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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
     - In business for 25 years and continuing to achieve a healthy growth plan
     - Outstanding company culture of teamwork, individual recognition, comradery
     - Opportunity for advancement

 


 

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: 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

 


 

Human Resources Associate

Location: Concord, Ontario (Head Office) 

Required:
     - 
Excellent verbal and written English skills
     - 3+ years of experience in a similar role
     - Ability to execute accurately in a fast paced environment
     - Able to maintain confidentiality at all times
     - Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Desirable:
     - Background in payroll administration
     - Policy creation
    

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: March 25, 2019

 


 

Customer Service Representative

Permanent, Full-Time (Monday to Friday daytime shifts)
Location: Concord, Ontario 

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 presonnel/departments
     - Ensure and provide quality service to both internal and external customers
     - Communicate with Avron Sales Representatives and/or customers to resole 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 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 conflict situations in a professional manner

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: March 27, 2019

 


 

Strategic Account Manager (Food)

Permanent, Full-Time 
Location: Concord, Ontario 

Key responsibilities:
     - Act as a company liaison to the field withing the food vertical - providing real life, real time, unvarnished customer feedback to both the sales team and the management group
     - Penetrate new channels, develop hospitality contact and sales lists 
     - Follow up on leads provided by food vendor base and offer product selection (including Avron products). 
     - Build a comprehensive contact network of daycare/school decision markers through business social media (LinkedIn etc.)
     - Develop working relationships with school boards to optimize how we approach individual schools to ensure Avron is on the approved vendor list and to take advantage of promotional/tender initiatives
     - Develop programs to drive clearance, surplus, dormant
     - Monthly 'what's new in our industry' research
     - Extensive travel - Greater Golden Horseshoe region

 

Qualifications:
     - 5+ years experience in the food distribution business
     - Dietary/menu planning background
     - Solid and effective presentation skills
     - 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

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: March 28, 2019

 


 

Warehouse Manager

Permanent, Full-Time 
Location: Concord, Ontario 

Key responsibilities:
     - Using a hands-on approach to directly manage a team of 20-25 warehouse workers (picking and shipping/receiving)
     - Provide real-time supervision, coaching, training and cross-training
     - Monitor and report employee performance, overtime, vacation requests and absences
     - Maintain open communication and serve as the liaison with other departments to achieve resolutions to day-to-day administrative and operational issues
     - Provide performance management and/or progressive discipline in a timely manner
     - Utilize labour effectively and maximize productivity levels to meet business demands
     - Faciliate daily warehouse staff meetings

 Qualifications:
     - 5+ years of similar experience, including people leadership
     - Exceptional communication skills
     - Proven leadership skills & creative problem solving abilities
     - Hands-on presence on the production floor and leads by example
     - Strong organizational and analytical skills
     - Forklift license required

Please provide salary expectations with your application. Thank you for your interest in Avron! Suitable applicants will be contacted.

Please submit your resume to career@avron.ca

 Posted: April 4, 2019

 


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