Manager In Training (MIT) Program

Join the industry leader, an employer of choice and the newest addition to the S&P 500! POOLCORP’s work hard, play hard culture is ideal for passionate recent college graduates ready to begin their career. Camaraderie and teamwork is the cornerstone of our program and Manager Trainees (MITs) are encouraged to form collaborative relationships with their peers and co-workers.

What if I'm new to the industry?

This entry-level program was designed to prepare MITs for opportunities in B2B Sales and Operations Management within six months.

MITs are hosted at distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, where they learn regional products and are provided structured hands-on training in every position. We also have an orientation at our corporate office in Covington, Louisiana, which includes: POOLCORP history, policies & procedures, getting to know your corporate support team and a meet and greet with upper management including the CEO and CFO. Our goal is to provide you with industry knowledge, leadership skills and the tools necessary to succeed.

How will I learn?

We recognize there are many different learning styles, therefore, we combine monthly classroom training taught in a number of ways including lecture, projects, and role play at either our state-of-the-art EDGEucation Center, located in Plano, TX or in the virtual classroom. After each session, MITs return to their host sales center and for the remainder of the month apply the concepts and material presented by the EDGE team.

What will I do as a sales MIT?

  • Engage directly with customers both at the counter and in sales and service calls
  • Shadow contractors / other customers to learn the industry from the ground up
  • Increase product and industry knowledge through market research and attending sales conferences
  • Set and achieve goals with guidance from multiple mentors

What will I do as an operations MIT?

  • Receive hands-on training and perform duties in every area of the distribution center including Operations, Management, Inventory Control and Purchasing
  • Learn management viewpoints, decision strategies and company policies and procedures that affect each phase of business
  • Discover the secrets to managing a successful sales center
  • Set and achieve goals with guidance from multiple mentors

How can I make an impact?

Aside from the direct impact you will have on your host sales center, our leadership team is always eager to hear from our future leaders and encourages them to implement change. You will have an opportunity at the conclusion of the program to discuss your MIT experience and innovative ideas to Sr. Level Management.

MITs also participate in a community service project, such as building a home for a local family or helping to create food boxes for those in need.

What is POOLCORP looking for?

The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job successfully.

  • Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree in Professional Selling, Management, Industrial Distribution, Supply Chain Management or other related discipline.
  • A solid academic performance record, 2.5 GPA minimum.
  • Strong leadership skills with proven experience.
  • Strong presentation skills with ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Willingness and ability to relocate for training and advancement opportunities.
  • Internship experience a plus.
  • Ability to occasionally maneuver heavy machinery, such as pallet jacks, forklifts, etc. and lift products up to 75 pounds.
  • Must have a positive attitude and enjoy helping customers
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus

How do I apply?

Apply online via the POOLCORP Career page and search "Manager in Training".

Feel free to contact our Talent Acquisition team with any questions at TALENTACQUISITION@POOLCORP.COM.

We are looking for talented people just like you!

Apply today and be on your way to becoming a company leader!