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Sales Development Program

Company: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Location: Olympia
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow, and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

At Sherwin-Williams, part of our mission is to help our employees and their families live healthier, save smarter and feel better. This stars with a wide range of world-class benefits designed for you. From retirement to health care, from total well-being to your daily commute-it matters to us. A general description of benefits offered can be found at www.myswbenefits.com. Click on "Candidates" to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you are hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

Sherwin-Williams is seeking bright and energetic individuals to join our Sales Development Program. As a program participant, you will learn what makes Sherwin-Williams the largest paint and coatings company in the world.

The Sales Development Program is a 12-week program that supports our Consumer Brands Group. As a participant, you will gain extensive experience growing top line sales at assigned Lowe's retail stores within a geographic territory. You will also learn how to sell Sherwin-Williams products and provide solutions to Lowe's associates, professional contractors and customers.

Selected candidateswillbe supporting the Lowe's stores within the geographic region into which they are hired. Preference will be given to candidates that are open to relocating based on business need upon completion of the program.

This development opportunity is the ideal fast track for candidates with long-term goals of pursuing a Sales Management career for a Fortune 500 company and provides immense opportunity to learn about Sherwin-Williams, the Consumer Brands Group and our multiple categories and channels of business.
After completing the Sales Development Program, successful participants will be placed in full-time Sales Representative roles, as available, that may include a quarterly bonus plan, relocation benefits and company vehicle. Additionally, your knowledge, skills and experience will lead successful individuals to follow multiple opportunities along the Consumer Brands Group career path or with other Sherwin-Williams divisions.


Follow a structured learning plan that includes product training and sales excellence through a combination of on the job experiences, e-learning and instructor lead training. Over the course of the program, participants will receive hands on experiences, coaching and leadership development.

Gain extensive product knowledge and promotional display training around nationally recognized brands, such asValspar, HGTV by Sherwin-Williams, Cabot,Minwax, Purdy, Thompson's Water Seal, White Lightning, etc.

Develop strong selling skills, overall business acumen, enhance sales presence and engage with others in the Sales Development Program to being building professional network.

Learn how toestablish strong selling relationships with store associates and store management and how to successfully promote and represent the brand and product strengths.

Get familiar with theCRM tool to document in-store activity and sales calls. Learn how to conduct in-store events to promote products and drive sales,while ensuring promotions, pricing and signage is set appropriately in each store.

Understand how to respond and resolve product, service and inventory issues at the store level.

In support of driving top line sales at assigned Lowe's stores, provide support to regional team of 8-12 Sales Representatives in the following areas:

Training Lowe's associates

Business Management





Previous experience in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service or otherbusiness-relatedfield

Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's license

Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

High school diploma or equivalent

Ability to travel overnight, approximately 10-15% of the time


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution at time of hire

At least one relevant sales internship or co-op experiences

geographically flexible to relocate within assigned region upon placement

Leadership in extra-curricular activities/organizations

Well-developed analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Strong communication, relationship building and organizational skills

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.
Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case and will impact where actual compensation may fall within the stated wage range. The wage range listed for the role takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.
The wage range, other compensation, and benefits information listed is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Olympia , Sales Development Program, Sales , Olympia, Washington

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