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Director of Marketing
- 03/08/2018 

Toronto, ON – Responsible for managing Canadian marketing and communications initiatives across all programs and platforms to support sales growth and increase Canadian market share.

Location 
Toronto, Ontario


General Accountabilities

Leading a dynamic bilingual team of communication and marketing professionals, the Director of Marketing is responsible for managing Canadian marketing and communications initiatives across all programs and platforms to support sales growth and increase Canadian market share. This role reports to the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and will work closely with the Corporate Marketing and U.S. Marketing teams.


Specific Accountabilities

  • Develops and executes marketing and communications plans to support Workplace, Education, Healthcare markets in Canada as well as specific targeted customer groups including A&D, automotive dealerships and government customers
  • Manages and implements the product launch process for Canada including all communications, data libraries, showroom samples, training materials and other key items on the new product launch checklist
  • Communicates product change information to all external customers and internal departments. Ensures all marketing and communications materials are updated with the relevant information and visual content
  • Responsible for the execution of all external and internal written communications to sales teams and dealer organizations including product announcements, promotions, events as well as bid and training materials
  • Manages brand standards for all marketing collateral as established by the Corporate Marketing Department. Ensures consistency in the brand voice throughout all marketing materials
  • Manages all established Canada-specific marketing programs including in stock and other quick ship initiatives, Canadian government promotions, automotive dealer support as well as dealer and sales incentives
  • Works closely with the Corporate Marketing team to ensure all Canadian web and social media content supports product launches and other strategic initiatives for the Canadian market
  • Manages and supports all tradeshows and events for the Canadian sales teams
  • Responsible for maintaining all customer contact and mailing lists for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Manages the fulfillment process for all customer literature and fabrics and finishes sample requests. Responsible for inventory management of all marketing collateral to support customer requests and Canadian showroom inventories
  • Provides sales support with product and program presentations as required


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • College or university degree with an emphasis in Marketing preferred
  • 10 years of marketing experience directly supporting sales strategies and market growth
  • Proven ability to successfully lead a team in supporting multiple market and productsegments
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • High level of organization, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work with multiple teams
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office and a working knowledge of graphic design software
  • Background in furniture or other design/architectural products used for commercial interiors B2B marketing experience an asset
  • Bilingual in French an assets


General information

Global Furniture Group offers competitive wages, employer paid benefits package, retirement savings options, and so much more!

Interested applicants should send their resume to: careers@globalfurnituregroup.com with the Subject Line ’Director of Marketing’. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

Global Furniture Group values employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process. Those requiring accommodation should advise Human Resources and Global will provide suitable accommodation in a manner that considers the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.

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CAD Specifier
- 14/05/2018 

Toronto, ON – Responsible for customer service and deliverables relating to the application, planning, supply and installation of furniture products.

Location 
Toronto, Ontario


General Accountabilities

The CAD Specifier is responsible for customer service and deliverables relating to the application, planning, supply and installation of furniture products. This role provides technical design and specification services and expertise for Global products using AutoCAD platform and is responsible for executing design, planning and specification of customer projects to support field sales and dealer organizations. Reporting to the CAD Manager and working closely with the Specification Team, Sales Team, and Bid Team.


Specific Accountabilities

  • Identify and assess client needs and assist in proposing layouts for clients
  • Create design specification documents using AutoCAD
  • Provide space-planning recommendations and select finishes when necessary
  • Complete planning application service deliverables within a formal contract and within the hours allocated to project tasks
  • Provide a copy of proposal and bill of materials for sales representatives to review and to submit to clients
  • Convert quotations and layouts into orders
  • Review deficiencies with CSR’s/Sales reps and arrange corrections
  • Prepare installation drawings for installers
  • Check orders for correctness of quantities, product, data and prices
  • Notify client of any errors of missing information before submitting to order entry
  • Work on bid projects for government orders
  • Work with remote


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Diploma or University Degree in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Architecture
  • Min 5 years experience in specifying commercial office furniture, using AutoCAD, CAP
  • Specifying experience with Global Upholstery / Global Contract is an asset
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial office furniture products and interior design services (from needs assessment to contract administration)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of techniques, tools and principles in the production of furniture installation drawings and furniture specifications
  • Working experience with bid projects, Government and Commercial
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • CET background is an asset
  • Ability to work with multiple internal projects and clients simultaneously
  • Great written and oral communication
  • Commit to ongoing product training and development
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Thrive in a team environment and work well with others
  • Superior attention to detail, memory, organizational and time management skills


Interested applicants are asked to apply to Bob Ritter, Director Corporate Human Resources: britter@globalfurnituregroup.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Global Furniture Group values employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Programmer Specialist
- 24/04/2018 

Toronto, ON – Responsible for creating software solutions by writing well-designed and efficient code, enabling a fluid work process for users.

