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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 : End User / Product Application Specialist (Quebec)
Posted on : 2020-03-20

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 Quebec for the role of:

 

End User / Product Application Specialist

 

This position will report directly to the Regional Sales Manager.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • End User / Application Specialist will add value to the relationships between Makita Canada and the end user community in Canada.
  • End User / Application Specialist will establish, maintain and grow relationships with targeted and strategic end users and end user organizations in Canada. These relationships will result in the following outcomes: 

1.   Overall sales growth for Makita Canada

2.   Sales growth in specific and targeted products and product categories

3.   Establishment and maintenance of formalized end user programs

4.   Successful execution of product and brand conversions

  • End User / Application Specialist will undertake product and market research as requested by senior management.
  • End User / Application Specialist will participate in events and shows that offer direct access to and with the professional / industrial end user community in Canada.
  • End User / Application Specialist will keep accurate records of call activities and sales successes related to target products and/or brand conversions. These reports will be shared and communicated within Makita Canada for follow-up and replication in other regions. These reports will be summarized in a monthly report.
  • End User / Application Specialist will actively solicit, support and work with strategic dealers on joint sales calls and other initiatives resulting in mutual benefit to the dealer and Makita Canada.
  • End User / Application Specialist will provide product training and demonstrations to end users and end user organizations as required.
  • Other activities, duties and projects as assigned by senior management.      

 

Time Allocations:

  • End User Calls / Joint Sales Calls / Conversion Activities (90% of time)
  • Targeted / Professional / Industry Shows / Events   (10% of time)

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel requirements of End User / Application Specialist will vary depending on their location within the assigned territory.
  • Overnight travel will be required.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Monthly, quarterly and fiscal bonus payments (based on pre-established Sales Performance – i.e. on percentage of sales target achieved).  Specifics to be provided with Offer of Employment.  
  • Company Vehicle (Pick-up Truck), Cell Phone, Notebook Computer
  • Benefits include 100% company paid health insurance and company sponsored RRSP contributions (following standard qualifying period).

 

Qualifications:

  • Ideally, 2-5 years of product demonstration or sales experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience as a power tool user.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to interact with a wide variety of end users and customers.
  • Degree or diploma an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office are required.
  • Bilingual (French/English) an asset.

  

Please email resumes including salary history to:  m.chartrand@makita.ca by April 30, 2020

 

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


Job Title : Tool Repair Technician - Saint Leonard
Posted on : 2020-03-09

Makita Canada Inc. is a provider of premium power tools and accessories with corporate offices in Whitby, Ontario; regional sales offices in Montreal QC and Richmond BC, and thirteen service centres across Canada.

We currently have an opening in the at the Factory Service Centre in Saint Leonard, Quebec for a…       

TOOL REPAIR TECHNICIAN (Full Time)

An ideal candidate should have a mechanical aptitude and a background in customer service.  Responsibilities will include customer service (both in person and over the telephone) as well as hand-on repair of the full line of Makita power tools.  Makita Canada offers a competitive salary and a great work environment.

Please send resumes to: D.Erskine@makita.ca,

We thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those being interviewed will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.


Job Title : TOOL REPAIR TECHNICIAN - Les Saules
Posted on : 2020-03-09

Makita Canada Inc. is a provider of premium power tools and accessories with corporate offices in Whitby, Ontario; regional sales offices in Montreal QC and Richmond BC, and thirteen service centres across Canada.

We currently have an opening in the at the Factory Service Centre in Les Saules, Quebec for a… 

TOOL REPAIR TECHNICIAN (Full Time)

An ideal candidate should have a mechanical aptitude and a background in customer service.  Responsibilities will include customer service (both in person and over the telephone) as well as hand-on repair of the full line of Makita power tools.  Makita Canada offers a competitive salary and a great work environment.

Please send resumes to: S.Aubin@makita.ca,

We thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those being interviewed will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.


Job Title : Factory Service Technician: Burnaby
Posted on : 2020-03-02

Makita Canada Inc. a provider of premium power tools, has an opportunity at the Factory Service Centre in Burnaby, BC for a…

TOOL REPAIR TECHNICIAN (full time)

An ideal candidate should have a mechanical aptitude and good customer service skills.

Responsibilities will include hands-on repair of the full line of Makita power tools and Makita gas-powered outdoor power equipment; customer service (both in person and over the telephone) including providing assistance and information related to repair diagnosis, estimated repair times, etc.; assisting with shipping and receiving at the Service Centre and ensuring the quality control and reporting standards are maintained.   

Makita Canada offers a competitive salary, complete benefit plan as well as ongoing training in a positive work environment.  We will also provide necessary training for the right applicant.  We are proud of our low employee turnover rate - join us and find out why!

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.

Please email resumes to: l.fernandez@makita.ca  or fax to (604) 291-1599


Job Title : Industrial Sales Representative - Sask
Posted on : 2020-02-25

Makita Canada Inc. is a provider of premium power tools and accessories with corporate offices and distribution facilities in Whitby, ON, and Richmond, BC, a regional sales office in Montréal, QC, and thirteen factory service centers across Canada. 

