Sales Specialist
Job Description


The Sales Specialists provide product category expertise and solutions that deliver growth within the product group by identifying, developing, launching, supporting and executing product programs and initiatives through the AGI selling organization.


The duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
* Demonstrates and excels in Acklands-Grainger Performance Drivers, including but not limited to the following behaviours:
* Wow the Customer - Know your customers; Earn your customer's trust; Become your customers' "go-to" person
* Have A Winning Attitude - Play to win; Act with optimism & enthusiasm; Make courageous decisions
* Drive For The Best Results - Set high standards; Take personal accountability; Deliver on commitments
* Make The Team Better - Be collaborative; Build trust; Communicate openly & honestly; Listen & learn from others
* The Sales Specialist is responsible for selling solutions, delivering value-added services, advancing product and solution knowledge, while building and maintaining external and internal relationships through a specific regional geographic territory
* Establishes close working relationships with the regional and national sales teams, branches, AGI vendors and other specialist in the region or product category(s)
* Proactively identify opportunities and provide solutions to new and existing target customers/markets to expand AGI business
* Provide ongoing product education to customers and AGI selling teams through seminars, training and product demonstrations and events
* Developing sales programs/initiatives based on strategic opportunities for AGI sales groups
* Work with AGI sellers to develop sales strategies for key accounts (areas of focus - annuity, etc)
* Make support and proactive sales calls on external customers with AGI sellers
* Provide technical support on product group, industry knowledge and competitive landscape
* Provide support and coaching to AGI sellers and Branches to help close sales, identify and provide product knowledge for product applications, promote new products and show cost savings


* A minimum of 3 to 5 years related field selling experience calling on the sector is preferred
* Must be analytical, highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively
* A well rounded knowledge of the products and their applications with demonstrated product category expertise
* Dedicated team player with excellent consultative selling, customer service, communication, presentation, organization, and continuous improvement skills
* Professional demeanour and ability to work with all levels externally, as well as internally
* Extremely organized, flexible, proactive and creative
* Proficient computer skills and aptitude
* A post secondary education is preferred
* Possession of a valid license and a suitable vehicle


* Demonstrates and excels in all AGI Performance Drivers (Wow The Customer, Have A Winning Attitude, Drive For The Best Results, Make The Team Better)
* Consistently tracking at a minimum of 100% target of sales and gross margin budget
* Actively selling in this role for 1 ½ to 2 years with consistent performance that meets or exceeds expectations
* A PSS champion and leader, with proven ability to lead, coach and mentor Acklands-Grainger sellers
* Strong leadership and coaching skills; derived from mentoring and developing other Acklands-Grainger sellers
* Strong and demonstrated communication skills; effectively expressing ideas, both verbal and written

Acklands-Grainger strives to be an employer of choice, to attract and retain top diverse talent, and to provide a safe and positive work environment for all of its team members. As part of Acklands Grainger Inc. hiring process, pre-employment background checks will be required for all external candidates. Internal candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check when they move from a non-driving role to a driving role and/or a director role and above position.

In accordance with Performance Excellence guidelines, team members are encouraged to apply for positions closely matching their experience/background and that are aligned with their Individual Development Plan. Acklands-Grainger Inc is committed to the principles and practices of employment equity. We invite all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal Peoples to apply for our career opportunities.
Accommodations are available on request for all persons with
disabilities taking part in the selection process.

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Company Overview

At Acklands-Grainger our true value is our people. Attracting and engaging the best employees is the key to our success. At Acklands-Grainger, we offer a positive and collaborative work experience, a diverse and inclusive environment and the resources to help our team members succeed.

Acklands-Grainger is Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety, and fastener products with distribution centres, branches and over 2,200 team members coast to coast. For over 125 years, we have been helping businesses and government keep their operations running and their people safe while creating a company where hard working, talented people can thrive.

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