Inside Sales Representative

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7K 8H4

Company: Sonepar

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 


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 developing and maintaining positive customer relationships and ensuring that  customers are satisfied with regard to order taking, product, pricing, deliveries and overall service.


Major Responsibilities


  • Contacting current customers and identifying new products and potential up-selling. 
  • Responding to and processing incoming calls and orders.
  • Opening new accounts.
  • Developing customer base and sales leads by making cold and warm calls.
  • Entering orders into system.
  • Maintaining knowledge base on current products and learning about new products. 
  • Identify product(s) the customer requires that may not be stocked by the Company and sourcing the product(s).
  • Providing pricing quotations and follow-up on quotes.
  • Purchasing (direct orders) .
  • Counter Sales (where applicable).
  • Shipping & Receiving - daily verify orders and fill-in if the shipper/receiver is absent (where applicable).
  • Credits/Debits.
  • Returns - as required.
  • Providing basic technical support  on products.
  • Provide quotations and product information.
  • Troubleshooting (freight problems, expediting, etc…).
  • Responding to inquiries.
  • Closing orders.
  • Other duties as required.

Education & Training


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



  • 3 years related experience.
  • Product knowledge or industry experience 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: 

Twitter: @gescanwest  
Facebook: Gescan Canada  
LinkedIn: Gescan  
YouTube: GescanTV   

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. 




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.