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Lancaster, PA, US

Entry Level Sales, Outside Sales, Database, Machinist, Sales, Technology, Manufacturing

 Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Job Description :

Commercial Sales Development Program 
Job: Sales
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%

Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a global manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? 

Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!

Armstrong World Industries' building products division, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, stylish and environmentally conscious ceiling solutions, is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to join our commercial sales team. At Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) we make a difference where people live, work, learn, heal and play – by creating and delivering innovative ceiling solutions.


In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop your strategic selling skills by building diverse, collaborative relationships with our customers – architects, designers, contractors and distributors – and our internal network of knowledgeable professionals. This position is an 11 month sales development position beginning in Lancaster, PA, that will lead to a full time outside sales placement in the Americas. You will spend 11 months receiving world class training preparing you for your outside sales role.


AWI’s Commercial Sales Development program has defined milestones throughout the 11 month program. This will ensure that you acquire the necessary business acumen, market insights, technical product knowledge and strategic selling skills that enable our Commercial Sales Development Specialists to launch their careers within our sales organization.


The profile of our IDEAL candidate includes:

  • Individuals in their final year of a 4 year degree or have completed a BS/BA
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to manage multiple priorities
  • Leadership abilities demonstrated through involvement in student organizations and / or community service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Willingness to relocate is required


The campus-like setting of our Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster, PA combines easy access to Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia with excellent lifestyle opportunities and reasonable cost of living. Campus amenities include an on-site cafeteria and fitness center. Additionally, we offer competitive compensation and benefits, including opportunities for continuing education and professional accreditation, a 'business casual' corporate culture and a collaborative, inclusive atmosphere.


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

Job Segment: Entry Level Sales, Outside Sales, Database, Machinist, Sales, Technology, Manufacturing

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