Careers in Industrial Distribution: Entry Level Positions

Entry Level Positions

Industrial Distribution consists of a business that moves products from multiple manufacturers to multiple customers. This business is an $825 billion industry that employs over 1.4 million people, or 1% of the total workforce. In an industry of this size, there are many career opportunities available at all levels in exciting and rewarding roles.

Most industrial distributors employ the following positions:

  • Customer Service/Inside Sales Representatives
  • Shipping/Receiving Clerks
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Account Managers
  • IT Specialists
  • Data Analysts
  • Sales/Marketing Specialists
  • Technical Sales Representatives
  • Engineers
  • Managers

The entry level positions that can be found at distribution companies can provide you with a platform to build knowledge, experience and relationships that you can build throughout your long-lasting career.

Personally, I have been working for Kaman Distribution for over 23 years. I too, started in an entry level position. At 18 years old, I was attending a local college and studying Mechanical Engineering Technology when I began working for Kaman in Shipping and Receiving. I was pleased to find that Kaman offered a tuition compensation program, which helped me pay for college expenses. Since that first position in Shipping and Receiving, I have worked in Inside Sales, as an Account Manager and a Sales Engineer.

If you have ambition, drive to succeed, like solving problems, promoting new technology, building value with customers and enjoy working with people, consider open positions with Kaman Distribution.

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Matt Shelton

Matt Shelton

Sales Representative at Kaman Fluid Power
With over 20 years as a Sales Representative, Matt is able to provide a high level of understanding to his customer interactions. He designed and installed one of the largest hydraulic power units in the state of Indiana for a food processing plant, and is both a Certified Fluid Power Specialist, as well as a Hydraulic Systems Engineer.
Matt Shelton
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