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Sales and Operations Trainee – Waterworks

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.

Sales & Operations Trainee

Our future leaders start here. As a Waterworks Sales and Operations Trainee, your development will be hands-on. You’ll learn this exciting business from the ground up.

Wolseley Waterworks (a division of Wolseley Canada) is a national leader in providing waterworks products and services to municipal, heavy construction water, and wastewater sectors. We have over 30 full-service Waterworks-dedicated branches across Canada.

We are proud that our team members are known for their technical knowledge, expertise and efficient customer service. Every day, public and private water authorities, utility contractors, public works/line contractors and heavy highway contractors count on Wolseley Waterworks for our customer-centric solutions.

Our training experience provides you with all the skills necessary for a successful career in sales and operations. After you complete the training program, you can count on a career trajectory that you can shape!

We offer Relocation Assistance!

What’s in it for you?

  • Amazing Career Opportunities
  • This structured program provides the support you need, including formal discussions to review your objectives & development
  • You will learn the key skills to succeed in an industry that services the municipal drinking water and sewer industries, an industry that will always be needed and an industry with an abundance of opportunities for you in the future.
  • You’ll develop the foundation for what it takes to become successful in our organization
  • We will teach you how to excel at customer service, sales and operations
  • You will also get out into the community and establish relationships essential to growing our business – and your success

What It Takes to Succeed:

  • A desire to learn with an aim to succeed
  • Self-motivated with robust organizational skills
  • An understanding of the value of a long-lasting relationship, delivering to both the business and our customers
  • Passion for teamwork and interest in our community investment
  • A passion for customer service

What will you do:

  • Understand the overall concept of the company and specific Water Works business group, including the brand, customer, product goals, and all other aspects of service
  • Rotate through our divisions of responsibility from Warehouse to Sales and provide quarterly feedback on your experience
  • Focus on sales process, product knowledge and related topics, aligning to our business
  • Engage with customers or clients and provides service and/or sales

What will you bring:

Post-Secondary education in Business Administration or a
related discipline Preferred


  • Customer-focus: You anticipate customer needs and provide
    service that is beyond your customers’ expectations;
  • Drives results: You have an achievement mindset, a bias for
    action and an eagerness to take the initiative;
  • Instills trust: You gain the confidence and trust of others easily,
    you honour commitments and keep confidences;
  • Self-development: You actively seek ways to grow and be challenged using formal and informal development
  • Ensures accountability in self: you take responsibility for your actions and you own up to your commitments.

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, career-oriented individual who wants to be part of a large, evolving and successful North American organization with the ability to impact the future success. We offer competitive compensation and benefits as well as exceptional
career growth potential.