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Project Sales Manager

Date: May 2, 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.


Are you ready to start a challenging new career? Are you a team player, enthusiastic, and motivated to achieve great things? Start a career like no other at Gescan, one of the largest electrical distribution networks in the world. We are passionate about offering our employees challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities to bring their careers to the next level.


Scope of the Position

Responsible for managing sales activity for the direct project business in British Columbia. Works closely with Regional Manager, Branch Managers and Outside Sales Representatives to achieve company budget goals thru the Central Quotations team. 


Major Responsibilites


  • To implement and manage a consistent follow up program used by all Outside Sales Representatives and Quotation team
  • Develop new customer opportunities by calling on specifiers and engineers
  • Call and/ or visit major accounts and continuously develop customer relationships.
  • Maintain open and positive communications with (internally) Sales & Administrative staff, Quotations, Marketing, Branch Managers; (externally) customers, engineers, and vendors.
  • Monitor and take an active role in resolving customer issues to ensure excellent customer service
  • Work closely with purchasing to manage product pricing (where needed) for customers and to provide feedback
  • Work closely with Vendor Relations Manager to ensure cohesiveness with our vendor strategies
  • Management of the CRM system
  • Other duties as required


Education & Training


  • High School Diploma required.
  • College/University Diploma required, with a focus on Sales & Marketing preferred.
  • Experience in customer service, sales and/or distribution required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.



  • Minimum 5-7 years of related work experience.
  • Previous management 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:  

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.