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Avron Distribution is a proudly Canadian company launched in 1994 which has grown to have thriving locations in Concord, Vancouver and Montreal. We are a leader in our industry and greatly improve the lives of Canadians by supplying a wide variety of products to facilities for children and seniors. Our products include food, educational and multi-sensory resources for all ages and abilities. We also specialize in permanent and mobile solutions to promote learning, cognitive and physical development.

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits and RRSP program
  • Outstanding company culture of teamwork, individual recognition, comradery
  • Opportunity for advancement

Sensory Environment Associate

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Concord, Ontario

What we are looking for:

  • A creative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passion for Seniors/LTC (Long Term Care) and Special Needs individuals
  • Bilingual would be an asset
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Comfortable with public speaking and presenting
  • A get things done mentality
  • A background in Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Special Needs
  • A familiarity with Sensory products

The role:  Reporting to the National Sales Manager and working very closely with the Manager, Sensory Environments and Marketing to capitalize on millions of dollars of opportunities

Key responsibilities:

  • Build, develop, maintain and expand Sensory customer database for Seniors/Long Term Care and Special Needs
  • Manage internal marketing campaigns, promotions and flyers to meet deadlines and drive business growth
  • Help develop and manage quarterly booking sheets for purchasing groups and ensure they are linked on websites to generate growth.
  • Develop and communicate layouts for Sensory rooms
  • Prospect and follow up on generated leads
  • Assist with educational workshops and tradeshows
  • Develop new and intriguing ways to engage customers to develop, foster and build Win-Win partnerships with customer base
  • Cold call and Google search social media reviews to discover new leads and acquire new customers.
  • Prepare customer quotes and conduct some order entry

Required:

  • A background in Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Special Needs
  • A familiarity with Sensory products
  • Strong computer skills, Excel, Word, Adobe PDF and ability to learn 3D modeling programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Goals, Success Factors:

  • A great opportunity to help drive this division
  • Sales to plan
  • Returns to plan
  • New Customer acquisition to plan
  • Customer Satisfaction index to plan
Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 


Delivery Driver

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Concord, Ontario

We are looking for an experienced delivery driver that wants to join a successful, growing Canadian company for a long future! This is a full-time long-term position for a driver is from Monday-Friday with stable day shift hours.

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive compensation - $20.00 per hour
  • Comprehensive benefits and RRSP program
  • Your truck is pre-loaded, ready for driving
  • Prepared route, maps and smartphone with GPS provided
  • Outstanding, inclusive company culture of teamwork, individual recognition, comradery
  • Opportunities for advancement

Key Responsibilities:

  • Driver is to pick up and deliver boxes of items/products to customers in the GTA
  • Unload goods for inside delivery (dolly provided)
  • Drive with care at all times, respecting all driving legislation
  • Perform pre-trip inspections of cube truck, record drops
  • Provide excellent customer service skills
  • Communicate with Dispatch, Customer Service on a timely basis

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience driving a cube van or truck with a 18’ to 24’ box
  • Ability to lift 23 kg (50 lbs)
  • Valid G Class Ontario Driver’s License
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca


 


 

Manager, ECE Programs

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Concord, Ontario

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use your Subject Matter expertise in operating daycares to assist and liaise with our Purchasing team in procuring appropriate products for our clients
  • Consult/educate clients opening new daycares on regulations/requirements and develop sales opportunities for our product line
  • Conduct research to identify and contact daycares prior to business launch (ie. in planning/preparations for opening) to establish relationships and introduce them to Avron as a complete solution for all their requirements
  • Travel 2-4 times per year visiting trade shows

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of supervising /directing a day care
  • Have obtained an ECE certificate (additional education in special needs or other elements of ECE is an asset)
  • Understanding of the Ministry requirements in building and maintaining a regulated day care
  • Leadership and managerial skills, self-starter
  • Understanding of products & curriculum of early childhood knowledge and the effect on a child’s development
  • STEM – knowledge and understanding
  • Insight into the Montessori curriculum is an asset
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: January 25, 2019




Bilingual Outside Sales

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Montreal, Quebec (Avron QC)

Purpose: To maintain/develop current customer base and obtain new customers while meeting/surpassing sales mandate/goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage and grow a dedicated sales territory that includes a large, pre-existing customer base.
  • Develop and implement strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate goals
  • Plan, organize and execute daily sales activities:
  • Cold calling and prospect research
  • Conduct sales blitzes
  • Analyze customer accounts to determine areas of opportunity
  • Deliver presentations and educate customers and potentials
  • Attend trade shows, warehouse sales and conventions
  • Conduct 15-20 client/prospect visits per day
  • Write proposals and negotiate large contracts - submit to Branch Manager for final approval
  • Achieve assigned monthly and annual sales objectives
  • Create various reports (sales volume, potential sales and areas of proposed client base expansion) and develop recommendations/solutions to increase sales
  • Understand, support and comply with company policies and procedures, e.g. special orders, credit, returns, health and safety, communications
  • Stay current on the Educational Childcare Regulation Act, product applications, technical services, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual French/English written and verbal skills
  • 2+ years of previous sales experience with strong knowledge of sales best practices and methodology
  • Proven track record of setting and surpassing sales targets
  • Exceptional drive, motivation, sense of urgency and desire to succeed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office – Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Valid driver’s licence and vehicle

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: January 25, 2019

 


 

Bilingual Outside Sales

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Ottawa & Gatineau (Avron QC)

