Lehigh Hanson Sales Management Trainee- Houston in Katy, Texas

AutoReqId: 5797BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Katy-TX

Job Posting:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

We have an opening for a rotational development candidate in our aggregate operations, to be primarily sales-focused. The successful candidate will spend three to six months in a structured developmental program, receiving an introduction to all aspects of the aggregate business. Working with a management sponsor, the candidate will then be assigned technical, leadership or commercial assignments within the business while being groomed for a position in operational leadership or sales. This position will be based initially at the company’s region office in Katy, TX. If you're a motivated fresh grad with an interest in sales that wants to grow with an industry leader, we want to hear from you!

Equal Opportunity Employer- Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Complete a defined training program tailored to prepare the successful candidate for future roles in management in the aggregates business. In addition to sales, the program will expose the candidate to a broad range of functions within the business including operations and numerous other support departments. Some of the things the successful candidate will focus on in the program are as follows:

  • All aspects of the operational side of the business including mining, processing, maintenance, quality control and shipping.

  • Safety and environmental regulations associated with the aggregates business.

  • An understanding of the sales side of the business including the sales processes, orders, logistics, billing, etc.

  • A solid understanding of the support departments including the functions that they perform and how they support the business. These include safety, environmental, CCM, HR, finance, legal and purchasing.

  • Complete various projects as assigned during the training program. Projects may be operational, sales or business development related. These projects are a great way for the successful candidate to really add value to the organization and increase their own skills while completing the training program.

  • At various times, assume some management responsibilities over small groups of personnel while working under the direction of an experienced supervisor.

  • Participate in continuous improvement exercises, including work that is heavily analytical, to seek new and changing ways to improve the profitability of the business.

  • Drive and promote a culture of safety and promote a safe work environment

Who we are looking for:

  • An Associate, Bachelors or Advanced degree in sales, construction management, or another applicable program.

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to maintain a safe workplace and to perform hands on duties as part of an overall development program

  • Computer literacy

  • Ability to anticipate and adapt to changing situations

  • Willingness to travel and / or relocate for future assignments

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EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled