Field Product Specialist - Lower mainland, BC

Posted on : 2022-07-26
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You are responsible for the development of sales through building relationships with end users, advising them on current and new product introductions, organizing and delivering practical demonstrations, and educating end users about our products through their extensive product knowledge.

How Makita supports our team members:

  • Competitive salary and incentive program
  • Company car, smart phone, laptop
  • Commission and bonus opportunities
  • Ongoing sales and marketing support
  • Company paid benefits (medical/dental/vision/employee assistance plan)
  • RSP Plan
  • Employee discounts
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Work life balance with paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave & personal days

What will you work on?

  • Establish, maintain, and grow relationships with targeted and strategic end users and end user organizations.
  • Undertake product and market research as requested by senior management.
  • Participate in events and shows that offer direct access to and with the professional / industrial end user community.
  • Prepare monthly reports on activities and sales, that will be shared and communicated within Makita Canada.
  • Actively solicit, support and work with strategic dealers on joint end user calls and other initiatives resulting in mutual benefit to the dealer and Makita Canada.
  • Provide product training and demonstrations to end users and end user organizations as required.
  • Other job-related activities, duties, and projects, as assigned.

To be successful you will have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related experience in product demonstration/sales.
  • Valid/Current Drivers Licence with clean driving record/extract required.

What you bring to the team?

  • Experience – construction, trades and/or experience in residential and or commercial building industry.
  • Mechanical aptitude with solid knowledge and use of power tools.
  • Communication Skills: excellent communication (oral and written) in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
  • Interpersonal skills: relate well with people, effective/active listener, collaborate and work well with others.
  • Teamwork: works cooperatively and effectively with a wide range of individuals, successfully builds relationships.
  • Detailed Orientation: meticulous about managing your time, evaluating your priorities, and accomplishing your goals.
  • Proficient in MS-Office; Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Travel:

  • Extensive travel throughout the province and some nationally required.
  • Overnight travel will be required.

About Us:

Makita is a leading international brand that produces cordless and electrical power tools. Our focus is Customer First – a simple concept and we get it. We design and develop our tools with the user in mind, answering a simple question: How do we make the job easier and more efficient for the customer?

We have been in Canada for almost 50 years employing hundreds of people. The Head Office is in Whitby, Ontario; we operate 2 warehouse/ distribution centres in Ontario and British Columbia, and we have 13 factory service centres strategically located across the country. We are proud of our achievements, excited for the future and energized for our continued growth.

Interested in Joining our Team?  

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@makita.ca, with the subject line Field Product Specialist - BC.

We thank all those who apply for employment opportunities, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted to participate in the process, please advise if you require an accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workplace. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with Human Rights and Accessibility Legislation