Sales Development Program
(Field Sales Trainee)
January, March, May, July and September Start Dates
Are you a results-driven, independent, self-starter who strives to be number one and has a motivational impact on everyone you meet? Are you open to relocation and thrive on a challenge?
If so, we need to talk to you. Pella Corporation is investing time and energy to develop top sales professionals! This top notch 6-9 month sales development program, located at Pella’s corporate headquarters, provides an exciting, fast paced, fun work environment and a seamless transition to a career in sales with nationwide relocation opportunities upon completion of the program. We look for our Field Sales Trainees to provide a competitive drive, outgoing nature and the will to be the best in the industry.
- A combination of on-the-job and classroom training in a competitive, team environment
- Competitive compensation
- A gateway to future growth opportunities with opportunity to earn a great income
- Full benefits package including medical, dental, profit sharing and bonus program
- High quality, innovative and stunning product solutions that are unmatched in the industry
- Excellent training programs and career development opportunities
- Reputation of the Pella brand
How the Program Works:
Develop at your own pace to complete milestones that focus on; products, professional development, sales processes and sales revenue goals by:
- Learning Pella sales systems
- Training on products, quoting processes and selling processes
- Completing a competitive analysis
- Visiting 2-3 different sales markets
- Attending professional training on business etiquette and personal image
- Performing centralized sales services
- Acquiring and applying new account development skills
- Conducting a competitive research shop
- Building an understanding of selling concepts, situational selling and the customer profile
Pella Corporation is an innovative leader in creating a better view for homes and businesses by designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications. Founded in 1925, Pella is a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company known for its history of innovation, outstanding products, quality service and customer satisfaction.
Pella Corporation is an industry leader in environmental standards and support local communities through charitable contributions and volunteerism. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company provides careers for over 7,000 team members and is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity, and practicing environmental stewardship.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Individual’s motor vehicle record must also comply with company requirements. Must have the ability to manage multiple-tasks in an environment of constant interruptions and be able to prioritize responsibilities.
Language and Communication Skills
Ability to read and analyze documents related to contracts and work documents. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to verbally present information and respond to questions from customers, managers, and the general public.
Must present a clean and neat physical appearance and strictly abide by company dress code serving as a role model for other employees, customer and visitors.
Ability to solve practical and arithmetic problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to drive an automobile, stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment varies between low to moderate in administrative offices and to moderate on constructions sites.
The vast majority of travel will be local. Must be able to drive to showrooms, job sites and customer/contractor locations and required company functions at various locations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Condition of Employment
Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment. Pella participates in E- Verify. Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment. Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.