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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 : Category Sales Specialist – Outdoor Power Equipment


Posted on : 2019-04-22

Based in the Lower Mainland of BC and operating out of our Richmond BC Regional Office, we are currently looking for an experienced Outdoor Power Equipment Sales Specialist to join our Western Canada (BC, AB, SK & MB) sales team.  Reporting to the Western Regional Manager – Sales & Service, the OPE Category Sales Specialist will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Makita Canada to grow revenue and market share of the outdoor power equipment product category with a specific focus on cordless outdoor power equipment.
  • Aggressively seeking out and executing sales and conversion opportunities with professional end users and outdoor power equipment dealers to increase sales and market presence of Makita OPE products.
  • With a focus on opportunities in British Columbia, this position will also involve travel to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Serving as a “sales hunter” and Makita Canada’s “OPE category expert” in western Canada by supporting regional sales and service teams in their efforts to identify and generate sales and product demand through:
    • Daily interaction and communication with professional and targeted end users.
    • Frequent and consistent joint calls with dealer reps and Makita reps.
    • Continuous product training of dealer reps as well as Makita’s sales and service teams.
    • Participating in events and meetings in the regions and territories in support of targeted product sales
  • Participation in industry shows and networking events (with a focus in western Canada).
  • Assisting with product testing of the applicable new Makita and competitor’s products available to the Canadian market.
  • Conducting ongoing and strategic competitive and market research related to the outdoor power equipment product category.

Qualifications:

  • Ideally you will have 2-5 years of Outdoor Power Equipment sales experience.
  • You will need strong interpersonal skills that allow you to interact successfully with a wide variety of end users and customers.
  • A degree, diploma or other post-secondary training would be an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office are required.
  • The Category Sales Specialist – Outdoor Power Equipment is required to keep accurate records of call activities and sales successes related to target products, brand conversions and sales calls. 
  • “Highly organized”, “results-oriented”, “independent” and “go-getter” are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe you in your performance reviews and by your customers.
     

Makita Canada Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, with fully paid health benefits and a company-funded retirement saving plan. 

If you are an experienced purchasing professional with a demonstrated track record in many of the responsibilities listed above, we invite you to email your resume, including an indication of salary history and salary requirements by May 31, 2019, to the Regional Manager – Sales & Service, BC & Yukon Region of Makita Canada Inc. at:  c.wiebe@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 : END USER – PRODUCT APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST (BC & Yukon)


Posted on : 2019-04-10

While assisting the BC & Yukon Region Sales Team, the End User – Product Applications Specialist located in Vancouver has key responsibilities for:

  • Adding value to the relationships between Makita Canada and the end user community in the Prairies Region.
  • Establishing, maintaining and growing relationships with targeted and strategic end users and end user organizations across the Region such that the relationships result in overall sales growth for Makita Canada and specifically, targeted products and product categories through establishment and maintenance of formalized end user programs and brand conversions.
  • Conducting product and market research as requested by Regional and corporate management.
  • Participating in events and shows that offer direct access to and interaction with the professional and industrial end user community in the Region.
  • Soliciting, supporting and working alongside strategic dealers on joint sales calls and other mutually beneficial initiatives.
  • Facilitating and delivering product training and demonstrations to end users and end user organizations throughout the Region as required.

Qualifications:

  • Ideally you will have 2-5 years of product demonstration or sales experience with preference being given to candidates who have experience as a power tool user.
  • You will need strong interpersonal skills that allow you to interact successfully with a wide variety of end users and customers.
  • A degree, diploma or other post-secondary training would be an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office are required.
  • The End User -Product Applications Specialist is required to keep accurate records of call activities and sales successes related to target products and brand conversions. 
  • “Highly organized”, “results-oriented”, “independent” and “go-getter” are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe you in your performance reviews and by your customers.
      

In addition to a company vehicle, cell phone, notebook, etc., Makita Canada Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, with well-rounded health benefits and a company-funded retirement saving plan. 

If you are an experienced sales professional with a demonstrated track record in many of the responsibilities listed above, we invite you to email your resume, including an indication of salary history and salary requirements by April 30, 2019, to the Makita Canada Inc., National Manager – Market Development.

s.parent@makita.ca

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


 


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