The development program is made up of four key components to build commercial skills and business acumen:
1. Retail Inside Sales (~12 months)
2. Contract (Builder) Inside Sales (~12 months)
3. Headquarters Special Assignment (3-6 months)
4. Seminar Training Courses (week long general business training in year 1 and year 2)
Candidates selected for this leadership program will join GE Appliances’ Inside Sales team at our National Sales Center in Louisville, Kentucky for the first ~24 months to manage and build significant retail and contract (builder) businesses. Participants are assigned sales territories which provide a variety of customer types and growth opportunities to develop sales skills and business acumen. Territories consist of 100+ customers and $10,000,000 - $20,000,000 in annual sales.
After completing Inside Sales assignments, CDPs will move to a Headquarters Special Assignment for 3 to 6 months based on continuing CDP development and business opportunity. This assignment is designed for participants to gain better understanding the overall business, industry, customers, and internal teams beyond the insides sales roles.
Upon completion of rotations, CDP participants will interview for field-based Area Sales Manager (ASM) positions. CDP participants are required to be geographically mobile within the United States and accept a field-based sales position in order to graduate from the program. Relocation Assistance Available.
Bachelor’s degree or higher completed within the 24 months prior to start date
Cumulative GPA >=3.0 (out of 4.0)
Geographically mobile within the United States and willing to accept a field-based sales position upon completion of CDP program (relocation assistance provided)
Have schedule flexibility to adapt to various time zone requirements in assigned territories
Legal authorization to work in the country/region where the business is hiring is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas now, nor in the future, for this position
Bachelor's degree in a business-related field
Be self-directed and motivated to succeed
Possess excellent communication and organization skills
Eagerness to learn and grow in a Sales career
Ability to develop, organize and analyze sales plans
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.