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Management & Sales Training Program - Floorcovering

Company: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

The Sherwin-Williams Floorcovering Management & Sales Training Program is an accelerated, entry-level position designed to prepare you for a Floorcovering Facility Management or Sales Representative role in 18-24 months. With Sherwin-Williams' promote-from-within philosophy, you will have the opportunity to progress into a Floorcovering Operations Manager or Field Technician position upon successfully completing the initial 8-to-12-week training. With a national footprint, Sherwin Williams Floorcovering serves professional clients in all major markets throughout the United States. This provides you with career flexibility and consistent growth opportunities. Click to learn more about our Floorcovering Division and the services we provide to our customers across the country.

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

Upon successful completion of the Floorcovering Management & Sales Training Program, candidates will be placed into either a Floorcovering Operations Manager or Floorcovering Field Technician position in one of the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

    During the program, you will partner with facility leadership, sales, and regional management to oversee a multi-million-dollar business, providing leadership and insight into the development and strategy of that facility. Throughout the program, you will gain knowledge in facility operations, core products, installation techniques, customer service, and client development, allowing you to understand the significant part you'll play in the team's success. You will assist in growing the company's market share by partnering with and selling floorcovering materials to commercial consumers, such as large property management companies, builders, and renovation contractors. You will gain insight into the organizational structures of customers operating in key market segments and become experienced at interacting with individuals responsible for procurement, community management, project management, maintenance, and property development.

    Our training experience provides you with all the skills necessary for a successful career in facility management or 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 occasionPreferred 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 floorcovering and/or floorcovering 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

Keywords: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Knoxville , Management & Sales Training Program - Floorcovering, Hospitality & Tourism , Knoxville, Tennessee

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