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Title:  Sales Associate - Kingston/Cornwall

Job ID:  21551
Country:  Canada
City:  Kingston
Professional area:  Sales
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

 

JTI-Macdonald Corp. is one of the oldest companies in Canada, tracing its origins to 1858 and part of a leading international tobacco company. As a member of Japan Tobacco Group of Companies we are the global owner of world-renowned brands including the number two cigarette brand in the world. We also manufacture other products in the heated tobacco category. We are working in one of the most challenging industries of today’s FMCG landscape. 
 
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 40,000 people across the globe in 120 countries worldwide. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fourth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe #1, Asia #1, North America #1, Africa #2 and Middle East #3. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development. 
 
What sets us apart is our passion for people, our culture of integrity and respect, our setting the bar high for performance, and our pursuit of continuous improvement in all that we do. These attributes create an environment that offer a wide range of global career development opportunities. For more information visit www.jti.com.  

 

The Sales Associate assumes a primary role in the development of JTI-Macdonald Corp. market share and volume within his/her territory of organized retail convenience chains.  Core responsibilities include: educating and engaging the trade, activating trade programs, optimizing product mix and ensuring optimal product quality/freshness, core brand distribution and inventory levels as well as timely and accurate collection of store level data.

 

Responsibilities

  • Educate the trade to resell JTI-MC products through proper communication of brand attributes and use of trade support tools developed by the Sales and Marketing group and the implementation of all retail initiatives assigned by the District Sales Manager
  • Activate retail programs and product launches to maximize results and return on investment, while ensuring compliance and effective execution
  • Engage the organized retail convenience chain staff in conversations regarding their business and general industry trends with the goal of building strong rapport for JTI-MC
  • Optimize product distribution, inventory levels and space allocation within a predefined territory
  • Monitor and accurately report compliance of all organized retail convenience chain agreements in his/her territory while maintaining proper account information
  • Present a professional image, create and maintain a good business rapport with all customers in line with JTI Corporate guidelines and code of conduct

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with a strength in negotiating
  • A willingness to communicate to support decision making with regional management
  • A full valid license is required (Tool of the Trade (company vehicle) will be included)
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with limited supervision
  • Post-secondary education and/or previous sales experience are considered assets

 

Skills, Competencies & Languages

  • Solid knowledge and skill level with Microsoft Office products
  • Bilingual is an asset (English & French)

 

JTI-Macdonald Corp. is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.

 

Please note that we welcome internal referrals, as per policy.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


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