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Sales & Operations Development Program

Company: Sonepar USA
Location: Addison
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Sales & Operations Development Program

Trainee Program

Addison, IL






Viking Electric

Sales & Operations Development Trainee

(Electrical Distribution Trainee)

Addison, Illinois

Viking Electric has an awesome opportunity to start a rewarding career in the Electrical Distribution Industry as a Sales & Operations Trainee.

This position is responsible for learning our business from the ground up and understanding Viking Electric's value proposition in preparation for a future career.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • 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 while 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.

    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 including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, RF Technology and 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 your day.

    • must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel to other Viking Electric locations

      Required Experience

      • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in business related field is preferred.

      • Past sales/customer service experience preferred

      • Experience in a warehouse and/or operations setting preferred

      • Viking is ready to train on all electrical product knowledge


        • Earning Potential:You can expect to earn a wage that is competitive and provides a reliable/steady paycheck.

        • Development:Associates who began in our warehouse have grown and become active in other areas of the business such as leadership, operations, HR, and sales.

        • Benefits:Our full-time associates are eligible for a range of benefits including, health care, 401 (k) savings plan, dental, vision, paid time off, and lots more.

        • Engagement:Our warehouse environment is fast paced and keeps you actively engaged.

          We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company.

          Check out the Viking Electric LinkedIn Company Page for more company info and insights from our associates.

          Viking Electric is a wholesale electrical distributor and solutions provider with 23 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Ill. The company was founded in 1964, in St. Paul, Minnesota to serve the needs of the electrical industry. Viking Electric serves residential and commercial electrical contractors, industrial, tool, and related markets. The company stocks more than 30,000 products from 400 manufacturers including electrical supplies, lighting, power tools, hand tools, wire and cable, automation, data com, switchgear, and more. Viking Electric is a Sonepar Company.

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

Keywords: Sonepar USA, Naperville , Sales & Operations Development Program, Sales , Addison, Illinois

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