careers

We are the world leader of innovative, modern, casual and affordable design for the home. Our success is directly attributed to the work done by all our team members. We all have an impact on final product through collaboration and partnership.



When we see an opportunity in the marketplace - we jump. When we see a need for the home - we deliver. Do you have a passion for home product like we do? Do you love being wowed by great design? Are you engaged with the larger global community? If so, we might have the role for you.

We offer a fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a special place for those who not only think outside the box, but sometimes have trouble finding the box.

All permanent full-time associates enjoy the employee benefit plan, group RSP, incentive programs, continuous learning opportunities, recognition programs, on-site gourmet cafe, and full gym facilities. Overall, a pretty awesome place to work!

Email us at jobs@umbra.com to apply for a role. We look forward to meet you.

Opportunities at Umbra



Category Coordinator Product Development 2014-04-16 16:51:15.0
In a Nutshell...
The Category Coordinator?s role is to provide support in the Product Management process in an effort to deliver world class quality product to the global market and can be relied upon to provide detailed information regarding where any product sits in the Product Creation cycle.

The Details...
  • Interact on a daily basis with cross-functional partners (i.e. Design, Development , Sales and Category Management teams)
  • Develop sales material and technical information to support the sales force and customers. Including printed and electronic documents, product training material, packaging specifications, item weights & measures and other support data.
  • Communicate product changes accurately to cross-functional teams
  • Work within and demonstrate proficiency with Product Management Systems.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of costing implications as they relate to the Product Development process.
  • Provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Have an eye for detail to understand design?s aesthetic intent and to ensure quality standards are adhered to.
  • Research and gather consumer insight material both online and at retail to aid in the product development process.
  • Survey competitive landscape and maintain performance/technical benchmarks.
  • Ability to evaluate and change priorities as needed.


  • What You'll Bring...
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent preferred in Business or similar program.
  • Preferred minimum 2 years? experience brand management administration within consumer goods (preferably giftware or home products) industry.
  • Strong excel and computer skills, MS Office experience working with MS Project or similar.
  • Experience meeting multiple deadlines and objectives - must be comfortable multi-tasking.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations.


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "Category Coordinator" in the subject line.

    Sales Representative, The Netherlands Sales 2014-04-16 16:38:21.0
    In a Nutshell...
    Sales Representatives are the drivers of our company. They steer us into important markets and park us in the places and spaces where we need to be. What happens after the sale? Everything. With a rapidly expanding global presence, our sales representatives are the key to growing the Umbra brand within the international market. This is done by developing strong, long-term relationships with our customers. Our sales representatives support existing and future customers by guiding buying decisions and providing customers with the tools and support they need for success.

    The Details...
  • Travel across The Netherlands to expand our brand presence with appropriate brand partners, successfully identifying and approaching new customers while maintaining and growing existing business.
  • Researching the local market: discovering new accounts and getting in touch with existing accounts.
  • Planning your sales trips: ensuring trips are productive and efficient for business.
  • Approaching and obtaining new accounts that meet brand requirements.
  • Following up with appointments to ensure retailers are receiving the support and tools they need for success.
  • Working with the marketing team to develop strategies that can increase sales and improve relationships.
  • Develop and expand the categories listings within individual accounts.
  • Ensuring the entire Umbra assortment is well represented throughout the market.
  • Maintaining flexibility and adapting to the needs of each individual account; Umbra customers come in all shapes and sizes so one approach may not work for all.
  • Participating in weekly calls with your sales manager and other members of the organization.
  • Communicating and cooperating with all internal departments including but not limited to; customer service, finance, marketing, logistics, other members of the sales team.
  • Rolling out marketing initiatives and providing market information as requested.
  • Remaining within budget and exceeding sales expectations as given by sales manager.
  • Creating sales reports and documenting appropriate data to help improve sales strategy.
  • Analyzing trends within sell through reports and adapting sales techniques accordingly.
  • Participating at tradeshows within Europe, including the build-up and breakdown.
  • Complete other duties and tasks as requested by sales manager or other members of management.


