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Irby is always looking to recruit passionate and ambitious candidates for its Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)! Our expansive operating network enables ELPs from all over the country to select where they want to begin their exciting new career with our organization. From the East Coast to the West, Irby offers unique and rewarding career opportunities within the program and beyond. We attend campus career fairs, information sessions and networking events at various colleges across the country. Follow us on social media to see if Irby is coming to a campus near you!
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Your job growth is important to us and we’re working hard to find the right opportunity that fits your long-term career goals. Find out when we’ll be at a campus near you.
Irby actively recruits and hires from a wide variety of colleges and universities all across the United States to accommodate our 60+ branch locations!  Please contact us with any questions.  We look forward to you joining the Irby Family!

Are you ambitious and energetic? Good, because so are we.

We offer our associates a unique career opportunity in a rewarding, hands-on environment. We encourage you to take initiative and learn from your mistakes. We are enriched by your skills and your personality. 
Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a dynamic, intensive program utilizing a balance of on-the-job, E-learning, and subject matter expert training. The program provides you with a foundation of knowledge and gives you exposure to every facet of our business. Associates are placed within one of the Sonepar USA operating companies where they will rotate between four modules over a 12-month period.
  • Warehouse/Logistics
  • Counter/Storeroom
  • Projects & Quotations
  • Sales/E-Commerce/Specialty

​​​​​​​In addition to rotations, ELPs will also experience:
  • Team-Building activities with fellow ELPs
  • Travel opportunities 
  • Enhanced understanding of our business through specialized training


Want to learn more about Irby's ELP Program?

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Emerging Leaders Program "Facing the workforce as a young professional can be intimidating and overwhelming. The Sonepar USA Sales and Operations program does a great job of providing strategic professional development that runs parallel with a wide range of training needed for the Electrical Distribution Industry.  I continue to experience top-notch mentorship, collaborative teamwork driven towards innovative solutions, and Leadership that prioritizes quality Customer Service."
Mary Anne 
Sales & Operations Development Program "The Emerging Leaders Program gave me a great foundation of knowledge to guide my entrance into the electrical distribution industry. The rotations between different departments gave me a meaningful understanding of the internal operations of our company, our focus on customer service excellence, and the residencies gave me introductions to many of the awesome associates and executives throughout Irby and Sonepar USA."
Sales & Operations Development Program "The Emerging Leadership Program is a unique way to learn about our business and transform your professional career. The program is structured for you to feel most prepared and succeed within your future role. You get valuable hands-on experience while having the opportunity to learn and grow from all associates and departments. It’s engaging, adventurous, and the opportunities are endless!"

Emerging Leaders Program Participants Irby has Hired

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