Vacancies

A.C. Lighting Inc. is a member of the worldwide “AC Group of companies”, one of the world’s largest suppliers of professional lighting and associated equipment to the entertainment industry.

Current vacancies

Northeastern U.S. Regional Account Manager

A.C. Lighting Inc. is a member of the worldwide “AC Group of companies”, one of the world’s largest suppliers of professional lighting and associated equipment to the entertainment industry.

We are currently seeking for a customer centric and innovative Sales Representative to join our growing team. This role will support the Northeastern US region.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Northeastern Regional Account Manager will report to the Vice President, Sales and is responsible for building A.C. Lighting’s market and driving the sales of premium lighting products in the Theatrical, Production Rental, House of Worship and, Corporate A/V markets. The scope of work includes but is not limited to, growing and driving sales including lead qualification, quota management, funnel management, budget management, sales planning, dealer recruitment and product training.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Grow the A.C. Lighting’s business and achieve/ exceed annual sales targets with existing and new accounts.
  • Prospects for new sales opportunities within defined market while developing relationships with dealers, rental companies, lighting designers, theatrical lighting consultants and key influencers.
  • Arranges travel schedule to visit existing and new potential clients, attend dealer open houses and trade shows plus product training with the target of spending 50%+ of the time in front of customers on the road.
  • Communicates effectively with management.
  • Ships, tracks and processes demo equipment.
  • Prepares and provides customers with professional sales quotations based upon company  guidelines.
  • Arranges for orders to be shipped to meet the client’s expectations based on product availability and required in house dates.
  • Maintains high client satisfaction rating with existing and new accounts.Coordinates and attends Dealer Open House days.
  • Attend all required Trade Shows.
  • Learns all exclusive product lines and develops the skill set to effectively demonstrate and showcase each product line.
  • Organizes, promotes and assists in coordinating product, dealer and staff training sessions.
  • Work from a home office (ideally in an area that is within the region of your customers and a major airport) with the target of spending 50%+ of the time in front of customers on the road.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to work independently or with a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to effectively negotiate with clients
  • Ability to develop relationships with dealers, rental companies, lighting designers, theatrical lighting consultants and key influencers
  • Knowledge of professional lighting products and systems with a focus on the Theatrical, Production Rental, House of Worship and, Corporate A/V markets
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience in customer service and client relationships
  • Ability to stoop, kneel or climb and on occasion lift up to 50’ pounds.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  •  Minimum three years of professional lighting and product application experience

***To be considered for a position within A.C. Lighting Inc., you must go to this URL: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/93A71B
and complete a Survey. Please attach a copy of your resume to the completed Survey, the title of the position you are applying for, and notify our HR department at hr@aclighting.com when completed.

Recruiter- Talent Acquisition

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking for a highly motivated Recruiter with full-cycle recruiting experience, from talent sourcing, attracting candidates to interviewing and onboarding new hires. We need a team player who can keep pace with the company’s growth trajectory. The successful candidate will have a keen eye when reviewing resumes and conducting interviews.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Design and implement overall recruiting strategy
  • Develop and update job descriptions and job specifications
  • Perform job and task analysis to document job requirements and objectives
  • Prepare recruitment materials and post jobs to appropriate job board/newspapers/colleges etc.
  • Source and recruit candidates by using databases, social media etc.
  • Screen candidates resumes and job applications
  • Conduct interviews using various reliable recruiting and selection tools/methods to filter candidates within schedule
  • Assess applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, soft skills, experience and aptitudes
  • Onboard new employees in order to become fully integrated
  • Monitor and apply HR recruiting best practices
  • Provide analytical and well documented recruiting reports to the rest of the team
  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process
  • Promote company’s reputation as “best place to work”

SKILLS & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years proven work experience as a Recruiter (either an in-house recruiter or a staffing agency recruiter)
  • Solid ability to conduct different types of interviews (structured, competency-based, stress etc.)
  • Hands on experience with various selection processes (phone interviewing, reference check etc.)
  • Ability to administer and leverage behavioral assessment tools – Culture Index for successful hire
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Degree in HR or Business Administration or relevant field.