  • What You'll Bring...
  • A sales professional with unwavering confidence and drive; you could sell sand in the desert.
  • You are young at heart, outgoing and far from shy. Your friends would describe you as a ?people person?; you can walk into an event without knowing a soul and leave with 10 new best friends.
  • The Netherlands is your home or second home; you know the local market and you may already have an established network.
  • You thrive off pressure and you are a professional at handling stressful situations.
  • You are fearless when it comes to meeting goals and expectations; challenges motivate you.
  • You can get creative; you understand the importance of integrating marketing and branding into your selling techniques.
  • You are a road warrior; you love your car and travelling 3-4 days a week excites you.


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "Sales Representative, The Netherlands" in the subject line.

    Sales Manager, Germany Sales 2014-04-16 16:31:47.0
    In a Nutshell...
    The Sales Manager will be responsible for the management of key accounts and independent sales representatives within an assigned territory to increase sales and profitability.

    The Details...
  • Grow Sales within the parameters of both company profitability and brand guidelines.
  • Recruit, hire and direct assigned Sales Representatives by monitoring territory activity and working together to achieve desired sales targets.
  • Develop special programs, provide special quotes, forward and follow-up on sales leads, provide product information and accompany them as required.
  • Respond to inquiries from Sales Representatives and customers. Follow-up on all major orders and ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Work with internal company or group company departments and Representatives to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Communicate to Sales Representatives on new product developments, price changes, etc.
  • Manage house accounts directly. Ensure customer contracts are signed and all parties are copied.
  • Maintain accurate customer records.
  • Coordinate regional Trade shows and marketing meetings. Ensure adequate staffing and training is accomplished.
  • Monitor and generate monthly sales reports and analysis.
  • Stay knowledgeable of the current retail market. Reporting sales, product quality issues, counterfeit products on the market, trends, etc. to other internal departments or colleagues to further enhance Umbra?s market position.
  • Identify new business opportunities through scanning of current market trends.
  • Work with the Director of Sales and managers to develop new integrated marketing strategies to raise brand awareness of Umbra.
  • Consult with the Director of Sales on Product definition and position as required.
  • Other job duties, as assigned.


  • What You'll Bring...
  • Business degree.
  • 3 to 5 years of sales experience along with sales management experience.
  • Knowledge of the gift/housewares industry and in-depth knowledge of key accounts in industry would be an asset.
  • Strong PC skills.
  • Able to travel up to 50%.
  • Must be fluent in English and German.
  • Other languages would be an asset.
  • Strong presentation, communication, negotiation and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage the performance of others to achieve desired results.


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "Sales Manager, Germany" in the subject line.

    National Account Manager Sales 2014-04-16 16:20:33.0
    In a Nutshell...
    The National Account Manager provides support to the US Sales team through the management of assigned key accounts to increase sales and grow the Umbra brand.

    The Details...
  • Achieve sales and profit growth targets/opportunities at existing accounts
  • Formulate plans to obtain new sales, and protect existing sales
  • Nurture relationships at all levels, including senior decision makers, within the account
  • Regularly report on progress within account base to Director, US Sales
  • Provide data for forecasting group and review forecast on regular basis to determine validity.
  • Work and communicate effectively with all support functions (both internal and external) including Key Account Coordinators, Customer Service, Forecasting, Planners and Operations to drive sales
  • Collect and communicate competitive industry information on an ongoing basis.
  • Share best practices with other team members.
  • Analyze and report on POS with key customers utilizing their in-house reporting systems.
  • Attend and work customer trade shows.


  • What You'll Bring...
  • 3 to 5 years of sales/marketing experience along with 1-2 years of sales management or buyer experience.
  • Business degree with an emphasis in marketing an asset.
  • Knowledge of the gift/house wares industry, and in depth knowledge of key accounts in industry.
  • Strong PC skills.
  • Strong presentation, communication, negotiation and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage the performance of others to achieve desired results.


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "National Account Manager" in the subject line.

    Walmart Account Manager Sales 2014-04-16 16:12:38.0
    In a Nutshell...
    The Walmart Account Manager will support US Sales, responsible for managing and developing sales with Walmart in the Home Department (drapery hardware) and partnering with Umbra Category Management and Design department to capture customer opportunities and expand the business into other Walmart departments.

