Why You Want to Work for Konica Minolta: A Discussion with Market VP Mario Mottillo

Posted by Olivia Vanderwal on Feb 5, 2018 2:13:53 PM
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Your classic business success story, Mario Mottillo started his career as a service technician in the print industry at the age of 19. Today, he is the Market Vice President for Eastern Canada. IMI was fortunate enough to sit down with Mario and gain some insight into what a career with Konica Minolta means.

Many people who think of Konica Minolta think of printers or cameras. However, when dissecting the organization by what they’ve produced, what they are doing, and what they will do, printers and cameras are only a very small fraction of Konica Minolta’s history.

“We are a visionary organization,” Mottillo says. “at the end of the day […] we are selling to people who are running their businesses because of what we provide for them. This is critical, they’re making money with our equipment so it’s a different kind of sale.”

To further indulge in the type of products and markets Konica Minolta have their teeth sunk into now; they are one of the “largest manufacturers of film that stretches across solar panels” in the world. You’ll find them in niche markets like medical imaging technology and planetarium technology, technology people forget is so crucial to the world.

Now, Konica Minolta is looking to fill roles in the business technology side… and not just from the executive standpoint. While high-level executives are always sought after, Konica Minolta is also looking for all ranges of experience; from entry-level to major account managers. In the end, they want people who can sell their solutions to companies who don’t even know there’s an answer to their problems out there.

“The amount of money we spend on training annually is terrifying. We are putting our entire sales force through this new program called Evolve 2.0. […] We are flying everyone from every branch to North America to one of our three training facilities, and all of our sales people have to go through this three-day training. […] Nobody is spending this money. Unless you’re working for the Googles and Amazons of this world, you will not get this anywhere else,” says Mottillo.

This is promising for those breaking into the sales industry. “The biggest thing is you can’t ever unplug the chip we program with this training. Wherever you go on your career, you can leave your work phone and computer behind, but you’ll have this knowledge with you forever. In the end, it’s an investment in you that we make,” Mottillo emphasises.

The opportunity to be a part of something revolutionary is here. Konica Minolta is already ahead of its time; why not start your career with a lead on the rest of the pack.


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