Employee Training Programs
We are committed to excellence. Find out how we elevate our employees through our best-in-class training programs.
Are you up for new challenges?
We are passionate believers in education, and we work hard to deliver training and tools that will take you to the next level of performance—either in your current position or your next step up the corporate ladder. Our programs are more than traditional on-the-job training. And, they are constantly evolving based on feedback from the participants.
Here are some examples of the top-shelf training
programs our employees take part in:
S.T.E.P. – Sales & Operations Training & Education Program
The S.T.E.P. program was designed for highly-motivated individuals to step in and step up!
We’re looking for top-shelf performers to put through this highly-selective program. Employees selected for this program can expect:
- A highly-structured program that is experiential as well as on-line-based
- Entry into a well-suited position within a fixed period of time
- The trust and confidence to provide as well as receive feedback about the S.T.E.P. Training program and team
- The ability to grow locally (if you choose to) with no requirement to relocate
The S.T.E.P. Curriculum is:
When you step into this first role, you will develop your sales and service skills. You’ll build electrical products knowledge firsthand by staffing one of our storefront counters.
In this phase, you’ll sharpen your customer service skills even further while you learn how to quote and manage jobs.
You will work with our world-class project managers who will show you how they create and manage schedules, budgets, project requirements, and any other aspects of their projects while also handling presentations, phone calls, meetings, and events.
You’ll become trained in the outside sales process by working with our experienced team of sales professionals. In this phase you will be working directly with our customers as you begin to build lasting business relationships.
In this program you’ll shadow seasoned buyers, developing a key understanding of how purchasing and inventory levels are determined.
ALPS – Accelerated Leadership Preparation System
We believe that today’s employees should have every opportunity to become our leaders of tomorrow. The Accelerated Leadership Preparation System (ALPS) is an exclusive, intense 24-month program designed for high-potential Manager Trainees. It’s based on several best-in-class training programs across the electrical industry combined with the practices and principles demonstrated by our professionals and past trainees.
- Program is experiential as well as on-line-based.
- Graduate to sales or branch management in 24 months or less.
- Feedback to and from the ALPS trainee at regular intervals. You will always know where you stand.
- Program is constantly evolving based on participant feedback.
- Grow locally without relocating all over the country.
Here is a brief synopsis of the ALPS Program:
Begin your journey where the action takes place — the point of sale counter. Staff the storefront counters to develop your sales and service skills and build electrical product knowledge.
CDC / Warehouse
Our Central Distribution Hubs are a key component to servicing our customers. In addition to online study, you’ll have hands-on experience with the day-to-day operations in our warehouses.
Relationship building is critical to our ability to understand and meet the needs of our clients. It’s also critical to our company’s success. During this phase you’ll continue to sharpen your customer service skills while learning how to bid and quote jobs.
Work with our world-class project managers who will show you how they create and manage schedules, budgets, project requirements, and any other aspects of their projects while also handling presentations, phone calls, meetings, and events.
Buyers for the Central Distribution Center are key to having the right mix of inventory to meet and exceed our customers’ needs. Shadow seasoned buyers and develop a key understanding on how purchasing and inventory levels are determined.
Live the life of an outside salesperson. Work with a VP of Sales to develop a sales territory and then work that territory.
USESI can only operate like the well-oiled machine that it is because of the hard work of our back office staff: accountants, help desk representatives, HR experts and operations leaders. Work with Finance, IT, HR and Logistics experts to understand their role in supporting the business.
Shadow the branch auditor and perform multiple audits to gain insight into running a successful branch location. During this phase, you’ll be introduced to the details of a branch audit.
Ever wonder what it would be like to run your own business? Gain exposure to the many facets of operating a business from a managerial perspective.
If you believe you’ve got what it takes to succeed in the ALPS program and become a future leader at USESI, apply today to be considered for this remarkable program.
“USESI is privately held by owners who have entrusted us to build the best electrical distributorship of our type, providing us with all the resources we need to do that. The people working here share that vision of being the best and are committed to that goal.”