Careers

We share a vision of creating original, modern, and casual design for every room in the home. Curiosity, creativity and a passion for design are common characteristics of Umbra people around the world. We work out of more than 15 different countries, collaborating and pulling the best out of each other and ourselves. We are a private company with more than 30 years of experience in our industry—still led by our original founders.

We are driven. We explore options and seek out innovative solutions—not just in our product development cycle, but in the way we approach our business. Our business model is unique: no other housewares company is so intensely focused on continuously designing original product, while at the same time managing production, distribution and our very own flagship retail store. Our products sell in over 120 countries, with exciting plans for expansion. Being vertically integrated and truly global allows us to develop broad and diverse business skills.

Original...our people cherish design and are continuously innovating new products that respond to everyday challenges in the home

Modern...our people embrace and drive change in a business that is constantly evolving

Casual...our people don’t take themselves too seriously, but we’re professionals in our approach to business and leadership

If you are looking for a truly unique work experience where you can apply your creativity, individuality and intelligence to a growing global business, take a look at an opportunity at Umbra!

 


Opportunities at Umbra


Digital Marketing Intern, Toronto, Ontario

2016-09-05

Internship

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity for hands on learning for any digital marketing or online retail enthusiast. You will be part of a Marketing and Ecommerce team contributing to two thriving ecommerce sites.

What you'll do…

  • E-commerce: You’ll be charged with the responsibility of updating the websites to ensure product merchandising aligns with other marketing initiatives. Update brand banners on schedule, maintain product content onsite ensuring it is displayed correctly and without errors. Assist in product loading and inventory management to support our ecommerce businesses.
  • Analytics and Reporting: You’ll review and report on competitive activity across digital marketing channels. Prepare reports and analysis for regular digital marketing and ecommerce reporting meetings.

What you’ll bring…

  • Passion: A passion and curiosity for online retailing, digital marketing and analytics with an appreciation for great user experience design.
  • Technical: Ability to perform intermediate to advanced excel reporting functions. Knowledge and experience working with HTML, SEO fundamentals and content writing is a plus.
  • Attitude: You’ll have a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Education & Experience: Currently pursuing a post-secondary co-op degree/diploma with a focus in digital marketing, user experience or digital merchandising.

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “e-commerce intern” in the subject line.

 



FINANCIAL ANALYST, Toronto, Ontario

2016-05-09

Full Time Employment

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of Umbra’s Finance Team! The Financial Analyst provides useful and timely information to management in order to make strategic and tactical decisions. Taking a leadership role with respect to the company’s costing and pricing systems as a basis to assist senior management with pricing decisions. This includes an understanding of business results by channel, category, customer and entity. The Financial Analyst will also be a key participant in the month-end closing process as well as post month–end reconciliation and analysis.

What you'll do…

  • Sales Trending & Margin Analysis: You will provide monthly sales trending and margin analysis for all houseware entities and determine reasons for variances.
  • Profitability Analysis: You will report profitability on different levels: individual customers, distribution channels, product lines, etc. on a global basis.
  • Costing & Pricing Modeling: You will maintain the costing/pricing drivers in SAP & PLM in support of costing and pricing decisions.
  • Planning & Reporting: You will assist with the preparation and distribution of company-wide budget & forecast. You will also assist with preparation of year-end audit working papers, analyze and reconcile financial data and account balances to ensure the integrity of financial information.
  • Ad Hoc Analysis: You will work on special project work to identify and achieve savings in different operational areas, as required.

What you’ll bring…

  • Communication: You are a strong communicator, both verbally and written. You are proficient at active listening. Your communication is concise and to the point. You have a strong ability to write reports and business correspondence; comfortable presenting information and negotiating.
  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever. You are agile and adept at working in a multi-stakeholder environment. You appreciate the nuances of a private, non-corporate company environment.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. No excuses for you!
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines. You are very organized with an emphasis on detail and flexibility in a dynamic and busy environment.
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: You possess a 5 years of experience in accounting/finance with strong financial acumen. You are a numbers person, not shy of IT systems and math. You are a margin expert, able to convey confidence in order to establish credibility. You are prepared to re-prioritize tasks as needed.
  • Technical Skills: Excellent analytical abilities, including advance Excel skills to assist with financial modelling. SAP & BPC experience will be an asset
  • Education: Post-secondary degree and/or diploma in design (industrial, environmental, architectural).

