Profit Center Trainee
  • Job Posting Expires: 8/31/2022
2M ago
$30,000 to $60,000
Full Time
0-2 Years
Primary Duties

About CED | Industrial Solutions Network

We are growing, and we need talented people to help shape our future—you decide where to steer it.

Profit Sharing | No Weekends | Growing Industry | Full Benefits | Flexible Hours | Training Program

Our Why: 

They say we don’t make anything in America anymore…that the last shots of the industrial revolution have been fired and we lost. We’ve all seen the stories of factories with shuttered doors and towns reeling in their wake—stories of companies packing up and moving overseas. That's a popular narrative.

But what do we make of the 250,000 manufacturing companies across the country who are alive and well? And what do we say to the 12 million people who go to work every day in manufacturing—each doing his or her part to make something real? They’re making stuff…stuff you can hold in your hands. The tools and technologies we use every day. Real stuff is still getting made right here to the tune of over $2 trillion a year nationally and over $13 billion in the state of Nebraska.

Local manufacturers are refusing to stand still; always looking to improve their processes, compete globally, and keep moving forward. Manufacturing provides high-wage jobs, innovation, and development. In 2018, about 1 in 10 Nebraskan jobs were in the manufacturing industry. It is directly linked to our nation’s economic health both at home and nationally—because manufacturing—still matters.

Our Approach:

We’re all in. 100% invested in improving manufacturing through automation solutions and services delivered by us and our partners. We focus on everything electrical that makes these companies go, grow, and compete. The success of manufacturing plants, OEMs, system integrators, industrial contractors and those that are working the plant floor is our business.

We are not one-size-fits-all, we’re part of the local community with locations across the country serving customers we can drive to and personally serve face-to-face.

Our Company:

CED is a national network of locally run manufacturing technology solution providers who serve our clients locally, but have the resources and strength of a national company. We engage and advise local manufacturing clients with solutions that help them improve their operations, processes, efficiencies, and add to their overall success. We serve our clients as a key resource to the emerging technologies and software in the industry.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Our Need:

• Smart, high-energy people with an entrepreneurial attitude

• A strong work ethic

• A passion for achieving goals

• Dedication to personal improvement

• Unyielding determination in the face of obstacles and challenges

• Great people skills and a professional demeanor

• Desire to be paid for performance

• Passion to be successful (for CED, for our clients, for yourself)

Your Opportunities:

Management Trainee | Sales Trainee | Profit Center Trainee | Inside Sales | Outside Sales | Account Manager

About this Job
Role: CED is growing and actively seeking driven, confident, self-reliant, and upbeat individuals with excellent customer service skills to fill an entry level Profit Center Trainee position in Norfolk, NE.

Description: Our Profit Center Trainees go through a 1-2 year training program to learn about our profitable business from the ground up. Spend time working in our warehouse, customer service areas (counter & inside sales) operations and project management before shadowing our account managers and transitioning into one of the areas that is best fit to the individuals strengths.


About CED | Industrial Solutions Network

CED, part of the Industrial Solutions Network is a manufacturing technology company. We are a network of industrial electrical solution businesses that are all part of a bigger company, CED. We are working together to help manufacturing plants, OEMs, system integrators, industrial contractors and those that are working the plant-floor drive production efficiencies, reduce energy costs, increase worker safety, and communicate over secure networks. We are not one size fits all, nor are we operating remotely. We are local. We bring our people, our partners, and our products closer to our clients. We're part of the local community. With locations across the country serving clients we can drive to and personally serve face to face, because knowing someone's name and personal attention still matters. We know our industrial clients and their facilities inside and out.

CED is a privately owned and debt free company. As an employee, you’re not just another number. We have all the benefits of a large corporation but the culture of a small, family owned business. Here in Norfolk, we are one location of many that make up the Industrial Solutions Network. To learn more, visit The Industrial Solutions Network Website or CED Careers Website

As a candidate, here are some things you must know:

· Technology is always changing and we must learn and grow along with it; so we ask our applicants to have a strong mindset of continuous learning.
· Relationships are an integral part of the job; so you must enjoy having conversations face to face and over the phone.
· We are primarily a business-to-business organization; thus many of the conversations we have are focused around improving our client’s processes and business objectives.
· Clients we serve are located within 2 hours of the Norfolk area.
· We have an elaborate support system including technical experts to help you with customer support & your development.
· Product training and sales training is provided throughout your entire career as we want your career to be both fulfilling and successful. 
· Opportunities for advancement are all around you.
· We have very few ‘off the street’ clients and zero cold calls are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Strong critical thinking and the ability to multitask
· Attention to details and solid organization skills
· Electrical Industry knowledge is preferred, but not required
· Experience in sales or customer service
· Problem solving with the ability to think outside the norm
· Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
· The ability to adapt to any situation
· Desire to grow, compete, and win

Compensation Details:
· Competitive Salary PLUS Profit Sharing
· 401K & Health Benefits
· Sick Pay & Paid Vacation
· M-F operation, no weekends or holidays


CED is an Equal Opportunity/Disability/Veteran Employer


Compensation Details

Competitive Salary + Profit Sharing


Full Time Benefits Provided