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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



Marketing Coordinator, B2B

2015-03-02

This position …

The Marketing Coordinator will support traditional B2B global marketing activities to efficiently grow positive brand awareness and drive revenue.

The details …

  • Support the project management, activation and execution of business to business related activities including publications (biannual catalog), presentations, events, tradeshows and on-line messaging mediums.
  • Manage outside vendors requirements and compile/execute stock orders pertaining to trade publications and related materials.
  • Coordinate and evaluate customer direct initiatives and programs for global accounts.
  • Support B2B website
  • Manage work-back schedules with Brand Studio and B2C team (within Marketing) as well as Global Sales, Category and Product Design departments.
  • Manage reference material and compile content for internal client requests, meetings and publications.
  • Support Global Merchandising Program

What we’re looking for …

  • University or college degree with a minimum of 3 years consumer marketing experience
  • Ability to plan, execute and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a team-based environment
  • Experience in executing and maintaining brand and product messaging across multiple channels including online, public relations, packaging and Retail point of sale
  • Strong project management, communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be a strong problem solver
  • Self-motivated and able to multitask to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills (including knowledge of MS Office applications)
  • Ideally past experience in print catalogue & print project management in general

What we offer …

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

All permanent full-time associates enjoy incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, on-site gourmet café, and full gym facilities.  Overall, a pretty awesome place to work! 

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , referencing “Marketing Coordinator, B2B” in the subject line.

 



Credit Coordinator (Toronto, Canada)

2015-01-22

This position …

The Credit Coordinator oversees a set of customer credit profiles to ensure the prompt and efficient collection of past due accounts.

The details …

  • Asses credit worthiness of new accounts through trade references and credit reports, and update customer file maintenance with assigned credit limit and corresponding terms.
  • Apply prompt and sound decisions when reviewing orders for accounts past due and/or over their credit limit. 
  • Prepares the reconciliation of accounts
  • Ensure customer accounts consistently operate within an appropriate level of line tolerance and increase/decrease the lines accordingly.
  • Make regular calls to customers on overdue balances and ensure sales representatives are informed about delinquent accounts. 
  • Negotiate payment plans when accounts struggle to meet terms in an effort to reduce exposure
  • Collaborate with other departments and sales representative in order to resolve customer problems.
  • Capture bankruptcy notices, address and/or name changes and store closures.
  • Recommend debtor to third party collection agency if payment is not forthcoming and prepare paperwork to send to collection agency.
  • Provide trade references upon request.

What we’re looking for …

  • Strong communication skills in order to deal with delinquent accounts, utilizing tact, diplomacy and firmness on sensitive information.
  • Post-secondary education in either accounting or business related studies.
  • A minimum of 5 years of collection experience.
  • Strong organization skills with emphasis on detail and flexibility in a dynamic and busy environment
  • Strong PC skills, especially Excel
  • A second language (especially Portuguese) would be considered an asset.

What we offer …

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

All permanent full-time associates enjoy incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, on-site gourmet café, and full gym facilities.  Overall, a pretty awesome place to work! 

How to apply …

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

 




Digital Marketing Coordinator

2015-02-19

This position …

The Digital Marketing Coordinator will support all digital marketing activities to efficiently grow positive brand awareness and drive revenue. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong understanding of ecommerce and digital marketing, project management skills, attention to detail and a proactive approach to their work.

The details …

  • Management of umbra.com and umbrashift.com including regular merchandising and product loading (2x per year)
  • Support the activation, execution and ongoing maintenance of programs and initiatives to boost ecommerce sales (regular email campaigns, onsite campaign development and activation, SEO and SEM management, and management of all social media channels).
  • Regular review and reporting of website analytics and able to recognize a need to adjust campaigns when necessary in order to achieve sales targets.
  • 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 offer …

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

All permanent full-time associates enjoy incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, on-site gourmet café, and full gym facilities.  Overall, a pretty awesome place to work! 

How to apply …

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

 



Credit Coordinator (Toronto, Canada)

2015-01-22

This position …

The Credit Coordinator oversees a set of customer credit profiles to ensure the prompt and efficient collection of past due accounts.

