Outside Sales Representative

Date: May 5, 2023

Location: North Bay, ON, CA, P1B 8G4

Company: Sonepar

For over 50 years, Dixon Electric has been servicing the electrical industry with a combination of integrity, stability and trust. We take pride in our ability to provide customized solutions to exact specifications for each one of our clients, as a full line electrical distributor. Through the collaboration between Dixon Electric, our manufacturers, suppliers and our clientele, we have been able to create a synergistic environment that benefits all.

Dixon 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 Dixon, 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 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

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.  
  • Be part of an ISO certified company with a strong a quality assurance program and new technologies which help you perform at your best.  
  • Attractive compensation with benefits and “other perks” such as tuition reimbursement.  
  • Employee Referral provides the opportunity to earn more while you work by referring one of the best you know.  
  • In-depth process and product training provided by a mentored approach, product knowledge sessions hosted by the Product Manager and lunch and learn meetings.  
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.  

Who are we, and what do we do?

Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical materials and related safety and maintenance products and services. In Canada, we are represented in six provinces by Dixon Electric, Gescan, Lumen, MGM Electric, Sesco, Texcan and Vallen. Sonepar Canada has over 1,800 employees working out of 102 offices between our distinctive brands.


What are we looking for?

Our Dixon Electric Division is a full line electrical distributor, provides our customers with quality products, exceptional customer service and the know-how to become a dependable source for people in the professional trades is seeing an Outside Sales Representative to join our talented team in our North Bay Location.


You will need relevent experience in a sales environment, preferably with thorough knowledge of electrical systems, products, and distrubution of those goods.


What does this job entail?

Responsible for generating sales with existing customers and developing opportunities with new customers within assigned territory..

The main responsibilities are as follows:

· Scheduling appointments and visiting existing customers to review product needs and determining other opportunities.

· Providing product quotes as required.

· Organizing and attending joint sales calls with Vendors.

· Opening new accounts.

· Continuously updating customers on product changes and modifications.

· Providing solutions to customers’ problems.

· Attending Trade Shows and Conferences (if applicable).

· Product introduction of new releases.

· Liaising between customers and the company for up-to-date status of service, pricing and new product release launches.

· Preparing reports for marketing and sales and keeping expense accounts.

· Performing maintenance and updating of customers’ accounts including contact names for future sales.

· Keeping up to date on new products, services, procedures, and tools by attending training and departmental meetings


We operate in a fast-paced, highly empowerment workplace, so self-motivated individuals not afraid of a challenge, this is for you!


Why work for us?

Working at Dixon Electric is more than just a job. A career with us means being part of a winning team that helps you prosper in a company culture where you can truly make a difference. We offer a range of development opportunities and recognize and reward you for your accomplishments. Interested in the latest and greatest? We seek continues improvement in our process, our products and ourselves.

We want to hear from you if you demonstrate incredible communication skills, knowledge of our products and services, and looking to grow your career with a Company that offers comprehensive training throughout your career.

Our staff, our level of service and inventory is second to none – We deliver, because we only hire the best!

For more information about us please visit: www.soneparcanada.com and www.dixonelectric.ca.

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.

Next Steps:

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. 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.

To explore and learn more about Dixon, please visit http://www.dixonelectric.ca/

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