The DLP program provides you with the opportunity to explore all different facets of the business while gaining the skills and experience necessary for success in the industry.

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Distribution Leadership Program

Are you interested in building a career at a dynamic employee-owned industry leader?

A foundation for success

As a new college graduate with an eye to becoming a future leader, you are motivated to get your career off on the right track. Why not build a foundation to enhance your leadership skills while also making a positive impact on the business at the same time?

Our Distribution Leadership Program is designed to give you exposure to all aspects of the wholesale distribution industry through a combination of hands-on work, involvement in key operations, training programs and education courses.

You are coached and mentored throughout the program with a dedicated support team there to ensure you receive maximum value during your program experience. You are given opportunities to advance your skills in some of the most critical areas of our business, helping you grow to become a leader and establish your career.

Program Breakdown


Hands on Experience


Coaching and Guidance


Foundational Education Courses

Gain experience in regional headquarters or one of our branches. Relocation assistance is provided if accepted into the program.

Take an active role in designing and implementing projects not to mention opportunities to make a difference in your local communities.

Develop your ability to work with cross-functional teams to achieve customer service and sales objectives by working in multiple roles.

Regional headquarters located in Bismarck, North Dakota; Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; and West Columbia, South Carolina. Branches located in 22 states across the country.

Receive extensive mentoring and coaching to achieve success in a diverse industry.

Engage in bountiful networking opportunities with vendors, customers and leadership. Travel opportunities exist to bring value to branches and market segments across the company.

Learn about our service capabilities through operations and logistics implementations.

Train on the products we sell through industry-based, self-guided and manufacturer training and plant tours.


to apply

Click on each step for detailed instructions on how to successfully apply with Border States

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Select the SIGN IN button in the grey toolbar of to create your careers account*

*careers account is seperate from any ecommerce user login you may already have

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Select MY PROFILE in the top menu

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The first step in creating your profile is to upload your resume. We'll automatically organize it to make it searchable by our recruiters and maximize your chance of finding a match.

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Fill out Profile and then click SAVE

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After you have created your Profile, use the job search to view openings. Search by keywords, job title, division, department, city or state.

When you find the job that fits you move on to step 4

When you find your fit, Click APPLY on the right hand side of the Job title

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Click on NEXT at bottom right corner of application page

  • Fill out application completely

Submit your completed application using the "apply" button in the bottom right

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