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


Online Partner Growth Manager; Toronto, Ontario

2016-12-19

Full Time Employment

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring a digital growth mindset to one of the leading design company’s in the world. You’ll be charged with helping to grow our online sales through our channel partners, working with some of the biggest names in the retail industry. You’ll bring a strong knowledge of both organic and paid strategies to help consumers find our products through our online channels.

What you'll do…

  • Strategic Growth: Identify opportunities to accelerate and fuel our growth through ecommerce partners and execute on those plans.
  • SEO & SEM: create and manage programs and tactics to improve findability and sales of our products through partner ecommerce sites. You’ll create and execute search strategies as well as design and structure campaigns to maximize findability and revenue.
  • Campaign Creation & Optimization: build, optimize, and scale organic and paid campaigns across partner platforms to drive sales growth; you live and breathe multivariant testing.
  • Behavioural Economics: you’ll leverage the latest research in behavioural economics to drive success in everything you do. Growth hacking is not a slogan, but a way of life.
  • Data, Data, Data: you’ll help build out our understanding of data and analytics to make data-informed decisions.

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: Minimum 4 years’ experience in online growth / search, with a focus on ecommerce, analytics, or data science.
  • Technical Skills: 3+ years proficiency in SEO/SEM using tools like AdWords & AMS. Strong Excel skillset.
  • Education: Post-secondary degree or equivalent in business, marketing, engineering, or psychology. MBA 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 jobs@umbra.com, referencing Online Partner Growth Manager in the subject line.

 



PRODUCT DESIGNER; Toronto, Ontario

2016-12-13

Contract

About this role…

The Product Designer will support the Design Team and will be responsible for managing all aspects of development of products from design specification to launch. Our category leads trends and is driven by innovation. We are continually seeking out “what’s next” in the décor world. We explore colours and materials along with our in-house CMF Designer (Colour Material Finish Designer). Our team is very hands on in the design process. Within the design studio, we have our own shop and shop supervisor as well as a CNC machine and 3D printers for prototyping. We work at the Umbra store in downtown Toronto one day each week to do offsite and engage with customers. We develop product for our brand as well as custom development for clients such as The Container Store, Target, Bed Bath Beyond and private label.

What you'll do…

  • Presentation: Prepare and present product design recommendation to creative lead and senior management as required. Create prototypes as required for approval and customer presentations.
  • Research/ Develop: Conduct research to identify new product ideas, designs, materials and production techniques. Collaborate with Category Managers, China Developers and Designers, Graphic Designers, and Sales. Update and develop new current product specifications accurately and on time, including product drawings and data for production.
  • Meetings: Attend trade shows, marketing meetings, vendor and client presentations as required. Make regular contact with design community.

What you’ll bring…

  • 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: Strong CAD skills, Solidworks, Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop, sketching, paper cutting / mock up.
  • 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” in the subject line.

 



Human Resources Generalist, Toronto, Ontario

2016-05-09

Full Time Employment

About this role…

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Umbra Human Resources Team working on company-wide initiatives including recruitment, rewards and recognition, strategic planning, social activities and general HR administration.

What you'll do…

  • Ambassador: HR is the champion of our people brand and company culture! You will support initiatives that align our values with our organizational direction including the planning and rollout of employee engagement activities.
  • Talent Development: In partnership with business leaders, you will assist in providing hands-on, proactive, high quality support on all people-related matters. This includes training and development, retention and turnover, performance management, compensation & benefits administration, employee relations and employee engagement..
  • Recruitment & Selection: You will collaborate with hiring managers in understanding their recruitment needs and lead the process by preparing job postings, screening resumes, scheduling & conducting interviews, and preparing offer letters and onboarding programs.
  • Office Administration Support: As one of two Toronto-based Generalists, you will partner to ensure the effective implementation of processes and procedures related to human resource initiatives. You will be responsible for developing, updating and maintaining associate files and HR business reports.

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: Minimum 3 years’ experience in Human Resources; prior recruitment experience is preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Strong proficiency in MS Office applications; knowledge of SAP is an asset..
  • Education: Post-secondary degree or equivalent in Human Resources.

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 “Human Resources Generalist” in the subject line.