Careers

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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.

We are Umbra.

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



Import & Export Coordinator

2015-05-01

This position …

The Import & Export Coordinator role supports the Logistics Specialist with respect to the daily operations in logistics and customs.

The details …

  • Prepare inter-company and export documentation in a timely and accurate manner to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare and update global tracking reports on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist on customs duty refund and drawback projects.
  • Intercompany and overseas commercial invoices, import /export documentation, packing lists, certificates of origin.
  • Maintain tracking report for ocean and air shipments.
  • Review and request bookings made by freight forwarders.
  • Knowledge of commodities tariff codes classifications to ensure total duties are minimized.
  • File B13A for export shipments.
  • Request and review NAFTA certificates.
  • Gather information from various internal sources to manage our database of Lacey Act information.
  • Provide broker with supplementary information required for customs clearance.
  • Run arrival reports for USA, Canada & Europe and follow up past due shipments.
  • Work with Category Managers and China team to get additional customs information when needed (FDA, Lacey, Textiles and clocks).
  • Work with broker to file amended entries for shortages and overages.
  • Ability to learn ERP system.

Job info…

  • Business and mailing address: 40 Emblem Court, Scarborough ON, M1S 1B1
  • Full time permanent position
  • Health and Dental benefits provided
  • Pension plan
  • On-site café, and gym facilities
  • Compensation $41,000 annually

What we’re looking for …

  • Bachelor’s Degree with additional education in Logistics. Minimum of 4 years total working experience in logistics (import/export), with 2 years of international experience.
  • Experience working in China considered an asset.
  • Ability to Speak Mandarin.
  • Strong organization, communication and time management skills required.
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to follow-up and solve problems.
  • Advanced excel and PC skills.
  • CCLP Candidate

What we offer …

This is a place where innovative minds thrive and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. We share a passion for creativity and a drive to 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 to jobs@umbra.com , referencing “Import & Export Coordinator; in the subject line.

 





Digital Marketing Specialist

2015-04-15

The position …

This is a unique career opportunity to manage both social content and e-commerce revenue in Umbra’s global digital space. This highly creative role will take content curation and e-commerce revenue growth to new heights for Umbra - driving brand awareness, product discovery, interaction and ultimately product purchase. As owner of the Umbra’s on-line brand voice, this position plays a critical role within the global marketing team.

What do you want…

You are looking for and will thrive in a fast-paced, design-forward, entrepreneurial environment. You are an ideas-driven digital evangelist with a highly creative spirit and infectious enthusiasm to “get it done”. You believe in the power of smart social content to build brand awareness and drive revenue. You are known as an expert digital navigator and for your brand-centric, engaging content. Most importantly, your creative capabilities are perfectly balanced with your results driven focus.Management of umbra.com and umbrashift.com including regular merchandising and product loading (2x per year)

What we need…

You will collaborate on and lead the activation of all global digital content to build the Umbra brand and grow our e-commerce business

  • Lead the development, execution and ongoing maintenance of programs and initiatives to boost ecommerce sales and drive brand awareness
  • Manage umbra.com (B2C and B2B sites) and umbrashift.com content including site curation, optimization initiatives, regular merchandising and product loading
  • Partner with our external e-commerce service agency for ongoing site optimization

Social Media

  • Collaborate on and execute Umbra’s calendar across all digital channels (currently Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn)
  • Generate inspirational content to raise brand awareness, drive traffic and optimize conversion
  • Respond, acknowledge and engage with the Umbra consumer and B2B retailer fan base

Email Marketing

  • Manage email marketing campaigns for B2B and B2C sites
  • Ensure distribution adheres to brand standards, marketing best practises and applicable regulations including anti-spam laws

Analytics and Campaign Management

  • Regular maintenance and reporting of KPIs and site analytics, continuously seeking opportunities to drive efficiency and effectiveness

What you bring…

  • University or college degree in marketing or digital marketing
  • Minimum of 3 years digital experience - e-commerce a definite asset
  • Experience working with the Magento platform
  • Good knowledge of HTML
  • Experience with website analytics tools, such as Google Analytics
  • Experience with search (paid and organic) and reporting
  • Ability to plan, execute and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a team-based environment
  • Experience in executing and maintaining brand and product messaging in digital mediums – website, social media, email, blog
  • Experience developing highly creative brand relevant content for social media
  • Strong project management and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills and natural ability to interact cross functionally and with sr stakeholders
  • Can write clear / concise copy in alignment with the Umbra brand voice
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be a strong and speedy problem solver
  • Self-motivated, proactive and able to multitask to meet tight deadlines
  • Community management, content generation and reporting for social properties (currently Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn)
  • Manage relationship and ongoing projects with an outside agency
  • Manage work-back schedules with Brand Studio
  • Ensure brand consistency in all areas of Umbra promotions and operations (website, email campaigns, social media).
  • Assist internal teams with digital requests

