Sales and Management Trainee - COMET Program
Our Career Opportunity and Management Employment Training (COMET) is the exclusive award-winning, fast track training program of Applied Industrial Technologies. COMET is for those who desire a challenging role in the sales and distribution of industrial components. You will learn about the business from the ground up. Be part of an organization with a bright future.
Your training program will include 10 months of targeted training and coaching by managers and peers, many of whom started in the same position. You will receive product training and soft skills training in sales, communications, and customer service through one-on-one, small group, web based methods, and on-the-job training. We will introduce you to our sales and operations processes, technology, and strong company culture focused on customer satisfaction, personal mastery, and individual/team contributions. This program is rotational and will allow you to spend four 8-week Field Training sessions in your home location and four 2-week Corporate Training sessions at our Cleveland, OH based headquarters.
Our program, which runs from September through May of each year, has produced sales professionals, local managers, national account managers, regional managers and vice presidents for Applied®. Our service center locations are flexible with the date of hire for their COMET associate. They will work with the ideal candidate to find a start date that is mutually beneficial. That means you will not need to wait until September to start a successful career with Applied.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- Internship or related work experience in a customer facing role
- Proven leadership skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Industrial Distribution or Communications
- Strong desire to build a sales career
- Mechanical interest
- Results oriented, attention to detail, and good time management skills
- Potential to fill leadership roles in the future
Work for a corporation that believes in developing its people. Applied employees believe in the company and love the environment. Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded.
Different Voices. New Perspectives. Boundless opportunities. Applied is committed to offering equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees based on their training, experience and overall qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, veteran or citizenship status, age, disability, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable law. We are also committed to a drug-free workplace. We encourage applicants of all ages and experience, as we do not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s age. We value you, your background, and your unique experiences that help add to the richness of the Applied team.
Connect with a great stable company with strong performance and growth. We look forward to learning more about you and will respond to qualified candidates.
Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than five million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied® provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our customers.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to email@example.com or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.