Kijiji Canada, part of the eBay Classifieds Group, has announced the appointment and return of Joe Shirjang to the position of Western Canada Sales Manager, Autos.
Shirjang 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
Shirjang was previously at Kijiji as an Outside Territory Manager for Alberta and Saskatchewan. He has spent the entirety of his career in Western Canada and is well-versed in its unique needs and challenges.
In his new role, Shirjang 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.”