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Sonepar Training for Emerging Professional (STEP) Program

Sonepar USA Inc
United States, California, San Leandro
2001 Marina Boulevard (Show on map)
November 16, 2022

Sonepar Training for Emerging Professional (STEP) Program


San Leandro, CA




Independent Electric Supply, Inc. (IES) opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, IES operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 6 locations throughout Arizona. IES focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs. Employing close to 600 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, IES is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, IES was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

About Sonepar USA

Sonepar USA is an independent, family-owned business with global market leadership in the B-to-B distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products, services, and solutions. It is a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest electrical distributor. Sonepar entered the US in 1998 and has continued to grow due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar serves the market through a network of companies with over 400 locations nationwide. For more information, visit soneparusa.com.

Sonepar Training for Emerging Professionals (STEP) Program

The Sonepar Training for Emerging Professionals Program (STEP) is a dynamic, intensive rotational program designed to educate, train, and develop skills in emerging professionals and help establish your career. You will get hands on experience in every aspect of our business through on-the-job, e-learning, subject matter expert training, and residency trips. This rotational program includes exposure to site and corporate operations, sales strategies, processes, procurement, project management, E-Commerce, and the Sonepar USA and our Operating Companies' business philosophy. At the conclusion of this dynamic program, you will have the opportunity to present to our Executive Leadership team on key strategic organizational initiatives.

Do you want to work for a Global Leader? Are you a driven self-starter? Is being a part of a company culture that values Performance, People, Customers and Sustainability important to you? Our program provides the ability to grow your career within our organization, participate in special assignments and gain business acumen through mentor programs. This program will begin in June 2023.

The core rotations of this program are:

  • Warehouse/Logistics
  • inside Sales/Counter/Storeroom
  • Projects & Quotations
  • Marketing/Digital Solutions/E-Commerce
  • Outside Sales/Specialty Track

In addition to your rotations, you will also experience:

  • Team-Building activities with fellow emerging professionals
  • All-expense paid travel to different company locations
  • Enhanced understanding of our business through specialized training

Required Skills

  • A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, or related degree preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Possess an enthusiastic/self-starter attitude
  • Excellent communication, time management and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player

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