Plumbing Distributors, Inc.

  • Corporate Trainee

    Job Locations US-GA-Lawrenceville
    Posted Date 5 months ago(6/15/2018 8:44 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    The Corporate Trainee is required to complete a minimum 9-18 month training program.


    To gain an understanding of how the company operates as whole. Responsible for developing sales, management, customer service, and professional skills en route to a specialized position at PDI. At the successful completion of the Corporate Training program a full-time position should be attained in Sales, Operations, Purchasing, Showrooms, or another department.


    Trainees in the Corporate Trainee Program must be willing to move to a location outside of Lawrenceville at the completion of the program.  


     Must be able to work at any PDI location for any period of time as assigned.
     Must be willing to move within 45 miles of any branch if you are assigned as a manager or assistant manager for that location. Must be flexible to live anywhere within the SE.
     Must attend all training sessions during the initial 9-month training period at various PDI and offsite locations. With an additional period of 6 months to 1 year in a specialized area; dependent on progress and experience and decided career path.
     Complete all assigned training successfully and in a timely manner.
     Gain product knowledge about all products PDI carries and sells.
     Learn to provide superior customer service to internal and external customers.
     Learn to effectively communicate with different departments and all levels of management.
     Be able to navigate and use computer systems PDI employs (Mincron, ADP, Bridge, etc.)
     Gather critical job specific knowledge from different employees in different departments.
     Gain and provide feedback from Training Manager at regular reviews.
     Spend time in Receiving, Shipping, Purchasing, Sales, Showrooms, Accounting, and any other departments deemed necessary for complete training.
     Participates as a team player within the organization, focusing on the overall company profitability and customer satisfaction.
     Addresses customer and employee satisfaction issues promptly.
     Understands and follows all company standard operating procedures and company policies.


    College degree required. (prefer 3.0 GPA). Strong people skills; Strong Customer Service and Excellent problem solving skills required. Proficient in Computers (Word, Excel). Wholesale distribution or retail sales experience preferred but not required. Strong written and verbal communication skills.


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