Lighting Specialist

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA, T2Z 3X2

Company: Sonepar

About Us:


With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. At Gescan, we leverage our strong global resource base, our local expertise, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best service to our customers and suppliers.


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. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 110 locations with coverage in 9 provinces.


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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.


Scope of the Position

Responsible for providing expertise and support that are of a technical nature in relation to lighting products and projects for the region.  Interfaces directly with specifiers, engineers (mainly for approval process on project)and customers at the early stages of projects to obtain customer commitment prior to completing quoting process.  Negotiates various lighting projects with customers.  Heavily involved with and acts as a key contact for the  sales department and projects group. This position requires specific market industry knowledge and ability to read engineering reports in order to make pricing decisions and offer lighting solutions.


Major Responsibilities


  • Develop relationships with suppliers to establish contacts and stay informed about new available products.
  • Meet clients if necessary with or without sales representatives and assess their needs. Complete calculations for products and lighting proposals.
  • Work and negotiate various projects with customers.
  • Qualify every lighting package and create unique lighting packages when required.
  • Review specs and  coordinating lighting portion of project
  • Assist Projects department in strategy development.
  • Coordinates lighting package component of projects as required.
  • Support sales team with providing design builds.
  • Generate and present cost saving opportunities in respects to lighting projects for the company.
  • Support inventory initiatives by creating ‘ship and debits’ to move projects through inventory, qualifies lighting inventory and strategies.
  • Assist Branch Managers and Replenishment group with inventory suggestions and assist in stock rotation and work closely with the replenishment group.
  • Work with Vendor Relations Manager to make sure that the manufacturers that we bring in are along company guidelines
  • Meet and work with the agents and manufacturers to gain more loyalty for their offerings
  • Assist inside and outside sales people find products that would satisfy the needs of customers
  • Perform do lighting layouts and provide the customer with the best option for the project that they are working on
  • Take advantage of special buys and create a more seasonal movement of stock
  • responsible for fixtures, lamps and controls
  • Provides region and sales reps with updates on new lighting products entering inventory. 


Education & Training


  • High School Diploma required.
  • University/College Diploma preferred; Technical Diploma an asset.
  • Vendor Certified Training on specific products.
  • Lighting Layout Programs
  • Requires a working level of technical/product knowledge. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office and lighting software packages required.




  • 5 years related experience required.
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting products and applications
  • Electrical experience required.


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.


Social Media:


Twitter: @gescanwest

Facebook: Gescan Canada

LinkedIn: Gescan

YouTube: GescanTV


Next Steps:

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. We are very thankful for your interest in joining the team, however only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes submissions from all candidates.