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Management & Sales Training Program

at The Sherwin-Williams Company in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Sherwin-Williams Management & Sales Training Program is an accelerated, entry-level position designed to prepare you for a Store Management role in 18-24 months. With Sherwin-Williams' promote-from-within philosophy, you will have the opportunity to progress into an Assistant Store Manager position upon successful completion of the initial 6-8-week training.


This position's typical schedule is 44 hours per week, which may include evenings and/or weekends.


During the program, you will collaborate with store management to oversee a million-dollar business, providing leadership and insight into the development and strategy of that store. Through the course of the program, you will learn all operations, clients, and internal strategy, allowing you to understand the significant part you'll play in the team's success. You will grow the company's market share by selling to large, commercial users such as painting contractors, purchasing agents, manufacturers, and other commercial users who need large volumes of our high-quality products.


Our training experience provides you with all the skills necessary for a successful career in management and professional sales. After you complete the training program, you can count on a career trajectory with a clear beginning and an open end - meaning you shape your future!


What you will gain:
Limitless Career Opportunities
This structured program provides the support you need, including formal discussions to review your objectives & development


Leadership Development
You'll develop the foundation for what it takes to become a successful leader in our organization
We'll teach you how to excel at customer service, sales, and marketing, finance, and operations


Professional Networking
You will also get out into the community and establish relationships essential to growing our business - and your success

Complete training consistent with established program
Support business strategies to increase sales and optimize profitability
Ensure high levels of customers satisfaction through excellent service
Build and maintain knowledge of all products to ensure effective customer recommendations
Build positive relationships with wholesale and retail customers
Complete store administration
Ensure compliance with policies and procedures including safety, loss prevention, and security
Maintain outstanding store condition and visual merchandising standards, including promotional packages and sales floor displays
Support employee training, development, performance management, and corrective action
Respond to and resolve any customer and/or employee complaints
Partner with Store Manager to make outside sales calls to increase market share
Minimum Requirements:

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without needing sponsorship for employment work visa status now or in the future
Must have a valid, unrestricted Driver's License
Must have at least a bachelor's degree by the start of this development program
Must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to retrieve material from shelves and floor stacks and lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently and up to 70 lbs. on occasion


Preferred Qualifications:

Have at least one (1) year experience working in a retail, sales, or customer service position
Have at least one (1) year of experience in leadership role(s), supervising others, or leading teams
Have previous experience working in a team-oriented setting including work experience, extracurricular activities, military service, etc.
Have previous work experience selling paint and paint related products
Have work experience using timekeeping and/or customer relationship management ("CRM") systems
Willingness to relocate for future job opportunities
Ability to read, write, comprehend, and communicate in more than one language
Ability to read, write, comprehend, and communicate in Spanish

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

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Job Posting: 1271484

Posted On: May 22, 2024

Updated On: May 22, 2024

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