Purpose: To maintain/develop current customer base and obtain new customers while meeting/surpassing sales mandate/goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage and grow a dedicated sales territory that includes a large, pre-existing customer base.
  • Develop and implement strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate goals
  • Plan, organize and execute daily sales activities:
  • Cold calling and prospect research
  • Conduct sales blitzes
  • Analyze customer accounts to determine areas of opportunity
  • Deliver presentations and educate customers and potentials
  • Attend trade shows, warehouse sales and conventions
  • Conduct 15-20 client/prospect visits per day
  • Write proposals and negotiate large contracts - submit to Branch Manager for final approval
  • Achieve assigned monthly and annual sales objectives
  • Create various reports (sales volume, potential sales and areas of proposed client base expansion) and develop recommendations/solutions to increase sales
  • Understand, support and comply with company policies and procedures, e.g. special orders, credit, returns, health and safety, communications
  • Stay current on the Educational Childcare Regulation Act, product applications, technical services, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual French/English written and verbal skills
  • 2+ years of previous sales experience with strong knowledge of sales best practices and methodology
  • Proven track record of setting and surpassing sales targets
  • Exceptional drive, motivation, sense of urgency and desire to succeed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office – Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Valid driver’s licence and vehicle

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: January 25, 2019

 


 

Experienced Buyer

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Concord, Ontario 

Key responsibilities:

  • Relationship management – vendors, internal stakeholders
  • Forecasting and reporting
  • Purchase Orders – order entry, follow up through to completion
  • Organization of product transportation
  • Potential vendors – establish contact, assess products, conduct negotiations for: production and delivery, pricing, credit terms and freight
  • Warranty claims – investigate and resolve – involving customers and vendors
  • Inspect received products
  • Obtain product information for Marketing

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of practical work experience in a high volume purchasing role
  • Previous leadership experience and excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to work productively on a team and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: January 29, 2019

 


Customer Service Manager

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Concord, Ontario 

Purpose:

Reporting to the General Manager you will plan, co-ordinate and control the activities of the Customer Service team to maintain and enhance customer relationships and meet organizational and operational objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, manage and train our customer service team
  • Set reasonable customer satisfaction goals and work with the team to meet them on a consistent basis
  • Interact with customers on a daily basis, responding to their questions and guiding them to the appropriate service
  • On-board new employees and train them based on your expertise and skill set
  • Create and implement an effective customer loyalty program

Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years’ experience in customer service
  • 5+ years’ supervisory experience
  • Extensive e-commerce background
  • Ability to translate your skills to other employees through training and mentoring
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and other IT applications / platforms

Goals, Success Factors:

  • Sales to plan
  • Returns to plan
  • Churn to plan
  • New Customer acquisition to plan
  • Employee turn over to plan
  • Ship on time / ship complete to plan
  • Customer Satisfaction index to plan

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: January 29, 2019

 


 

Sales Account Manager (BC)

Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Delta, British Columbia (Avron BC)

Purpose:

This is an exciting entrepreneurial opportunity where your creativity and hard work will help us to provide essential products to school boards, daycares and community centres, as well as Special Needs and Seniors’ facilities. You will be engaging with a large established client base as well as sourcing/contacting new prospects to grow the portfolio. You will have a strong support network, leveraging the National Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager as your team members to help make you a qualified success. Avron sources products worldwide with a focus on new and unique offerings. If our clients have an unfulfilled need, we will source it!

 We use an educational approach to selling– you will be conducting informal, individual knowledge seminars to inform prospective and current customers on how our products will be beneficial and advantageous in meeting their goals. No hard selling/sales tactics– building connections for long term relationships is the key to success and partnership!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting directly to the Regional Sales Manager, you will develop channel and vertical sales opportunities with school boards, daycares and community centres, as well as Special Needs and Seniors’ facilities
  • Create sales opportunities by using visits to educate
  • 70-80% of time will be spent visiting current and potential clients
  • Enhancement of strategic plans and objectives
  • Develop and execute various sales campaigns in conjunction with the Regional and National Sales Managers

Qualifications:

  • Previous distributor sales experience, selling in a defined territory
  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills
  • Valid driver’s license and access to motor vehicle

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: February 7, 2019

 


 

Customer Service Representative 

Permanent, Full-Time - Monday-Friday Daytime Shifts
Location: Concord, Ontario (Head Office) 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive, process and verify orders from customers
  • Answer telephone calls and service customers in a professional and timely manner; enter customer orders appropriately and accurately
  • Initiate required action for response to customer service requests for order changes, including the maintenance of order/customer information files and communicating changes to appropriate personnel/departments
  • Ensure and provide quality service to both internal and external customers
  • Communicate with Avron Sales Representatives and/or customers to resolve a variety of order-related issues

Qualifications:

  • One+ years of experience in a customer support function
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills with strong discipline to follow through
  • Must be highly detail oriented and have the ability to demonstrate efficiency and strong multitasking skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and priority setting skills to meet tight deadlines and quality targets, while working under minimal supervision
  • Strong judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to solicit and gain assistance where required, and to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations
  • Proven ability to deal with negative or conflict situations in a professional manner
 

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: February 8, 2019

 


 

Customer Service / Administrative Support 

Permanent, Full-Time - Monday-Friday Daytime Shifts (Able to work extra hours as required)
Location: Concord, Ontario (Head Office) 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receives, processes and verifies the accuracy of orders
  • Prepare and edit invoices
  • Liaise with various departments / customers to resolve a variety of order-related issues
  • Tracking & logging information
  • Contact customers for out of stock items and suggest alternatives
  • Prepare paperwork for next day deliveries

Qualifications:

  • Professional telephone manner and excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly team-oriented and flexible
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Good administrative skills 
  • Proficiency in MS word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience working in a call centre will be an asset
  • Some knowledge of order picking process / warehouse operations will be an advantage
 

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: February 8, 2019

 


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