Careers Opportunities

Calgary Lighting Products is a growing entrepreneurial business with a family style atmosphere. We value work-life balance and workplace synergy, and are looking for great people to join our team to help drive the continued success and growth of the company.

Calgary Lighting Products has been in business for over 30 years, and as a commercial wholesale lighting distributor, it is our goal to develop a long-term lighting distribution network of excellence while at the same time contributing to the local community and remaining socially conscious. With a focus on high quality customer service and an exceptional stakeholder experience, Calgary Lighting Products operates within a framework of core values that emphasize the importance of client relationships, employee development, and articulate leadership from all members of the team.

Current Job Openings

POSITION: Inside Sales Representative

LOCATION: Calgary, CA

ORGANIZATION:

Calgary Lighting Products is a growing entrepreneurial business with a family style atmosphere. We are looking for an Inside Sales Representative to assist us with World Lighting Domination.

Calgary Lighting Products has been in business since 1972 and our cause is to share our passion for lighting by understanding our customers’ needs, being experts in our field, and having fun!

We invite you to visit our website at www.CalgaryLightingProducts.com and learn more about us!

OPPORTUNITY:

We need an experienced Inside Sales Representative to assist with maintaining existing accounts and business within the organization. This person will be able to work with an ambitious sales team towards providing an exceptional level of customer service. We need someone with a strong sales focus but who also enjoys the mix of getting your hands dirty with operational tasks.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in B2C or B2B sales environments whereby you achieved sales targets quotas, understand sales process and have demonstrated success in a sales environment. You will need to posses strong, speedy computer skills, have experience in relationship building and have stellar written and verbal communication skills… aka are you charming?

With your bright ideas and hard working energy, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the way we pursue world lighting domination!!!

What are the top challenges for the position?

1. Developing product knowledge to sell our product…either you have previous knowledge about bulbs and fixtures or you are a quick learner. There are lots of lighting products so you must not get overwhelmed, but rather be excited to learn all there is.

2. This is a new position, so the goal is to support the sales team in whatever way may be required. It breaks down to about 60% sales 40% operations; you need to be flexible to find synergy.

3. You will need to have strong time management abilities to complete a required number of outbound phone calls weekly

What are the top actions we are looking for?

1. Taking care of our walk-in customers.
2. Assist the sales team with research and gather business intelligence on potential leads.
3. Maintain consistent contact with customers.
4. Staying on top of purchase orders and releasing product.

What results do we expect?

1. Outbound contact of least 25 customers per week.
2. Successful completion of the weekly sales training assignment.
3. Develop and maintain a database of prospects at a level that allows 100 connected calls per week over each quarter year.

If you would like this story to be yours, send a copy of your resume along with a cover letter telling us why this job should be yours to hr@calgarylightingproducts.com.

***Please write Inside Sales Representative in the subject line.

Come join our team.  We’re very excited to meet you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Through heavy client interaction, the Inside Sales Representative’s primary goal is improve the customer experience by implementing the CLP charm and way of doing things. You will be assigned a revenue goal along with a monthly target of necessary interactions in order to hit that goal.  The day will consist of outbound calling, dealing with inbound inquiries, gathering and improving operational efficiency.

Typical day-to-day activities include, but are not limited to the following:

· Connecting with our customers via outbound phone calls and emails.
· Generating referrals from existing customers.
· Releasing back orders.
· Conducting research for the sales team.
· Participate in product and sales training to improve sales acumen.
· Connecting with our vendors to ensure accurate and up-to-date ETA’s.

EXPERIENCE:

· Successful track record with 2+ years of sales.  A strong work ethic with evidence of meeting or exceeding stated goals.
· Demonstrable business acumen and emotional intelligence as evidenced by prior results.
· Candidate must be adaptive, forward-thinking, eager to go beyond his/her comfort zone.
· Strong PC skills required, including proficiency in all Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Experience with SAP preferred.

PROFILE:

· Excellent relationship-building skills and transactional sales experience
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Exceptional ability to immediately establish one’s credibility with customers
· Ability to meet personal and team weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial goals
· Personal Integrity & character with clear confidence
· Self-disciplined, Sense of Urgency – A Doer
· Team Player, Independent yet supportive
· Professional presence and manner
· Innovative, fast learner, punctual and naturally optimistic… pleasant to be around :)

EDUCATION:

· Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Compensation:

Competitive base, with performance based bonuses, benefits and educational allowance, great supportive team environment,

POTENTIAL START DATE: ASAP

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN APPLICATION: Resume, Cover Letter and a creative demonstration that you have visited our website.

HOW TO APPLY: Email

EMAIL: hr@calgarylightingproducts.com

CONTACT NAME: Tahira Jamani

POSITION: Office Administrator

LOCATION: Calgary, CA

ORGANIZATION:

Calgary Lighting Products is a growing entrepreneurial business with a family style atmosphere. We are looking for an Inside Sales Representative to assist us with World Lighting Domination.

Calgary Lighting Products has been in business since 1972 and our cause is to share our passion for lighting by understanding our customers’ needs, being experts in our field, and having fun!

We invite you to visit our website at www.CalgaryLightingProducts.com and learn more about us!

REPORTS TO: The President

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing full administrative support; encompassing a wide range of multifaceted administrative, accounting, office and operational support for this dynamic, growing lighting company.