***To be considered for a position within A.C. Lighting Inc., you must go to this URL: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/93A71B
and complete a Survey. Please attach a copy of your resume to to the completed Survey, the title of the position you are applying for, and notify our HR department at hr@aclighting.com when completed.

Customer Service – Sales Support

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide maximum value to the company by:

  1. Collate orders for USA and Canadian sale reps
  2. Process purchase orders
  3. Line Haul Support
  4. Coordinate and manage all demo inventory (back-up)

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

  1. COLLATE ORDERS FOR USA/CANADIAN SALES BY:
    1. Examine the quote for the accuracy of quantity and parts numbers.
    2. Ensure that all shipping costs, electrical approval or training are included on each order, if required.
    3. Check inventory for product availability and pricing.
    4. Ensure that the addresses for shipment and billing are accurate.
    5. Send order confirmation and terms and condition of the sales to the client with confirmation of delivery date.
    6. Send email to shipping to release the order if all equipment is available.
    7. Update all client information into the accounting system including contact person, address, phone number, cell number and fax number.
    8. Process order package and send to accounting for invoicing.
    9. Provide sales people, customer service and clients with accurate delivery times to meet the deadlines
  2. PROCESS PURCHASE ORDERS BY:
    1. Organize and process purchase orders for USA/CND sales staff for drop shipments or custom orders as well as stock orders as instructed by the Distribution Centre Manager.
    2. Track incoming shipment against the purchase orders for accurate delivery dates.
    3. Advice sales representative when orders can be shipped following the receipt of the confirmation or the product.
    4. Update the ERP system with the ETA times and update according to vendor changes.
    5. Follow up with vendors on all back-order items.
    6. Orchestrate all oversea shipments and drop shipments by obtaining the necessary paperwork from the custom brokers. Tracking all oversea shipments and communicating the arrival dates to the shipping and tech support staff for repairs or electrical approval.
    7. Order all literature from vendors for the tradeshow staff based upon show requirements.
  3. LINE HAUL SUPPORT BY:
    1. Coordinate the necessary paperwork to bring up shipments from RAF.
    2. Coordinate with the shipping department to receive and distribute the inventory between stock and RMA.
  4. PROVIDE BACK UP COORDINATE ALL DEMO INVENTORY BY:
    1. Qualify the needs and urgencies of the demo requirement(s) and use designated inventory to organize the demo to ship to the client.
    2. Keep track of all inventories and organize the return of the demo gear and RMA’s for the return.
    3. Process the credit to have the inventory returned to the correct warehouse
    4. Work with technical support team to have demo kits prepared for inventory based upon the Managing Directors approval ONLY.
    5.  Issue purchase orders for items required to make up the demo kits.
    6. Get approval from VP of Operations for all non-kitted items or special request demos from the client.
    7. Organize the return of all demo gear from sales representatives’ warehouses twice (2) a year.
    8. Assist in reconciling all sales representatives’ warehouses at year-end inventory

SKILLS & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Coordinate all aspect of job from quoting to invoicing – full cycle
  • Coordinate projects with internal departments (i.e. purchasing, accounting, service and shipping)
  • Communicating and updating General Manager / Sales Representatives
  • Liaise with clients regarding confirmed, pending and jobs in progress
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Experience in customer service and client relationships
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, an asset, but not required
  • Experience with Business Vision an asset, but not required

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Post Secondary Education
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training in sales/customer service
  • Customer service/marketing background an asset.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as sales orders, invoices, packing slips, purchase orders, quotations, operating instructions, safety rules and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write professional style correspondence in email or letter form
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, including co-workers, Managers, Directors and clients.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to apply sound judgment and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge applied in a variety of situation. This position is mainly sedentary activities with occasional stress from deadlines and multiple tasks during peak or rushed periods.

***To be considered for a position within A.C. Lighting Inc., you must go to this URL: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/93A71B
and complete a Survey. Please attach a copy of your resume to the completed Survey, the title of the position you are applying for, and notify our HR department at tracey.hill@aclighting.com when completed.

