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Sales Trainee

Company: Genuine Parts Company
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY:The Sales Trainee allows the employee to prepare for a role as an Account Representative or a Customer Service Representative. The training period is no more than 15 months. During this period, the Sales Trainee shadows account representatives and customer service representatives to gain experience in sales, company product lines, as well as customer base. Additionally, the Trainee works in the branch's warehouse to become familiar with shipping and receiving, inventory, and delivery functions. The Trainee also participates in various online and satellite class settings that are conducted by the company's Training Department. These classes include, but are not limited to: product, sales, and leadership training.

  • Participates and succeeds in company sponsored training classes.
  • Develops competent presentation skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Trains in all levels of a branch including, but not limited to: inside sales (customer service representative), outside sales (account representative), inventory, delivery, warehouse, and administrative.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
    • Typically requires a bachelor's degree preferably in Industrial Distribution or related field.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
      • Achievement oriented and self-motivated.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.
      • Strong analytical skills.
      • Able to follow through on tasks.
      • Moderate computer skills, including communicating internally and externally via email.
      • Customer service oriented.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        • Ability to travel occasionally.--LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
          • None required.--SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
            • No Supervisory Responsibility--BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:
              • NoCOMPANY INFORMATION:Motion Industries offers an excellent benefits package which includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.Not the right fit? --Let us know you're interested in a future opportunity by joining our Talent Community on or create an account to set up email alerts as new job postings become available that meet your interest!GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

Keywords: Genuine Parts Company, Kalamazoo , Sales Trainee, Sales , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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