In This Issue
July 24, 2006, Vol. xii, #30
- Canadian Tire restructures its senior buying ranks
- RONA puts finishing touches on Barrie big box
- Home Hardware’Äôs launches "emo" paint system
- Home Depot to test furniture boutiques
- Home Depot steps up web presence with vendor ads
- Strober adds New York-based pro dealer
Also in this issue: People on the move | Classifieds
"Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." – Peter Drucker
www.beauti-tone.ca, that lets customers determine which of the four moods best suits their lifestyle. "Paint is the most inexpensive way to make a dramatic impact in a room," said Bev Bell, Beauti-Tone’Äôs Creative Director. "Yet, the challenge of selecting the right colour often intimidates people. Colours for Living simplifies things. You choose the mood and Beauti-Tone provides colour choices that create and complement that mood." www.homedepot.com, to reach more than four million consumers each week. "Our goal is to allow a few key vendor partners the opportunity to educate millions of home improvement consumers about their distinctive and innovative products," said Harvey Seegers, president of Home Depot Direct in a prepared release. Vendors already signed on to advertise online including Moen Inc. Homedepot.com is a part of Home Depot Direct, the company’Äôs direct-to-consumer division that is a critical element of the company's plans to extend its business into new channels, especially in light of the fact that the rate of new store openings will be cut in half over the next five years. Home Depot has a goal of generating $1 billion in online sales by 2010 and is using the online sales tool to expand a number of categories, such as appliances and consumer electronics. For example, Home Depot has 25-30 SKUs of cooling and heating products in-store, but 100 are available online. Though no ads appear on the website yet, a page is already up on the Home Depot site at www.homedepot.com/advertise that invites vendors to participate in the program. Some of the benefits of advertising listed on that web page include high traffic levels—more than two billion page visits annually and in excess of 15 million monthly customer visits. Home Depot also has a weekly e-mail newsletter with close to six million opt-in subscribers. Information on the site promises vendors to "supercharge your brand". When consumers click on the ads on homedepot.com, they will enter an advertiser's branded site. There, they can view interactive demos, streaming video, and in–depth product content.
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General Sales & Marketing Manager/Ontario and Branch Manager/York RegionOur client is a truly Canadian success story and has been in the home improvement industry for over 4 decades, providing one-stop renovation solutions to the General Contractor and Independent Operator as well as products through distribution channels and their retail outlets. They are a leading innovator in the manufacture of exterior building products with an impressive track record and an existing customer base, based in Southern Ontario, just north east of the GTA. As a result of their exception growth a newly created opportunity currently exists for a dynamic General Sales & Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate will have successfully managed a regional sales group, leading by example and possess a solid knowledge of the building materials industry along with a proven record of business development successes and have a sound grasp of current market trends. A willingness to travel as necessary is a must. An energetic Branch Manager is also required to take on the challenges of developing a regional business and achieving branch sales objectives. You'll be responsible for sales, distribution and people...leading by example to obtain proven results. The ideal candidate will have a solid knowledge of the Installer, Remodeler and independent operator. Building products background and demonstrated sales and supervisory successes within the industry is ideal. Strong Customer presentation skills and computer literacy are essential and you thrive managing in a team environment If teamwork, enthusiasm and sales are a high priority in your world, combined with a proven track record of related successes and if you are qualified with matching skill-sets, our client offers a terrific culture, exceptional growth opportunities, combined with a competitive salary, bonus, *car allowance [*General Sales & Marketing Manager role] and company benefits To explore either of these dynamic opportunities in complete confidence, please email your resume directly quoting Sales Manager/Ontario or Branch Manager/York Region. You can also apply on line at www.wolfgugler.com Lesley Fulton – Direct Line: 905-888-8282 Senior Associate, Wolf Gugler & Associates Limited Lesley@wolfgugler.com email@example.com Wolf Gugler – 888-848-3006 (US & Canadian Offices) President, Wolf Gugler & Associates Limited Wolf@wolfgugler.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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EASTERN CANADIAN SALES MANAGERYou will be responsible for all provinces in Canada east of and including the Province of Ontario. You will be making consistent contact with building officials, architects, engineers, other building design professionals and contractors and framers to assure our products are accepted and specified in the territory. You will regularly obtain and develop knowledge of your territory, including: market pricing, code and product issues, distributors, dealers, component manufacturers, commercial accounts and others as required. The qualified candidate will have;
- University degree in engineering or related technical area. Consideration will be given to candidates with a degree in business, construction management, marketing or equivalent.
- Five years sales experience in the Building or Construction Industry.
- Able to work outside the office and travel at least 80% of the time.
- Working knowledge of blueprints and building materials and a general knowledge of the construction industry.
- Good discipline, self-directed, aggressive, excellent sales skills.
- Must have strong problem solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to work in a team environment, computer literate and possess a valid driver's license.
- Bilingual (English/French) would be an asset but not required.
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