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Sales Assistant

Richmond, BC     

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Univar Canada is the leading distributor of chemistry and related innovative products and services in Canada. We provide more chemical products and related services than any other company in the marketplace. Our wide distribution network, with locations coast-to-coast, helps guarantee fast, reliable service to Univar's customers.

Safety is our first priority, both the starting point and foundation for all aspects of our global business operations. Safe transport and storage of products, safe operational practices and safe working conditions enable us to protect our employees, customers, suppliers and the environment.

To read more about our successes and what we do, please visit:

**This is a 13-month maternity leave coverage, with possibility of contract extension.** 


  • Handle data sheet requests from customers (MSDS, Certificates of Analysis, Kosher certificates, Allergen certificates, etc.).  This is a high volume, daily responsibility.
  • Maintain NAFTA certificate database for Canada.
  • Put together order samples for sales representatives.
  • Issue cheque requests and non-AR remittance forms as per request.
  • Organize annual sales meeting for BC / Western Canada
  • Organize in-house Sales meetings / Supplier meetings.
  • Assist with tenders and RFQs.
  • Create letters, mass mail-outs, and presentations for the Sales department and Purchasing department.
  • Assist with mail-outs and ordering promotional items for the annual Food show.
  • Help with projects and provide assistance as required for Sales, Purchasing, or Customer Service.
  • Update customer contact information and inventory data in DCS.
  • Book users, schedule maintenance, and manage keys for spare fleet vehicles.
  • Manage catering and/or reservations for lunches as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as required.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education required.  Two (2) years of specialized training and/or experience in a related field (i.e. customer service, sales assistant, administration). Computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and database experience.  Should possess excellent communication/interpersonal skills and organizational capabilities, and be able to work under pressure.

Univar is widely recognized as having the best people in the chemical industry - people who are totally dedicated to meeting customers' requirements the first and every time.  We encourage you to join our team. 

To Apply: [email protected]

Please send your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format to Laurie Lemanski, HR Generalist.

Thank you for your interest in careers at Univar.

Posted: October 17, 2016
Closes:December 16, 2016
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501-1000 employees
Transportation and Warehousing

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About Univar

Univar is a leading global distributor of chemistry and related innovative products and services. We safely deliver chemistry (products, expertise, and relationships) that helps our customers impro...