Textron Sales Development Program- South Africa in South Africa

Sales Development Program- South Africa



This position is an entry-level role that provides the opportunity to participate in the Sales Development Program at Textron Aviation. The Sales Development Program (SDP) is a 9-month program that consists of eight functional rotations that focus on the key elements of our business. The SDP will gain not only an understanding of the how and why we do business but will gain operational and business experience in areas related to customer facing role: business and sales operations, Cessna and Beechcraft product knowledge, business finance, negotiations, customer marketing and strategy. Upon successful completion of the training program, the SDP will have an opportunity to interview for a customer-facing/field-based position in one of the functional areas from the rotation.


  1. Rotations through the following functions: Technical Marketing; Product Knowledge for Jets, TurboProps and Pistons; Customer Experience; Marketing; Customer Service; Business Operations; and Sales Operations

  2. Responsible for tactical day-to-day responsibilities and significant project assignments during each rotation as assigned by the host function leader.

  3. Assigned to a sales zone throughout the program and will work with that zone to better understand the sales process.

  4. Complete applicable training courses, curriculum and other training as assigned

  5. Provide requested support to host function leadership during each rotation cycle

  6. Learn and effectively utilize available resources (reports; salesforce.com; etc.) in each function as applicable

  7. Apply learning to professional scenarios

  8. Working with and supporting a team environment



  • Bachelor’s degree required in:

  • Sales

  • Marketing

  • Other related fields


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor

  • Action oriented and seizes opportunities

  • Able to deal with ambiguity

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Builds and maintains constructive relationships

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Mobile and willing to travel

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Sales

Primary Location South Africa

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 268412