    The Details...
  • Grow current business and explore new opportunities in new departments.
  • Manage and develop all account relationships which include Merchandising Team (including WM.com), Product Development, Replenishment, Brand Teams, Accounting, Packaging and Transportation.
  • Manage account day-to-day business which includes inventory, shipping, and other sales related areas.
  • Create sales and promotional plans and programs, perform business updates, and prepare for all line reviews.
  • Develop an accurate forecast on an ongoing basis.
  • Achieve sales and profitability goals for the account based on the sales plan.
  • Create an annual budget based on the sales plan.
  • Support Umbra Category Management and Design team in gathering market information for line reviews and market assessments
  • Utilize Retail Link to grow the business.


  • What You'll Bring...
  • A Bachelor degree in business or related field is preferred.
  • 6-10 years of experience selling to national accounts at the Home Office level. Experience selling to WM a plus.
  • Experience in the Home category with a National and/or Regional Customer base.
  • Experience working with the Walmart Home category is a plus.
  • Strong verbal, written and negotiating skills.
  • A successful track record of building and maintaining strong relationships
  • A successful track record of building and maintaining business at WM.
  • Ability to analyze business to effectively maintain and grow the business.
  • Strong MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and Retail Link experience is required.
  • Strong forecasting experience is required.
  • Strong budgeting experience is required.
  • Ability to travel up to 20-30% is required
  • Must be self-motivated and able to multitask


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "Walmart Account Manager" in the subject line.

    Senior Graphic Designer Marketing 2014-03-20 12:01:44.0
    In a Nutshell...
    The Senior Graphic Designer is the team leader for all in-house graphic design execution, including pieces for publications, packaging, product inserts, website, trade shows, and special events.

    The Details...
  • Oversee and manage approval process for all graphic design pieces
  • Schedule, manage and prioritize graphic design work
  • Supervise a team of graphic designers
  • Maintain and continuously improve brand guidelines
  • Create graphic design pieces as required for publications, packaging, product inserts, website, trade shows and special events, ensuring the expression of the ?Umbra look and feel?
  • Come up with innovative and creative ideas for POP displays
  • Design press kits and seasonal catalogues
  • Oversee management of library of current and historic graphics and images
  • Create innovative presentations and templates for use by various departments


  • What You'll Bring...
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Graphic Design
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in a Graphic Design department or studio
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, HTML and CSS
  • Experience directing photography work, especially styling and creative direction
  • Experience working within brand guidelines
  • Experience supervising junior graphic designers would be considered an asset
  • Must be extremely well organized, work well under pressure and be a strong problem solver
  • Self-motivated with good initiative
  • Experience meeting multiple deadlines


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "Senior Graphic Designer" in the subject line.

    Graphic Designer Marketing 2014-03-19 14:02:39.0
    In a Nutshell...
    The Graphic Designer handles the design and execution of graphic design pieces for Umbra publications, packaging, product inserts, website, trade shows, and special events.

    The Details...
  • Create graphic design pieces as required for publications, packaging, product inserts, website, trade shows and special events, ensuring the expression of the "Umbra look and feel"
  • Come up with innovative and creative ideas for POP displays
  • Design press kits and seasonal catalogues
  • Maintain library of current and historic graphics and images used for all print media
  • Create innovative presentations and templates for use by various departments


  • What You'll Bring...
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Graphic Design
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a Graphic Design department or studio
  • Experience working in the Adobe Suite, HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity and experience directing photography work, especially styling and creative direction
  • Experience working within brand guidelines
  • Must be extremely well organized, work well under pressure and be a strong problem solver
  • Self-motivated with good initiative--work well with minimal supervision
  • Experience meeting multiple deadlines--must be comfortable multi-tasking


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "Graphic Designer" in the subject line.

    Warehouse Manager (Buffalo, NY) Warehouse 2014-03-19 11:22:06.0
    In a Nutshell...
    The Warehouse Manager is the senior team leader for our Buffalo warehouse and distribution center, our inbound and distribution hub for shipments to, and throughout, the USA.

