Job Number: 20019866

Dublin, OH
Waukegan, IL

Date Posted: 9-2-2017

Job Title: Sales Leadership Development Program (EMERGE)

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Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide.

The company provides clinically-proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with more than 50,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.

Location – Ohio, Illinois and Field Sales roles may include any of the lower 48 states

Start Date – July 2018

Sales Leadership Development Program (EMERGE)

EMERGE is Cardinal Health’s entry-level rotational program designed to offer leadership development to participants in an environment where they can rotate through different departments and locations. Participants are provided an ideal opportunity to continue exploring careers within their discipline while gaining valuable work experience needed to succeed in the future. The program is geared towards recent college graduates interested in the health care industry that are searching for a challenging, rewarding career in a fast-paced, consumer-oriented environment. The goal of the program is to provide participants the tools and experiences to prepare them for a leadership-level role within Cardinal Health. Participants in the program are full-time benefit eligible employees.

While in the program, participants will:

  • Develop and apply business skills
  • Experience broad and diverse rotations
  • Receive ongoing training/development
  • Build relationships through networking
  • Accelerate professional development
  • Enhance productivity through process improvement
  • Develop a solid peer support group
  • Bring fresh and innovative ideas to our company

What will participants gain?

The program participants will engage in structured rotations, mentoring, networking, training and stretch assignments will be used to develop participant business, sales and leadership abilities. Participants will immerse themselves in all facets of the Medical business before assuming a full-time customer-facing sales role in a hospital setting. As participants are gaining valuable business experience, they will also be developed as leaders through formal training and informal mentoring.

Participants will complete multiple rotations over fifteen months then continue into a two year position as a field sales representative. Relocation is required for participants in the program.

Rotations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sales Operations
  • Medical Products Distribution
  • Medical Product Marketing
  • Medical Product Sales
  • Pricing & Contracts
  • Field Sales Territory Management


This program is designed for current college seniors on track to graduate winter 2017 or spring 2018 who are interested in joining a three-year rotational program and meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or a related field
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale
  • Relevant coursework and/or projects
  • Previous internship experience recommended
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Established record of achievement and leadership
  • Process and results orientation
  • Extensive community service and/or extracurricular activities
  • Willing to relocate throughout the course of the program
  • Must have unlimited work authorization in the United States

**If you are offered a position and you accept that position, the offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a drug test, completion of a background investigation, and demonstrated evidence that you are eligible to work for any employer in the United States.

To learn more about Cardinal Health and the EMERGE Program visit us at or

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Charity

Through the EMERGE program, I have had the opportunity to learn outside of the scope of my specific role. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and speak with people from all over the company, and the knowledge I’ve gained from them is invaluable. It really helps to see the big picture and how my role fits into it.
Charity, Senior Financial Analyst – EMERGE