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Consolidated Electrical Distributors Sales and Business Leadership Trainee in Bend, Oregon


Job title: Sales and Business Leadership Trainee

Job ID: 202407020002

Department: Bend - COL

Location: OR-Bend



CES Sales and Business Leadership Trainee

For those candidates who are energetic self-starters, the Sales and Business Leadership Training Program is a highly structured development course designed to prepare candidates for Sales and Leadership. Throughout the training program, candidates are exposed to all aspects of the industrial automation field including but not limited to IT/Network, Cyber Security, Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Solar and Sustainability, and much more.

This challenging program requires a strong commitment from each participant and encompasses, but is not limited to, Electrical and Automation Fundamentals, Warehouse Operations, Supplier Product Seminars, Customer Inventory Control, Sales & Interpersonal Skills, Corporate Administrative Exposure Customer Relations, Information Technology, and Quality Assurance. Each trainee’s development is a combination of mentoring via on-the-job, classroom, and home-study training. Individuals should be self-motivated, sales-oriented, geographically flexible, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.

Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.

In 1957, the two locations of the Electric Corporation of San Francisco became CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS, INC. CED has since expanded into a coast-to-coast network of sales and distribution warehouses with more than 600 locations nationwide. The CED management philosophy allows each manager to operate an independent business or “Profit Center” by remaining sensitive to local customers’ needs while still benefiting from the advantages afforded to a national distributor. Managers are guided by the principles of “service, integrity and reliability.”

Reports to: PC Manager

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (grad by start date, or in pursuit for interns)

  • Must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle

  • Ability to walk and/or sit for 8-10 hours a day

  • Lift boxes and other objects up to 40 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills


  • Self-starter

  • Superior organizational skills

  • Willing to adapt to business and customer needs

Working Conditions:

  • In person at the local profit center location

  • Team environment with multifaceted groups and personnel

Conditions vary based on the trainee’s current segment of the training and will include warehouse, office and external environments. During some segments, activities will include lifting, sorting, standing, possible extreme heat/cold conditions. Office segments may include sitting for extended periods. Various segments will include some travel – both by car and by air.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Essential Job Functions:

  • Learning all aspects of the CED business

  • Attending classes in various locations

  • Communicating – both written and spoken – in English

CED is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability | Veteran

Compensation Range:

The compensation range for this position is $20 to $24 hourly.

Other Compensation:

The following additional compensation may be applicable for this position:

  • Bonus

  • Profit Sharing


Benefits available for this position are:

  • Insurance - Medical, Dental, Vision Care for full-time positions

  • 401(k)

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Parental Leave