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Sales Representative

Position: Small Business Field Sales Representative
Job Type: Full-time contract for 6 months with a possibility of extension
Organization: Summerhill - Small Business Program (SBP)
Location: Toronto, ON (Applicants must live within this location)

Pay Rate: $20 per hour (during training). This is a commission-based position following training
Hours: Monday- Friday

Are you ready for a challenge? Are you passionate about energy efficiency? Are you outgoing? Do you have sales experience? Would you like to engage people about how to make their businesses more energy efficient?

Summerhill is a Canadian-owned and operated Energy Services Company that has been a leader in energy efficiency and conservation since 1993. We specialize in designing and implementing energy efficiency programs guided by a client-centric approach – this ensures we always provide robust program designs that deliver unsurpassed customer engagement and world-class program management.

Our company is based in Toronto, Ontario, with offices across Canada. We are proud to be a certified B-Corp named one of Canada's Best Workplaces.

We seek self-motivated candidates to work as Field Assessors supporting the Toronto area's Small Business Program (SBP). The Small Business Program is part of the province-wide Save On Energy initiatives and helps businesses identify and retrofit inefficient lighting and non-lighting measures. The program offers a free assessment with up to $3,000 in efficient lighting incentives and up to $2500 in efficient non-lighting incentives.


  • We seek outgoing individuals who are passionate about energy efficiency to join our team as Field Assessors. The role will incorporate outreach and a sales-based approach while conducting audits.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to engage small businesses in utility-funded energy conservation opportunities while travelling to small businesses.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities to achieve sales targets
  • Visit businesses based on a schedule that varies by city and where open time slots are filled by canvassing surrounding businesses.
  • Conduct walkthrough energy audits for the Save On Energy Small Business Program as a field program delivery representative in Toronto.
  • Maintain an excellent customer service record while presenting program information directly to small-medium business owners and their management, accommodating their interests, needs, and timelines.
  • Assessments will be completed for a variety of applications, including retail, restaurant, low-rise office, apartment, industrial, commercial, and institutional.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education and/or relevant experience in the environmental sector is desired
  • Outside sales experience is preferred
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Successful candidates must possess a professional demeanour and be comfortable leading a sales pitch, providing education, and canvassing business owners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, customer service and interpersonal skills; highly organized with strong attention to detail; ability to work independently or as part of a team; positive attitude and enthusiasm for working within the energy and environment sector
  • Must be computer literate.
  • The ability to speak multiple languages is considered an asset but not required.
  • Technical knowledge of lighting and lighting systems is considered an asset but not required, as this will be taught.

Compensation: The position offers competitive pay that includes piecework/commission and company benefits (following six months of employment)

How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to - subject: Field Sales Representative

Summerhill welcomes and encourages applications from people from equity-deserving groups, including Racialized, Black and/or People of Colour, People with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender or sexually diverse individuals. with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Summerhill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 8 2024    ID: 70204