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “Financial Analyst” in the subject line. Please include both individual and group work in your portfolio and explain the role you played in your group work.

 



NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, Dallas, Texas

2016-05-27

Full Time Employment

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of Umbra’s Sales Team! This role will be tasked with the responsibility for increasing sales and revenue by developing and managing Key Accounts and independent retailers, in addition to coordinating and attending local Trade Shows.

What you'll do…

  • Grow Sales & Revenue: You will drive mass retail sales growth by developing and managing key accounts directly. You will stay current on market trends to readily identify new business opportunities and coordinating regional Tradeshows.
  • Develop a Winning Team: You will drive performance by monitoring territory activity and working together to achieve desired sales targets.
  • Customized Solutions: By developing customized programs, providing product quotes, and forwarding/following-up on sales leads, you will provide product solutions that meet customer needs.
  • Deliver Exceptional Customer Service: You will respond to and follow-up on inquiries from the sales team and customers, for all major orders, to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Effective Communication: You will communicate to the Sales on new product developments, price changes, etc. You will be a key contact with management as it pertains to product definition and position.
  • Records and Reporting: You will maintain accurate customer records, ensuring customer contracts are signed and appropriately distributed, in addition to monitoring and generating monthly sales reports and analysis.
  • Market Expert: You will work with management to develop new integrated marketing strategies to raise the brand awareness of Umbra. You will 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.

What you’ll bring…

  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have an appreciation for design.
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You have a strong ability to write reports and business correspondence; comfortable presenting information and negotiating.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines.
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: You possess a minimum 3-5 years’ of sales management experience. A knowledge of key accounts and the gift/housewares industry are considered assets.
  • Technical Skills: You have a strong proficiency of MS Office applications.
  • Education: Post-secondary degree or equivalent with a preference for Business or similar program.

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, send your resume, written in English, to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “National Account Manager, Dallas” in the subject line.

 



NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, Toronto, Ontario

2016-06-06

Full Time Employment

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of Umbra’s Sales Team! This role will be tasked with the responsibility for increasing sales and revenue by developing and managing Key Accounts and independent retailers, in addition to coordinating and attending local Trade Shows.

What you'll do…

  • Grow Sales & Revenue You will drive mass retail sales growth by developing and managing key accounts directly. You will stay current on market trends to readily identify new business opportunities and coordinating regional Tradeshows.
  • Develop a Winning Team You will ensure adequate staffing by recruiting, hiring and managing a Sales Team. You will drive performance by monitoring territory activity and working together to achieve desired sales targets.
  • Customized Solutions By developing special programs, providing special quotes, and forwarding/following-up on sales leads, you will provide product information that meet customer needs.
  • Deliver Exceptional Customer Service You will respond to and follow-up on inquiries from the sales team and customers, for all major orders, to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Effective Communication You will communicate to the Sales on new product developments, price changes, etc. You will be a key contact with management as it pertains to product definition and position.
  • Records and Reporting You will maintain accurate customer records, ensuring customer contracts are signed and appropriately distributed, in addition to monitoring and generating monthly sales reports and analysis.
  • Market Expert You will work with management to develop new integrated marketing strategies to raise the brand awareness of Umbra. You will 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.

What you’ll bring…

  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever. You are agile and adept at working in a multi-stakeholder environment. You appreciate the nuances of a private, non-corporate company environment.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have an appreciation for design.
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You have a strong ability to write reports and business correspondence; comfortable presenting information and negotiating.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines.
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: You possess a minimum 3-5 years’ of sales management experience. A knowledge of key accounts and the gift/housewares industry are considered assets.
  • Technical Skills: You have a strong proficiency of MS Office applications.
  • Education: Post-secondary degree or equivalent with a preference for Business or similar program.

