Communications Manager

Req ID:  30830
Date:  Jun 4, 2024

Brampton, ON, CA, L6S 2A8

Brand:  Sonepar Canada

***Please note this is a mat leave contract role***


About Us:


Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. In Canada, we are represented by 9 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 100+ locations with coverage in 8 provinces.


We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 40 countries with over 45,000 employees. 

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What’s In It For You?

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.
  • A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry.
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.
  • An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization.

Position Overview: 


Sonepar’s Communications Manager plays a crucial role in the organization by developing both internal and external communication strategies. This management role requires someone with at least five years of experience in the field. Sonepar’s Communications Manager will create, implement, and oversee communication programs, that effectively describe and promote Sonepar’s brand and Purpose nationally.

This role provides supervision and direction to staff and often works in conjunction with other department leads.



  • Developing Communication Strategies: Design comprehensive communication plans that align with the organization's goals and objectives. Identify target audiences, determine key messages, and select appropriate communication channels.
  • Content Creation and Management: Oversee the creation and distribution of various communication materials such as press releases, newsletters, website updates, social media content, and career sites. This involves writing, editing, and reviewing content to ensure accuracy, consistency, and alignment with the organization's brand voice.
  • Media Relations: Cultivate and maintain relationships with media outlets and industry journalists to promote positive coverage of the organization. The Communications Manager pitches stories, coordinate interviews, and respond to media inquiries, acting as the primary spokesperson when necessary.
  • Internal Communications: Develop strategies to enhance internal communication processes within the organization, ensuring that employees are well-informed about company news, policies, and initiatives. This involves, creating employee newsletters, or managing internal communication platforms.
  • Brand Management: Overseeing the organization's brand identity and ensures consistency across all communication channels. This includes monitoring brand mentions, addressing any discrepancies, and evolving branded content as needed.
  • Collaboration and Coordination: Collaborating with various departments within the organization, such as human resources, marketing, operations, and executive management, to ensure alignment and integration of communication efforts.
  • Crisis Communications: In times of crisis or reputation management issues, Sonepar’s Communications Manager is responsible for developing crisis communication plans and coordinating responses to mitigate negative publicity (internally and externally) and maintain trust with associates, vendors, and customers.



  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Marketing.
  • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Superior project management and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, company websites, and media relations is essential.
  • A wide degree of creativity.
  • Understanding of brand consistency and adherence.
  • Self motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.

Benefits & Perks

  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


More information on Sonepar Canada:



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Sonepar places the planet and diversity and inclusion at the core of its vision driving our business ethos.
Today, Sonepar is the leading distributor of energy-efficient products, pioneering the energy transition and making sustainability a priority. At Sonepar, we firmly believe that every action is crucial in safeguarding the environment, driving our commitment to a more sustainable future. We have accelerated our own transition to efficient generation and use of electrical energy across our business and champion the innovation of sustainable solutions in the market. 


This commitment is tangible in our detailed Global CSR report, to learn more please visit:


Sonepar has been recognized as a Diversity Leader by the Financial Times’ 2024 Diversity Leaders ranking and was awarded GEEIS Certification in 2022. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming submissions from all candidates. We believe in creating a work environment where everyone can feel safe, use their voice, and know that they belong. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a central focus of our global, strategic impact plan. We value diversity and inclusion in the workplace because it allows us to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and it’s essential to our success as an organization. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity, disability status, gender identity, veteran status or any other aspect which makes them unique are encouraged to apply. 


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Next steps:
We are interested in knowing more about you. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of benefits by applying online. While we are very grateful for your interest in joining the team, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer.