Inside Sales - Trainee (3041)


Kitchener (3041)


53 St. Leger Street
N2H 4M1


Permanent - Full Time




Guillevin is one of the largest distributors of electrical equipment in Canada. It also specializes in the distribution of industrial supplies, safety products and equipment, products for renewable energy as well as automation and controls. Guillevin’s success is defined by its unique business model that encourages the active participation of its employees in the company’s success. With more than 120 Business Centres strategically located across the country, the company distributes a wide variety of products from world-class manufacturers.

We are currently seeking for our location in Kitchener, Ontario an energetic individual who excels in a team environment with the personal motivation to build a career. Our Sales Trainee Program is a fast-track training program designed to prepare the successful candidate for a full-time position in Inside Sales.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES of an Inside Salesperson:

  • Answer incoming calls politely and professionally
  • Ask questions to identify the customer’s needs
  • Occasionally negotiates special pricing to secure orders at highest margin possible
  • Prompt response to customer inquiries
  • Meet customer expectation with respect to emergency and/or rush shipments
  • 100% order entry accuracy
  • Gather market intelligence and communicate same to the Business Centre's Manager and Outside Salespersons
  • Develop strong relationships with key account
  • Take advantage of all opportunities to maximize gross margin
  • Promptly process customer request for returns
  • Take initiative to resolve service issues in a timely fashion
  • Assist at counter when traffic dictates
  • Advise purchasing of inventory issues/stock-outs
  • Utilize classroom and distance learning to continuously improve product knowledge in general and more specifically lighting and distribution


  • Have an excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly flexible and adaptable with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to understand the customers' needs and deliver according to their expectations.
  • A team player, adaptable, energetic with a positive professional attitude and manner
  • Self motivated to improve business skills and product knowledge.

Guillevin offers exciting and challenging careers as well as a competitive Benefits Program and Group RRSP.

Guillevin ensures equality in the recruitment and selection process by making employment decisions based on qualifications, relevant experience, knowledge and capability, demonstrated skills and accomplishments.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The masculine gender is used solely to simplify the text.

Inside Sales - Trainee (3041)

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Thank you for your application to the position. We appreciate your interest in our company.

Please note that upon careful review of all applications, only candidates retained for the next step of our selection process will be contacted.

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