Gerrie

Sales Associate-Lighting Studio -Oakville

Gerrie Electric is one of the largest independent electrical distributors, with 24 key Ontario locations and over 400 employees. We are a proud family owned, Canadian company and are headquartered in Burlington, ON. We are proud to be a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Having been in business since 1957, we are an established and well-respected company in the industry.

Culture

Our core purpose is passionately helping customers be more successful by delivering exceptional experiences. We strive for an inspiring culture and integrity in all that we do.

Our success is powered by our people. We invest in the training & development of our employees and encourage career growth across all areas. We celebrate success and show recognition for a job well done.

We believe a more diverse and inclusive environment brings strength to our organization, helps our customers to succeed and creates a significant competitive edge. 

What you will be doing

This position is located at the Oakville Lighting Studio and assists with the sales of merchandise while providing exceptional customer service. This position required weekend work on a rotational basis. You will also:

SALES TASKS

Manage customer inquiries in store and over the phone 

Interact with customers in a professional manner, providing excellent customer service to all

Assist designers with lighting needs 

Communicate with vendors to determine product availability 

Provide merchandise quotes to customers 

Process payments for Lighting merchandise 

Check inventory and source/order products as required 

Assist in maintaining a clean and organized showroom   

This opportunity is perfect for someone passionate about home décor and design.

COMMUNICATION

Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. 

Establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with customers. 

TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION

Create and maintain a team atmosphere and ensure employee concerns are resolved promptly.  

PROBLEM SOLVING

Be able to recommend creative solutions to various issues that may arise.

QUALITY

Ensure employees understand and adhere to ISO policies and procedures. 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Participate in conferences, seminars, and other educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain and participate in professional networks to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

Participates on committees and special projects as requested.

What you bring to the table

Prior retail experience is a strong asset (Home décor, interior design and/or lighting preferred) 

Experience within the lighting industry is an asset 

Must have a friendly and outgoing disposition 

Must be computer literate 

Must be sales savvy 

Ability to multi-task and work in an organized manner  

Don’t have all of these qualifications? Feel free to send in your resume, we can train you on what you need to know or there might be another role that fits better.

We believe in taking care of our people

Major medical + dental coverage for yourself and your dependents (flex plan options available)

Employee Assistance Program

Global travel coverage

Pension plan with contribution matching

Training, development and career growth opportunities 

Tuition re-imbursement program

Promote from within culture

A diverse and inclusive workplace

Caring and nurturing environment

Words that our employees use to describe us

Inclusive, team-oriented, motivating, happy, forward thinking, innovative, successful!

*Flexible interview options are available!