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A lot of companies talk about values and concern for their associates but the real proof is in employee turnover. Makita Canada Inc. boasts one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. The average employee at Makita Canada Inc. has close to 10 years service.

At Makita Canada Inc. when positions do become available, we are committed to hiring talented individuals and offering the opportunity for personal development and training and advancement to complement an individual's accomplishments.

In addition to our regional sales offices in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Makita Canada owns and operates Factory Service Centres across Canada staffed with qualified service technicians.

If you are interested in being considered for employment with Makita Canada Inc. please forward your résumé and letter of application to the following address:

Human Resources
Makita Canada Inc.
1950 Forbes Street
Whitby, ON
L1N 7B7

For ease of reference and sorting when positions become available, please clearly note your geographic preference by province on your letter or application, as well as the type of position for which you wish to be considered (e.g. Sales, Technical Services, General Office, Warehouse.)

Current Openings :

Job Title : Product Management Assistant (Entry Level)


Posted on : 2017-06-16

Makita Canada Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate for an entry level Product Management Assistant position.  Reporting directly to the Product Manager, the Product Management Assistant is responsible for providing assistance related to electric and cordless power tools, outdoor power equipment, accessories and related products in product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle.  This includes: assisting with market research and data compilation; gathering and defining end user requirements as related to new prodct development; and working cross-functionally with R&D, sales, operations, marketing, purchasing and customer service to ensure company goals are achieved.

This position is based out of Makita Canada's Head Office in Whitby, ON, Canada.

The Product Management Assistant will be expected to:

  1. Assist with market research and competitive product testing.
  2. Compile and analyze market data.
  3. Support sales by assisting with a variety of tasks such as product training, sales presentations, product line reviews, trade shows, communications material, etc.  
  4. Visit and work with end users to gather market information and conduct product testing.
  5. Help to launch new products and sales programs to sales team.  
  6. Provide support across the entire Makita product range, including power tools (electric and cordless), outdoor power equipment and accessories.
  7. Prioritize between projects on various topics.  
  8. Understand market trends and competitive landscapes.
  9. Act independently without constant supervision.
  10. Other duties as assigned by management.

Experience and Knowledge:

  1. Basic knowledge of power tools or construction/building trades and sales or marketing.
  2. Post-secondary (university or college) education (marketing, business or building trades preferred).
  3. Proficient in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Photoshop.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Must be able and willing to travel domestically and/or internationally if required.
  6. Valid 'G' Class Driver's License (Driver's abstract to be provided).

Makita Canada Inc. offers a competitive base salary including a generous group benefits and retirement savings program.  Interested qualified applicants should submit a resume stating salary requirements by email to m.noel@makita.ca

Makita Canada Inc. is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise us if you require accommodation for testing, interview or employment purposes.

We thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.  No telephone inquiries or agencies please. 


 

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