    The Details...
  • Meet or exceed established metrics for on time delivery, quality, cost reduction and safety for the Buffalo facility
  • Oversee all inbound and outbound shipments including receiving, warehousing, picking/packing, order preparation and order shipment
  • Provide leadership to the Buffalo team associates including recruitment and training, performance management, coaching and development
  • Optimize the use of Umbra PKMS systems and implement system and material handling improvements as required
  • Overall responsibility for maintenance of building including heating and A/C systems, health and safety standards, Department of Labour requirements, and security system


  • What You'll Bring...
  • 10 years of distribution and logistics management experience
  • Experience handling international inbound container shipments and distribution to retailers across the USA
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Excel
  • Good working knowledge of shipping systems
  • Leadership experience from managing warehouse teams


  • How to apply...
    If this interest you, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , quoting "Warehouse Manager, Buffalo" in the subject line.

    National Account Manager - US Sales 2014-01-21 17:48:35.0


    We are looking for two amazing NAMs for 2 bustling areas: Arkansas, Kansas and Chicago, Illinois or Charlotte, North Carolina.

    What you'll do...
  • Meet, exceed, jump, leap (get the point?) sales and profit growth targets, as well opportunities at existing accounts
  • Grow new branches, deepen roots--i.e.: formulate plans to obtain new sales and protect existing sales.
  • Nurture relationships at all levels, including senior decision makers, within the account
  • Regularly report on progress within account base to Director of Sales and VP Sales
  • Provide data for forecasting group (number of stores, openings, promos, etc.) and regularly update with the team
  • Work and communicate effectively with all support functions including Key Account Coordinators, Customer Service, Forecasting and Operations (including Far East team) to drive sales
  • Know the landscape--collect and communicate competitive information on an ongoing basis. Share best practices with other team members.
  • Analyze and report on POS with key customers utilizing their in-house reporting systems
  • Determine competitive price and product position strategies for specific key accounts
  • Market here and there--attend and work customer trade shows.
  • Business is nimble so there are other ad hoc stuff


  • What you'll bring...
  • School and Street Cred. Post-secondary education with a minimum of 2-5 years of progressive previous account development experience within the retail industry
  • Industry Cred Experience with housewares/giftware would be an asset
  • Leadership Level Proven leadership and strategic planning abilities combined with strong financial management, organizational and analytical skills are essential
  • Tech Savvy: Candidates should have PC knowledge, primarily, MS Word and Excel in a windows environment
  • Passion for Design Your love for decorating or interior design, architecture, visual arts, fashion, industrial design, tech, branding, urban studies, pottery, film, animation--everyone has a specialty, so talk to us about the designer spirit in you.


  • How to apply...
    Submit resumes to jobs@umbra.com , with " National Account Manager - US " in the subject line.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however we will only contact those candidates selected for an interview.

    Global Category Manager Product Development 2013-11-20 15:45:02.0
    In this role, you will be a strategic business leader responsible for developing a global product strategy and a targeted go-to-market plan. Your focus in this role is to build the Umbra brand globally, drive innovation thinking in the category, maximize sales and deliver profitability. Umbra Category managers must have the capacity to understand global market needs from merchandising to competitive pricing along with the ability to collaborate with multiple departments ranging from Design, Sales & Marketing, Sourcing and Supply Chain logistics.

    What you'll do...
  • Develop big picture strategic plans for category and execution path to deliver results.
  • Lead the brainstorming process on how to build a strong assortment plan, deliver new solutions to the marketplace, provide competitive points of differentiation and a pipeline of innovation.
  • Identify category initiatives and expansion for the Global line, including regional consumer product needs and understanding out competition intimately.
  • Manage the Product Creation timeline from concept to retail shelf consistent with the brand objectives, SKU management, sales and margin targets.
  • Build annual business plans outlining the growth expectations for each of the product lines.
  • Actively contribute to the product marketing calendar.


  • What you'll bring...
  • 5 years category management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute business plans and initiatives that will achieve financial performance and operational targets
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a multi-million dollar business.
  • Strong business acumen skills; demonstrated expertise in consumer trends, product development, merchandising, and inventory management
  • Absolute commitment to delivering consumer-focused initiatives; possess superior innovation management skills.
  • Strong people management skills with demonstrated ability to develop others
  • Superior leadership skills and presence; highly developed sense of accountability, passion and track record for delivering results
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills; regularly influences and persuades key stakeholders
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience


  • How to apply...
    Submit resumes to jobs@umbra.com , with " Global Category Manager " in the subject line.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however we will only contact those candidates selected for an interview.




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