At Smith, We Start Employees Out Right: Smith Trader Development
Program and Mentorship
When you join our team, our intensive Trader Development Program
and mentorship will teach you the ropes without making you sink or swim. Our
team of experienced traders is here to help you at each step of the way,
offering years of experience and ingenuity as you learn basic skills and build
up a command of sales, purchasing, and commodity expertise. By the end of our
immersive, four-week Trader Development Program, you'll have the confidence to
step out onto our sales floors and make your mark in Smith's global
Even after graduation from our Trader Development Program, the
support from Smith's experienced team doesn't stop. With an average employee
tenure of seven years, many of our earliest team members are still actively
helping Smith grow today – and helping new members of the company develop into key
players on our global team.
We Provide Opportunities Without
You know you have potential. What you may not know is everywhere
it might take you.
At Smith, we're constantly moving, growing, and evolving. The
same goes for our people. With growth paths that aren't set in stone, you can
work creatively and flexibly to shape where you go and who you become in the
Smith global team. As an entrepreneurial company at heart, we have the benefit
of leadership that is always focused on innovation and willing to listen to –
and invest in – employee ideas and growth. This has allowed members of our team
to take on vital roles in new departments, initiate and lead company-wide
projects, and make a genuine mark on the company. At Smith, you have a voice
and you can make an impact.
And the chance to make your mark isn't confined to one office.
With 13 offices spanning 3 continents, we're a diverse and dynamic company with
real international reach. Each of our unique offices has one major trait in
common: every one offers a thriving environment aimed for success.
With 15 languages spoken in our offices, a 60-country partner
network, and customers across the globe, our reach is vast. Work with Smith,
and you work with a worldwide community where your chances for movement and
growth are limited only by your ambition.
Expand your horizons with us.
Real Potential for Success
Your chance to build your own success starts as soon as you join
our team. From when you first pick up the phone to start making contacts and
building relationships with customers, you're building up your identity with
Smith and your foundation for achievement now and in the future.
With potential customers everywhere, you'll find yourself
hunting down leads and opportunities around the world and showing new contacts
just what Smith can do for them. Once you build up customer relationships and
meet their needs for sourcing quality parts fast, you'll find real payoff in your
sales commissions. With hard work, a single phone call can turn into a
partnership and years of business.
Our trading floors are the life of Smith with
an active, competitive, and fun learning environment. And the chances for
earning success and rewards with Smith are abundant. Challenge yourself, and
see the possibilities.
roots of Smith's success as a company are the people of our global team and the
strong identity we've sustained and built up over the years. Our name may be
ordinary, but our company is extraordinary, with a corporate culture that sets
Founded in 1984, Smith is privately-held and is built on a
thriving, competitive, entrepreneurial culture. Since 2005, our sales have
exceeded $3 billion, and we've maintained our leadership in the industry with
supply chain expertise and component knowledge hard to find elsewhere. We're
aggressive in our drive to provide top-quality products and great customer
service, and our traders are driven and determined. Our fast-paced,
internationally-focused environment is a place to let your ambition thrive, take
risks, build lasting customer loyalty and relationships, and build up a strong
foundation for your success.
Work with Smith, and you become part of a company whose green
programs are setting an example in the industry. Our focus on sustainability
runs deep: from the solar panels soaking up sunlight and powering our global
headquarters with clean energy to the recycling programs at each of our global
offices, we're always looking for the next step we can take to reduce our footprint
on the planet.
A casual dress code and relaxed environment are part of our
corporate culture. So wear a tie or wear shorts to work, and enjoy working with
a warm and cooperative company team. Frequent company events strengthen friendships
and the great team dynamic in our company, supporting what we already know: our
strength and uniqueness lie in our people.