Shipping/Receiving Lead Hand

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Lead Hand organizes and monitors the receiving, shipping, storage and distribution of all items received either from suppliers, vendors and/or the Manufacturing Department. The incumbent will ensure a smooth and consistent operation so parts and supplies are located and distributed in an effective and efficient manner as needed to satisfy internal and external customer requirements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Oversees and participates in the loading and unloading of deliveries/incoming shipments and problem solves for any cases of missing documents, shipments and deliveries, and communicates respective information to all internal departments/employees as required.
  • Follows standard warehousing operations/practices with respect to all equipment, procedures/processes to achieve documented Logistic management goals improving customer service levels while streamlining warehousing activities.
  • Oversees daily routes/schedules of shipments and deliveries.
  • Communicates with 3rd party carriers related to transportation or material handling.
  • Participates in cycle-counting program to ensure accuracy of inventory levels.
  • Provides training to all employees on warehousing, shipping and receiving policy and procedures.
  • Ensures Quality Assurance processes/policies are maintained as they relate to functional processes within the scope of receiving, inbound inspection material storage and disposition.
  • Ensures that health and safety programs are supported and enforced in a manner that safeguards the protection of staff and promotes prompt responses to health and safety concerns or incidents.
  • Fosters and maintains a continuous improvement environment through communication, teamwork and development of all employees.
  • Records data in support of KPI’s around the Department’s Continuous Improvement and Cycle Time reduction activities/objectives.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be amended from time to time in order to support efficient company operations.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 7 years of experience in shipping/receiving, warehousing and inventory control in a manufacturing and/or distribution environment; experience in LTL and domestic and international parcel shipping preferred
  • 5 years of Lead Hand experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of warehouse operations including understanding planning, shipping, warehouse management and inventory systems
  • Proactive and mature style with proven success in achieving results
  • Knowledge of internal control systems and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation including health and safety
  • Knowledge of Lead Hand practices and principles
  • Experience gained in a continuous improvement or re-engineering setting
  • Extensive skills in conducting investigations and gathering information
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Understanding point of entry and duty principles for border crossing (HS codes, Duty draw back)
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and find solutions
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Valid Forklift Licence (Raymond Reach; Counterbalanced Forklift)

***To be considered for a position within A.C. Lighting Inc., you must go to this URL: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/93A71B
and complete a Survey. Please attach a copy of your resume to the completed Survey, the title of the position you are applying for, and notify our HR department at hr@aclighting.com when completed.

Tradeshow Support Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Tradeshow Support Specialist will be responsible for the technical coordination and preparation of A.C. Group’s North American Tradeshows. In addition, this position is responsible for providing technical sales demonstrations/product training to A.C. Group’s employees, client base and potential clients.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Tradeshow Support

  • Coordinates the technical aspects of major tradeshows in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.
  • Prepares the 3D renderings for tradeshow booth design and layout, including tradeshow floor planning.
  • Attends major Tradeshows to supervise the assembly and disassembly of the trade show booth with efficiency and care to the products and booth (supplies) in the packaging and transport of the goods to and from the site, including directing onsite crews to assemble and dissemble our booths.
  • Arranges the necessary paperwork for the TIB and trucking logistics.
  • Maintains the tradeshow inventory to ensure it is always in good repair and inventory is accurately balanced. This includes the product, booth, booth supplies, tools, etc. This includes a yearly inventory count and reconciliation.
  • Orders tradeshow services as required (labour, rigging, electrical, lead retrievals, hotels, etc.)
  • Reports the expenses from the tradeshow including all services and show costs and supply the Marketing Manager with budgets and final numbers. Work with accounting to provide proper expense / payables documentation.
  • Attends major Tradeshows to demonstrate exclusive products.
  • Maintains an in-depth working knowledge of all relevant lighting technologies both existing and pending.
  • Assists with the coordination of all Open House or Dealer/Client training sessions with our sales force.
  • Assists with coordinating product, Dealer/Client and staff training sessions.
  • Assists in Tradeshow research, sourcing supplies (booth supplies, etc.) as required.

 Marketing Support

  • Assist with video and photo shoots by preparing products and related items.
  • Keep track of literature inventory on all products and new products for distribution at tradeshows.