Location 
Toronto, Ontario


General Accountabilities

The Product Programmer Specialist is accountable for creating software solutions by writing well-designed and efficient code, enabling a fluid work process for users. The Product Programmer Specialist will build high quality parametric tools for automating the design process of system products. Must develop and possess a thorough understanding of all relevant furniture product lines to ensure that the parametric tools are in compliance with coding standards and technical design.


Specific Accountabilities

  • Continuously improve and write well-designed, efficient code
  • Investigate problem areas and implement relevant solutions
  • Study needs by conferring with users
  • Work with support/QA team to analyze and resolve issues
  • Document and maintain software functionality


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in C++, C#, Java and/or any other Object-Oriented language a must with understanding of the of how to apply these principles:
    • Abstraction
    • Inheritance
    • Encapsulation
  • Experience in 3D application development and understanding of 3D mathematics
  • Thorough understanding of object-oriented concepts and experience in using them to build applications
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on diverse problems
  • Ability to quickly gather requirements, explore multiple approaches and suggest solutions
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Passionate about programming with a specific interest in user experience
  • Some travel required
  • Experience in agile development process such as SCRUM or Kanban is desirable
  • Experience of structuring code for larger projects is desirable
  • Game programming and development


Interested applicants are asked to apply to: pdamianidis@globalfurnituregroup.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Global Furniture Group values employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Business Development Manager, Halifax
- 08/03/2018 

Halifax, NS – Responsible for identifying new business opportunities by developing and nurturing business relationships.

Location
Halifax, Nova Scotia


General Accountabilities

The Business Development Manager is accountable for identifying new business opportunities by developing and nurturing business relationships with key End User accounts and within the A&D community, Federal Government, Commercial Real Estate sector inclusive of leasing agents, Landlords, and General Contractors.

This position will focus on the development of a strong network in order to gain strategic knowledge of new commercial developments and promote and influence the Global product offering well in advance of the construction and or occupancy. 


Specific Accountabilities

  • Lead and participate in the prospecting process for new opportunities. Develop and build sales volume and revenue to sustainable level within new accounts targeting the A&D community, Federal Government, Commercial Real Estate sector inclusive of leasing agents, Landlords, and General Contractors
  • Analyze market for competitively held customers and submit for approval and ongoing regular review the list of target corporate accounts
  • Key presenter and sales process leader on identified target accounts to evaluate client needs and relate them to available or new resources to respond to emerging, leading edge, high-level issues and challenges. Organizes resources to compete and win effectively
  • Key resource when required in targeting certain assigned existing customers to broaden and expand the relationship or to defend off competitive challenges
  • Conduct showroom tours with all user groups, based on specific needs
  • Collaborate with Territory Managers to hand off end user opportunities at the key point to ensure proper dealer alignment
  • Acquire and maintain a full knowledge of Global product lines including a full knowledge of products newly introduced and to be able to communicate effectively about the products as required


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • College Diploma or University Degree in Business or Marketing or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Ability to work independently, is self-directed and functions well within a team environment
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; oral and demonstrated proficiency composing written communications
  • High energy level, comfortable engaging in multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment


Interested applicants are asked to apply to: rgalbraith@globalfurnituregroup.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Global Furniture Group values employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Regional Team Lead, Business Development
- 07/03/2018 

Toronto, ON – Responsible for for managing the Toronto group of A&D Account Managers and Business Development Managers.

Location
Toronto, Ontario


General Accountabilities

The Regional Team Lead will be responsible for managing the Toronto group of A&D Account Managers and Business Development Managers. He/she will be responsible for the following key areas:

Business Development & Key Account Management - Developing and sustaining relationships, as the manufacturer representative, between Global and Architects, Landlords, Key Accounts, and Commercial Real Estate. This would spread across various industries.

Liaison & Resource/Technical Support - Provide support to regional A&D reps when necessary and act as a resource in the specification process to ensure the successful rollout of programs and projects. This would include both the Toronto and National team.

