Sales Trainee - Outside

This position is located in: Eden Prairie, MN 55344


The purpose of the Sales Trainee position is to prepare a person for a role in Outside Sales. Either to focus on aligned target customers or support indirect channel customers. This is accomplished through progressive steps over time within differing areas of SMC involved in supporting Sales Representatives and customers on a daily basis. This will allow the Sales Trainee to obtain knowledge and experience prior to deployment in SMC Sales philosophies, products, and polices and procedures


1 to 8 months:

  • General non-customer aligned Sales Operations functionality, learning and participating in supply chain management activities
  • Complete written and practical training in supply chain policy and procedures

6 to 16 months:

  • General non-customer aligned UTC Technical Representative functionality, learning and participating in technical support
  • Complete basic pneumatic training and other training as directed by management
  • Study product catalogs and manuals to gain a basic understanding of SMC product

12 to 24 months:

  • Specific customer alignment in an Inside Sales role, learning and participating in the support of target customers
  • Partner with experienced Outside Sales Representatives on customer visits
  • Assist in demo van and other Sales presentation and demonstration activities
  • Complete training on Sales tools and GIS system
  • Participate in Outside Sales Holon and Branch meetings

24 to 30 months:

  • Align and prepare for assigned role and transition

30 months:

  • Termination of Trainee status if not already complete


  • Fast-paced office environment
  • Travel as necessary


  • Minimum 2 year Technical degree or equivalent work experience
  • 0-2 years experience in the field or related area
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Please apply using the form below by 08.11.2013.

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