Avery Dennison Sales Leadership Development Program Associate in Mentor, Ohio
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
What we are looking for
Avery Dennison’s North America Sales Leadership Development Program (SLDP) has a single business focus to build talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning and classroom and virtual training, the SLDP serves as the talent pipeline for leadership roles throughout the organization.
We are searching for next sales standouts which include those who are daring, agile and desire a lifelong career in the sales industry. SLDP Associates receive in-depth exposure by rotating through three different assignments over the course of 30 months. The position will be initially be based in Mentor, Ohio - outside Cleveland before moving into the field. We are only considering individuals who are passionate about relocating multiple times to multiple states during and after graduating from the program.
What sets us apart
Avery Dennison’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) is unlike any other with its emphasis on networking, community and support. From Day 1, networking is encouraged, promoted and expected within the program. As you are on-boarded with other LDP associates from the various tracks, you will quickly develop a community with new, current, and recently graduated LDPs, all willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.
In addition, a core component of the curriculum is the mentoring program. Paired with another leader within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths and defining your career path.
What you will be doing
The primary role and responsibility of this LDP associate will be dependent on business needs, and will also be tailored to individual LDP strengths and interests. However, during the program, you will experience the following opportunities:
Gain a strong sales foundation: From various rotations, Sales Associates will craft the key skills and competencies needed to flourish in the sales industry & develop technical product knowledge
Work cross-functionally to gain business insights and be exposed to various aspects of the business
Develop key skills: Build skills in areas such as pricing, relationship management, negotiation, time management, and strategic business planning
Master the sales pitch: Learn all about our products and help customers identify products that best suit their needs
Pursue projects to identify future needs such as customer prospecting and lead generation
What you will need to bring to the program
Avery Dennison has a long history of being an industry leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field required. Expected graduation date should be December 2019 (to start in January 2020) or May 2020 (to start in June 2020)
Sales certificate or Sales Program preferred
Previous sales internship or co-op experience required
Leadership experience via student organizations, athletics, intramural sports, volunteerism or similar activities
Google suite knowledge
Natural curiosity and interest in continuous learning
Creative, out of the box thinking
Comfort and enjoyment in meeting, interacting and establishing relationships throughout the business and customer base
Flexibility and willingness to relocate multiple times to multiple states during and after graduating from the program
Ability to travel up to 75 percent of the time
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled