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We Light the Way


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry. Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world. Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.

Program Overview


Acuity's Product Leadership Program is designed to identify high potential candidates that we can train and grow within our organization for many years to come. These candidates join the company in full time professional roles that are designed to enhance their early career development. Each Product Leadership Program participant spends their first 18-24 months of employment rotating every 6 months in various roles, all located in the greater Atlanta area. These roles are largely designed to allow a wide range of exposure to the organization and simultaneously gives various parts of the organization exposure to the participant in the program. The goal of the leadership program is to expose new grads to a variety of paths within a discipline while preparing for a more permanent position after completing 3 – 4 rotations. This allows participants to build their skill sets and find their niche within the company. Leadership Program start dates will be available for December 2019 and May 2020 graduates.


Rotations and assignments are determined by the need of the business and may include the following:


  • Strategy – Product Lifecyle Management, Situational Analysis or other Portfolio/Brand Level Project
  • Operations and Support – Product Support or Product Operations
  • New Product Introduction – PDS Project Management under Product Manager
  • Rotations in Commercial Lighting, Arch Lighting, and Digital Lighting Networks solution groups
  • Sales
  • Marketing Services Management Support
  • Lighting Center/Training


Along with the experience gained within the rotations, recent graduates will participate in activities to enhance connection to the company as a whole and encourage personal growth.


Some of these activities include:

  • Two-day onboarding event for all participants to ensure integration to the organization and program
  • A one on one mentorship with a product leader for the duration of the program
  • Quarterly Leadership Program Summits focused on specific aspects of the business
  • Social and networking events
  • Lunch and learn opportunities
  • Performance reviews and report out meetings at the end of each rotation
Other Company Benefits and Perks


  • 4-Day Work Week (select positions)
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Company Sports Leagues
  • Workplace Empowerment Groups
  • On-Site Fitness Facilities (select locations)
  • Philanthropic Opportunities


For more information on Acuity Brands and company perks click here.

Applicants Should Be:


  • Brilliant
    • Proven innovative problem-solving skills
    • Flexible to change centered around continuous improvement
    • Professional and mature demeanor
    • Leadership experience
  • Productive
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
    • Ability to recognize opportunities and take initiative
  • Connected
    • Proven ability to work in a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Embraces diverse people and ideas


Qualified applicants for the Product Leadership Program will have:


  • 0 to 2 years of work experience plus the education listed below
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Marketing, International Business, Sales, or other related field - graduation date in December 2019 or May 2020 accepted


This role is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  1046

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Database, Business Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Technology, Management, Operations, Marketing

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