What we’re looking for …

  • An enthusiastic individual who loves all things digital, is highly organized and has the proven ability to manage an ecommerce site and represent the brand in all digital channels (including social media)
  • University or college degree in marketing or digital marketing
  • Minimum of 3 years eCommerce or digital content management experience
  • Experience working with the Magento platform
  • Experience with website analytics tools, such as Google Analytics
  • Experience with search (paid and organic) and reporting
  • Ability to plan, execute and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a team-based environment
  • Experience in executing and maintaining brand and product messaging in digital mediums – website, social media, email, blog
  • Has a creative flair and has experience developing content for social media
  • Strong project management, communication and collaboration skills
  • Good knowledge of HTML
  • Excellent editing, writing and proofreading abilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be a strong problem solver
  • Self-motivated and able to multitask to meet tight deadlines

What we bring…

This is a place where innovative minds thrive and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. We share a passion for creativity and a drive to 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!

    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.

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , referencing “Digital Marketing Specialist” in the subject line.

 



Product Line Coordinator

2015-04-15

The position …

The Product Line Coordinator’s role is to provide support to the Product Line Managers to deliver great product to the global market from concept through to production. Organization, information accuracy and attention to details are a must.

What we need…

  • Support Product Management team in the development process. Maintain product information and ensure integrity across all systems.
  • Develop material to support the sales and marketing team. Including product presentations, product training material, packaging specifications, item weights & measures, features & benefits content and web copy.
  • Prepare and distribute accurate monthly sales reports, assortment line plans, and quarterly productivity reports. Assist in analyzing data and report back findings to the Product Line Manager
  • Create Request for Quotation (RFQ) outlining the requirements for sourcing new product.
  • Manage sample order process for new product including but not limited to showrooms, tradeshow and sales samples
  • Maintain a competitive database including market share, product differentials, and cost/price positioning
  • Support Product Line Manager (PLM) team with meeting preparation. Set up meetings, document decisions and monitor deadlines.

What you bring’re looking for …

  • Preferred minimum 3-5 years’ experience in consumer goods preferably giftware or home products industry.
  • Must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and able to adapt to changing priorities as well as an appreciation for design
  • Demonstrates assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure
  • Provide input to create improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Proficiency in excel, PowerPoint and Product Management Systems
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent preferred in Business, Marketing or similar program.

What we bring…

This is a place where innovative minds thrive and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. We share a passion for creativity and a drive to 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 to jobs@umbra.com , referencing “Product Line Coordinator” in the subject line.

 


Regional Sales Representative

2015-04-15

This position …

This role’s objective is to achieve sales targets and develop relationships with existing and potential new customers that meet the company’s brand and design distribution goals. To assist and support retailers to maximize sales of product through knowledge of the brand, product and the market.

What we need…

  • Existing Customer Base: To meet the challenge of exceeding annual sales targets by month within geographical territory. Maintain contact with existing customer base, developing business through a proactive, reliable & enjoyable business relationship. Drive sales by ensuring the right products are placed in the right store.
  • New Customers: To identify and successfully commence business with customers who meet company’s distribution requirements, for brand, design, and revenue.
  • Product Presentation: To display and promote the brand and product range within your account portfolio with the objective of driving sales and building brand awareness.
  • Product Training: To support and excite the retailer base with tailored, memorable and fun product knowledge to enable them to successfully grow sales.
  • Develop and maintain a monthly travel plan for given territory.
  • Manage customer appointments in conjunction with monthly travel plan.
  • Participate in bi-weekly territory conference call. Keep manager informed of activity and results, such as weekly work plans, and monthly and annual region analysis.
  • Actively develop customer relationships with the expectation of expanding business.
  • Develop breadth of range and expand category listings within customer base.
  • Follow through necessary actions from customer requests.
  • Seek new business that meets distribution requirements for design and branding.
  • Prepare for key customer meetings, leading to maximizing business return.
  • Liaise with internal colleagues to ensure effective management of your customer base.
  • Produce and maintain a ‘new customer target’ list for your territory and report monthly on progression.
  • Gather customer sales data where possible and distribute to appropriate internal staff.
  • Gather competitor information and feedback to appropriate internal staff.
  • Attend trade shows as required, including trade show set up and breakdown.
  • Ensure effective communication across all internal departments, including but not limited to finance, logistics, sales order processing.
  • Attend and actively participate in regular sales meetings as required by management.
  • Complete other reasonable duties as required.

What you bring’re looking for …

  • 5+ years of sales experience.
  • Post-Secondary education in Sales and/or Business is an asset.
  • In addition to road travel, we require attendance at major tradeshows as required.
  • We require that you have a laptop computer equipped with Microsoft Office. Company iPad and cell phone will be provided.
  • Strong organizational skills with emphasis on detail and flexibility in a dynamic and busy environment.
  • No relocation.
  • Full-time position. Benefits supplied.

What we bring…

This is a place where innovative minds thrive and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. We share a passion for creativity and a drive to 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 to jobs@umbra.com , referencing “Regional Sales Rep” in the subject line.