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Sales and Operations Trainee

Richmond, VA, USA Req #6118
Monday, February 12, 2024

Hajoca Corporation is one of the country’s largest privately-held wholesale distributors of plumbing, heating & cooling, and industrial supplies. Founded in 1858, Hajoca is a company based on the principles of “Service, Integrity, Reliability,” and on relationships of trust and support with teammates, customers, and suppliers.  Throughout its history, Hajoca has played an active role in shaping advances in plumbing. However, we attribute our success to two simple truths; a unique business philosophy and talented people. Hajoca is all about the people, who give us our advantage, and who will guide us successfully into the future. 
 

Although Hajoca is a large company, we work in a decentralized environment where each of our locations, called Profit Centers (PCs), is run by the Profit Center Manager as if it were their own small business. A typical Profit Center is the heart of our business and consists of a warehouse, counter, sales office, and (sometimes) a showroom. Our PCs conduct business under unique trade names and offer a customized business approach, honoring what’s special about each local marketplace.


Hajoca Richmond South is looking for a Sales and Operations Trainee at their Richmond South, VA location

Hajoca is looking for qualified candidates to join our Sales and Leadership Development Program and pursue a long-term career in sales, operations or management. We will invest in a candidate’s future by providing a multi-year development program that exposes them to all aspects of our business. During the program, we will work in a structured, thorough manner to develop an aligned understanding of their skill sets and long-term career desires.

 

We will allow them the freedom to live into their dream by matching their passion, skill set and long-term goals with our needs. Upon completion of the development program, we can provide long term opportunities in sales (counter, inside, showroom, outside), operations management, profit center management, as well as many other career paths.

During the rotational program, trainees are given guidance from their mentors and managers in all aspects of our business including warehouse procedures, operations, counter sales, inside sales, and outside sales. Learning occurs primarily through on-the-job experience, and is supplemented with coaching from experienced managers, book and computer courses, and visits with customers and vendors.

 

WHAT WILL THE TRAINING PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

 

PHASE 1

Operations

• Receiving

• Shipping

• RGA Procedures/Vendor Returns

• Deliveries and Truck Maintenance

• Vendor Product Knowledge Sessions

• ASA’s “Product Pro” series and 3D Schematic

 

PHASE 2

Counter Sales

• Vendor Product Knowledge Sessions

• Work with Residential, Commercial and Repair/Remodel Contractors

• HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

• Showroom Sales

• Outside Sales

• Administration

 

PHASE 3

Inside Sales

• Pricing and Margin Management

• Bids, Quotes and Submittals

• Product Procurement

• Job Scheduling

• Develop Vendor Relationships

• Joint Sales Calls with Outside Salesmen

• CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE

• PCM will schedule bi-monthly reviews

 

PHASE 4

• Project – to be determined by manager

• Career Discussion

• 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

During this final phase, there will be an in-depth career discussion with the Profit Center Manager and trainee to determine if trainee is interested in pursuing a career in Sales or Operations.

All interested applicants must possess: 
• 4-year college degree

• Demonstrated experience in a leadership role

• Ability to communicate in English (orally and written) in both group and one-on-one situations

• Ability to quickly adapt and react to changes within the work environment

• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

Our ideal candidate will also possess: 
A strong work ethic

Diverse communication skills

Drive to succeed

Confidence

Attention to detail

Willingness and ability to take the initiative

 

The benefits of working with us:

Our culture is well-suited for exceptional people who use their talents to drive business and want to share in the financial success their efforts yield.  In addition to a competitive starting wage, we offer a Profit-Sharing Program that provides each team member with an opportunity to earn a direct share of the profits on an annual basis.  In addition to our generous compensation package, Hajoca also offers:

Full-time benefits (for team members working 30 or more hours per week): 

 

  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage
  • Life insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Pre-tax accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time (sick time also offered to PT team members as required by state law)
Full-time and part-time benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • Retirement cash account with company contributions
  • Targeted training programs focused on your personal and professional growth
*Please note that benefit offerings may differ for teammates covered under a collective bargaining agreement. 


EEOC Statement

Hajoca Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled). 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category pursuant to federal, state or local laws and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any such categories/status. Hajoca values diversity, equity and inclusion and this policy applies to all employment practices at Hajoca.  Hajoca is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, during the application process.  Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.

 

Background Screening Statement

We are a drug free workplace. Employment is contingent upon pre-employment drug screening, and successful completion of a criminal background investigation subject to any federal, state and local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Richmond, VA, USA