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Location

North York

Department

Design & Corp Marketing

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Planning and Application Specialist is responsible for the development of Space Planning and Furniture Application assets that will provide the sales organization with the knowledge they require to effectively sell our portfolio of products worldwide.

Primary responsibilities

  • Maintains a good working knowledge of office furniture planning principles and industry trends and standards

  • Develops a full understanding of the unique features of Teknion's furniture portfolio to assist in providing space planning expertise 

  • Space plan optimal thought starter layouts to be used in Product Application Guides, on the thought starter Planning Tool and in Application Training materials

  • Prepares content for Application Guides including product descriptions, planning tips, restrictions, best practices and value engineering

  • Works in collaboration with our Industrial Designers, incorporate their research into Product Application and Training content

  • Works in collaboration with Product Managers, develop content for Product Animations, Floorplan Walkthroughs, Furniture Planning Videos etc that focus on the inspiration and features of products, how to space plan with new and existing products and on blending with other products in the Teknion portfolio

  • Provides space planning and Interior Design product knowledge as it applies to the creation of workstations, mockups and branded photoshoots, etc

  • Provides specification training to Dealer Specifiers, Interior Designers, Sales Reps and Internal Trainers on new products

  • Contributes to the creation of yearly Knowledge pieces through the preparation of furniture layouts  

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College or University Degree in Interior Design, Industrial Design or related

  • Must have minimum 5 years proven industry planning experience

  • Must have well developed analytical, strategic thinking and be detail oriented

  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent computer skills, Product Specification software (20/20 or Project Matrix), Autocad, visualization software such as SketchUp, Keyshot or 3d Studio Max

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

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Corp Marketing & Design

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Closing date

Position summary

The Product Specifier and Applications Specialist is accountable for the preparation of accurate specifications, quotations and installation drawings for Teknion Casegoods products. Manage multiple projects with exceptional speed and accuracy.

Primary responsibilities

  • Create Teknion Casegoods quotations from generic floor plans using Specification software.
  • Create 3 dimensional drawings using appropriate software (currently AutoCAD).
  • Assist Sales Representatives with technical issues regarding layouts, electrical requirements, specials or structural concerns.
  • Develop a full understanding of the unique features of Teknion's Private Office furniture portfolio, specifically the Wood product lines, to assist in providing space planning expertise
  • Review special products with the Engineering and Product Management group to ensure such products are feasible and acceptable.
  • Ensure floor plans and application of products meet client’s needs following formal approval process for drawings.
  • Assist Sales with tender responses by interpreting product requirements and advising accordingly.
  • Provide support to Customer Service Representatives with Dealer inquiries and in-house orders.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in Interior Design.
  • 1-3 years of working experience in space planning or specification experience with furniture systems.
  • Able to read engineering drawings for both architectural and electrical.
  • Knowledge of building and electrical codes.
  • Understanding of load and structural capacities for systems furniture.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills required.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint AutoCAD, Project Spec, and or  Cap 20/20, or Configura
  • Strong understanding of 3D modelling and knowledge of Sketch Up, Revit, Key Shot and 3D Studio Max is an asset.

QUANTITATIVE DATA

  • Prepare 10 projects per month
  • Request 10-20 specials per month
  • Respond to 20 technical calls per month
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Location

Toronto, ON

Department

Sales

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Government Sales Representative is accountable for promoting and selling Teknion’s products in a specific region, and maintaining relationships with existing clients in a professional and knowledgeable manner.  This position is responsible for increasing territory sales and market share, strategically increasing visibility to the Architecture/Design Community and end user, as well as supervise the selection and development of dealers or other distribution facilities.

Primary responsibilities

  • All sales activities as it relates to achievement of territory sales and profitability objectives, sales forecasting, and business development.

  • Participating in the preparation of annual sales forecasts for the respective territory, participating in the determination of territory market potential and in the preparation of territory sales expense estimates.

  • Identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships with customer base, within the Federal and Provincial Goverment Departments, Agencies and Crown Corportions and closing business opportunities, as well as promoting products to new and existing customers.

  • Identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships with customer base, within the Automotive market (OEMs, Architectural firms - developing dealership standards packages and at the dealership level) and closing business opportunities, as well as promoting products to new and existing customers as well as Architectural firms.

  • Determining, securing, and maintaining new network contacts through appropriate associations, and increasing Teknion’s visibility and presence in the office furniture industry.

  • Mastering the unique procurement process with the Federal amd Provincial Governments and understand how to utilize to maximize sales opportuntiies

  • Mastering the unique development processes within the automotive market and developing an understanding for the creation of Standards programs for this market and the various brands.