The details …

  • Asses credit worthiness of new accounts through trade references and credit reports, and update customer file maintenance with assigned credit limit and corresponding terms.
  • Apply prompt and sound decisions when reviewing orders for accounts past due and/or over their credit limit. 
  • Prepares the reconciliation of accounts
  • Ensure customer accounts consistently operate within an appropriate level of line tolerance and increase/decrease the lines accordingly.
  • Make regular calls to customers on overdue balances and ensure sales representatives are informed about delinquent accounts. 
  • Negotiate payment plans when accounts struggle to meet terms in an effort to reduce exposure
  • Collaborate with other departments and sales representative in order to resolve customer problems.
  • Capture bankruptcy notices, address and/or name changes and store closures.
  • Recommend debtor to third party collection agency if payment is not forthcoming and prepare paperwork to send to collection agency.
  • Provide trade references upon request.

What we’re looking for …

  • Strong communication skills in order to deal with delinquent accounts, utilizing tact, diplomacy and firmness on sensitive information.
  • Post-secondary education in either accounting or business related studies.
  • A minimum of 5 years of collection experience.
  • Strong organization skills with emphasis on detail and flexibility in a dynamic and busy environment
  • Strong PC skills, especially Excel
  • A second language (especially Portuguese) would be considered an asset.

What we offer …

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

All permanent full-time associates enjoy incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, on-site gourmet café, and full gym facilities.  Overall, a pretty awesome place to work! 

How to apply …

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

 


Financial Analyst (Toronto, Canada)

2015-01-22

This position …

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.

The details …

  • Margin analysis - provide monthly margin analysis for all houseware entities and determine reasons for variances.
  • Maintain the Pricing Master and all price lists in support of costing and pricing decisions.
  • Month-end accounting responsibilities – in addition to margin analysis for all entities, review and analysis of assigned legal entities’ financial statements and prepare necessary accruals and adjustments.
  • Customer profitability analysis – reporting profitability on different levels: individual customers, distribution channels, product lines, etc. on a global basis.
  • Return by Category (RBC) – to provide timely and accurate information to Category Managers regarding performance and analysis of various product categories.
  • Ad hoc analysis – special project work to identify and achieve savings in different operational areas, as required.
  • Financial Reporting – assist with the preparation and distribution of Internal Financial Statements, as required. Includes consolidated, entity, and departmental levels of reporting.
  • Analyze and reconcile financial data and account balances to ensure the integrity of financial information.
  • Year End Audit – assist with preparation of audit working papers, as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

What we’re looking for …

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting/finance.
  • Post-secondary education in either accounting or business related studies with enrollment in a professional accounting designation.
  • Strong financial acumen – a numbers person not shy of IT systems and math.
  • A margin expert, able to convey their confidence in order to establish credibility.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral/presentation) and analytical skills.
  • Strong organization skills with emphasis on detail and flexibility in a dynamic and busy environment, prepared to re-prioritize tasks as needed.
  • Strong PC skills, specifically in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and Cognos.

What we offer …

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

All permanent full-time associates enjoy incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, on-site gourmet café, and full gym facilities.  Overall, a pretty awesome place to work! 

How to apply …

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

 


Truck Driver (Toronto, Canada)

2015-01-07

This position …

The Truck Driver Responsible for timely completion of all pick-ups and deliveries between Umbra and TCH locations, with outside vendors and customers, including delivery and return of inbound import containers.

The details …

  • Responsible for daily completion of all deliveries and pick-ups in a timely manner.
  • Intercompany delivery between Toronto and Buffalo
  • Responsible for compliance with all Local, Provincial, State, Federal and International Transportation regulations. 
  • Arrange pick up schedules with vendors.
  • Manage maintenance and repairs with vendors.
  • Communicate with Warehouse Manager on a regular basis.
  • Ensure compliance with company standards and safety, including the safe operation of Umbra equipment.
  • Participate in daily workload planning and scheduling.

What we’re looking for …

  • Flexibility in work hours (extended hours, weekends, nights, holidays may be required)
  • AZ License required.
  • Ability to travel trans-border from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY.
  • Understanding of customs and duty procedures for US, and Canada.
  • Detail oriented, able to follow-up and solve problems.
  • Self-motived and able to multitask to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, able to coordinate with logistics team.

What we offer …

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

All permanent full-time associates enjoy incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, on-site gourmet café, and full gym facilities.  Overall, a pretty awesome place to work! 

How to apply …

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