MBA Leadership Development Program


Houston, TX

Industry: Furniture & Home Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 262 days ago

  by    Daniella McDonald

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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.

Program Description:

With succession planning in the forefront, CORT is recruiting MBA graduates for a multi-year, full-time, paid leadership development program, which will prepare the associate for consideration for a senior level leadership position.

The MBA Leadership Development Program provides intensive field-based training in communication, leadership, finance, sales and operations, enabling the associate to apply these skills in critical roles throughout the company as they begin a career with CORT. The program also provides access to an instant peer group and networking opportunities to help the associate learn and grow within CORT. The associate will learn directly from company leaders. Through training and real-life assignments the associate will gain the customer service and leadership knowledge they will need to run their own part of the business. 


Upon hire, the associate will have direct position placement where they can immediately provide value. The associate will rotate through various operational, sales, administrative, and staff departments throughout CORT. These rotational assignments teach the associate about our unique business inside and out.

The candidate must be able to relocate and make a commitment to relocate as part of his/her training and development in the future. Starting work locations could include locations such as: Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Denver, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, and other major metropolitan areas.


The ideal candidate will be an MBA graduate with a degree focus in Operations, Strategy, Finance or Marketing. Successful candidates should also have had 5 to 10years of work experience and 3-6years of leadership experience, preferably in retail, wholesale, logistics, hospitality, sales, management or other business roles.

The candidatedesired would be a team builder and organization developer, be goal and results oriented, be self-confident and exhibit initiative, social poise and empathy. They would also rally other people around their goals, be enterprising and need freedom from structure. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a capability along three dimensions: leadership potential, managerial aptitude and operational competencies. It’s preferable if he/she has demonstrated experience in outside sales or general management. Candidates who have had some P&L responsibility along with direct management experience 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.

Additional Information:

As part of a national company, CORT Furniture Rental offers opportunities for career development, professional growth, a competitive salaries with position specific incentive or commission plans, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401(k) and Profit Sharing, educational expense reimbursement and employee discounts.

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