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Graybar Specialty Trainee I in Abilene, Texas

Make a difference.

As a Trainee, you will have the opportunity to prepare for a functional or managerial role in an assigned specialty area of the Company by completing rotational assignments, and gaining work experience and exposure to various functions and business units throughout the Company.

In this role you will:

  • Successfully complete rotational assignments in assigned specialty area, gaining knowledge of and exposure to various aspects of the business.

  • Perform specific, assigned job duties in assigned specialty area.

  • Gain a working knowledge of all responsibilities and duties of assigned specialty area.

  • Complete assigned training and development activities and educational programs in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Participate in special projects and meet deadlines as assigned.

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Company's business, and demonstrate proficiency in assigned specialty area.

  • Develop an understanding of the continuous improvement process.

    What you bring to the table:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • 4 year degree may be preferred depending on assigned specialty area

  • Knowledge of the wholesale distribution industry

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Understanding of continuous improvement techniques and practices

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels within the organization and in a team-based environment

  • Ability to work effectively with external customers, suppliers, and vendors if required in assigned specialty area

  • Analytical, conceptual, and problem solving skills

  • Planning, organizational and time management skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment

  • Leadership skills with the ability to mentor and supervise others

  • Ability to be self-motivated, business oriented, flexible, and accountable

  • Ability to relocate, depending on assigned specialty area

    Why should you join Graybar?

    At Graybar, our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We believe that employees with diverse perspectives bring the ideas and innovative thinking we need to solve our biggest challenges and compete in an ever-changing world. Consistent with our values, we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences into our company because we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right way to run our business. We want each of our employees to know that they matter and to feel a sense of belonging, ownership and inclusion at Graybar. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and we work to build a collaborative environment where our employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference, both as individuals and as part of the team.

That’s what our employee ownership culture is all about: working as one team and moving forward together, while honoring the unique value each person brings to our company.

Apply now and find out what’s next for you.

At Graybar, we are known for our comprehensive benefits and our employee stock ownership plan! As a full-time employee of Graybar, you will accrue THREE weeks of vacation during your first 12 months, and will have access to a wide variety of our benefits. Benefits include: Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays, Employee Recognition Program

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.

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