Career Paths


A variety of sales roles and career paths are available to the aspiring sales professional:

  • Account Managers (both inside and outside) grow existing and new account business>
  • Sales Specialists provide a technical and focused sales approach in promoting specific product categories such as safety and welding
  • National Accounts Managers and Business Managers focus on establishing and building large, national account business opportunities across the country
  • District Sales Managers provide professional sales coaching and leadership to teams of sales professionals


An individual may start their career at Acklands-Grainger at one of our 172 branches, in a warehouse support role or in an inside sales and service role. This may lead to a path as a professional salesperson (Business Development Manager, Account Manager or National Account Manager/Business Manager) or a more operationally focused management path involving Branch and District Management.

Distribution Centre

Many individuals start their careers at Acklands-Grainger in one of our distribution centres, located in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Caledon. Their duties may include picking and packing product before moving into a shipping/receiving, machine operation or inventory management role. These positions allow individuals to develop a sound foundation of knowledge of the over 120,000 products that Acklands-Grainger sells, potentially leading to a variety of career paths in the organization such as customer service, sales or other support roles in product management or logistics.

Corporate Groups

A variety of departments offer specialized opportunities and career paths. These include: Supply Chain Management, Product Management, Information Technology, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. Most of these roles are based in the Richmond Hill office, but some are also available in larger offices such as Edmonton and Winnipeg.