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “National Account Manager, Toronto” in the subject line.

 



Regional Sales Representative; Miami

2016-06-20

Full Time Employment

About this role…

The Regional Sales Representative is responsible for achieving sales targets and developing relationships with existing and potential new customers that meet the company’s brand and design distribution goals. They will assist and support retailers in maximizing product sales through knowledge of the brand, product and the market

What you'll do…

  • Grow Sales & Revenue: You’ll meet the challenge of exceeding monthly sales targets within territories by maintaining contact with Umbra’s existing customer base and developing new business through building relationships. You’ll identify and open new customers who meet Umbra’s distribution requirements. Lastly, you’ll create and maintain a “new customer target”, support the retailer base with product knowledge that will allow you to successfully grow sales
  • Deliver Exceptional Customer Service: You will respond to and follow-up on inquiries from customers, ensure complete customer satisfaction, develop and maintain a monthly travel plan for each territory and manage customer appointments in conjunction with this.
  • Effective Communication: You will maintain effective communication with your direct manager regarding activity, results, weekly work plans and monthly/annual region analysis. You’ll ensure effective communication across all internal departments, including Finance, Logistics and Customer Operations, to ensure effective management of your customer base.
  • Market Expert: You will stay knowledgeable of the current retail market, and trends in your territory and report on your findings. You will stay current on market trends to readily identify new business opportunities and coordinating regional Tradeshows.

What you’ll bring…

  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever. You appreciate the nuances of a private, non-corporate company environment.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have a passion and flare for design, fashion trends, colors and textures.
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You are comfortable presenting information and are able to respond to questions.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You have excellent time management skills
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: 3 - 5 years’ experience in Sales
  • Education: Post-secondary degree and/or diploma (Specialization in Business Management or Sales would be an asset).

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume jobs@umbra.com, referencing Regional Sales Representative, Texas in the subject line.

 



Regional Sales Representative; Minneapolis

2016-06-20

Full Time Employment

About this role…

The Regional Sales Representative is responsible for achieving sales targets and developing relationships with existing and potential new customers that meet the company’s brand and design distribution goals. They will assist and support retailers in maximizing product sales through knowledge of the brand, product and the market

What you'll do…

  • Grow Sales & Revenue: You’ll meet the challenge of exceeding monthly sales targets within territories by maintaining contact with Umbra’s existing customer base and developing new business through building relationships. You’ll identify and open new customers who meet Umbra’s distribution requirements. Lastly, you’ll create and maintain a “new customer target”, support the retailer base with product knowledge that will allow you to successfully grow sales
  • Deliver Exceptional Customer Service: You will respond to and follow-up on inquiries from customers, ensure complete customer satisfaction, develop and maintain a monthly travel plan for each territory and manage customer appointments in conjunction with this.
  • Effective Communication: You will maintain effective communication with your direct manager regarding activity, results, weekly work plans and monthly/annual region analysis. You’ll ensure effective communication across all internal departments, including Finance, Logistics and Customer Operations, to ensure effective management of your customer base.
  • Market Expert: You will stay knowledgeable of the current retail market, and trends in your territory and report on your findings. You will stay current on market trends to readily identify new business opportunities and coordinating regional Tradeshows.

What you’ll bring…

  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever. You appreciate the nuances of a private, non-corporate company environment.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have a passion and flare for design, fashion trends, colors and textures.
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You are comfortable presenting information and are able to respond to questions.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You have excellent time management skills
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: 3 - 5 years’ experience in Sales
  • Education: Post-secondary degree and/or diploma (Specialization in Business Management or Sales would be an asset).

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume jobs@umbra.com, referencing Regional Sales Representative, Minneapolis in the subject line.

