Sales Trainee

Posted Date 1 week ago(3/9/2018 2:22 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Building Materials Distribution
US-TX-Sugar Land
Post End Date
Position Type
FLSA Status


If you're looking for a dynamic, team-oriented, learning-focused environment, Boise Cascade is the place for you! We're looking for an individual who wants to make an impact with their work in a company that values integrity, innovation and stewardship. Please review the responsibilities and needed qualifications below and apply today!


Boise Cascade has been in the business of manufacturing wood products and distributing building materials for over half a century. Today we’re one of the largest manufacturers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America – and the only wholesale stocking distributor for building products that can service the entire United States. Because our business is built on relationships, our employees are critical to our success. And we’re committed to investing in them. That’s why we offer a benefits package designed to have a positive impact on all areas of your life – from health and well-being, career and community, to financial security and personal safety. We call it, Total Rewards. Here’s a look at what’s included:

  • Medical + Prescription Drug
  • Dental + Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings


The Sales Trainee will learn the organization’s policies, products, and/or services in preparation for sales responsibilities with the goal of developing a sales career in the building materials industry.

  • Sales Trainees acquire knowledge of division and industry practices through on-the-job training in location sales departments, including but not limited to:
    • Initiating sales, taking orders, anticipating and meeting customer needs.

    • Assigned product management, selection of product vendors, purchasing, pricing, monitoring inventory, and promoting assigned products.

    • Contacting customers regarding market fluctuations and trends.

    • Filling customer orders, acquiring basic product knowledge, and developing knowledge of customer quality expectations.

  • Complete special projects as needed.

  • Safety Awareness: Demonstrate strong commitment to safety, quality, environmental awareness, and continuous process improvement.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in related job function. Office environment with moderate physical exertion.


Preferred Qualifications: Effective communication skills, and ability to work well with team members.   Experience in the building materials industry a plus.


Competencies: Building Strategic Working Relationships, Information Monitoring, Communication, Customer Focus, Decision Making, Initiating Action, Innovation, Continuous Learning, Impact, Job Fit.


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