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Government Sales Representative

Canadian Sales | Canada or US location | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Teknion creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces. We hold to a simple yet powerful principle: design does matter. We are a different kind of company–one with an entrepreneurial spirit defined by passion, curiosity and bold, creative thinking. A privately held company with a youthful entrepreneurial spirit, we recognize the vast skills, knowledge, perspectives and cultural contributions that diversity brings to Teknion. Because different perspectives and experiences trigger creativity and innovation, diversity is integral to our success. Our employees are the heart and soul of our business. To support their development is to enhance our biggest asset.


The Government Sales Representative is accountable for promoting and selling Teknion’s products in a specific region, and maintaining relationships with existing clients in a professional and knowledgeable manner.  This position is responsible for increasing territory sales and market share, strategically increasing visibility to the Architecture/Design Community and end user, as well as supervise the selection and development of dealers or other distribution facilities.


  • All sales activities as it relates to achievement of territory sales and profitability objectives, sales forecasting, and business development.

  • Participating in the preparation of annual sales forecasts for the respective territory, participating in the determination of territory market potential and in the preparation of territory sales expense estimates.

  • Identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships with customer base, within the Federal and Provincial Goverment Departments, Agencies and Crown Corportions and closing business opportunities, as well as promoting products to new and existing customers.

  • Identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships with customer base, within the Automotive market (OEMs, Architectural firms - developing dealership standards packages and at the dealership level) and closing business opportunities, as well as promoting products to new and existing customers as well as Architectural firms.

  • Determining, securing, and maintaining new network contacts through appropriate associations, and increasing Teknion’s visibility and presence in the office furniture industry.

  • Mastering the unique procurement process with the Federal amd Provincial Governments and understand how to utilize to maximize sales opportuntiies

  • Mastering the unique development processes within the automotive market and developing an understanding for the creation of Standards programs for this market and the various brands.

  • Working collaboratively with both Teknion and Dealer Sales personnel to increase Teknion sales through new business development, maintenance of existing accounts, and product and process education vis-à-vis presentations.  Developing close relationships with Dealer management ensuring a strong Dealer commitment.

  • Understanding, implementing and supporting Teknion’s corporate programs, (including incentive, inter-market, and new products) policies and procedures.

  • Building business relationships with the Architecture and Design Community within the Civil Service and commercial A&D firms who service the Federal and Provincial Governments, by educating them on Teknion’s products and assisting in navigating the Federal Governments procurement Process.

  • Keeping abreast of industry competitors, market trends, product innovations and market conditions.

  • Provide critical sales information and administrative reports in a timely manner, as well as keeping manager and colleagues abreast of market conditions and trends.

  • Coordinating and managing office and showroom administration with support staff and ensuring showroom products are kept current and in order at all times.

  • Conferring with immediate supervisor, suggesting changes and improvements in design, pricing, or policy.

  • Providing product and administrative training to support colleagues and dealers in the local office.


  • College diploma or University degree

  • Experience selling to the Public Sector an asset

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a sales or marketing representative or in a related occupation

  • Well developed communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Excellent selling skills

  • Good negotiation skills

  • Well developed organizational and decision making capabilities

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously

  • Well developed human relations skills

  • Good team building skills

  • Computer literate

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Teknion is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

By applying for a position with Teknion, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Teknion's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, credit check and criminal check. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position


Why you should grow with us!

Competitive Salary

Company Paid benefits

Group RRSP plan

Pension Plan

Excellent work environment and culture

Corporate perks and discounts year round

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