Recent Graduate Leadership Development Program - Niagara

  • Location: Kitchener
  • Posting Date: January 20, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 906182
  • Consultant: Dana Lamanna
  • Industry: Building Materials
POSITION: Recent Graduate Leadership Development Program
LOCATION: Niagara, ON

MacDonald Search Group is a national permanent placement recruiting firm and we recruit on behalf of hiring companies – we facilitate a direct hire of the job seeker and the hiring company.

We are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading distributor of building materials for the residential, commercial & industrial markets. Their business model is decentralized and they service their customers out of various local branches Canada wide – each branch operates as a standalone business with its own General Manager and P&L, servicing customers end-to-end, fulfilling orders from their own warehouse, managing customer relationships and driving sales within the local region. Customers include builders, general contractors, plumbers, architects, interior designers and homeowners.

Part of their hiring strategy is to target high-potential young professionals and teach them their industry/products/business model from the ground up by rotating them through the various departments in a branch with objective of training future leaders and developing talent from within.

This is a full-time entry-level position in which you will learn hands-on by rotating through different positions over the course of a few years – the length of time you spend in each rotation will depend on how quickly you learn and business needs. You will receive the support, guidance, mentorship, and coaching needed to develop a successful career with a well-rounded skillset.

Ultimately, this program will resemble an entrepreneurship program as you will learn how to run your own business, but in this case, you will get paid while you learn!

Whether you see yourself in sales, customer service, general management, or operations this rotational program will provide you with an opportunity to launch your career. Successful graduates of the program have continued their careers in various positions such as Senior Account Managers, Technical Sales Specialists, Purchasers, Operations Managers, Branch Managers & more!

  • Please note this is an on-site position Monday to Friday working core business hours.
  • A competitive entry level salary is offered including an annual bonus structure, benefits, and a pension plan.

Phase 1 – Warehouse Logistics – You will learn the products we sell and how they get from the vendor to the customer and actively participate in the warehouse logistics role to understand and provide sales support.

Phase 2 – Operations – You will actively get involved and learn our front-line customer service, counter sales, order management, inventory and pricing controls, credit management, financial statements, and more…

Phase 3 – Inside Sales/Project Management – Over time you will go from helping customers with various customer service issues to managing large-scale, time-sensitive projects.

Phase 4 – Outside Sales/Account Management – You will learn how to find new business opportunities, sell our products, negotiate contracts, and build customer and vendor relationships.
Phase 5 In this phase, you can take all of your training and determine your ideal career path.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Post-secondary education required (i.e., Business, Engineering, Technical Trades etc.)
  • Experience in retail, competitive team sports, or running your own small business is an asset
  • Positive attitude and a results-oriented mindset
  • Work well in and support a team-based environment
  • Highly entrepreneurial mindset
  • Roll up your sleeves mentality with a whatever it takes mindset to get the job done
  • Extremely customer centric
  • Humble and open to feedback
  • Naturally curious with strong desire to learn and grow

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply online. Only candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered.

MacDonald Search Group is committed to diversity in hiring and more information on our EDI policy can be found on our website.

Thank you for your interest in the role but only qualified candidates will be contacted.