 Sales Demonstrations and Product Training

  • Conducts demos and training sessions to ensure product knowledge and visibility of both the Company and our key brands to internal and external audience in the following order of importance; Exclusive product lines and non-exclusive product lines.
  • Travels to meet with current and potential clients to demonstrate the products and to promote or train on the features of the product lines.
  • Updates educational material to include PowerPoint presentations, video accounts of training techniques or written procedures

SKILLS & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training in stage lighting applications, principles of lighting and organizing events.
  • Minimum of 3 years working knowledge of patching and programming robotic and conventional stage lighting fixtures.
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal skills with the ability to communicate in a professional and compelling manner
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Vector Works.
  • Able to lead a team of hired labour.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player that is capable of thinking outside the box
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Ability to make sound, timely and accurate judgments while supporting reasoning for decisions
  • Professional, responsive with a positive work attitude
  • Resourceful, flexible and well organized
  • Ability to maintain filing systems and electronic databases
  • Ability to stoop, kneel or climb and on occasion lift up to 75 pounds. Close vision and ability to adjust focus is required.

***To be considered for a position within A.C. Lighting Inc., you must go to this URL: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/93A71B
and complete a Survey. Please attach a copy of your resume to the completed Survey, the title of the position you are applying for, and notify our HR department at hr@aclighting.com when completed.

Graphic Designer

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Graphic Designer will report to the Marketing Project Manager and is responsible for assisting with graphic design and video creation to implement the marketing strategy, plans and programs of the A.C. Group of Companies and Brands in North and South American. This position will work closely with the Marketing and Sales team executing promotional activities related to all marketing programs, creating digital marketing materials and ensuring company messages are consistent and compelling. The scope of work includes but is not limited to, maintaining and creating digital content and text for print and online media, tradeshows and events.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Creates digital content using Adobe CC, for the A.C. Group of Companies and Brands, for advertising, promotions, tradeshows and events, website and social media (social media posts, tradeshow graphics/signage, booth image design, company images, banners, etc.).
  • Work with the A.C. Group team to determine the scope of a project.
  • Advise on strategies to reach a particular audience.
  • Determine the message the design should portray, and create content to identify a product or convey the message.
  • Develop graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites.
  • Follow the brand guidelines – colors, images, text style, and layout, to ensures consistent corporate image throughout all marketing materials for the A.C. Group of Companies and Brands.
  • Present the design to the A.C. Group team and incorporate recommendations into the final design.
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them.
  • Gathers and organizes all Company logos and graphic assets keeping all graphics current and properly digitally filed.
  • Periodically requests updated graphics/logos and style guides from Brands.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the website creating graphics for new content, updates, etc.
  • Creates and edits brochures and digital content.
  • Develops Corporate presentation templates (PowerPoint).
  • Works with printers to print digital content
  • Manages the stock of all printed assets such as printed brochures

SKILLS & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma in Graphic Design from an accredited College
  • 5 years of Graphic Design and Marketing experience including working experience with Graphic Design, Digital Communications, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Print and Online Media.
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
  • Excellent writing skills including proper spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Strong verbal skills with the ability to communicate in a professional and compelling manner
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Detail oriented and able to accurately proofread marketing materials
  • Knowledge of Graphic Design and working experience with Adobe CC and related software packages
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with CRM software would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player that is capable of thinking outside the box
  • Ability to make sound, timely and accurate judgments while supporting reasoning for decisions
  • Professional, responsive with a positive work attitude
  • Resourceful, flexible and well organized
  • Ability to maintain filing systems and electronic databases
  • Ability to stoop, kneel and on occasion lift up to 25 pounds.

***To be considered for a position within A.C. Lighting Inc., you must go to this URL: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/93A71B
and complete a Survey. Please attach a copy of your resume to the completed Survey, the title of the position you are applying for, and notify our HR department at hr@aclighting.com when completed.


DISCLAIMER AND CHANGES TO JOB DESCRIPTIONS

The demands on the business may change and a degree of flexibility will be required to meet the needs of those business changes.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned to this job at any time.

***To be considered for a position within A.C. Lighting Inc., you must go to this URL: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/93A71B
and complete a Survey. Please attach a copy of your resume to to the completed Survey, the title of the position you are applying for, and notify our HR department at hr@aclighting.com when completed.

Thank you for your interest.