Marketing Specialist

Date: Nov 8, 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:


Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you are a creative marketing and communications professional with experience crafting clear and compelling content. You have a knack for copywriting in support of marketing campaigns that drive customer acquisition. You posses exceptional communication skills with quality of work and attention to detail at the forefront of everything you do.


As a marketing specialist, you will be responsible for developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans working collaboratively across a diverse team of specialists. You will research and communicate technical product information through various channels including web, print, video, social and email. You will produce engaging content whether it is text, visual or auditory, for both internal and external audiences.



Major Responsibilities:



  • Lead, develop, implement and continuously improve communications/marketing activities.
  • Maintain a high volume of quality content for all promotional materials and write ad copy for marketing campaigns customized to the audience and medium of communication.
  • Implement internal communications strategy including revamping the company intranet, writing bi-monthly corporate newsletters, interviewing and producing employee profiles, and spearheading an employee ambassador program.
  • Research, plan and execute on specific communication initiatives including writing content for the company website, infographics and blog.
  • Provide front-end web support to maintain all webpages and ensure content uses best practices in keyword planning and search engine optimization.
  • Leverage digital insights (e.g. Google Analytics) to inform topics and direction of content creation.
  • Manage email marketing campaigns and editorial calendar on a regular basis.
  • Track and report on the effectiveness of all communication strategies and come up with innovative solutions to better share our message and brand.
  • Adhere to the company communications style guide to produce high-quality, error free content.
  • Other duties as required.



Education & Training:


  • Diploma or degree with a specialization in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or similar field.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Previous experience with Content Management Systems considered an asset.
  • Experience creating engaging intranet content. SharePoint intranet publishing is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Expert in AP writing style and superb verbal, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Photo and video editing skills are considered an asset.




  • Three to five years experience in a similar role.


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.



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.



More information on Gescan:



Twitter: @gescanwest

Facebook: Gescan Canada

LinkedIn: Gescan

YouTube: GescanTV