Do you enjoy networking? Are you passionate about helping people find products that will change their lives? Does your flare for communication sometimes embarrass your less extroverted colleagues? You have the perfect temperament to be a sales and marketing professional! Get in touch with Randstad Canada and we'll help you find a sales or marketing job that matches your skills and personality.
find a sales or marketing job
Below are some (but not all of!) of the most popular sales and marketing jobs in Canada. Search for available roles by clicking on the fields that interest you.
Randstad sales & marketing is unique among recruitment firms. We say that with confidence born of success and a steadfast, non-negotiable value proposition from which all our decisions are made. Everything we do is a result of our expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to recruitment excellence.
average sales and marketing salaries
Entry-level marketing jobs start at around $35,000. This includes marketing jobs such as social media manager, marketing coordinator, and marketing analyst. With experience, you'll be able to move into higher paying marketing jobs, often with a management component. You can expect starting salaries in the mid-to-high $70,000 range for these roles.
Sales salaries vary depending on the industry. Sales jobs in office supplies, manufacturing and warehousing tend to pay the least, while sales jobs in IT, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals tend to pay the most. Overall base sales salaries range from the low $40,000 range to over $100,000 if you're highly skilled.
learn about sales jobs
Below are some of the most in-demand sales jobs. Learn more about the roles and what they entail by clicking on the ones that interest you.
From startups with a handful of employees to multi-national companies with thousands on their payroll, most businesses require sales and marketing expertise. Sales and marketing professionals drive demand for their employer's products and services.
Sales and marketing jobs are found from coast to coast. No matter where you live in Canada, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from. Sales and marketing jobs exist in verticals including retail, finance, IT, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, telecommunications, and many others.
day to day sales tasks
Sales jobs require strong people skills and a natural sales ability. To be a great salesperson you must be able to communicate effortlessly with clients and customers. You'll interface with customers on a daily basis, so you need to know how to keep a conversation flowing. Your tasks will include things like:
interfacing or negotiating with clients
prospecting for new clients
closing sales and meeting sales targets
upselling or cross selling
researching customer satisfaction
recruiting and training new sales talent
day to day marketing tasks
Marketing jobs cover a diverse range of specialties. Some marketing jobs focus on analytical skills, while others are more dependent on creativity. Your day will include tasks such as:
determining marketing opportunities
planning or coordinating events
planning marketing campaigns
coordinating the delivery of marketing collateral or campaigns
Sales and marketing jobs require a deep understanding of people. In order to effectively sell products or services, you must understand how your audience thinks and what motivates them. You should have some or all of these key skills:
you enjoy collaboration
you know company products inside out
you have an eye for design and layouts
time management and ability to prioritize
ability to analyze data and campaign results
strong writing, editing, and communication
you're well-versed in CRM programs, spreadsheets, and other industry software
training and certifications
Most marketing jobs require a post-secondary degree or diploma. While not usually a requirement, a Master's degree can set you apart from others in your field. You can increase your expertise by obtaining certifications in a variety of marketing specialties.
Sales jobs, on the other hand, tend to require high school education, though some companies prefer to hire sales reps with a post-secondary education. That said, if you have a natural sales ability, you may be able to bypass these requirements.
where your career is headed
Opportunities to advance your career are abundant. Many managers and executives start their careers in sales and marketing, as this field hones several skills you need as a leader, such as interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to think strategically.
Senior roles worth considering include project management, sales or marketing manager, or even executive roles such as marketing director, VP of marketing, or CMO. Sales and marketing skills are highly transferable, so you might consider jobs in related fields such as communications or PR. You could also become a freelancer or consultant.
In today's competitive sales and marketing job market, who you know is an important factor in your success. Luckily, you know us! You can rest assured that every decision we make is based on our holistic understanding of what it takes to succeed in today’s business climate, and more importantly, lay a foundation for future success.
We're focused on helping you achieve your personal goals and objectives and are your partner as you to build a long and fulfilling career.
we use cutting edge technology
Technology has shifted the recruiting industry. We are committed to using innovative technologies to ensure your continued growth and development. Worldwide, we invest in strategic technologies, which allow us to lead the way and set the bar in terms of customer service.
As much as we depend on technology, we also value the people side of doing business. With a healthy combination of technology and people skills, we're focused on building long-lasting relationships that stand the test of time and help you build the career you want.
we help sales and marketing talent thrive
You know your stuff when it comes to sales and marketing. We feel the same way about recruiting. Our recruiters are experienced and have a deep understanding of sales and marketing roles. Our knowledge, innate understanding, and personal experience put us in a prime position to help you find opportunities that are the right fit for you.
Our training program is specific to the sales & marketing sector. We're committed to constantly improving our technical and interpersonal skills to ensure that you're working with a specialist who is fully equipped to understand your needs and expectations.