  • Working collaboratively with both Teknion and Dealer Sales personnel to increase Teknion sales through new business development, maintenance of existing accounts, and product and process education vis-à-vis presentations.  Developing close relationships with Dealer management ensuring a strong Dealer commitment.

  • Understanding, implementing and supporting Teknion’s corporate programs, (including incentive, inter-market, and new products) policies and procedures.

  • Building business relationships with the Architecture and Design Community within the Civil Service and commercial A&D firms who service the Federal and Provincial Governments, by educating them on Teknion’s products and assisting in navigating the Federal Governments procurement Process.

  • Keeping abreast of industry competitors, market trends, product innovations and market conditions.

  • Provide critical sales information and administrative reports in a timely manner, as well as keeping manager and colleagues abreast of market conditions and trends.

  • Coordinating and managing office and showroom administration with support staff and ensuring showroom products are kept current and in order at all times.

  • Conferring with immediate supervisor, suggesting changes and improvements in design, pricing, or policy.

  • Providing product and administrative training to support colleagues and dealers in the local office.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College diploma or University degree

  • Experience selling to the Public Sector an asset

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a sales or marketing representative or in a related occupation

  • Well developed communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Excellent selling skills

  • Good negotiation skills

  • Well developed organizational and decision making capabilities

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously

  • Well developed human relations skills

  • Good team building skills

  • Computer literate

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

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Location

North York

Department

Sales

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Salesforce (SFDC System) Administrator is a countable for the maintenance and support of the Salesforce.com (SFDC) system. They are responsible for insuring the CRM system is a useful tool for the sales team and also support the training and users on the use and the processes related to the CRM system.

Primary responsibilities

  • Manage the 330 internal users, new user setup, coordination with IT and end users, as well as activation and deactivation of user licenses.

  • Responsible for Data Management of the system including mass data uploads, transfer and deletion of data. Duties will also include putting out guidelines on the maintenance of data.

  • Take the lead on all production support issues related to SFDC and manage the process through the use of case management and production support Chatter group.

  • Key support on reports and dashboards, including creating reports for users.

  • Lead technical support for both the service and sales modules as well as lead on all testing of enhancements for both the sales module and service module.

  • Responsible for training users, including regular updates on tips and tricks for the system.

  • Being the point of contact as the Teknion Subject Matter Expert and champion of the SFDC system.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Post Secondary degree in Business Administration, IT , Sales or Marketing

  • Minimum 2 years related experience, ideally with a background in a supporting sales and or marketing.

  • Salesforce.com experience an asset, preferably a certified SFDC system Admin.

  • Must demonstrate excellent project management skills.

  • Must be highly organized with the ability to multitask

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft,Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and Microsoft Project.  Database knowledge also an asset

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Human Resources

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Corporate Director, Compensation & Benefits

Closing date

Position summary

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Senior Compensation Analyst is accountable for the implementation and maintenance of compensation policies and programs.  This is accomplished by administering compensation programs that enable Teknion to attract, retain and motivate the best possible candidates.   


Primary responsibilities

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • The Senior Compensation Analyst is accountable for administering and maintaining a company-wide compensation program.  To achieve this, the incumbent is responsible for the following functions:

    • Studying and analyzing wage and/or salaried positions and preparing position descriptions in standardized form.

    • Evaluating positions using established evaluation systems.

    • Participating in selected salary surveys, and analyzing/interpreting survey results.

    • Determining and establishing salary grades and salary ranges.

    • Maintaining a plant wage structure.

    • Developing customized HRIS reports to administer effectively the compensation program.

  • This position is responsible for monitoring the compensation aspect of Teknion’s promotion and merit rating programs (i.e. reviewing changes in wages and salaries) to ensure adherence with established policies, as well as auditing evaluation of jobs to assure wage and salary rates are equitable, both internally and externally.

  • The Compensation Analyst is accountable for administering salary administration guidelines/processes and ensuring their link to the performance management system.

  • This incumbent is accountable for developing compensation and benefits policies and procedures that support Teknion’s business practices, and are in accordance with government laws and regulations, as well as determining the effectiveness of existing programs, policies and procedures and recommending revisions accordingly.

  • This position is responsible for advising and coaching management, inclusive of training or conducting employee information sessions, on issues regarding Teknion’s compensation, benefits and/or performance management program.

  • This incumbent is accountable for ensuring compliance with government regulations (i.e. employment standards act, pay equity, etc.).

  • This incumbent is accountable for compiling and preparing periodic or special reports relevant to the compensation function.

  • This position is responsible for preparing, or assisting in the preparation of, communications covering compensation and benefits topics.

  • This position is responsible for continuously monitoring human resources information needs, and customizing the HRIS system to meet the changing requirements.