POSITION DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

Front Reception/Office Role
· Greeting customers, vendors and visitors
· Managing various calendars for upper management
· Providing assistance with event planning including luncheons, meetings and staff functions
· Maintaining and replacing office supplies
· Arrange and receive courier package

Administrator Role
· Manage Account Receivables: Process customer payments, credit returns and applications.
· Manage Account Payables: Correlating AP documents and preparing AP payments.
· Office Management Duties: file management and office equipment maintenance.
· Prepare daily bank deposits and debit/credit reports.
· Prepare correspondence, proposals, reports, organizational charts, and other project documentation
· Formatting documents according to project and company standards with attention to details, and protect confidential and sensitive information
· Plan annual customer appreciation event.
· Support logistic and sales teams.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
· Strong customer service, both in person and via telephone.
· Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
· Previous experience working with SAP B1 is an asset but not required.
· A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
· Ability to manage switchboard with 60-80 calls a day.
· Experience in managing accounts payable and receivables.
· Strong administration experience, and an eye for process improvement and increased efficiency.
· Adaptability to rapidly changing demands and deadlines.
· Ability to connect the dots and problem solve in real time.
· Ability to remain focused and complete tasks in an active environment.
· Enjoy core tasks such as filing, faxing, data management, mail distribution and general office admin tasks.
· Enjoys high levels of interaction with all members of a team.
· Improve the customer experience, responding to and exceeding customer wants and needs.
· Self-motivated and able to work with little to no supervision.
· Adaptable and able to deal with different situations and personalities.
· Takes initiative to assist when necessary.
· “Go get ‘em” attitude, creative and wants to get involved with growing the company.
· Organized, energetic and punctual.
· Strong communication and articulation skills.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
· A desire to improve the Customer Experience.
· Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
· Compensation approximately 44k base with benefits, paid vacation and performance based bonus.
· Necessity: someone with a positive attitude, good sense of humor and friendly personality.

LOCATION: 5336-1A ST SW, Calgary

POTENTIAL START DATE: ASAP

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN APPLICATION: Resume, Cover Letter and a creative demonstration that you have visited our website.

HOW TO APPLY: Email

EMAIL: hr@calgarylightingproducts.com

CONTACT NAME: Tahira Jamani

POSITION: Account Manager

LOCATION: Calgary, CA

ORGANIZATION:

Calgary Lighting Products is a growing entrepreneurial business with a family style atmosphere. We are looking for an Inside Sales Representative to assist us with World Lighting Domination.

Calgary Lighting Products has been in business since 1972 and our cause is to share our passion for lighting by understanding our customers’ needs, being experts in our field, and having fun!

We invite you to visit our website at www.CalgaryLightingProducts.com and learn more about us!

OPPORTUNITY:

The Account Manager will shower our existing customers with love and lighting knowledge. This individual will work alongside an ambitious sales team, have a strong sales expertise and understand how to leverage relationships.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of B2C or B2B in sales environments, where they have achieved sales targets, understand sales process and had success in sales environments. Their skill set would include speedy computer skills, the ability to build strong professional relationships have clear written and verbal communication skills. Are you charming?

This position is suited for a high energy individual with a strong work ethic, charming personality and the desire to shape the lighting future of Calgary and Area.

What are the top challenges for the position?

  1. Developing product knowledge to sell our product. Either you have previous knowledge or are a quick learner.2
  2. Continuous follow up and contact with our customers, keeping them in the know and relaying that information to the team.3
  3. Time management as there are many customers to visit, quotes to prepare and orders and sales logs to enter. Ability to organize your day and time is critical.

What are the top actions we are looking for?

  1. Completing daily sales logs – tracking sales activity is the key to having consistent customer interaction
  2. Serving our walk in customers
  3. Potentially managing business outside of the Calgary territory
  4. Increasing sales by product education
  5. Building strong relationships with customers and co-workers

What results do we expect?

  1. At least 60 connected calls / week
  2. At least 10 site visits/week
  3. Generate referrals/week
  4. Meet given sales quotas

If you would like this story to be yours, send a copy of your resume along with a cover letter telling us why this job should be yours to hr@calgarylightingproducts.com.

***Please write Account Manager in the subject line.

Come join our team.  We’re very excited to meet you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Through heavy customer interaction, the account manager’s primary goal is to improve the customer experience by implementing the CLP charm and by growing sales. You will be assigned a revenue goal and activity targets that support reaching the goal.

Typical day-to-day activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct phone calls to set appointments and check in with customers
  • Visit customers on site to demo new products, provide solutions and build rapport
  • Participate in sales and product training
  • Manage walk-in customers in office
  • Enter sales orders and sales logs
  • Follow up on quotes and product solutions

EXPERIENCE:

  • Successful track record of meeting and exceeding stated goals in B2C or B2B sales.
  • Proven understanding of relationship building and sales process, emotional intelligence.
  • Candidate must be adaptive, forward thinking and eager to go beyond his/her comfort zone.
  • Strong PC skills required, including proficiency in all Microsoft Office products including, Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint. Experience with SAP an asset.

PROFILE:

  • Excellent relationship building skills and transactional sales experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to meet personal and team sales and financial goals
  • Personal integrity and character with confidence
  • Ability to work well in a team as well as independently
  • Highly self motivated and goal oriented
  • Professional presence and manner
  • Innovative, fast learner, punctual and naturally optimistic
  • Quick sense of humour

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Compensation:

Competitive base, with performance based bonuses, benefits and educational allowance, great supportive team environment,

POTENTIAL START DATE: ASAP

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN APPLICATION: Resume, Cover Letter and a creative demonstration that you have visited our website.

HOW TO APPLY: Email

EMAIL: hr@calgarylightingproducts.com

CONTACT NAME: Tahira Jamani