Apply By: Monday, November 22, 2021 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Fewer than thirty individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ontario Science Centre
Science Experience - International Sales
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 10 months)
Job Code:
10OAD - Office Administration 10
$26.89 - $31.65 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The Ontario Science Centre is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed individual to perform administrative work and sales assistance in support of the International Sales Department's annual sales revenue targets, marketing and promotions plans, as well as customer service objectives.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Sales Coordinator, you will handle customer sales/service inquiries and monitor responses to selling efforts; coordinate all travel arrangements for staff and assist with customs and shipping of products internationally; conduct market research and analysis to produce a variety of reports; draft sales / promotional pieces and oversee design/production; administer the department's database and website presence identifying enhancements and work with Marketing and IT professionals to implement changes; provide coordinated and efficient office support.

How do I qualify?

Administrative & Organizational Skills

• Strong computer skills, including proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, power point, and related software with preferred experience working with CRM's such as Sales Force.
• Ability to maintain record keeping systems, is detailed oriented and has a commitment to accuracy and precision.
• Knowledge of purchasing procedures; can prepare and track invoices, purchase orders, tracking spreadsheets for international clients and projects.
• Good organizational skills to coordinate meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements for the Director, Project Managers, Project Consultants, staff who travel with International Sales.
• Excellent organizational skills to manage concurrent tasks and projects, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment.

Sales and Marketing Skills

• Customer service skills along with initiative, tact and judgement to evaluate customer service issues and determine the appropriate written, verbal or in-person response.
• Good organizational skills with the ability to follow through on sales processes and production of marketing materials, Sales conference and trade shows for the department.
• Ability to write sales oriented articles and correspondence targeted at International Sales clients.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills to respond to inquiries/requests/correspondence on behalf of the Director and the rest of the International Sales Team.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to provide a full range of support services to the International Sales Team including drafting letters and correspondence, collateral sales materials including brochures, direct mail campaign components and flyers/packages etc.

Research and Analytical Skills

• Requires research, reasoning and statistical analysis skills to identify, select and present information in a format that will inform International Sales strategies e.g. environmental scans on industry trends, threats and opportunities, return on investment in existing sales strategies including tradeshows and conferences, direct mail, personal calls.
• Excellent analytical skills to identify issues with potential impacts on stakeholders and partners and problem-solving skills to resolve identified issues.
• Ability to utilize research strategies, work methods, and communication vehicles to support targeted outcomes.
• Ability to compile, analyze and present research findings to the Director, Project Managers and Project Consultants.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 10 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Friday, November 5, 2021
  • T-SC-171650/21

    Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 22, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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