Job Opportunities

Snuggle Bugz is one of Canada's largest baby stores, with an online presence at www.SnuggleBugz.ca and 8 retail stores. We offer parents an amazing selection of mid to high end baby furniture, gear and accessories. We strive to provide the best service, products and customer experiences in the industry. We are looking for driven and energetic employees to join our family spirited team.

Here’s the Great Stuff

 

Full Benefits

Snuggle Bugz values your need to take care of yourself. We love our people and take care of them by offering a comprehensive benefit plan. 

 

Paid Vacation

Snuggle Bugz values your need to get away and spend time with your friends and family. We love our people and offer paid vacation time.

 

Discounts

Snuggle Bugz values your need to purchase products for either yourself or your friend and family. We love our people and offer employee discounts on our products.

 

BBQ’s and Events

Snuggle Bugz values your need to work hard but play hard too. We love our people and host regular BBQ’s and Employee events to ensure we can play as a team.

 

Growth Opportunities

Snuggle Bugz values your need to grow. We love our people and are so excited when we can leverage internal talent for promotions and upward movement.

 

Family First

Snuggle Bugz values you and your family. We love our people and provide flexible work solutions that suit your needs

 

Inspiring All Hands Meetings

Snuggle Bugz values your need to be in the know. We love our people and host an All hands meeting once per month. We share upcoming events, notable changes and everything Snuggle Bugz.

 

Commitment to Excellence

Snuggle Bugz values your need to recognition. We love our people and encourage employees to participate in our Commitment to Excellence Recognition Program. Winners of the program can walk away with prizes such as, gift certificates, days off, lunch with Ben or a team lunch.


 

We encourage you to check out our open opportunities, and check back next week too as there is always new things popping up as we grow our footprint across Canada 

Retail Positions Available

Additional Snuggle Bugz Opportunities – Burlington, Ontario

Assistant Retail Store Manager

Description:

The Assistant Retail Floor Manager will work with the Store Manager to manage and develop a professional staff of sales associates to drive sales, provide excellent service to our Friends, meet company goals, and maximize store promotions and marketing initiatives. Sales growth will be achieved through training and coaching your staff to accomplish their professional and financial goals. The Assistant Store Manager must also possess exceptional administrative and interpersonal skills. Assistant Retail Floor Manager responsibilities include hiring, training, coaching, merchandising, selling and exceeding Friend expectations.

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of experience in retail management
  • Highly motivated and charismatic, energetic
  • Computer proficiency with Windows based applications
  • Retail, display design, and business training an added benefit
  • Formal sales training an asset
  • Industry experience is an asset

Responsibilities

  • Store Operations
  • Opening / Closing Store
  • Cashing out – balancing daily transactions
  • Organizing / Participating in special promotions, displays and events
  • Finding ways to increase sales and improve efficiencies, ensuring that sales targets are met
  • Managing Sales Associates
  • Human Resources – dealing with staffing issues, interviewing potential staff, performing performance reviews, organizing training and development
  • Assigning duties on a daily basis
  • Help all staff maintain an excellent Friend shopping experience
  • Product knowledge support/backup for sales associates
  • Motivating staff
  • Sales Associate Training - Providing in-house training and organize outside rep training
  • Friend Service
  • Friend Escalations – handling Friend complaints or inquires requiring a manager
  • Manager authorizations for pricing and returns, special situations
  • Sales Support
  • Lead salesperson responsible for leading by example
  • Participate in routine day to day activities such as serving Friends, cleaning, stocking shelves, etc.
  • Store Appearance / Image
  • Ensuring staff meet company dress code
  • Merchandising, general store appearance, floor displays, and layout
  • Signage – Oversee design and creation of all in-store signage
  • Other
  • Product visionary – researching the latest products via internet, trade magazines, or Friend requests and making recommendations for purchase
  • Competitive awareness – monitoring competitors, market trends, and Friend expectations
  • Marketing – Identifying ways of promoting in the local community and driving traffic
  • Assisting with the execution of regular inventory counts

Report to: Retail Store Manager

Hours: Part/Full Time Hourly, 32+ hrs per week, full/open availability required

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to careers@snugglebugz.ca

Retail Sales Advisor

Description:

A Retail Sales Associate must be customer oriented, energetic with strong interpersonal skills and possess the ability to absorb and retain extensive product information.  Responsibilities include assisting customers in product selection, handling cash transactions, stocking and merchandising product.

Requirements:

  • Highly motivated, charismatic, energetic person
  • Self-Starter – ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Individual needs to be a “people person”
  • Industry experience is an asset, either from working in the industry or being a mom!

