Appointment Notice: Kijiji welcomes back Joe Shirjang to lead Western Canada Autos Sales Team
TORONTO, August 24, 2018 – Kijiji Canada, part of the eBay Classifieds Group, today announced the appointment and return of Joe Shirjang to the position of Western Canada Sales Manager, Autos.
Joe joins the Kijiji team with an extensive background in the automotive industry, with nearly 15 years of experience in both retail and vendor channels. He most recently held the position of Regional Sales Manager at autoTRADER.ca. Joe was previously at Kijiji as an Outside Territory Manager for Alberta and Saskatchewan. Joe has spent the entirety of his career in Western Canada and is well-versed in its unique needs and challenges.
In his new role, Joe will be responsible for the continued growth of the Autos vertical in Western Canada, providing strategic support and digital marketing best practices to new, and existing dealership customers. As Kijiji continues to invest in the Autos vertical, Joe will bring a renewed focus to relationship management and dealer engagement on the platform. In addition, he will lead the Western sales team as it continues to increase Kijiji’s market position.
“Joe was the clear choice for us, largely due to his autos experience and his proven track record in leading high-performance sales teams,” said Will Harris, Head of Sales, Autos at Kijiji. “We’re thrilled to welcome Joe back, where he will lead our team’s growth plans and extend our value-based services to dealers out West. Our customers and the entire Western sales team will benefit from Joe’s leadership experience, and we’re looking forward to him making a positive impact right out of the gate.”
Joe Shirjang remarked:
“Coming back to the Autos team in the midst of this exciting period was a no brainer for me, especially given the tremendous growth in dealer partners, the addition of new cars and several new vendor partnerships, like SpinCar, to name a few. I’m looking forward to spending more time with our dealers in the West and enabling them to better connect with the car shopping audience on Kijiji.”
Kijiji, the Number 1 online classifieds site in Canada is part of the fast-growing eBay Classifieds Group. Reaching over half of the monthly online population of Canada, we are one of the leading digital advertising properties across various market sectors, including autos, retail and real estate. Since 2005, Kijiji has focused on creating meaningful connections, linking businesses with buyers, seekers with sellers and consumers with communities.
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