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2024 Next Gen Leadership Development Program | Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX
Next Gen Leadership Development Program (NGLP)

Who we are looking for : Seeking December 2023 and May 2024 graduating students. Our next Program begins Summer 2024.

Position Location: Miramar, FL or Dallas, TX

What You Need to Know

Open your future to incredible career potential. Work for an industry-leader who invests in their people. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is North America's preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with roots that go back to 1933. We were named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

Southern Glazer's offers a competitive compensation package with a salary of $65000 / year plus bonus. In determining a final offer, the company will evaluate a specific candidate's education, skills and experience and will make an offer appropriately.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

At Southern Glazer's, you'll enjoy an environment where continuous learning and growth are supported and experience a culture where you are respected, and your voice is heard. If you're looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.

About the Program

The Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Next Gen Leadership Development Program (NGLP) is a two-year, rotational program sponsored by Amy Kickham, VP Organizational Effectiveness. The program is designed to develop the future leaders of our organization. As a Next Gen Leadership Development associate, you will gain broad experience through rotational assignments across multiple functions. In addition, associates in the program benefit from intensive and ongoing training, leadership development, mentoring and networking opportunities-including presentations to some of our company's most senior executives.

A Next Gen Leadership Program Associate will grow capability in:

  • Project Management - Gain the processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience necessary to deliver value to the organization. Learn how to define a problem, scope a project, determine key deliverables and timing, identify challenges, anticipate outcomes, and deliver tangible business benefits.
  • Soft Skills - Develop essential traits in decision making, teamwork, critical thinking, dealing with ambiguity, and problem solving.
  • Leadership - Learn to communicate complex information, lead change, and question the status quo, develop self and others, and manage teams.

Sample Rotations

  • Corporate Strategy - Support the Office of Strategic Management (OSM) in the development of a Request for Proposal: defining project scope and timeline, reviewing stakeholder requirements, conducting internal company research, assessing competitor offerings, and proposing cost and agreement details.
  • Human Resources - Support the Organizational Effectiveness team in consolidation of HR and talent systems so there is one system of record for HR and talent data, allowing SGWS to best manage all aspects of human capital through leading HR and talent technology to support the acquisition, onboarding, training and overall employee experience.
  • Sales - Grow your product knowledge, ability to build relationships and manage accounts with our Commercial teams. Learn how to how to use Proof and understand our Sales Process along with how we use data & insights to generate revenue.
  • Operations - Evaluate operational aspects to identify & remove inefficiencies to drive growth including optimizing supplier network, cost control, forecasting demand, managing inventory, and effectively evaluating supplier relationships and risk.
  • Supplier Facing -Build critical client leadership skills and see SGWS through the client's eyes by working directly with a dedicated supplier to help them achieve maximum ROI by showcasing SGWS' value proposition that affects client outcomes.


  • Must be a graduating senior (December 2023 or May 2024)
  • Bachelor's degree required. Preferred degrees include but are not limited to: Business Administration/Management., Marketing, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain/Logistics, Industrial Engineering or similar field
  • Demonstrated leadership in school or work and proven track record of delivering results
  • Willingness to relocate to Miramar, FL or Dallas, TX
  • Must be 21 years old or older at the start of the program

  • Strong project management skills and business acumen
  • Drive to innovate & encourage others to innovate
  • Curiosity about how things work; interest in how your work impacts the organization or clients
  • Enthusiasm for streamlining processes
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a global, virtual team
  • Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Initiative, creativity, and passion to deliver results that affect our clients

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits 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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.