Learn more about Vector Marketing Canada
Vector Marketing is a single-level direct sales company that sells CUTCO®.
Back in the day there were hundreds of small independent sellers of CUTCO®. In 1981, Vector was created as an independent seller. From 1981 to 1984 Vector sold way more than all the other independent sellers.
In 1985, CUTCO Corporation (back then it was called Alcas Corporation) bought the company from its owners to replicate Vector’s success across the nation.
Now, Vector is the exclusive seller of CUTCO® Cutlery.
The Vector Marketing Corporation home office is in Olean, New York, and we have over 250 year-round, independently run locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Plus, we have over 300 more temporary locations that open each year for our peak summer season.
We’re glad you asked!
CUTCO® Cutlery is a high-quality line of kitchen cutlery, kitchen accessories, and sporting knives. CUTCO® has been manufactured in Olean, New York since 1949.
We are proud to be the only high-quality cutlery line still made right here in North America.
Over 15 million homes in North America have CUTCO® in their kitchen. Why? Because the knives are freaking awesome… and guaranteed FOREVER. Our customers absolutely love them.
We sell over $200 million dollars of CUTCO® every single year.
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Vector Marketing Canada is one of the largest student recruiters in the country, and with good reason:
- Our schedules are flexible
- interview, train and work online
- Sales experience helps in any field of study
- Getting paid weekly is awesome when you're on a College/University budget
Since our sales reps are independent contractors, your work schedule is entirely up to you. Whether you want to schedule five appointments in one day or just a couple in one week - it's your choice.
Many of our sales reps work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer or winter break, but whenever you're able to work, we'll provide you with the training and support you need to successfully sell CUTCO®.Professional Training
New sales representatives participate in a two day training session at their local office. While training is unpaid, most participants consider it to be a worthwhile experience and a productive use of their time. Basically, it'll teach you how to sell CUTCO®. Our experienced managers will show you things like business strategies, demonstration techniques, and what you can look forward to as a CUTCO sales rep.
Don't worry about prior experience - whether you're a sales pro or you're just starting your first job, we'll teach you everything you need to know!
We value learning. One of the ways we encourage our reps to build upon their CUTCO skills is to make the most of our year-round training resources. You'll have an opportunity to participate in team meetings, attend regional conferences, and regularly meet with your local manager.Scholarships
Vector Marketing is proud of the relationships it maintains with colleges and universities across Canada and the United States. Through open communication and career services professionals, academics and key campus administrators we work to achieve best practices in our student work program.
Every year, Vector Marketing Canada awards over $23,800 in scholarships to our top student proformers during a sales campaign.
Everyone starts out as a sales representative. Being a rep is a great opportunity to build your resume and learn sales skills you can take with you anywhere.
But, there can be more to it than that: Vector also provides opportunities for our sales reps to advance into management roles because we believe in promoting from within.
The best part?
These positions can be held around school and other responsibilities. In fact, many of our managers started out as a sales rep in college, continued their education and decided to turn Vector into their full-time career after graduation.
Here's a look at the advancement path:Sales Rep Path
Field Sales Manager
FSMs are experienced sales representatives who met minimum career sales marks. They focus on presenting CUTCO to new customers and servicing existing customers.
In this role, they have the chance to expand their potential customer base by representing the company at fairs and shows.
FSMs earn the highest commission level available.Cutco Sales Professional
CSPs have reached $150,000 in career sales and are recommended for this role by their Region Manager based on their experience, professionalism, and dedication to the business.
In addition to the benefits of being a Field Sales Manager, a CUTCO Sales Professional may become a Closing Gift Consultant.Closing Gift Consultant
Open only to CUTCO Sales Professionals, CGCs work with corporations, organizations, and business professionals to provide CUTCO as gifts to clients, employees, and vendors.
High performing sales representatives are considered for AM roles. Assistant Managers may work part-time or full-time while helping to manage and lead a local office.
Assistant Managers may conduct interviews with applicants, review performance with new reps, and assist the District or Branch Manager with meetings and workshops.
In addition, AMs are expected to maintain consistent personal sales and set a leadership example for people in their office.Branch Manager
The Branch Manager position at Vector Marketing is a great way to test your entrepreneurial chops by having 100% responsibility of an office's performance for a summer.
Every year, more than 300 Branch Managers take advantage of the Branch Opportunity and run an office for the summer. This unique position is an incredible experience for people who are considering a management career or who just want some invaluable entrepreneurial experience.
The work of a Branch Manager includes:
- Reviewing their assigned territory and arranging office location and space
- Establishing a business plan and relationships with local merchants
- Devising and implementing advertising and sales management strategies
- Interviewing, training, and developing an active sales force
Unquestionably, this is the best experience we offer. Once back at school in the fall, our Branch Managers can say they were 100% responsible for the business operations of their office during their summer vacation.District Manager
District Manager is our core management role. District Managers have demonstrated sales leadership, professionalism and enthusiasm for the opportunity at each step of the way.
As a Vector District Manager, you'll independently operate a permanent sales office within a specified geographic location. Top District Managers share an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to help others succeed.Onward and Upward
Only our most successful and well-rounded District Managers have the opportunity to become a Division Manager.
A Division Manager oversees a geographic area that includes several District and Branch offices. They are experts at developing leaders and have successfully run a District office for many years before their promotion.
Division Managers report to their Region Manager, who oversees a number of Divisions in their Region. Currently, there are seven Regions in North America. Once you're a Region Manager, you report directly to the President.
And back in the day, the Presidents were once sales reps, too.
We believe in helping people.
As a company and as individuals, giving back to others is at the core of who we are.
Front Row Foundation
The Front Row Foundation's mission is to help everyone "experience life in the front row". Their focus is to help individuals and their families who are braving critical health challenges to live their lives to the fullest by providing front row seats to concerts, sporting events and live performances of our recipients' choice. Their goal is to create magical moments that positively affect the mind, body and spirit of each person involved, including our sponsors and event organizers. Angie Macdougall, our National Sales Manager, is a founding member of Front Row Foundation Canada.
To find out more visit www.frontrowfoundation.ca