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Project Specialist

Wolseley Canada

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted May 12, 2022.

Wolseley Canada requires new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by Health Canada, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests.

As the world’s number one distributor of heating, plumbing, industrial, and waterworks supplies, we know that talented people are essential to maintaining our success in the future.

Wolseley Canada provides an environment where employees can take their skills, talents, experience and interests to the next level to grow professionally and build rewarding careers.

Wolseley Canada offers many challenging and diverse career opportunities in our local branch networks and throughout our Regional and Corporate offices across Canada.

We are driven to achieve results, collaborate with each other to determine the best course of action, hold ourselves accountable at all times and demonstrate resilience when new challenges come our way.

Does this sound like you? Do you want to make a difference and grow your career? If so, then come join our talented and high performing team.

Associate is responsible for executing on contracted business — plumbing, mechanical, etc…  They handle the day-to-day management of the job accounts which includes: required date management, purchasing, releasing material, attending job site meetings, managing third party installers, reducing returns and customer claims, building customer and vendor relationships and reconciliation of their major projects.  Accountable to deliver jobs on-time, in full quantities, and on-budget.What’s in it for you?

  • Comprehensive benefits with premiums fully paid for by the company for the “Core” package starting the first day of employment.
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Life insurance, disability and wellness program
  • Retirement savings programs including RRSP and DC pension with up to 5.25% employer contribution
  • Paid vacation and sick time and day off on your birthday!
  • Bonus programs that include annual performance and profit sharing
  • Employee discounts on top brands of plumbing and HVAC/R products
  • Education reimbursement for employees
  • Employee referral program

What you will do:

  • Managing all job site releases – liaising with customers and warehouse to ensure timely deliveries ​
  • Creating/Updating trackers for all current jobs ​
  • Reconciling contract and account balances and quantities ​
  • Meeting with on-site customer to create shipping and buying schedules, visiting job sites and ensuring we're meeting needs (e.g. NHL markets priority)​
  • Attending, as required, subcontractor / job site meetings ​
  • Conduct project kick-offs with customers and internal teams to start projects​
  • Work with customer on management of long-lead time items​
  • Provide reporting as needed with customers, project control sheets​
  • Create project change orders as changes are initiated by customers​
  • Co-ordinate with Credit to handle denunciation, liens for projects​
  • Co-ordinate with Supply Chain on the management of out of stocks and backorders to deliver project materials.​
  • Train associates on project management process, systems, and expectations​
  • Managing Pricing and Special Price Agreements for jobs​
  • Managing Returns and Claims to reduce and resolve liabilities for project closure​

What you will bring:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline considered an asset
  • Previous Inside Sales related industry experience preferred
  • General computer skills including Microsoft Office required, knowledge of Syntax AS400 system would be an asset.
  • High level of commitment to exceptional customer service.
  • Demonstrated initiative with the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team-based environment.
  • Highly organized in prioritizing work and multi-tasking on a regular basis