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GPC - Genuine Parts Company Sales Trainee in RICHMOND, Virginia

Job DescriptionThis position is in our Richmond, VA location. The Sales Trainee position allows the employee to prepare for a role as an Account (Sales) Representative or a Customer Service (Sales) Representative. The training period is no more than 15 months. During this period, the Sales Trainee shadows account representatives and customer service representatives to gain experience in sales, company product lines, as well as customer base.

Additionally, the Trainee works in the branch's warehouse to become familiar with shipping and receiving, inventory, and delivery functions. The Trainee also participates in various online and satellite class settings that are conducted by the company's Training Department.

These classes include, but are not limited to: product, sales, and leadership training. Motion offers an excellent benefits package that includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.


  • Train in all levels of a branch including, but not limited to: inside sales (customer service representative), outside sales (account representative), inventory, delivery, warehouse, and clerical

  • Participate and succeed in company sponsored training classes

  • Develop competent presentation skills


  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Industrial Distribution or related field.

  • Customer service oriented

  • Achievement oriented and self-motivated

  • Proactive people skills

  • Possess leadership qualities

  • Effective communication skills

  • Good analytical skills

  • Able to follow through on tasks

  • Organized

  • Moderate computer skills, including communicating internally and externally via email

  • Good driving record required

  • Willing to travel on occasion