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


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.

 



PRODUCT LINE MANAGER; Toronto, Ontario

2016-09-23

Full Time Employment

About this role…

The Product Line Manager will strengthen and grow Umbra’s market position by developing great new products for the global market. In this role, you will research and analyze competitors and industry trends, provide product support and communicate to Sales, and manage the product lifecycle from concept to launch.

What you'll do…

  • Deliver Great Product On Time: You will manage product lifecycle from concept to launch. You will provide leadership and direction to sourcing and design teams. You will collaborate with design, marketing, and sourcing to develop products that compliment and/or expand the current product portfolio.
  • Sales & Profit Growth: You will achieve category sales and margin growth objectives in support of speed to market goals. You will identify global growth opportunities.
  • Market Research: You will research & analyze global market to build a market map while addressing consumer trends. You will manage category product assortment and establish target pricing. You will act as a subject matter expert for your category. To make this happen, you will coordinate and facilitate sourcing meetings, brainstorming sessions, packaging and artwork briefs and line reviews.

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 5 years’ experience in consumer goods; preferably giftware or home products industry. Experience dealing with global retail market.
  • Technical: Proficiency in excel, PowerPoint and Product Management Systems.
  • Education: Post-secondary degree or equivalent with a preference for Business, Marketing or similar program.

What we offer …

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 to jobs@umbra.com, referencing “Product Line Manager” in the subject line.

 



MODEL MAKER/SHOP SUPERVISOR, Toronto, Ontario

2016-09-30

Full Time Employment

About this role…

We are looking for a talented Model Maker/Shop Supervisor to join the Umbra Studio to manage our workshop, create presentation ready prototypes and assist the marketing team with tradeshow related activities. This role will work closely with the team of designers to complete projects in a timely fashion. Our ideal candidate is a well-rounded individual with a strong understanding of fabrication techniques, able to self-manage, is well organized, has a high attention to detail, and production know-how. Doing so requires independent decision making, creative problem solving, troubleshooting, planning, organizing and the supervision of the Shop and anyone who uses it.

What you'll do…

  • Supervision: You will provide day-to-day supervision of the shop to ensure that it is running efficiently and safely by planning, organizing, and prioritizing your work. You will communicate directly with designers and category managers to complete priorities, create and maintain a positive work environment, ensure safe work practices are conducted by all who use the shop. You will also be responsible for ensuring safe work conditions are met, by providing training and safe work practices and ensuring all tools and machines are organized, in good working order and supplies are well stocked.
  • Prototype: You will assist the designers in creating prototypes by using a wide breadth of prototype methods to create precise and presentation ready models. Be prepared to sand, prime and paint using a wide breadth of methods. You will also be required to maintain the 3D Machines and related components.
  • Tradeshow: You will assist during tradeshow seasons and work closely with the in-house designers and marketing team by creating or repairing existing tradeshow components and organizing the set up and take down..

What you’ll bring…

  • Model making: You love working with your hands and will eagerly show off your exceptional model making skills in our workshop.
  • Passion: You have a passion and flare for design, fashion trends, colors and textures.
  • Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have an appreciation for design.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Communication: You are proficient at active listening. You have a strong ability to write reports and business correspondence; comfortable presenting information and negotiating.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience: 2-5 years working experience as Industrial Designer preferred. Specification writing. Very strong CAD skills, Solidworks, Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop.
  • Education: Currently pursuing or recent graduate of a post-secondary degree/diploma in design, cabinet or furniture design.

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 “Model Maker/Shop Supervisor” 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.