Distribution Leadership Program

Job Locations US-MI-Grand Rapids | US-CT-Orange
Posted Date 5 months ago(1/17/2022 9:46 AM)
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Job Summary

With over 40 locations in 15 states, Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets.


Our customers can count on us for same or next-day delivery of over 30,000 products from the top names in the industry right to their job site with no minimum order requirement. At the heart of what we do is building long-term, meaningful relationships. Whether it is our customers, suppliers, or our associates, everyone is a part of the Colony family!


At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful, but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally.


To support our continued growth as an organization through the development of the next generation of Colony leaders, we are seeking 24 candidates to participate in our Distribution Leadership Program (DLP) for 2022.

Major Responsibilities

By utilizing a 30-week rotational experience program with supplemental classroom instruction during the first year, Colony Hardware Corporation provides you with a strong foundation in the industry that leads to long-term career success. As a future business leader at Colony, you will be building relationships and learning the hands-on skills to manage a multi-million-dollar business and lead your team to success.


As a participant in our Distribution Leadership Program, you will have the opportunity to begin your training experience in our corporate headquarters in Orange, CT, where you will work with some of the most experienced and successful distribution management teams in our industry. The amount of time in each area is determined by your progress and individual performance. We strive to give you the best experience available in this program, benefiting both your and Colony’s goals and objectives. DLP early career professionals will gain experience in:

  • Supply Chain/Warehouse/Logistics/Distribution
  • Operations Management
  • Procurement & Purchasing
  • Marketing
  • Sales –Inside/Outside

The Company will provide financial assistance for you as you move through the program, affording you the opportunity to work in one or more of our branch locations. Upon completion of the training program, associates are placed in full-time positions based on their desires and business needs at the time. Possible locations include, but are not limited to:

  • Boston, MA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Nashville, TN
  • Bronx, NY
  • Woonsocket, RI

At Colony, we care about the welfare of our employees. Our pay and benefits are competitive. DLPs receive a $5,000 raise at the conclusion of the 30-week program. Performance-based annual raises and bonuses are also part of our corporate compensation program.

Minimum Requirements

  1. New and recent grads who hold a bachelor’s degree, or applicants in the final semester of degree completion, are encouraged to apply
  2. Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, Construction Management, Professional Sales, and Marketing Majors, or related field
  3. Attention to detail mindset
  4. Sense of urgency toward customer service
  5. Must be open to extended travel and relocation


Additional Comments:


Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed.  Excellent attendance, punctuality, and customer service mindset are mandatory.



Colony Hardware is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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