Responsibilities

  • Customer focused
  • Product expert: Assist customers in finding the best product to meet their needs
  • Creating the best customer shopping experience
  • Assist with the merchandising of product throughout the store
  • Receiving shipments and stocking shelves on a regular basis
  • Help maintain an organized stockroom and sales floor

Report to: Store Manager & Assistant Store Manager

Hours: Part-Time or Full Time Hourly, open availability is required

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to careers@snugglebugz.ca

Director Of Retail Operations

Description

We are seeking a Director of Retail Operations to drive our business and champion operational excellence across all our Retail Stores.  We are seeking a unique leader – one who is both strategic and hands-on (and is equally energized by both). Someone who can drive, achieve and enable operational excellence by providing the infrastructure and methodologies to enable continuous improvement and facilitate the successful execution of day-to-day operations and projects within our thriving Retail Stores

Responsibilities

  • Operations
  • Conduct the business analysis necessary to the identification of opportunities within our stores, including the development of business cases for turning those opportunities into tangible business improvements, initiatives and projects.
  • Escalate issues and opportunities with operational systems as required and collaborate with cross-Functional support partners to drive continuous improvement
  • Ensure the successful execution of Snuggle Bugz initiatives through effective project management and methodologies.
  • Drive the day-to-day business by entrepreneurially leading, initiating and managing activities involved in selling products and propelling the brand to ensure quality control in daily operations.
  • Champion our Snuggle Bugz philosophies exemplifying them in every aspect of your responsibilities.
  • Human Resources
  • Create and maintain a diverse, high-performing store management team through consistent selection, development and motivation
  • Lead, coach, champion, communicate and hold others accountable to operations and information frameworks established by the Company.
  • Build human capital infrastructure necessary to successfully sustain and grow the business
  • Foster and create a positive selling environment that meets companies goals, ensuring a positive customer experience that meets and exceeds every customer’s expectation
  • Prepare quarterly District management performance reviews
  • Oversee quarterly Management associate performance reviews
  • Create, maintain, and enforce all Retail policies and procedures
  • Financial
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and direction to ensure our retail financial goals are met
  • Prepare retail financial budgets
  • Assist in inventory management at the retail level
  • Implement and enforce Loss Prevention policies and procedures to support company inventory shrinkage goals
  • Continually looking for ways to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of the retail operations
  • Communication
  • Ensure that communications, workflow & organization, tools, and supplies & equipment are set up properly, effectively functioning and clean
  • Maintain and facilitate communications between the individual retail stores and head office.
  • Effectively communicate company business and financial objectives to all retail employees
  • Collect employee ideas and present them to management for improvements
  • Maintain consistency of customer experience and visual brand standards across retail locations
  • Special Events & Projects
  • Assist in managing and preparing for special events, such as in-store retail events or consumer tradeshows
  • Evaluate and execute special projects under the direction of the president
  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be added or modified as required throughout the course of your employment.

Requirements

    • 5+ years of Retail Operations Management experience, preferably in a multi store retail environment
    • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate a team
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Results-oriented and process driven, with high expectations of self and team
    • Demonstrates passion and commitment
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all levels of the organization
    • Extensive knowledge managing projects
    • Ability to travel
    • Degree in Business, Economics, Arts or professional experience equivalent
    • Ability to conceptualize and follow through to implementation

Report to: President

Direct Reports: District Manager, Assistant District Manager

Hours: Full Time Salary, 40 hrs per week, M-F, some evenings and weekends may be required.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to careers@snugglebugz.ca

Distribution Centre Shipping Lead

Description

The successful candidate will have 2+ years of experience working in a distribution center environment. Snuggle Bugz is searching for a candidate that understands the importance the correct order fulfillment has on the customer experience. The successful candidate will be responsible to ensure that all orders are completed as per company guidelines, efficiently packed by associates, and demonstrate effective leadership to associates. He/she will be a team-player, have 3+ years of distribution center experience and at least 2 years of experience in managing people. The successful candidate will enjoy a dynamic fast-paced environment with fun people and an amazing company!

Responsibilities

  • Supervision of all assigned staff, including accurate review of employee timesheets
  • Liaison with head office employees to troubleshoot any roadblocks
  • Ensure that goals, schedules and deadlines that are set by management are accomplished
  • Assist from time to time in recruiting top talent for the Distribution Center
  • Assist with administrative duties assigned by Distribution Center Manager
  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with our Company Philosophies
  • Communicate and implement change as directed to staff under your direct or indirect control
  • Lead by example with the team to improve efficiencies
  • Coordinate & ensure cleanliness and housekeeping are kept up to standards in the facility
  • Provide leadership by establishing clear expectations and demonstrating high standards of work practices and safety conscious behavior
  • Ensure staff are working within the Snuggle Bugz policies & procedures
  • Ensure compliance with JHSC procedures and practices
  • Coach and monitor staff in standard operating procedures and safe work practices, including new employees
  • Help facilitate new employee training when required
  • Manage inventory accuracy through monitoring of daily activities
  • Ensure all resources are utilized efficiently
  • Maintain cross-training on other Lead Positions to provide coverage for colleague absence/vacation
  • Any other activities or duties as assigned by management

Requirements

  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Hard working with a desire to see a job done to completion
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (50 lbs+)
  • 2+ Years of experience in Leading/Managing Others
  • Valid Drivers licence with satisfactory driving record is required
  • Valid fork-lift licence is considered an asset
  • Ability to travel to and from various company locations as required

Report to: Distribution Centre Manager

Hours: Full Time Hourly, Current Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:30am-6:00pm. Additional hours may be required based on business needs.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to careers@snugglebugz.ca

Distribution Centre Manager

Description:

To be considered for the Distribution Centre Manager position, the successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience managing the daily operations of a Distribution Centre environment. Snuggle Bugz is searching for a candidate that understands the importance the Distribution Centre has on customer service, and is able to ensure that all product movement is effective and efficient. The candidate will fully understand and have experience in receiving, warehousing and shipping. He/she will be a team-player, have experience managing people, and like to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment with fun people and an amazing company!

