Management Trainee Program

Candidates are immersed into the electrical distribution industry through four structured phases that include on-the-job, home and classroom training, and projects where they apply their business analytical skills. Upon successful completion of the program, they will have a leadership role in shaping our future.

What is included in the program?

Our Management Trainee Program is intended for highly motivated candidates who want to pursue a career in the global distribution industry and prepare themselves for the position of Business Centre Manager and future leadership role(s) within our company.

This challenging program requires a strong commitment on the part of each participant. Training includes, among others, the following elements:

  • Fundamentals of the industries we serve
  • Product knowledge
  • Financial Management
  • Customer and Supplier Relations
  • Purchases
  • Stock and Inventory Management
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Sales (Counter, Inside and Outside)
  • Management Information Systems, including our e-commerce
  • Human Resources Management and Development
  • Corporate Administration Exposure

Under the mentorship of the training Business Centre Manager, you will be exposed to our industry, the products we distribute and the organization’s entrepreneurial culture. The program is divided in four main phases, and as a trainee you will be involved in activities established for your development at each phase of the program.

Phase 1 :
Product Training

Duration: 8-10 months

Start on the hustling, bustling ground floor as you get to know the Guillevin team and our products. You’ll learn how to safely operate equipment, how to ship and receive, learn our computer PC server-based computer system, handle backorders and how to optimize warehouse efficiency. Seminars and home study begin here, and continue throughout the program.

Warehouse training generally lasts 2 months. However, your skills, experience, capacity and progress determine the duration of each training phase.

Counter Sales : Many of our people tell us this is where they learn so much about our products, their application, our Contractor Customers, the importance of good merchandising and Customer Service. You will also get to understand buying behaviors and develop your sales competencies and people skills to prepare you for the next stages of your development.

Phase 2 :
Operations Training

Duration: 2 months

Learn what happens behind the scenes to allow Guillevin products to touch every home, business and property development in the country. You’ll learn about risk management in our regional credit office, the ins and outs of human resource development, internal audit and operational procedures in our service centre.

Customer Service Training

Duration: 6-8 months

Inside Sales : Long term relationships with our key customers are critical to this business, so we’ll arm you with techniques to master phone sales and joint calls with outside sales people. We’ll teach you how to interpret blueprints, understand job projects, to bid and quote jobs and help you develop sound project management skills.

Purchasing : You’ll learn how purchasing decisions are made and executed, as well as controlling inventory write downs, supplier returns and the importance of using our inventory to achieve high service levels as each of our business centres manage and control their own inventory investment.

Outside Sales Training

Duration: 10-12 months

You’re nearly dangerous. In the final phase of Guillevin’s training program, you’ll be in the field, incorporating everything you’ve learned to build contacts and establish meaningful customer relationships. You will learn strategic and relationship selling skills and territory management. By the time you graduate from the program, you’ll understand our business and how to capitalize on the skills and resources you’ve developed to position yourself for the next stage of your career with us as a Guillevin Business Centre Manager.

Live the Current


" I am proud to be a part of this revolutionary training program. As a Trainee I was given the opportunity to learn and refine the skills required to be a successful Business Centre Manager. The ongoing mentorship has aided my personal and professional development, and I look forward to my future with Guillevin. "

Aron Padure B.B.A. | V.P. & D.G. | Ontario

" Joining Guillevin as a Management Trainee has been one of the best decisions I've made. Since the day I embarked upon this journey, I have enjoyed learning the business, applying the knowledge I've acquired in the day to day operations, and witnessing the direct impact of my initiations. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, a drive to succeed, and a will to do whatever it takes, this is the place for you! "

Shiv Manchanda BBA | Regional Manager – Renewables Atlantic | Nova Scotia

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