manager. This is a 22 month program with 4 distinct phases.  Additional duties and responsibilities as follows:

-Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture

-Set clear team goals

-Delegate tasks and set deadlines

-Oversee day-to-day operations

-Monitor team performance and report on metrics

-Motivate team members

-Discover training needs and provide coaching

-Listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts

-Recognize high performance and reward accomplishments

-Encourage creativity and risk-taking

-Suggest and organize team building activities


Additional Info:

Phase 1: Operations – Receiving, Shipping, Vendor Returns, Deliveries, Truck Maintenance, Product Knowledge Sessions…

Phase 2: Counter Sales, Outside Sales, Work with Contractors, Administration…

Phase 3: Inside Sales or Operations deep dive – Pricing, Margin Management, Bids, Quotes, Submittals, Procurement, Job Scheduling, Vendor Relations, inventory reports, fleet management…

Phase 4: Career Discussion…

All interested applicants must possess: 
• 4-year college degree or 4 years of military experience

• Demonstrated experience in a leadership role

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

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

• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

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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  • Knoxville, TN, USA