Operations Leadership Development Program (Beloit, WI)

The Palmer Donavin Manufacturing Co.

Beloit, WI


Discover Palmer-Donavin

Established in 1907, Palmer-Donavin is a leader in building material distribution and fabrication. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Palmer-Donavin has 13 locations spread throughout the Midwest and Southeast Regions. As an Employee-Owned business, we take pride in our culture of high performing and engaged employees who make Palmer-Donavin a great place to work.


Professional Growth

We live by our tagline, We Deliver More®. We believe the work we do is more than “just a job”. At Palmer-Donavin, we make professional development and growth a priority by offering robust training programs, investing in our employees’ continuing education and providing rewarding career paths that allow employees to reach their full potential. We are proud to share that our management ranks are filled with employees who have developed through the organization.


The ProgramOperations is at the heart of what we do at Palmer-Donavin. Our Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) provides a cross-functional experience with exposure to both our distribution and manufacturing divisions. This 1-year program is designed to provide assignments and experiences that will prepare you for a career in operations leadership.


Program LocationThis position will be located at our Beloit, WI facility





  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Quarterly Company Performance Bonus
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Matching
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Career Stability
  • Training and Development
  • And Much More!




  • Develop foundational knowledge of Palmer-Donavin's products, systems, processes and customers through hands-on work.
  • Gain skills and insight by interacting with top leaders.
  • Work on cross-functional projects to understand general business practices.
  • Actively review and analyze business reports and data to drive organizational growth and continuous operational improvement.
  • Lead a capstone project and present to top leadership.
  • Spend time with Sales, Purchasing, Customer Service, Marketing, Human Resources and other departments to gain a comprehensive understanding of the business.
  • Actively participate in interviews, performance reviews and other leadership experiences. 
  • Participate in weekly management "Traction" meetings.



  • Continuous Learning
  • Sales Ability / Persuasiveness
  • Customer Focus
  • Building Customer Loyalty
  • Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Operations Management, Supply Chain, Business or related field of study.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Must have a valid drivers' license with an acceptable driving history.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to relocate to any geographic area the company chooses to operate in.
  • Must have an acceptable credit history.


Palmer-Donavin participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place, a policy which prohibits the use, possession, and/or distribution of medical marijuana in the workplace.