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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


Posted on : 2016-08-30

Makita Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Makita Corporation, is a provider of premium power tools and outdoor power equipment supported by a superior sales, service and distribution network. For more details about our products our services and our company please visit www.makita.ca.

Makita Canada Inc. currently has a vacancy in Whitby, Ontario for a Product Management Assistant   

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Product Manager, the Product Management Assistant is responsible for assisting with product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: prioritizing between current products and new product development, continually gathering and defining end user requirements as related to new product development, defining the product vision and strategy, and working cross-functionally with R&D, sales, operations, marketing, purchasing and customer service to ensure company goals are achieved. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist Product Manager to define product strategy and roadmap
  • Assist with market research, competitive product testing and pricing analysis
  • Show the ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Support sales with a variety of requests such as product training, sales presentations, product line reviews, etc.
  • Help to launch new products and sales programs to sales team
  • Assist in development of marketing communication materials and sales tools  
  • Prioritize between projects on various topics
  • Understand market trends and competitive landscapes  
  • Act independently without constant supervision

Skill Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience within the power tool industry or related field
  • A solid understanding of the retail environment and consumers buying habits
  • Post-secondary (university or college) degree (marketing, business or building trades preferred)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able and willing to travel domestically and/or internationally approximately 10% of the time
  • Valid G Class Drivers License (Driver’s abstract to be provided)

Please submit resume along with salary history and current salary requirements by email to m.noel@makita.ca

No agencies or telephone inquiries please.


 

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