Management Trainee Program
Maintaining leadership in trailer renting takes a wide variety of skills. Two entry level/management trainee positions at our branch locations are:
- Operations Assistant—Our Operations Assistant position is the entry point for many of our employees. If you have a college degree and a love for customer service and lots of different activity, this could be a good fit for you. Don’t worry–you don’t have to be a trailer expert when you start—we’ll teach you! And once you’re trained, you’re eligible to be promoted to Operations Manager, in charge of the operations at your own branch.
As Operations Manager you’ll be responsible for “hands on” managing of the branch’s trailer fleet, which includes selecting and managing vendors, approving repairs, developing repair estimates, and managing the trailer check-in/check-out process. You’ll ensure trailer inspections are within XTRA Lease’s standards and manage training and employee development. And at the core of every process, you’ll have the latest technology tools to do your job.
- Assistant Branch Manager—If you have experience in outside sales, you could qualify to be an Assistant Branch Manager. We’ll teach you the business! In this role, you’ll sharpen your sales skills, learn about our industry and manage sales in a local territory. After successfully growing your customer base, you’ll relocate as part of your promotion to manage your own branch.
When you become a Branch Manager you’ll see that successful Branch Managers love to close deals while making sure overall branch performance exceeds goals. In this role you develop the customer base in a local territory and manage company resources to exceed customer expectations. While leading the charge on making sales, Branch Managers also have managerial responsibilities, such as expense control, employee development and customer service.
Meanwhile, at our St. Louis headquarters, which we call Central Support, you’ll find management and support positions in IT, operations, marketing, human resources and finance.