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Sales & Operations Emerging Leader Program in San Leandro, CA at Independent Electric Supply

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

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Job Description

About Independent Electric Supply, Co.

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. (IES) opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, IES operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  IES focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 525 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, IES is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, IES was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

Sonepar USA Sales & Operations Development Program

The Sales and Operations Development 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. The core rotations of this program are:

  • Warehouse/Logistics
  • Counter/Storeroom
  • Projects & Quotations
  • Inside/Outside Sales

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.

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 sales and/or operations
  • 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

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.

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