Develop Strategy - Work with management team to develop the strategy to better approach the above markets and increase the Global market share. The focus will be on the Ontario market and select strategies may be rolled out nationally.


Specific Accountabilities

  • Lead the team to deliver and exceed on annual sales goals and performance objectives
  • Analyze market for competitively held customers and submit for approval and ongoing regular review the list of target corporate accounts
  • Key presenter and sales process leader on identified target accounts to evaluate client needs and relate them to available or new resources to respond to emerging, leading edge, high-level issues and challenges
  • Key resource when required in targeting certain assigned existing customers to broaden and expand the relationship or to defend off competitive challenges. Responsible for communicating and gaining approval for specific account involvement and tracking and reporting progress
  • Key Areas of Focus:
    • Landlords: focus on developing a strong network among the local Landlord community in order to gain knowledge of future Commercial developments
    • Project Management Firms: Work with this group to gain an understanding of ongoing projects that will require contract furniture. Work to connect the PM’s to their interior design contacts to develop a network of like-minded individuals
    • General Contractors: Work with this group to gain an understanding of construction projects that will require contract furniture. Work to connect the GC’s to their interior design contacts to develop a network of like-minded individuals
    • Real Estate: Develop a network of commercial real estate leasing agents so as to gain knowledge of companies that will be moving, expanding, etc. Work to connect these leasing agents to their interior design and GC contacts to develop a network of like-minded individuals
    • Architectural and Design Firms: Continue to work with an established list of A&D firms to maintain high level contacts within those firms. May be solely responsible for the marketing of Global to this list of firms or may partner with another Global associate


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • College Diploma or University Degree in Business or Marketing or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Ability to work independently, is self-directed and functions well within a team environment
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; oral and demonstrated proficiency composing written communications
  • High energy, comfortable engaging in multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities in a fast-paced environment


Interested applicants are asked to apply to: rgalbraith@globalfurnituregroup.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Global Furniture Group values employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer.

View PDF File: Regional Team Lead - Business Development


EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

As an approved vendor to the Federal Government, Global participates in the Government's Employment Equity program which focuses on four targeted groups in the workplace: women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and aboriginal people. Compliance with this program includes surveying employees for targeted group representation as well as their positions within various occupational groups.

Global has been involved with the Employment Equity program since the early 1990s. The company has sincerely endeavoured to maintain the principles of the program and was awarded the Government's Employment Equity Certificate of Merit in both 1991 and 1996 for its leading role in the program. Global's Employment Equity Committee meets on a regular basis to continually address diversity issues and oversee initiatives in this regard. We are proud of our long-standing record in the field of workplace diversity.


WORKPLACE BARRIERS

Employment barriers arise both intentionally and unintentionally from practices, policies, attitudes and corporate culture that are neither job-related nor required for the safe and efficient operation
of an organization. A policy or practice is a barrier when it has a greater negative impact on designated group members than on those who are not members of a designated group. These barriers contribute to hiring and promotion rates that are lower than expected for designated group members in comparison to those who are not members of a designated group. They also manifest themselves in the under-utilization of designated group members and in the concentration of designated group members at the lower levels of an organization and in non decision-making positions. Barriers can be subtle and hard to detect. They frequently result from a lack of awareness of their impact on designated group members.

With respect to the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) the subject of workplace barriers relates specifically to persons with disabilities.

Examples of workplace barriers include (but are not limited to):

  • prejudice or ill-will reflected in deliberately discriminatory actions against persons with disabilities,
  • unequal treatment (eg, asking different questions
    of persons with disabilities applying for the same job as persons who have no disabilities),
  • systemic barriers that discourage or block persons with disabilities from employment opportunities (eg, unnecessary experience requirements),
  • maintenance of a working environment that is either hostile or abusive toward persons with disabilities or that is simply a non-supportive work culture and environment for persons with disabilities,
  • inadequate facilities that present physical barriers to persons with disabilities,
  • use of recruitment sources that do not provide an appropriate pool of candidates (eg, advertising, word-of-mouth, networking, employment agencies),
  • lack of objective, structured staffing, particularly when coupled with attitude problems,
  • unequal access for persons with disabilities to non-advertised promotion, training and development systems, networks and assignments, and
  • lack of reasonable accommodation