Director of Sales and Business Development
Canada Pooch Ltd. - Toronto, ON

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We are a young and dynamic pet products company located in the heart of Toronto seeking a new Director of Sales and Business Development.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter with sales experience to grow our customer base in various territories. With an opportunity to work alongside a fantastic team, this job offers autonomy to lead the sales effort for a rapidly growing business in several important regions.


Lead generation and conversion

o Development and execution of sales plan for assigned territories
o Lead generation for new pipeline of small to large customers
o Cold calls to retailers and distributors to bring in new accounts
o Travel to potential client sites
o Sales visits to customer locations in Canada and the USA
o Ongoing networking efforts, including attending networking events

Account management

o Remaining in regular contact with existing accounts and renewing sales efforts for new product releases
o Accepting orders, handling complaints, questions and managing other team members in same
o Recording and tracking customer feedback
o Providing support to other members of the sales team in managing major accounts

Trade show preparation

o Managing show calendar to book and schedule shows on-time
o Assist with booth selection, concept and design
o Creation of floor plan and identification of products required for display
o Work with graphic team to prepare marketing materials for shows
o Creating show specials
o Advance solicitation, meeting scheduling
o In-show sales
o Show follow-up and negotiations to book sales


Overseeing marketing intern’s work in the following activities:
o Maintaining social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
o Monthly social media contests / campaigns / promotions to engage with and increase the number of fans
o Organizing and executing local marketing events
o Responding to follower comments/questions/tags
o Media outreach and follow-up during key seasonal periods to secure product and company media coverage
o Drafting press releases for new product releases
o Scheduling and coordinating product photo shoots
o Drafting product descriptions, media copy, and other copy for use by customers or media