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Electrical Distribution Trainee in Minneapolis, MN at Viking Electric Supply

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Viking Electric Supply has an awesome opportunity to start a rewarding career in the Electrical Distribution Industry.  Viking has an immediate opening for an Electrical Distribution Trainee in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This position is responsible for learning Viking's business from the ground up and understanding Viking Electric's value proposition in preparation for a future career by providing customer service through taking, entering and filling orders, gaining product and sales knowledge while becoming more proficient with departments, systems, and procedures. Additional duties and responsibilities are:

  • Learn and understand the systems and programs necessary to provide high service levels to our customers and to maintain the operation of the Viking location and its inventory.
  • Gain product and application knowledge of materials sold by Viking in the course of working at the City Desk, utilizing individual training from location manager and co-workers.
  • Work with location account managers and/or account reps to meet their customers'' needs and providing back-up responsibilities to sales associates as necessary.
  • Maximize sales and profitability by knowing the marketplace, competition, understanding customers'' needs and up-selling, while working closely with the Marketing & Materials group.
  • Provide support to the store/operations manager in the operation of the location. Receive and stock material on shelves, maintain showroom and warehouse areas to provide a clean and safe environment to shop and work in.
  • Execute an ongoing professional training plan by actively participating in all job related and company training, informational seminars, business meetings, and job shadowing. Progress through trainee program by following the training template and meeting regularly with an assigned Viking Electric mentor.  

Viking is Part of Sonepar USA and the Sonepar Group, the worlds largest privately held electrical distributer.  visit the Sonepar USA website to learn more.

Viking Electric Supply is an Electrical Wholesale Distribution company operating in 21 locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Check out Viking's LinkedIn Company Page for more company info and insights from our associates. 

 Viking Electric is an M/F/Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer

Required Skills
  • Strong math aptitude, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication-plus the ability to create, compose and edit written documentation.
  • Strong computer/technology skills (Word, Excel, e-mail, internet, voicemail, Viking's ERP system).
  • Good understanding of market, competitors, products and services. Solid selling skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Basic understanding of financial information and effective negotiating skills.
  • Must be self directed and able to prioritize.
  • Must maintain and provide a positive company image