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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



Graphic Designer; Toronto, Ontario

2015-08-31

This position …

The Graphic Designer will be integral to the well-rounded nature of the Brand Studio and will assist in development & execution of various packaging solutions for all channels of the Umbra Brand, custom and private labels.You are equally comfortable presenting your concepts to the team as you are producing tight, well-crafted work, and thrive on a collaborative team environment.

What you'll do…

  • Brand Studio Design:You will create design pieces, ensuring the expression of the “Umbra look”. You will design a broad range of pieces as required, for packaging, merchandising, product inserts, trade shows and special events. You will come up with innovative and creative ideas for POP displays, merchandisers and in-store promotional materials.
  • Packaging Design:Your focus will be in packaging design, production and development. You will design, prototype and refine packaging concepts. You will create die-lines for all packaging, including board, PVC and other materials.

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 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 can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines. You are extremely well organized.
  • 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 of 3-5 years of work experience in a Graphic Design department or studio. You have experience working on global brand initiatives across multiple markets. You have packaging experience with both concept and execution (we’d love to see your process). You have experience working within brand guidelines, and ability to recognize opportunities to improve on them.
  • Education: Post-secondary degree or diploma in Graphic Design or Multimedia Design.
  • Portfolio: Please submit a portfolio with your application.

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , referencing "GRAPHIC DESIGNER" in the subject line.

 



The Umbra Store Assistant Manager; Toronto, Ontario

2015-08-19

This position …

The Assistant Store Manager will help to oversee day-to-day operations of the Umbra store while ensuring all customer needs are met.

What you'll do…

  • Customer Service: You will positively promote company vision and core values through providing exemplary customer care. You will set the example and continuously coach store associates to be both brand ambassadors and deliver excellent customer service to positively impact brand loyalty, purchase and repeat visits.
  • Sales: You will assist with achieving targeted sales results. You will communicate goals, and performance against goals to the sales team. You will monitor and communicate sales productivity to Store Manager on a daily basis, emphasizing accomplishments and needs. You will assist with communication and feedback of transaction data analysis, hot sellers/poor sellers, new product, quality issues and customer comments to the head office.
  • Store Operations: You will assist with daily operations of the Umbra Store, including maintaining a neat, organized and on brand environment, and assisting with store opening & closing procedures. You will ensure loss prevention and safety procedures are always intact and aid in protecting company assets. You will assist with duties such as inventory management, ordering, point of sale and social media content, merchandising, best practice sharing, event coordination and execution.
  • Leadership: You will manage the productivity and performance of the staff when Store Manager is not present. Perform all relevant daily duties of the store manager across store operations and staff on floor when store manager is not on duty.

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 relationships with co-workers and customers alike.
  • 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: 2+ years of retail experience in a team lead role. Proven sales ability in a retail environment (housewares and quality giftware).
  • Education: Post-secondary degree and/or diploma in retail or business management would be an asset.

How to apply …

If this grabs your attention, send your resume to jobs@umbra.com , referencing "Store Assistant Manager" in the subject line.

 



IT Coordinator; Toronto, Ontario

2015-08-19

This position …

The IT Coordinator will join the first level help desk, as the primary contact for associates to call when they have any IT issue.

What you'll do…

  • Enable the business:You will be responsible for first level help desk problems. Whether it’s a hardware problem, or a password reset, you will resolve business issues as they arise to ensure that the business continues to operate./li>
  • Learn and Master: You will be trained on new technologies and overtime, learn to master them. You will be responsible for documenting procedures for some technologies as well.
  • Work as a Team: You will be working as part of a team providing support on projects and eventually taking the lead on a project. You will learn to work with external vendors and leverage partnerships

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 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 can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines./li>
  • 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: 0-3 years’ knowledge of business experience. Customer service experience is also considered an asset.
  • Technical Skills: Required skills: advanced problem solving, attention to detail, accuracy, strong organization & time management skills. Knowledge of Windows Server and PC environments.
  • Education: A College Diploma in IT or a University Degree in Computer Sciences would be considered an asset.

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 "IT Coordinator" in the subject line.

 



Programmer Analyst; Toronto, Ontario

2015-08-19

This position …

This is a unique career opportunity to become part of the Umbra Applications Team supporting the applications, systems and technologies that enable our global business to thrive and grow. We are looking for an Entry Level Programmer/Analyst whose primary responsibility will be SAP ABAP.

What you'll do…

  • Design & Document: You will gain skills and experience developing technical designs and supporting technical documentation based on functional design documents provided by business analysts.
  • Develop Business Solutions: You will be trained on SAP ABAP as well as Adobe Forms. You will develop SAP reports and labels based on business requirements. You will diagnose and implement system and application technical errors, repairs and bugs.
  • Work with a Team: You will work with onshore and offshore programmers. You will recommend and implement technical improvements to existing programs and interfaces.

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 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 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: 0-2 Years of related experience. Knowledge of the IT project life-cycle (plan, design, build, test, deploy, support). Ability to diagnose, debug and implement programming solutions in a time-effective manner is required. Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups.
  • Technical Skills: Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to provide guidance to solve user/system issues. Oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly with associates, peers and executive management. Ability to work in a highly diverse, multi-site, global work environment.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in IT/IS areas with emphasis on ERP systems.

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 "Programmer Analyst" in the subject line.