Education & Experience Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in Economics or  Industrial Relations, CPP designation preferable

  • 4 – 6 years experience, majority preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in compensation design inclusive of sales compensation and hourly incentive schemes.

  • Experience in Regression Analysis

  • Experience conducting job evaluations and job design.

  • Experience using Hay method of job evaluation

  • Systems knowledge and experience ie. H.R.I.S., Access, Data Management

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & Power Point.

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Department

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Position summary

Teknion is hiring a Maintenance Mechanic for our afternoon shift to ensure that all equipment is functioning as required.

Primary responsibilities

· Perform a “walk” upon arrival and ensure that all equipment is functioning as required.

· Create, document & input programs, program changes and troubleshoot for machines.

· Troubleshoot, maintain and repair all machinery at designated locations. This involves the use of manual or powered hand tools machining equipment.

· Refurbish electronic control board; troubleshoot, repair, replace and perform preventative maintenance for all electrical equipment including switches, relays, control systems, sensors etc. using various tools including soldering guns, scopemeter, megometer, multimeter etc.

· Responsible for the operation of robots in the plant. Reprogram robots approximately 5-6 times per shift for welding changes.

· Provide training for machine operators on how to change to pre-set programs, document changes and updates, utilizing various software if required.

· Machinery redesign/modifications and/or process improvement to include but not limited to fixtures, assembly jigs, carts, gauges, and guarding.

· Conduct preventative maintenance according to schedule. Primary responsibility for all robotic, electrical and PLC systems and equipment. Act as a backup for mechanical.

· Abide by OHSA regulations and Teknion policy and procedures pertaining to Lock Out/Tag out, completing work orders, etc. Advise Management of actions taken.

· Verify machinery and equipment is shut down at end of shift.

· Maintains safe and clean Maintenance area.

· Maintains stock of commonly used spare parts.

· Flexible to work on day, afternoon, and night shift.

 

Education & Experience Requirements

· Programmable Logic Controller – formal training.

· Robotic Systems – formal training.

· Extensive hands on experience with PLCs, robotics and electrical systems.

· Ability to read CAD drawings.

· Mathematical skills.

· Licensed to operate scissor lift and forklift.

· Strong knowledge of Ontario Electrical Safety Code, OHSA, TSSA, and WHMIS.

· Ability to operate manual and power hand tools machining equipment.

· Ability to read from tape measure, measuring tools and gauges.

· Knowledge of manufacturing processes to include but not limited to CNC, Brake Press,

Welding, Paint line, Upholstery Equipment and assembly fixtures.

· Knowledgeable to use grinders, welding equipment, impact guns, etc.

· Knowledge of all machine functions and capabilities.

· Manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, and positive attitude.

· Industrial Mechanic diploma or comparable.

· Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) license.

· Good communication skills, works well with others and are able to work with little or no supervision. Works well under pressure and is able to multitask.

· Knowledge of pneumatic applications and power transmission equipment.

· Certified First Aid, would be an asset.

· Solid health and safety knowledge.

 
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Position summary

Teknion is hiring a Maintenance Mechanic for our night shift to ensure that all equipment is functioning as required.

Primary responsibilities

  • Perform a “walk” upon arrival. Ensure that all equipment is functioning as required.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair all machinery at designated location including but not limited to CNC machines, Paintline, Brake Presses, Punch Presses, and Conveyors. This involves the use of manual and powered hand tools.
  • Preventative Maintenance performed according to schedule. Primary responsibility for all machinery at designated location.
  • Machinery redesign/modifications and/or process improvement to include but not limited to fixtures, assembly jigs, carts, gauges, and guarding.
  • Minor electrical troubleshooting including, but not limited to, motors and fuses.
  • Abide by OHSA regulations and Teknion policy and procedures pertaining to Lock Out/Tag out, completing work orders, etc. Advise Management of actions taken.
  • Provide back up to other mechanics and locations on an as needed basis.
  • Verify machinery and equipment is shut down at end of shift.
  • Maintains safe and clean Maintenance area.
  • Maintains stock of commonly used spare parts.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Ability to read drawings and/or models.
  • Basic Programmable Logic Controller knowledge
  • Basic electrical theory and troubleshooting skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Basic knowledge of Ontario Electrical Safety Code, OHSA, TSSA, and WHMIS.
  • Licensed to operate scissor lift and forklift.
  • Ability to operate manual and power hand tools including levels, compressors, drills, sanders etc.
  • Ability to read a tape measure, feeler gage, callipers, and other measuring tools
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes to include but not limited to CNC, Brake Press, Welding, Paintline, and assembly fixtures.
  • Knowledge of all machine functions and capabilities
  • Manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, and positive attitude
  • Industrial Mechanic diploma or comparable
  • Good communication skills, works well with others and is able to work with little or no supervision. Works well under pressure and is able to multitask.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic applications and power transmission equipment.
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Department

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Closing date

Position summary

Roytec (Teknion) is hiring a Senior Buyer for our Woodbridge location. This position will engage in sourcing, negotiating and vendor development activities.  The successful candidate will also take an active role in the development of the strategic direction of the Purchasing department.

