Product Specialist Forestry & Accessories

  • STIHL Limited
  • 1515 Sise Road, London, ON, Canada
  • Mar 17, 2021
Purchasing/Supply Chain

Job Description

STIHL Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG in Germany, is a leader in the distribution of chain saws and handheld outdoor power equipment in Canada. We have an immediate opening at our London head office for a fulltime Product Specialist, Forestry and Accessories reporting to the Sales manager Quebec and Eastern Ontario. 
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Define product strategy to meet corporate growth objectives
  • Evaluate new accessory and safety apparel products for possible market introduction
  • Conduct periodic overview and reporting of product sales performance
  • Perform regular analysis of pricing structure and product margins
  • Gather and compare information on competitive product offerings
  • Respond to product related questions, following up as necessary
  • Keep up to date on various regulatory standards and industry practices
  • Chair bimonthly committee meetings
  • Maintain product listing (i.e. Accessory catalogue) on various online platforms (intranet, website, microsite)
  • Update and review seasonal promotions and sales programs; format order forms for major promotional campaigns such as Spring and Fall Chain Saw promotions
  • Work closely with the Purchasing department to accurately forecast accessories and forestry articles in ERP system
  • Foster excellent relationships with cross-functional groups
Qualifications: 
  • Post-Secondary education or equivalent experience in a consumer/professional retail or marketing environment
  • Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel and Power Point
  • High level analytical and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility for travel to trade shows and some field visits (15-20 overnights per year)
  • Knowledge of the Outdoor Power Equipment industry is an asset
  • Bilingualism (French) is an asset
We offer excellent working conditions, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.  If you are interested in applying please email your resume to the attention of the Human Resources Supervisor, STIHL Limited - hr.canada@stihl.ca 
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Accessibility accommodation is available in all aspects of the recruitment process. Applicants should make this known in advance.