Trade Marketer
Chilliwack, Canada
1d ago

Japan Tobacco International (JTI), maker of some of the world’s best-known brands in the traditional tobacco. For a fifth consecutive year we have been certified as a Top Employer and in 2022 we are #1 among the 13 other Canadian companies who received the certification.

JTI achieved Global Top Employer for the eighth year in a row one of only 11 other companies worldwide, and JTI ranked #1 in North America.

What sets us apart? Simply put, it is our passion for people, our culture of integrity and respect, our setting the bar high for performance, and our pursuit of continuous improvement in all that we do.

These attributes create an environment that offers a wide range of local and global career development opportunities. For more information, we invite you to visit www. and

Position Purpose

The Trade Marketer assumes a primary role in the development of JTI-Macdonald Corp. market share and volume within his / her territory by executing trade programs, optimizing product mix, and ensuring optimal product quality / freshness, core brand distribution and inventory levels, and the timely and accurate collection of store-level data.

Also responsible for retail agreement and service fee budget allocations.


  • Optimize product distribution, inventory levels, space allocation and fair and competitive pricing at the retail, wholesale and cash & carry and level within a predefined territory
  • Ensure the sound management of his / her territory in terms of data reports, trade program budgets, weekly expense account, car stock, tools and company car maintenance.
  • Negotiate independent retail contracts and maintain and monitor compliance for key targeted accounts that meet the criteria outlined by regional direction within assigned budget allocations and maintain proper account information
  • Implement retail programs and product launches as directed, in order to maximize results and return on investment while remaining within assigned budget allocations, while ensuring compliance & timely and effective execution
  • Educate the trade to resell JTI-MC products through proper communication of brand attributes and use of trade support tools developed by the Sales and Marketing group and the implementation of all retail initiatives assigned by the District Sales Manager
  • Monitor and report compliance of all National and Regional chain agreements in his / her territory
  • Regularly engage retail and wholesale customers in conversation regarding their business and general industry trends, effectively communicating competitive activity on a timely basis
  • Present a professional image, create and maintain a good business rapport with all customers in line with JTI Corporate guidelines and code of conduct
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • Post-secondary education
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A willingness to participate in decision making with regional management
  • A full valid license is required (Tool of the Trade (company vehicle) will be included)
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with limited supervision
  • Understanding of financial planning and time management
  • Minimum 2 years experience in FMCG sales
  • Skills, Competencies & Languages

  • Solid knowledge and skill level with Microsoft Office products
  • Sales experience is an asset
  • English - Additional languages are an asset
  • Commercial understanding
  • Strong communication skills
  • Selling and negotiating skills
  • Additional Information

    JTI-Macdonald Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.

    To help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, keep our employees, customers and communities safe, JTI-Macdonald Corp. requires that effective December 1, 2021, all new hires be fully vaccinated against the virus.

    Please note that we welcome internal referrals, as per policy and candidates must be duly authorized to work in Canada.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


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