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Distribution Leadership Program

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Location: Orange, CT, United States

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Colony Overview

With over 50 locations in 18 states, and over 1,000 employees, Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets. 

Our customers can count on us for same or next-day delivery of over 30,000 products from the top names in the industry right to their job site with no minimum order requirement. At the heart of what we do is building long-term, meaningful relationships. Whether it is our customers, suppliers, or our associates, everyone is a part of the Colony family!

 At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful, but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally.

Position Summary

To support our continued growth as an organization through the development of the next generation of Colony leaders, we are seeking 20 candidates to participate in our Distribution Leadership Program (DLP) for 2023.

By utilizing a 30-week rotational experience program with supplemental classroom instruction during the first year, Colony Hardware Corporation provides you with a strong foundation in the industry that leads to long-term career success. As a future business leader at Colony, you will be building relationships and learning the hands-on skills to manage a multi-million-dollar business and lead your team to success.

As a participant in our Distribution Leadership Program, you will have the opportunity to begin your training experience in one of our select branch locations, where you will work with some of the most experienced and successful distribution management teams in our industry. The amount of time in each area is determined by your progress and individual performance. We strive to give you the best experience available in this program, benefiting both your and Colony’s goals and objectives. DLP early career professionals will gain experience in:
  • Supply Chain/Warehouse/Logistics/Distribution
  • Operations Management
  • Procurement & Purchasing
  • Marketing
  • Sales –Inside/Outside
  • Data & Pricing
  • Finance/Accounting
The Company will provide financial assistance for you as you move through the program, affording you the opportunity to work in one or more of our branch locations. Upon completion of the training program, associates are placed in full-time positions based on their desires and business needs at the time across our growing network of branch locations. 

At Colony, we care about the welfare of our employees. Our pay and benefits are competitive. DLPs receive a raise after the 30-week program. Performance-based annual raises and bonuses are also part of our corporate compensation program.

  1. A bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, Construction Management, Professional Sales, Marketing, or related field is required
  2. Attention to detail mindset
  3. Sense of urgency toward customer service
  4. Must be open to extended travel and relocation

Colony’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity: 

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal-opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, a victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

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