Commercial Development Program (CDP)

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GE Appliances

Commercial Development Program (CDP)

Louisville, KY
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    GE Appliances’ Commercial Development Program (CDP) is the premier development program for early-career sales and marketing professionals and builds the foundation for long-term commercial leadership roles within GE Appliances. CDP concentrates on the development of sales and leadership skills and provides a direct path to a field-based sales manager position. The approximately 2.5 year program gives participants a complete understanding of the GE Appliances sales organization, support functions, and tools to build a successful sales and marketing career at GE Appliances.


    The development program is made up of four key components to build commercial skills and business acumen: 1. Retail Inside Sales (~12 months) 2. Contract (Builder) Inside Sales (~12 months) 3. Headquarters Special Assignment (3-6 months) 4. Seminar Training Courses (week long general business training in year 1 and year 2)

    Candidates selected for this leadership program will join GE Appliances’ Inside Sales team at our National Sales Center in Louisville, Kentucky for the first ~24 months to manage and build significant retail and contract (builder) businesses. Participants are assigned sales territories which provide a variety of customer types and growth opportunities to develop sales skills and business acumen. Territories consist of 100+ customers and $10,000,000 - $20,000,000 in annual sales.

    After completing Inside Sales assignments, CDPs will move to a Headquarters Special Assignment for 3 to 6 months based on continuing CDP development and business opportunity. This assignment is designed for participants to gain better understanding the overall business, industry, customers, and internal teams beyond the insides sales roles.

    Upon completion of rotations, CDP participants will interview for field-based Area Sales Manager (ASM) positions. CDP participants are required to be geographically mobile within the United States and accept a field-based sales position in order to graduate from the program.

    GE Appliances will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

    Relocation Provided: YES

  • Qualifications


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher completed within the last 3 years and before start date
    • Final GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Ability to work full-time beginning December 2020 or March 2021
    • Geographically mobile within the United States and willing to accept a field-based sales position upon completion of CDP program (relocation assistance provided)
    • Have schedule flexibility to adapt to various time zone requirements in assigned territories
    • Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in a business-related field
    • Be self-directed and motivated to succeed
    • Possess excellent communication and organization skills
    • Eagerness to learn and grow in a Sales career
    • Ability to develop, organize and analyze sales plans

    GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

  • Industry
  • Fun Fact
    To enable happiness and wellbeing in every home.
  • About Us
    GE Appliances, a Haier company and Affiliates (GEA), is more than a place to work–we create possibilities. We also design, build, test, sell, and distribute them. Named “Smart Appliance Company of the Year” by IoT Breakthrough, we’re changing the way people cook, clean, and cool to enable happiness & wellbeing in their homes. If you gravitate toward challenge, seek out responsibility, and want to make a difference, this opportunity is for you. Join a large and diverse community of co-ops and interns at the fastest-growing appliance manufacturer in the U.S. Let us help you write your career story.