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Sales & Operations Development Program

Trainee Program

Eagan, MN
ID: 11932-034

Do you want to work for a Global Leader? Are you a driven self-starter? Is being a part of a company culture that values Performance, People, Customers and Sustainability important to you? Our program provides the ability to grow your career within our organization, participate in special assignments and gain business acumen through mentor programs. This program will begin in June 2022.

The Sales and Operations Development Program is a dynamic, intensive program designed to educate, train and develop skills in emerging talent to invigorate our workforce and support your success in establishing your career! You will get hands on experience in every aspect of our business through on-the-job, e-learning, subject matter expert training, and residency trips. This rotational program includes exposure to site and corporate operations, sales strategies, processes, procurement, project management, E-Commerce, and the Sonepar USA and our Operating Companies’ business philosophy. At the conclusion of this dynamic program, you will have the unique opportunity to present to our Executive Leadership team on key strategic organizational initiatives. The core rotations of this program are:

  • Warehouse/Logistics
  • Inside Sales/Counter/Storeroom
  • Projects & Quotations
  • Marketing/Digital Solutions
  • Sales/E-Commerce/Specialty

In addition to your rotations, you will also experience:

  • Team-Building activities with fellow trainees
  • All-expense paid travel to different company locations in fun places
  • Enhanced understanding of our business through specialized training

Required Skills


Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is highly preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • Possess an enthusiastic/self-starter attitude
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and skills
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and adapt to change

About Irby Utilities

Irby Utilities is one of the three largest electrical utility distribution companies in the United States, with over $1 Billion in annual sales and over 500 employees across more than 45 branches in 27 states.  Irby Utilities has experienced incredible growth over the past five years.  This presents many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations such as:  Jackson, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Syracuse, Nashville, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and Minneapolis.


About Sonepar USA
Sonepar USA is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately held electrical distributor. In the USA, we are represented by 14 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 700 locations with coverage in all 50 states.

Sonepar USA is an equal opportunity employer. EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

This position is located at 980 Lone Oak Road, Ste 145, Eagan, MN. View the Google Map in full screen.