 



Regional Sales Representative; Texas

2016-06-20

Full Time Employment

About this role…

The Regional Sales Representative is responsible for achieving sales targets and developing relationships with existing and potential new customers that meet the company’s brand and design distribution goals. They will assist and support retailers in maximizing product sales through knowledge of the brand, product and the market

What you'll do…

  • Grow Sales & Revenue: You’ll meet the challenge of exceeding monthly sales targets within territories by maintaining contact with Umbra’s existing customer base and developing new business through building relationships. You’ll identify and open new customers who meet Umbra’s distribution requirements. Lastly, you’ll create and maintain a “new customer target”, support the retailer base with product knowledge that will allow you to successfully grow sales
  • Deliver Exceptional Customer Service: You will respond to and follow-up on inquiries from customers, ensure complete customer satisfaction, develop and maintain a monthly travel plan for each territory and manage customer appointments in conjunction with this.
  • Effective Communication: You will maintain effective communication with your direct manager regarding activity, results, weekly work plans and monthly/annual region analysis. You’ll ensure effective communication across all internal departments, including Finance, Logistics and Customer Operations, to ensure effective management of your customer base.
  • Market Expert: You will stay knowledgeable of the current retail market, and trends in your territory and report on your findings. You will stay current on market trends to readily identify new business opportunities and coordinating regional Tradeshows.

What you’ll bring…

  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever. You appreciate the nuances of a private, non-corporate company environment.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have a passion and flare for design, fashion trends, colors and textures.
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You are comfortable presenting information and are able to respond to questions.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You have excellent time management skills
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: 3 - 5 years’ experience in Sales
  • Education: Post-secondary degree and/or diploma (Specialization in Business Management or Sales would be an asset).

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume jobs@umbra.com, referencing Regional Sales Representative, Texas in the subject line.

 



Customer Service Coordinator; Toronto, Ontario

2016-05-10

Full Time Employment

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Umbra Customer Operations Team working to assist Sales and providing exceptional customer service to our existing and potential accounts. This individual must be enthusiastic and highly organized with a proven ability to problem solve. They must, above all else, love the customer!

What you'll do…

  • Customer Service: You will resolve customer queries, including account set-up, maintenance, sales, order tracking, product/pricing information, credit adjustments, returned merchandise, stock availability, ship dates and picking up information. You will also be responsible for other duties as required in order to provide impeccable customer service to Umbra consumers.
  • Order Management: You will be responsible for accurate and timely entry of customer orders. You will monitor and perform follow up related to inventory, shipping and invoicing ensuring on time delivery, as well as maintain and update customer web portals as required.
  • Maintain Relationships: You will provide accurate and timely information and maintain relationships with Buyers, Sales Representatives (internal and external), Sales Managers, Retail Customers, Consumers and the general public. You will attend local Tradeshows, when necessary.

What you’ll bring…

  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever. You are agile and adept at working in a multi-stakeholder environment. You appreciate the nuances of a private, non-corporate company environment.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have an appreciation for design.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience: Minimum 2-5 years’ customer service experience in consumer goods. Advanced communication skills (phone, fax, and email correspondence). Ability to manage multiple priorities and task simultaneously. Previous experience working in a manufacturing warehouse environment and with online ERP Systems.
  • Education: Minimum Secondary School diploma. A recognized College Diploma is strongly preferred.

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “Customer Service Coordinator” in the subject line.

 



Product Designer, Window Hardware & Drapery Toronto, Ontario

2016-05-09

Full Time Employment

About this role…

We are looking for a talented designer to join the Umbra Studio to assist with all aspects of product development within our Window Hardware and Drapery Category. Our ideal candidate is both passionate and driven to focus on this category and will work closely with our team to push both functional and decorative innovations. We are looking for a well-rounded individual with a strong understanding of home trends, consumer behavior, good design principles, and production know-how.

