Sales & Marketing Representative, Specialty Products

Job Description

Description

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.

What We Offer

Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we\'ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies.

Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we\'re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.

We are currently recruiting for a Sales & Marketing Representative, Specialty Products based at our Metrotown corporate office in Burnaby, BC. The Sales & Marketing Representative will be responsible for the sales and marketing of a suite of specialty lumber products, with a focus on Western Red Cedar products, manufactured at our 3 BC Interior sawmills. This individual will negotiate and manage product sales and contracts, manage credit, and develop program and pricing strategies to maximize sales returns and mill margins.

What You’ll Do

Develop and implement sales strategies jointly will the Sales and Operations teams to maximize product margins.
Manage the flow of lumber products from primary manufacturing facility through to custom processing facility(ies), to customer.
Identify and analyze market trends and opportunities; develop strategies and programs to capitalize on new trends.
Grow customer relationships and work with mill staff to develop and manage product sales that meet customer needs and operational capabilities.
Regular operational visits (including to custom processing facilities), to identify and understand margin-added production opportunities and constraints; take initiative in creating plans to take advantage of opportunities and minimize constraints.
Work jointly with customers to develop and implement product education and marketing / promotion initiatives.

What You Offer

Post-secondary education required.
Minimum 3-5 years of sales experience.
Knowledge of the North American lumber market and lumber manufacturing operations.
Proven negotiation skills.
Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel skills.
Lumber grading certification is an asset.
Ability to travel within Canada and the US for customer visits and/or trade shows.
Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills.
Bring a high degree of honesty and integrity to all situations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a highly interactive / energetic team environment.
Self-motivated and working with a sense of urgency and flexibility through task completion.
Detail and results oriented.

Interested in being a part of our team? Apply online at www.interfor.com/careers

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug & alcohol test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
   

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