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Heating Sales and Leadership Trainee

Hajoca, 1418 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #6501
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Does the thought of joining a company where there’s a team of people who work together for not only their customers, but for each other appeal to you? Do you want to join a great company where you can begin a career with a company that values your efforts?

Then consider this….

Hajoca Lancaster offers the security of a nationwide corporation with all the benefits you might expect, coupled with the team mentality of a small business. Having over 400 locations across the country, we are an absolute powerhouse in the plumbing sales industry!

With our unique model, the success of the team and the individuals who comprise that team enjoy competitive wages, an excellent benefits package, all of which is capped off with annual Profit-Sharing. Hajoca has the highest commitment to doing things the right way and enhancing their employees’ lives!

We are the nation’s largest privately held wholesale distributor of plumbing and heating equipment, along with many other segments of the industry related to residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Established in Philadelphia in 1858, Hajoca has continued to grow and prosper because our fundamental business philosophy works: An unwavering emphasis on entrepreneurial spirit, expert knowledge, strong incentives for our employees, and a true devotion to our proven business principles of “Service, Integrity, Reliability.”


Hajoca Lancaster is looking for a Heating Sales and Leadership Trainee at their Lancaster, PA location


Pay for this position is $45,000-$65,000 per year (base pay plus profit sharing).

Are you organized and detail oriented? Are you able to efficiently manage competing priorities? Do you thrive on providing a positive customer experience? If so, then Hajoca Corporation would like you to join the dedicated team at our Fruitville Pike location in Lancaster as a Sales, Operations and Leadership Development Trainee (SOLD). Our team has been servicing the Lancaster community for almost 100 years offering the very best in top-of-the-line products and cutting-edge service. We are a close-knit group that works together to provide the best service to our very loyal customers.

As a SOLD Trainee with Hajoca, you would be in a busy, friendly environment where we would train you in the various roles associated with a wholesale distributor. This is a 3-year program that will give you the time you need to learn a new industry and give you the tools you need to succeed and be a key contributor.

During the rotational program, trainees are given guidance from their mentors and managers in all aspects of our business including warehouse procedures, operations, counter sales, inside sales, and outside sales. Learning occurs primarily through on-the-job experience, and is supplemented with coaching from experienced managers, book and computer courses, and visits with customers and vendors.

 

WHAT WILL THE TRAINING PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

 

PHASE 1

Operations

• Receiving

• Shipping

• RGA Procedures/Vendor Returns

• Deliveries and Truck Maintenance

• Vendor Product Knowledge Sessions

• ASA’s “Product Pro” series and 3D Schematic

 

PHASE 2

Counter Sales

• Vendor Product Knowledge Sessions

• Work with Residential, Commercial and Repair/Remodel Contractors

• HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

• Showroom Sales

• Outside Sales

• Administration

 

PHASE 3

Inside Sales

• Pricing and Margin Management

• Bids, Quotes and Submittals

• Product Procurement

• Job Scheduling

• Develop Vendor Relationships

• Joint Sales Calls with Outside Salesmen

• CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE

• PCM will schedule bi-monthly reviews

 

PHASE 4

• Project – to be determined by manager

• Career Discussion

• 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

During this final phase, there will be an in-depth career discussion with the Profit Center Manager and trainee to determine if trainee is interested in pursuing a career in Sales or Operations.

Desired Qualities: 
• 4-year college degree

2 years of hydronic heating or HVAC field experience would be helpful but not necessary

• Demonstrated experience in a leadership role

• Ability to communicate in English (orally and written) in both group and one-on-one situations

• Ability to quickly adapt and react to changes within the work environment

Self-starter- able to learn new tasks quickly and work independently

Fun, easy going, “nothing is a problem” personality

Enjoys working as integral part of a high functioning team

• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

The benefits of working with us:

Our culture is well-suited for exceptional people who use their talents to drive business and want to share in the financial success their efforts yield.  In addition to a competitive starting wage, we offer a Profit-Sharing Program that provides each team member with an opportunity to earn a direct share of the profits on an annual basis.  In addition to our generous compensation package, Hajoca also offers:

Full-time benefits (for team members working 30 or more hours per week): 

 

  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage
  • Life insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Pre-tax accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time (sick time also offered to PT team members as required by state law)
Full-time and part-time benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • Retirement cash account with company contributions
  • Targeted training programs focused on your personal and professional growth
*Please note that benefit offerings may differ for teammates covered under a collective bargaining agreement. 


EEOC Statement

Hajoca Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled). 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category pursuant to federal, state or local laws and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any such categories/status. Hajoca values diversity, equity and inclusion and this policy applies to all employment practices at Hajoca.  Hajoca is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, during the application process.  Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.

 

Background Screening Statement

We are a drug free workplace. Employment is contingent upon pre-employment drug screening, and successful completion of a criminal background investigation subject to any federal, state and local laws.
 
 
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  • Hajoca, 1418 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America