Based in our Delta head office and reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the Sales Administrator is responsible for providing administrative support to our national sales team.

How you will be successful as the Sales Administrator:

Pricing Administration

  • Develop and administer efficient processes to ensure accurate product pricing at all times;
  • In collaboration with Sales Management, design and administer pricing for sales promotions of stock machinery; Support Sales Management in preparing for open houses, shows and special events through pricing development and administration;
  • Calculate and verify that pricing on product orders is correct based on deposits paid at certain exchange rates and futures booked for final amounts; and
  • Develop, manage and administer accurate pricing on our online web-based store, ensuring website pricing is accurate and updated at all times.

Sales Support

  • Promptly verify the accurate costing of product arrivals, in collaboration with Accounting;
  • Ensure weekly inventory reports are accurate and timely;
  • Develop and administer processes to effectively manage the sale of used machinery, including pricing and listings;
  • Actively support Sales Representatives by verifying pricing/margins on prospective sales deals, assisting in the price negotiation process as required;
  • Collaborate with the centralized quoting department to produce accurately priced proposals quickly;
  • Support Sales Representatives in the production of weekly sales reports;
  • Proactively manage and update our CRM system as required; and
  • Other sales support and administration duties as assigned.

As the ideal candidate:

  • You have 1-2 years of experience in supporting a sales team.
  • You have some post-secondary education (diploma or bachelor’s degree), preferably with a focus in business or sales administration.
  • You have a special love for numbers and you are an Excel whiz. You also have an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Ideally, you have worked with CRM and ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics preferred).
  • You have proven time management skills, including the ability to multitask and manage shifting priorities. You thrive under pressure and you never miss a deadline.
  • You have a love for details, and you can proudly demonstrate your high level of accuracy and thoroughness.
  • You are known to be a strong communicator, both verbally and written.
  • You are exceptional in your ability to work autonomously and proactively.
  • You are a leader and naturally take initiative, combined with exceptional follow-up skills. You are highly motivated, energetic, and have a positive attitude.
  • You are passionate about providing great customer service.
  • You have a thirst for knowledge and you are always looking to learn and grow.

Why you should work for Akhurst:

  • Our core values are family, integrity and teamwork: FIT. We reflect our values through our daily behaviours. Our actions build trust, creating a safe environment for people to show initiative, encouraging communication that is direct, open and respectful. We invite diverse thinking and work collaboratively, recognizing that once decisions are made, they are respected and acted upon.
  • We offer a pleasant work environment overlooking the Fraser River.
  • We invest in our people by providing the training necessary for employees to successfully perform their responsibilities and develop to meet their career goals.
  • We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits plan, including RRSP matching and opportunity for profit sharing.

About Us:

Akhurst Machinery Limited is a family-owned business that has been serving the woodworking, machine tool and sawmill industries for eight decades. Akhurst provides its customers with quality products from manufacturers around the world and backs up its products with its highly trained service department. Akhurst is Canada’s largest national distributor of machinery with 5 branches across Canada and a sales office in the US. Our mission is to enhance customer profitability by providing effective machinery solutions and support.


If you match the ideal candidate description and are interested in this position, please apply by July 13, 2018. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in working with Akhurst Machinery. We will contact only those being considered for the position.

Kindly forward your resume with cover letter via email to Olga Shipillo at:
[email protected]