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Distribution Specialist

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Coquitlam, BC, CA, V3K 6A8

Company: Sonepar

With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. Gescan is a proud member of the Sonepar Canada family, one of the largest B-to-B electrical distribution networks in the world. Sonepar Canada has over 1900 employees working out of 114 offices between the unique brands. 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.


Why Join Us?  


  • 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.  
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.  


Scope of the Position


Responsible for managing sales activity for the distribution business in British Columbia, fortifying the Company’s business plans, sales forecasts and targets and ensuring that the strategic development of sales plans and market initiative are implemented.


Major Responsibilites


  • Develop new customer opportunities by calling on customers, specifiers and engineers
  • Create tools that will allow Company employees to be more efficient when selling distribution product within business unit
  • Brand the Company with Vendors – make the Company stand out from its competitors
  • Ensure continual personal development in area of expertise to ensure Company is at the forefront of innovative products
  • Create market strategy and business plan for new product lines.
  • Work with key vendors if missing areas due to pricing, products etc.
  • Support Projects Team, Sales Associates and Branches as the key resource for products, and alternates that meet customer needs Distribution needs
  • Develop a new plan to secure more effective means of delivering projects through inventory
  • Other duties as required

Education & Training


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



  • 5 years related experience required.
  • Excellent knowledge of distribution 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.


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


More information on Gescan:  

Website: www.Gescan.com  
Twitter: @gescanwest  
Facebook: Gescan Canada  
LinkedIn: Gescan  
YouTube: GescanTV   

Sonepar is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. In order to be considered for employment at any Sonepar location you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.