Sales Associate

Date: 20 Jul 2024

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Company: Canon

About Us


Canon is the world’s leading imaging organisation, actively inspiring people with imaginative ideas that enable them to connect, communicate, and achieve more than they thought possible.


The most important part of working is enjoying what you do, teaming up with awesome, like-minded people and doing something you genuinely love.


Here at Canon, we get a kick out of inspiring people to connect, communicate and achieve great things. We create an environment that facilitates imagination, provides challenges, and takes your skills to the next level.


If you’re keen to join a world leader in the technology sector, then scan your eyes over this exciting opportunity!


About the Role:


We are offering a unique and exciting opportunity for a dynamic and results-driven Sales Associate to join the sales team in our Wellington office. This is an entry-level role tasked with ensuring our sales teams are provided with the best possible support to enable them to achieve their sales and profitability targets by delivering on the following key accountabilities:


  • Ensure a robust pipeline of new business opportunities is generated for our sales teams
  • Provide professional responses to inbound lead enquiries
  • Collect market information relevant for our business
  • Understand customer business needs
  • Work collaboratively with the Sales team
  • Ensure data is accurately entered and managed in our company’s CRM Salesforce system
  • Learn and develop in the sales role through on the job experience



About You


We are looking for someone who is passionate about sales, eager to learn and ready to make a significant impact. Picking up the phone to hold meaningful conversations with potential customers doesn’t faze you; you’re a natural ‘people person’ who enjoys developing relationships and getting results.


Other key attributes include:


  • Ideally at least one-year experience in sales
  • Experience with cold calling will be highly regarded
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Good financial awareness
  • Ability to think outside the square and integrate a solution to meet requirements
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Resilient and able to handle rejections
  • Comfortable communicating with senior level executives



What’s in it for you:


Canon will invest in you by providing an inclusive learning environment to support you through continual growth and career development. The training and mentorship that comes from this model provides an excellent grounding in the key fundamentals that lead to sales success in the industry. With the foundation of a globally recognised, award-winning and trusted brand as your platform for success, it’s up to you to grab this opportunity with both hands!

  • We provide flexible working arrangements where suitable.
  • Training and development opportunities to help you bring your goals to life.
  • Performance Recognition in the form of quarterly and annual awards programs for high-performers.
  • Bonus Leave, including:
    • Birthday leave, to celebrate, relax or do something special.
    • Canon Day, an extra day of leave during the Christmas holidays.
    • Kyosei Day, or volunteer leave to take a paid day off to do good in your community.
  • Milestone recognition on your work anniversaries includes carbon credits, merchandise, or retirement fund rewards.
  • Discounted Canon products, offered at a significant saving.
  • An employee referral scheme rewarding you for recommending great candidates.


Eligibility for specific benefits and perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Canon Group and the country where you work.


We believe in the power of an inclusive and diverse workforce. We trust you will bring your authentic self to work, and we will focus on making sure that together, we make a strong contribution to the broader community in which we operate.


Where possible, flexible working arrangements are the norm, as we know a better work-life balance can improve your motivation, performance, and productivity.


As an equal-opportunity employer focused on strengthening our inclusive culture, all applicants will be considered. We welcome applications from people of all ages and cultures, including Māori and Pasifika peoples, abilities, religious beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identities.


All applicants must be eligible to work in the country they are applying to at the time of application.


Looking to join this diverse team? Apply online now.


Successful applicants will be notified of next steps.