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Account Executive, North American Commodity Lumber Sales

Reference ID: 1094
Sales and Marketing
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Account Executive, North American Commodity Lumber Sales

Reporting to the Manager of North American Commodity Lumber Sales, the Account Executive will be a highly motivated individual who will be responsible for the implementation of targeted and strategic sales initiatives and marketing of Canfor lumber products in North America. The successful candidate will work amongst a high performing, dynamic team and have a strong commitment to customer service.

Major Duties:
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding sales targets with key strategic customers
  • Responsive to customers'' needs and follow through on all aspects of request, both written and verbal
  • Promotion of Canfor wood products through outgoing calls and follow-up
  • Actively communicate customer demand and trends daily amongst the marketing team
  • Direct liaison with sales/production coordinators to ensure order files are maintained
  • Ability to create and conduct proposal presentations internally and externally with customers
  • Active participation in sales meetings, trade shows and special projects

Required Skills
  • Proven track record for building exceptional customer relationships
  • A degree or technical diploma - preferable in Wood Products or Sales and Marketing
  • 5-7 years sales and marketing and distribution experience
  • Well organized, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to set priorities and responsive to customer needs
  • Demonstrated ability to execute results against strategy and meeting deadlines
  • Basic computer literacy skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn new systems
  • Detailed product knowledge and product understanding to persuade a customer to purchase lumber products.
  • Self-motivation and ability to undertake new challenges
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic


Posted: October 25, 2016
Closes:November 16, 2016
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