Leadership Development Program- Sales - East

  • Job Reference: 1286089859-2
  • Date Posted: 4 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Sherwin-Williams
  • Location: West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Care in the community, Care workers, Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service, Senior Care workers

Job Description

Sherwin-Williams is seeking motivated individuals who have a drive for sales in a business-to-business organization to join our Sales Leadership Development Program. This training program is designed to develop key skills and experience that will lead to a Sales Representative position within our Performance Coatings Group, supporting one of our technical divisions which include Coil, Industrial Wood, General Industrial, Packaging or Protective and Marine.

The Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 120 countries around the world. There are seven business units under the Performance Coatings Group, which include: Automotive Finishes, Coil Coatings, Engineered Polymer Solutions, General Industrial Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Protective & Marine, and Industrial Wood Coatings. The industrial markets we service include but are not limited to: Beverage & Food Cans, Furniture, Flooring, Cars, Airplanes, Marine, Oil & Gas, Electronics, Military and Appliances.

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 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 starts 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 . Click on Candidates to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you are hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

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 this 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.

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.
  • Become an effective business leader in technical sales, customer service, and business-to-business relationships.
  • Build knowledge and understanding of Sherwin-Williams sales process, business operations, paint products, market segments, customers, and go-to-market strategy
  • Excel at sales, customer service, finance, and strategic business planning (or business operations)
  • Professional networking opportunities to build cross-functional partnerships

Following successful completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to apply for a post-program promotion as an Sales Representative.

Basic Qualifications:

        Bachelor's degree in business related field preferably sales

        GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale

        Previous experience in sales and/or customer service obtained through real work experience or internships

        Interest in building client and customer-facing relationships in the field as well as interest in technical sales


        Must be open to relocation based on business need for this position, and again for post program position and promotional opportunities

        Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's license

        Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

        Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

        Must be able to provide proof of auto insurance


EXTRAS TO HELP YOU STAND OUT - These are not required for you to be eligible to apply, but don't be afraid to brag about any of the following:

        Leadership in extra-curricular activities/organizations

        Involvement in student organizations such as business or sales fraternity membership (Pi Sigma Ep, Future Business Leaders of America, Center for Professional Sales)

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

        Strong communication, relationship building and organizational skills

        Ability to travel overnight, approximately 15-20% of the time

        Sales or business-related certifications

        Experience using customer relationship management tools such as Salesforce

Other Qualifications:

        Must be able to retrieve material from shelves and floor stacks and lift and carry up to 50 lbs for short distances (think a large bag of dog food!)

        Travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.