Lighting Specialist

Req ID:  30437
Date:  May 17, 2024

Coquitlam, BC, CA, V3K 6A8

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.

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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:
  • Salary range:  $67,000 - $84,000 comesurate on experience and generous bonus
  • 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.


Please note that, whilst not expected, the company may pay at a rate outside of the range for this role where appropriate. Actual compensation commensurate with the candidate’s experience, education, internal parity, role complexity, role level, and other relevant factors. The advertised salary range relates to British Columbia and is provided in accordance with the BC Pay Transparency Act. We recognize however that salaries are often driven by market forces in the local area where a candidate is based and accordingly the salary range may not apply outside of British Columbia.


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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. 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.