Quotations Specialist

Req ID:  31202
Date:  Jun 29, 2024

Calgary, AB, CA, T2J 5A2

Brand:  Gescan

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.

To explore and learn more about Sonepar opportunities, please visit www.career.sonepar.com


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:


The Quotations and Inside Sales Specialist is responsible for managing the quotation process, responding to customer inquiries, and supporting the sales team. They collaborate closely with vendors, read electrical drawings, and contribute to the overall success of the sales department.

Major Responsibilities


  • Prioritize and process quotation requests promptly.
  • Communicate with vendors to obtain pricing for various products.
  • Participate in MRO quotations and conduct market research.
  • Read and interpret single-line electrical drawings and layout schematics.
  • Design electrical distribution and motor control systems up to 5KV.
  • Create lighting layouts manually and using relevant software.
  • Understand the interaction of PLCs, VFDs, and communication protocols.
  • Maintain accurate records for each quoted project and update the project calendar; fill in order sheets clearly for project administrators.
  • Respond to customer inquiries promptly, provide information related to quoted products or projects, prepare bids for projects, and manage company contracts; contact current customers to identify new products and upsell opportunities; process incoming calls and orders efficiently, and open new customer accounts; participate in customer and supplier meetings as required.
  • Develop the customer base by making cold and warm calls; enter orders into the system accurately.


Education & Training:


  • High School Diploma (required)
  • Post-Secondary courses in Sales and/or Marketing (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (required)




  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Product knowledge or industry experience is preferred.

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:


Website: www.Gescan.com

Twitter: @gescanwest

Facebook: Gescan Canada

LinkedIn: Gescan

YouTube: GescanTV


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. For more information about our Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit




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.