What you'll do…

  • Develop: Conduct research to identify and produce new product ideas, designs, materials and production techniques. Collaborate with Category Managers, China Developers and Designers, Graphic Designers, and Sales Team. Update and develop new current product specifications accurately and on time, including product drawings and data for production.
  • Research: You’ll have a great understanding of current and upcoming home design trends and can translate this into design directions. You’ll travel occasionally to manufacturers, market trade shows and retails stores to conduct market research and investigate the latest in home trends.
  • Presentations:You’ll be responsible for establishing new looks and trends for the team to design. You’ll create style/mood boards that will be used internally and in customer presentations, as well, create physical materials and reference boards to tell a physical story.

What you’ll bring…

  • Passion: You have a passion and flare for design, fashion trends, colors and textures.
  • Design Sense: You have a strong design awareness and the ability to translate fashion trends into commercially viable designs. You are driven to design user-focused products and are enthusiastic to be part of the entire design process.
  • Technical: You are highly skilled with 3D & 2D software tools including SolidWorks and Adobe Creative Suite to create impressive presentations and accurate production data. Ideal candidate knows SolidWorks but not a requirement.
  • Model making: You love working with your hands and will eagerly show off your exceptional model making skills in our workshop.
  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever. You are agile and adept at working in a multi-stakeholder environment. You appreciate the nuances of a private, non-corporate company environment.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have an appreciation for design.
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You have a strong ability to write reports and business correspondence; comfortable presenting information and negotiating.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines.
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: 2-5 years working experience as Industrial Designer preferred. Specification writing. Very strong CAD skills, Solidworks, Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop.
  • Education: Post-secondary degree and/or diploma in design (industrial, environmental, architectural).

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, please send your resume and portfolio (as a link or a PDF no larger than 2MB) to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “Product Designer- Window Hardware and Drapery” in the subject line. Please include both individual and group work in your portfolio and explain the role you played in your group work.

 



NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, Chicago, Illinois

2016-02-24

Full Time Employment

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of Umbra’s Sales Team! This role will be tasked with the responsibility for increasing sales and revenue by developing and managing Key Accounts and independent retailers, in addition to coordinating and attending local Trade Shows.

What you'll do…

  • Grow Sales & Revenue: You will drive mass retail sales growth by developing and managing key accounts directly. You will stay current on market trends to readily identify new business opportunities and coordinating regional Tradeshows.
  • Develop a Winning Team: You will drive performance by monitoring territory activity and working together to achieve desired sales targets.
  • Customized Solutions:By developing customized programs, providing product quotes, and forwarding/following-up on sales leads, you will provide product solutions that meet customer needs.
  • Deliver Exceptional Customer Service: You will respond to and follow-up on inquiries from the sales team and customers, for all major orders, to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Effective Communication: You will communicate to the Sales on new product developments, price changes, etc. You will be a key contact with management as it pertains to product definition and position.
  • Records and Reporting: You will maintain accurate customer records, ensuring customer contracts are signed and appropriately distributed, in addition to monitoring and generating monthly sales reports and analysis.
  • Market Expert : You will work with management to develop new integrated marketing strategies to raise the brand awareness of Umbra. You will 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.

What you’ll bring…

  • Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal oriented, high achiever.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You have a strong ability to write reports and business correspondence; comfortable presenting information and negotiating.
  • Business Acumen & Decision Making: You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines.
  • Critical Thinking: You are a versatile thinker, applying common sense and objectivity to evaluate and determine a solution. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • Integrity & Influence: You are confident and persuasive with unquestionable integrity. You are a strong team player with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Experience: You possess a minimum 3-5 years’ of sales management experience. A knowledge of key accounts and the gift/housewares industry are considered assets.
  • Technical Skills: You have a strong proficiency of MS Office applications.
  • Education: Post-secondary degree or equivalent with a preference for Business or similar program.

What we bring…

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique way of thinking, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture. All permanent full-time associates enjoy incentive programs and continuous learning opportunities. Overall, a pretty awesome place to work!

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, send your resume to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “Sales Manager, Chicago” in the subject line.