Lumber / Log Trader (Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Coast Fraser Enterprises Ltd

  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Responsibilities and Duties :

  • Source, prospect and identify customers and market the company’s products
  • Manage relationships with buyers and be accountable for the development of the organization’s customer base
  • Cultivate relationships that ensure long-term customer retention and future sales opportunities
  • Coordinate sales activities with team members and suppliers, including managing some logistics
  • Provide technical information, solutions and customer support on products
  • Provide market information and intelligence from product sourcing to delivery
  • Create and maintain long lasting customer relationships through high-quality customer service
  • Encourage customers to use the online platform for orders, facilitating this process for effective delivery of services
  • Attend tradeshows and networking events, as required

Knowledge, Skills, Attributes, and Experience :

  • A diploma or degree related to forestry, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in the lumber industry, either in a lumber trader, lumber export or sales representative position
  • Experience selling either softwood lumber
  • Strong sales skills and proven sales accomplishments
  • A sales approach that is centred around relationship building, integrity and trust
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to build business relationships and develop business solutions
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong time management, follow-up and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet
  • Positive and upbeat attitude and enjoys being part of a team

Job Type:  Full-time

Job location:  Downtown Vancouver

Job Type:  Full-time

Experience:

  • Lumber or Log trading: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)
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