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August 5, 2013, Volume xix, #31

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”
—Wallace Stevens (American poet, 1879-1955)



SUMMER PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: HARDLINES publishes monthly in August, so our next issue will come out on August 19, after which we return to our regular weekly schedule. As always, we shall continue to send our Free Daily News Updates (sign up here!) and Breaking News as it happens. Please note that the World Headquarters will remain open throughout the month. —Michael McLarney, Editor


Dry weather spurs home improvement sales in British Columbia

SPECIAL REPORT — With the benefit of some “fairly strong activity in 2012” to propel it, the market in British Columbia is enjoying some good sales this summer, says Thomas Foreman, president of the Building Supply Industry Association of B.C.

In fact, after a slow start to the year that was typical of most of the country, “We’ve had four weeks of unprecedented good weather and sunshine, which is overall making up for the earlier spring months of heavy rain,” he says. Dealers are seeing their staff hustle as customers begin to accelerate projects.

“People are painting, roofing, paving—doing all the things they don’t usually get to do when it rains.”

For the year, Foreman expects some continued positive growth—tempered by forecasts of a slower housing market. He notes that factors such as the provincial election earlier this year have brought some stability to the province.

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Masco Canada Limited is one of Canada’s largest distributors and manufacturers of residential and commercial plumbing products. We are currently seeking the following qualified professional…

Retail Sales - Quebec Regional Manager

Reporting to the Director of National Sales, the successful candidate will be responsible for the on-going sales management of our current Quebec based customers as well as the strategic growth of our Home Improvement business in Quebec. A sound understanding of the Rona Group would be a valuable asset along with 10 to 15 years’ experience in the Home Improvement Sales market in Quebec.

Y ou will be responsible for sales plan development for all product lines, promotional planning and new product listings, product forecasting, monitoring and analysis of POS results by account, agency coordination on service criteria with assigned customer base, daily management of product lines and SKU maintenance, competitive and market analysis, planning and attending customer trade shows.

Post Secondary Education in Sales with some financial background.
Bilingual - French/English

Apply to recruiting@mascocanada.com

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Sales Representative for Maritimes
(New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island)

Manufactured by Soprema, Resisto products are the benchmark in residential waterproofing. Resisto membranes, sealants and sealers are the next generation in high performing, quality waterproofing products.

Soprema is an international company specializing in the manufacturing of waterproofing membranes. The candidates for these positions will oversee the sales and representation of our organization and products to the retail sector. The field sales representative will be responsible for growing our current business in his/her territory.

Visit our website at: www.soprema.ca for more information on this job opening.

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Senior Account Manager – Retail

Taymor is a successful nationally recognized custom manufacturer of doorware, bathware, faucets and commercial hardware serving the home improvement and builder markets across North America. We design and deliver products for the home that are Functional, Fashionable and Affordable. Our customers include Fortune 100 companies, national and regional retail brands, specialty retail stores and major commercial, single family and multi-unit home builders. This position will operate out of our Mississauga office.

We are positioning for our next level of growth and require an experienced Senior Account Manager - Retail to drive our growth in this sales channel. The primary function of this role is to develop and implement strategic and tactical selling plans, while building strong relationships with Canada’s largest home improvement retailers. Please visit www.taymor.ca/careers for complete details and to apply.

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Business Development Manager

RDTS is a Laval-based service company, specialized in merchandising and representation. RDTS is a leader in the hardware and building supply retail industry in Canada.

RDTS is seeking a Business Development Manager in Toronto. The successful candidate must have 5-8 years experience in related jobs, be bilingual and have completed a Bachelor degree in a business related field. He/she must have strong connections in the retail industry, show great written and verbal communication skills and be an independent self-starter. Travels may be frequent and he/she is expected to achieve expansion objectives, accomplish management related duties, make strategic decisions and create new partnerships to support the company’s growth.

For more details or to apply, visit: http://blog.rdts.ca/TorontoDevelopmentManager

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