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Veterans Preferred - Sales Trainee - Albany, GA

Company: US11345-AIRGAS Airgas USA, LLC
Location: Albany
Posted on: May 7, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -R10029662 Sales Trainee - Albany, GA (Open)

Albany, GA - Retail shop

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

If you are seeking a company that values its employees, encourages growth and development, and makes a global impact, Airgas is the place for you. Join our team and be a part of an organization that is shaping the future of the gas and welding industry while fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

The New Graduate Sales Trainee must successfully complete an accelerated training program focused on developing both professional selling skills and a working knowledge of our industry, our customers, and our products. The Trainee will develop the ability to sell all Airgas products to his/her customer base. Upon successful completion of the program, the Trainee will be placed in an Account Manager role.
50% - Learn the business and develop sales skills

  • Maintains focus on safety in the workplace by complying with company safety procedures and practices
  • Attend and successfully complete online and classroom training assignments
  • Develops working knowledge of our industry, products and customers
  • Learns sales skills by completing a sales training program
  • Develop and maintain positive work habits that are conducive to sales and profitability growth Observe sales process by traveling with existing account managers to attend sales and service calls
  • Practices sales process by calling on existing and then new accounts; adhering to established sales steps
  • Develops basic knowledge and understanding of financial accounting terms and principles including Gross Margin, Gross Margin %, Operating Income, and EBITDA

    50% - Demonstrate practical application of knowledge and skills

    • Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers
    • Develop and execute plans to maintain and grow the existing customer base
    • Actively reviews and manages existing customer Accounts Receivable balances to help minimize Airgas working capital investment and financial risk
    • Establish and maintain clear and consistent lines of communication with internal departments relative to customer successes, customer failures, new customer developments, and other customer-specific information
    • Develop and execute plans to improve Airgas' market share within the assigned sales territory
    • Prepare and deliver effective sales presentations and proposals to prospective customers
    • Works closely with local Branch Managers to assist in promoting sales and customer management through retail store locations within assigned geographical area
    • Qualifies and pursues sales leads from other parts of the Airgas organization
    • Keeps local, regional, and national Airgas management informed of territory performance, personal performance, and market trends through
    • Development and submission of an annual sales plan for the assigned territory
    • Regular and on-time submission of required sales and activity reports, including itineraries, call reports, "Hot" prospect lists, account wins and losses, and other information as required
    • Assists customers in their compliance and training with industry safety standards relating to the products and services that Airgas delivers
    • Special projects and other duties as assigned


      Are you a MATCH?

      To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

      Required Education:

      Bachelor's Degree in Business or a related field is required.

      Required Length & Type of Experience:

      Prior outside sales/service experience is a plus

      • Knowledge of industrial and specialty gases, and industrial gas/welding supply sales a plus.
      • Working knowledge of SAP is a plus.
      • Must have excellent organizational, written, and oral communication, listening, and presentation skills. Computer literacy (i.e. Windows, Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, email) and ability to acclimate to PC-based order entry systems and wireless, hand-held scanning devices.
      • Self-starter; self-motivated, operates with a sense of urgency; and ability to work independently.
      • Strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills.
      • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
      • Reliable transportation, current driver's license, minimum liability insurance as required by state of vehicle registration.
      • Frequent local travel (75% of work time).
      • Minimal overnight travel.
      • Must have reliable, appropriate transportation.
      • The job requires visitation of customer sites, which have varying environments/conditions, layouts, and accessibility.


        Your differences enhance our performance

        At Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

        We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.


        Equal Employment Opportunity Information

        We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

        Please click here to view the EEO Know Your Rights poster and here to view the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination poster. Airgas, an Air Liquide Company invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company's written Affirmative Action Plan or Policy Statement. This plan or policy statement is available for inspection upon request.

        Airgas, an Air Liquide Company and its group of companies does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of such individuals so as to ensure equal access to benefits and privileges of employment. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact us by email at .


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