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3+ years experience managing a warehouse
  • Previous experience managing people and recruiting top talent
  • Strong technical aptitude, very comfortable with computers; excel proficiency, data Skills
  • Takes pride in running a clean, well-organized and efficient warehouse
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Physically fit, with initiative to take a hands-on approach, work alongside their team
  • Proven ability to drive metrics improvements with staff via measurements and scorecards

Responsibilities

  • Supervision of all Distribution Centre staff in conjunction with the leads.
  • Ensure that goals, schedules and deadlines that are set by management are accomplished
  • Communicate and implement change as directed to Distribution Centre staff
  • Continually work with your team to improve the efficiencies of the warehouse.
  • Coordinate & ensure Distribution Centre cleanliness and housekeeping are kept up to standards.
  • Provide leadership by establishing clear expectations and demonstrating high standards of work practices and safety conscious behaviour.
  • Ensure the Distribution Centre staff are working within the Snuggle Bugz policies & procedures
  • Ensure compliance with JHSC procedures and practices.
  • Manage inventory accuracy; monitoring of daily Distribution Centre activities, participating in counts and supporting appropriate product placement and storage.
  • Ensure all resources are utilized efficiently.
  • Accurately track employee timesheets, vacation and sick leave
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a top performing team
  • Participate in the daily operations of the Distribution Centre including receiving, shipping, picking and any other daily tasks performed by the warehouse.
  • Any other activities or duties as assigned by management.

Report to: Director Of Operations

Hours: Full Time Salary, 40+ Hours per week, Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends may be required.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to careers@snugglebugz.ca

Buyer

Description

The Buyer will work with a set of vendors and inventory categories to manage vendor relationships, purchasing, inventory stock management, promotional opportunities, and accuracy of data. This position is a full-time salaried position requiring 2-4 years of buying experience with hard goods.  The successful candidate will have a keen eye for product and trends, love numbers, be detail oriented, enjoy negotiating deals, and have a university or college degree.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with key vendors while acquiring and managing new relationships
  • Purchasing inventory and facilitating the flow of goods from start to finish for a set of vendors across all categories
  • Be a product expert and a main point of contact for all things related to inventory
  • Reviewing sales targets and inventory levels and creating plans to hit Company growth and inventory turn goals
  • Negotiating competitive business terms with vendors
  • Source new products and build out assortment strategies by category
  • Secure products for promotional opportunities, marketing initiatives and events
  • Be a Snuggle Bugz brand ambassador that exudes the Company Philosophies each day Perform / complete other additional projects, duties and assignments as required

Requirements

  • 2-4 years of buying experience, preferably in a retail industry
  • Previous experience in ECommerce would be an asset
  • University degree
  • Hands on entrepreneurial spirit and drive
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong analytical thinker, process focused and detail oriented
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Able and willing to travel

Report to: Director of Product

Hours: Full Time Salary, 40 hours per week, M-F, some evenings and weekends may be required.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to careers@snugglebugz.ca

Assistant Buyer

Description

The Assistant Buyer will work as a key member of the purchasing team. Supporting the Buyer and Director of Product, the Assistant Buyer will assist in creating purchase orders, updating inventory information, and acting as a liaison with vendors on day to day issues. This position is a full-time salaried position, best suited for someone with relevant work experience and looking for growth. The successful candidate will have a passion and keen eye for product, see the importance in numbers, be detail oriented, have a university or college degree, and experience in a buying department.

Responsibilities

  • Data entry (enter orders into ERP system, update inventory data, complete online ordering for select vendors, vendor set-up, modification of purchase orders and ETA’s)
  • Track inbound product shipments, follow up on damages and advise teams on product availabilities
  • Assisting Ecommerce and Marketing in sourcing product information and providing specific product suggestions for the marketing calendar
  • Act as a liason with vendors on day to day issues
  • Assist in building out and sourcing product assortments and meeting with new and existing vendors
  • Be a Snuggle Bugz brand ambassador that exudes the Company Philosophies each day
  • Perform / complete other additional projects, duties and assignments as required

Requirements

  • College Diploma and/or University Degree, preferably in Purchasing or Business Administration
  • 1-2 years experience in a buying assistant or assistant buyer role
  • Previous experience in retail and/or ecommerce would be an asset
  • Hands on entrepreneurial spirit and drive
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong analytical thinker, process focused and detail oriented
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Report to: Director of Product

Hours: Full Time Salary, 40 hours per week, M-F, some evenings and weekends may be required.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to careers@snugglebugz.ca