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Emerging Leader Trainee Program - Human Resources in Jackson, MS at Irby

Date Posted: 2/24/2018

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About Irby

Irby is one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, with nearly $1 Billion in annual sales and over 900 employees across more than 60 branches in 25 states.  Irby has experienced incredible growth over the past 5 years.  This presents many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations, including cities such as:  Jackson, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Syracuse, Nashville, Denver, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City.

Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.  Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution. 

Emerging Leader Program - Human Resources

The Emerging Leader Program - Human Resources Program is a fast-paced intensive program utilizing a balance of both on-the-job and classroom training. The program provides the associate with a foundation of knowledge, and gives them exposure to all of the different facets of the business. This 12 month rotational program includes exposure to site and corporate operations, sales strategies, processes, procurement, project management, and the Sonepar USA business philosophy. After one year in the Sales and Operations Development Program, this associate will transition into a corporate Human Resources position. The core rotations of this program are:

  • Warehouse/Logistics
  • Counter/Storeroom
  • Projects & Quotations
  • Inside/Outside Sales
  • Corporate - Human Resources

Each associate will be assigned a mentor, a buddy, and given assignments and special projects to work on throughout the duration of the program. Associates are also given a topic assignment to present at the end of the program to the Sonepar Senior Leadership. This program will begin on June 4th, 2018.

Upon completion of the 12 month program in 2019, this ELP will be placed into a Human Resources Generalist role with Irby in Jackson, MS. This HR Generalist role will collaboratively work with the Human Resources team to support various projects, programs, and initiatives. 

Required Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Expect to graduate in Spring 2018 with an undergraduate degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • Possess a desire for a career in human resources
  • We will consider those with a BS/ BA in a relevant discipline with 1 - 3 years of business experience, optimally in Human Resources, Customer Service, Operations or Supply Chain, Inside or Outside Sales but possesses a strong preference for a career in Human Resources 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and adapt to change
  • Must be willing to relocate if necessary

About Sonepar USA

Sonepar USA is made up of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors. Sonepar USA is part of Sonepar group, a global leader in electrical material distribution. Entering the US in 1998, Sonepar USA has seen dramatic growth over the years due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar USA has 17 companies operating throughout the United States. Sonepar USA continues its growth in the key markets our customers expect. From Maine to Miami, Providence to Portland, Sonepar USA is the fastest growing distributorship in the USA. Not a chain, but a network of distributors who deliver the finest service and highest quality electrical products available.

Are looking for an opportunity:

  • to work with an industry leader that has the flexibility and feel of a strong independent business but is supported and powered with the resources of the world’s largest electrical distribution company?
  • to use your education, skills and experience to grow your career; go anywhere you want, cross train into your dream job within a work culture that promotes and encourages associates to learn new roles and be recognized and rewarded for strong performance?

In addition to a high visibility growth opportunity, we offer a competitive salary and bonus opportunity and excellent benefits including matching 401k, medical, dental and more.

We look forward to learning about you!  

Sonepar USA is an equal opportunity employer. EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran


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