We currently have an opening in Southwestern & Northern Saskatchewan area (based out of Saskatoon) for an experienced….

INDUSTRIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Utilizing your initiative and superior sales skills you will ensure strategic sales objectives are successfully implemented for sales accounts throughout the territory.

Specifically, you will be challenged to:

  • Effectively coordinate relevant sales and sales promotions throughout the assigned sales territory and provide fast and efficient account service and give feedback covering all aspects of our business, all with the goal of meeting and exceeding predetermined sales goals and objectives for your territory.

 

Your skills include:

  • The ability to provide superior verbal communication (in person or over the telephone) and in writing (emails, texts, reports) to customers, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • The ability to achieve results in developing new account business throughout the territory with a demonstrated record of success based on an expanding customer roster.
  • The ability to be relied upon to meet deadlines, complete reports and other documents as required and generally ensure that the necessary administrative needs of the territory are attended to.
  • Self-motivated and confident personality that helps you achieve your sales objectives with minimum supervision.

 

Your experience includes:

  • 3 to 5 years’ industrial and/or wholesale or retail sales experience with power tools or related products.

 

Overnight travel will be required.

This position reports to the Regional Sales Manager – Prairies.

We offer excellent opportunities and a competitive compensation package including commission (based on performance), notebook computer, cell phone, vehicle, health benefits and Group RSP.

Makita Canada Inc. is committed to workplace diversity and encourages anyone with the necessary qualifications to apply no later than March 27, 2020.  If you are contacted for an interview for this position and require a specific accommodation, please let us know when your interview is being scheduled. 

Please email resumes (including salary expectations) to V.Mok@makita.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   

 


Job Title : Inventory Control Coordinator
Posted on : 2019-12-04

Makita is a worldwide leader in the professional power tool industry.  Over the past 100 years we’ve built a reputation for using the finest raw materials, the most advanced manufacturing equipment, and the most rigorous quality testing in the industry.  Headquartered in Whitby, ON with 2 warehouses and 13 factory service centers.  We have been bringing Makita’s best-in-class engineering advantage to professional power tool users in Canada since 1973.

We are currently looking for an experienced Inventory Control Coordinator who is detail-oriented, exceptionally organized, able to manage complex systems, and who has excellent communication, math and analytical skills.

This position is based out of Makita Canada’s Head Office in Whitby, ON and reports to the Purchasing and Inventory Manager.

As a member of the team you will assist with the following:

  • Set up and coordinate daily and monthly cycle counts
  • Run reports to measure accuracy and highlight discrepancies
  • Lead annual physical inventory counts and reporting results
  • Investigate discrepancies to determine root cause and recommend corrective action
  • Approve and enter data for all inventory adjustments at all locations
  • Assist warehouse employees with troubleshooting
  • Provide insight to inventory issues and identify opportunities for process development
  • Maintain assembly bill of materials, prepare work instructions and communicate to the warehouse repack departments; monitor and prioritize
  • Enter the warehouse for the physical review of a SKU
  • Prepare spreadsheets and analyze information to assist Purchasing Manager with inventory requirement forecasting
  • Monitor back ordered items and communicate with Purchasing and Customer Service
  • Receiving of all inventory items into the computer system
  • Other duties as required within the Purchasing and Inventory Department

 Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education and/or a combination of relevant experience and education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Access)
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Accurate data entry skills

Makita Canada offers a highly competitive benefit package and education reimbursement plan.

Makita Canada Inc. is committed to workplace diversity and encourages anyone with the necessary qualifications to apply. If you are contacted for an interview for this position and require a specific accommodation, please let us know when your interview is being scheduled. 

Please email resume to n.jakobi@makita.ca


Job Title : Product Management Assistant
Posted on : 2019-05-01

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 assisting with product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle. This will include assisting with market research and data compilation, gathering and defining end user requirements as related to new product 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:

  • Assist with market research and competitive product testing
  • Compile and analyze market data
  • Support sales by assisting with a variety of tasks such as product training, sales presentations, product line reviews, trade shows, communications materials, etc.
  • Visit and work with end users to gather market information and conduct product testing
  • Help to launch new products and sales programs to sales team
  • Provide support across the entire Makita product range, including power tools (electric/cordless), outdoor power equipment, cleaning solutions, dust extraction and accessories
  • Manage online social media accounts (e.g. Instagram), including daily postings, product photos (creation, participation, etc.), contests and follower interaction
  • Upload and maintain website information on new and existing product lines
  • Utilize online translation service to translate materials from English to French
  • Prioritize between projects on various topics
  • Understand market trends and competitive landscapes 
  • Act independently without constant supervision
  • 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) degree (marketing, business or building trades preferred)
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Photoshop                 
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication and personal presentation 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)
  7. Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset, but is not required

Makita Canada Inc. is committed to workplace diversity and encourages anyone with the necessary qualifications to apply. If you are contacted for an interview for this position and require a specific accommodation, please let us know when your interview is being scheduled. 

Apply to: Product Manager, Makita Canada Inc. (products@makita.ca)


 


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