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Sales Trainee in Boston, MA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 8/31/2020

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What To Expect

If you’re looking to start your career with a company that is recognized by the automotive industry as one of the best places to work, then the Standard Motor Products, Inc., Sales Trainee Program is for you. After years of company loyalty, many of our current sales members are nearing retirement. We are looking for candidates with a passion for sales and the automotive industry, to fill their roles and continue to grow the legacy that has been established with their accounts over the years. As an automotive leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our team.

  • Located in Boston area, you will work remotely out of your home office; you will be calling on Automotive Warehouse Distributors, their Stores and Installer accounts within an assigned Territory and selling our engine management and temp control products.
  • You will research customer needs and develop application of products and services in an effective manner to determine market strategies and goals for each product and service.
  • You’ll strategize and analyze target market trends and prospect list to better target viable customers and provide efficient, on-demand support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement distribution strategies to accelerate growth of new and additional products and/or new markets
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of industry trends and technical developments within defined target markets
  • Build and maintain relationship management with current and prospect customers
  • Maintain an effective communication path with the customer to ensure sales opportunities for our products
  • Make regular sales calls to develop relationships and follow up on leads
  • Develop and maintain long and short range sales and marketing plans
  • Monitor and communicate sales activity to contribute to product and service planning
  • Provide top-quality, SMP customer service for all clients and prospects
  • Implement marketing strategies to accelerate growth of new and additional products and/or new markets
  • Monitor competitive environment to identify opportunities and countermeasures to address competition

About Position

  • This full-time position offers a starting salary of $50,000. On top of that salary, the living accommodations “during your time in the program” will be covered including: hotels, transportation, airfare, utilities, and travel-related meals.
    • Paid time off: Holidays, Vacation, and Sick and Personal
    • Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision plans
    • 401K plan
    • Tuition Assistance Plan
    • Various Employee Discount Plans
  • Upon completion of the program, candidates will be placed into a Territory Sales Manager opening, location will be determined on an ad hoc basis. Once given the sales role, an increased base salary will be offered along with a commission program based on sales success. You will also be provided a company car upon location designation.

Job Requirements

About You

  • High school degree or equivalent work experience is required. College degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Mobility across the U.S. is a requirement to be accepted into this program and to be considered. Relocation is mandatory and expected.
  • Travel required for this position is 50-70%.
  • Ability to work within a team and also independently.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Must be proficient with the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to drive long distances for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to operate a motor vehicle is an essential function of the position. Applicants must have a valid, unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Willingness to temporarily live with other trainees should multiple be hired at one time.


Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with an increasing focus on the original equipment and original equipment service markets.

SMP’s leadership is what sets us apart. Our engineering development, manufacturing tradition, unmatched sales team, and online support systems provide a sturdy backbone for our daily operation. Our award-winning training delivers up-to-date installation and problem-solving techniques for current issues in the aftermarket, while our marketing efforts and brand recognition ensure you’re working with the best in the business and an established, trusted partner. Meeting customer demands in many different market channels set SMP apart.

Standard Motor Products, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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