Primary responsibilities

  • Execute projects under the direction of the Vice President of Materials, Purchasing and Facilities.
  • Develop & manage supplier base to ensure consistent achievement of all performance requirements.
  • Monitor supplier performance reporting, develop and implement improvement plans as necessary.
  • Conduct & finalize supplier sourcing and negotiations including overseas vendors.
  • Monitor & ensure adherence to project timelines.
  • Develop contingency alternatives for all major commodities.
  • Spearhead systems & culture that shall foster continuous cost & quality improvements among both internal & external vendors.
  • Conduct external vendor systems audits. Develop & implement process improvements as necessary.
  • Actively work towards supply base consolidation.
  • Continuously source & develop supply alternatives including overseas opportunities.
  • Actively work with Materials department to reduce lead times, inventory levels, order accuracy, etc.
  • Assist with TFS’ Design & Engineering Departments during product development & engineering change process.
  • Support the TFS Quality Department with vendor-related issues as necessary.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College diploma or University Degree
  • 5+ years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong presentation skills and a high level of planning, organizational & implementation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities & conflicting deadlines
  • Well developed communication & analytical skills and good computer skills
  • Thorough understanding of & approach to continuous improvement
  • Experience with and understanding of PPAP, FMEA, Control Plan & Process Audits
  • Understanding of ISO Quality Systems
  • Team Oriented
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Location

North York

Department

Engineering

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

Teknion is hiring a full-time Specials Designer for our North York, ON office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design/modification, CAD based product development, costing, prototyping & technical support of special products to address specific customer needs not covered by the standard product offering.

Primary responsibilities

  • Interpret customer needs; modify existing products/designs to create new products that address specific customer requirements.
  • Liase with Product Mgmt/others to ensure that derived solutions falls within scope of allowed specials.
  • Liase with 3rd party suppliers to source components required to produce the special product.
  • Develop product concepts that demonstrate features & functional requirements in response to customer requests.
  • Produce detailed drawings for specials using AutoCAD 2014 and/or SolidWorks 2014.
  • Create accurate Bills of Materials to support special designs.
  • Provide quality control of drawing information by checking the work of other Specials Designers.
  • Ability to produce layouts and/or detailed models for presentations.
  • Forward quotes to suppliers as required to request pricing on special components & assemblies.
  • Utilize quoted costs, knowledge of standard product pricing, estimates & an established pricing procedure to create list pricing for special products.
  • Prepare prototypes to prove viability of product & associated process.
  • Use prototypes to validate that the special meets or exceeds the design requirements, adheres to Teknion & applicable industry standards & meets the customers’ requirements & specifications.
  • Responsible for tool procurement (component, assembly, & fixtures) and development of tools designs with vendors in order to properly manufacture ordered specials.
  • Liase with Manufacturing/Manufacturing Eng. as required ensuring the proper processing of specials.
  • Provide Technical Support for the manufacturability, function, appearance, product application, product offering, testing and installation of all specials (Past & Present).
  • Perform site visits (problem installations) to determine root cause & propose product Improv./solutions.
  • Act as project leader for the processing of specials related ECRs & ECOs.
  • Liase with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Product Support & Product Management to assess the feasibility of producing technically challenging specials.
  • Responsible for monitoring of testing & ensuring specials pass all BIFMA, CGSB, CSA, UL tests for furniture hardware/equipment.
  • Manage all customer specific projects (specials) from design inception through to finished product.
  • Support and lead the evaluation and selection of new vendors specific to new special products.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited Post Secondary Institution (Advanced technical certification from an accredited Post Secondary Institution will be considered if accompanied by demonstrated aptitude & experience in a similar role)
  • Good technical understanding with respect to the capabilities & limitations of various processes in a sheet metal manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks 2014 /AutoCAD 2014 or similar CAD application in a Windows NT environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel & Word for Windows
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills and superior organizational skills
  • Ability & willingness to work & learn new skills in a fast paced, team environment
  • Flexibility to work independently & with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform hands-on prototyping work in a shop environment using common hand tools

Teknion is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

By applying for a position with Teknion, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Teknion's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, credit check and criminal check. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position

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