CORT is a Berkshire Hathaway Company that has been in business since 1971. We are one of the country’s leading service providers to businesses and individuals in transition. CORT is the world’s leading provider of furniture rental, tradeshow and event furnishings, and relocation and transition services. We have locations throughout the U.S. and in the UK. As an organization, CORT's greatest assets are
the more than 2,000 employees working nationwide.
Today, CORT has more than 100 showrooms, clearance centers and distribution facilities across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and a Global Network of partners servicing more than 70 countries around the world.
CORT is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, helping millions of individuals and more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies with their event and relocation needs making a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration.
With succession planning in the forefront, CORT is recruiting candidates looking for a planned career ascendance for our Executive Leadership Development initiative. This multi- faceted process will prepare the associate for key leadership positions in the near term and high visibility positioning for senior leadership in the future.
Upon hire, the associate will have front line placement where they can be immediately challenged and provide value. The associate will then rotate through various operational, and sales management roles. These rotational assignments will give the ELD participant insights and experience unique to our business and will serve as foundational for ensuing career opportunities. This developmental phase is designed to last 2 years. This can be accelerated based on associates progress and organizational needs.
Within 2 years of hire, the candidate must be able to relocate and make a commitment to relocate in order to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the company. Starting work locations could be in any of our 50 markets. Currently, we are focusing on placing candidates in Columbus Ohio, Washington D.C. and Orlando Florida. Relocating opportunities could be anywhere in the country but most typically regional in relation to original hiring location.
The ideal candidate will be an MBA graduate with a degree focus in Operations, Strategy, Marketing/Sales or Organizational Behavior. Successful candidates should also have had 5 to 10 years of work experience and 3-6 years of leadership experience.
The candidate desired will be a builder of individuals and team, goal/results oriented, and a servant leader. Successful candidates will have a high emotional quotient that can be demonstrated in interview process. Candidates who have had some P&L responsibility along with hands on direct report accountability will be given preference.
This is not a position for those that desire to be a consultant, but for those that want to lead a business. Candidates must have unrestricted and indefinite work authorization in the U.S.
Senior Leadership Sponsorship:
The hallmark of this program is the stewardship we take in our ELD’s journey. Key members of our senior leadership have been chosen to oversee, shepherd and take ownership of the associates development and success. In addition, our Vice President of Corporate Development will share in this responsibility and monitor progress. And finally, there will be a designated mentor within the starting district location that will guide through the everyday process.
Compensation will be a combination of a competitive base salary, a management bonus based on individual and company performance, and a 3-year deferred bonus.
Send resume and cover letter to:
George.Bertrand@ cort.com, Vice President Corporate Development
As part of a national company, CORT Furniture Rental offers opportunities for career development, professional growth, competitive salaries with position-specific incentive or commission plans, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401(k) and Profit Sharing, educational expense reimbursement and employee discounts.
For more information on CORT Business Services, please visit our website at www.CORT.com.