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Operations Manager - Toronto

Ontario Reference Number: Tor - 4637


Our client is a successful ladieswear company based in Toronto with a small, friendly environment. They are seeking a highly motivated & entrepreneurial Operations Manager. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge in the importing & distribution of apparel. This is an exciting opportunity, as it is hoped that the successful candidate will transition to General Manager within three years.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • In conjunction with the sales manager, expand business & accounts in Canada & US
  • Supervise sales manager & sales team, hire new reps in US
  • Daily communication with broker & freight forwarder to coordinate shipments from suppliers, ensure all suppliers submit correct commercial invoices for inventory and release
  • Daily email communications with suppliers regarding samples, production, prices, fabrics, problem solving, & payments
  • Arrange foreign exchange (USD to buy product), decide when and if to buy future contracts, send payments to suppliers, keep track of deposits & payments
  • Oversee warehouse operations
  • Communicate with sales team about product & customer issues
  • Supervise movement of samples & inventory to US sales reps & customers
  • Meet with sales manager to discuss and plan travel schedule to Ontario markets, tradeshows, & target customers
  • Oversee organization of trade shows & attend Toronto Profile show
  • Oversee customer service department
  • Review each suppliers samples styles and price each season’s styles to ensure maximum profit margins
  • Run reports as required (customer call sheets, allocation reports, price lists, etc.)
  • Organize & run end of season sample sales
  • Submit monthly A/R and seasonal customer credit requests to Accord, establish customer payments terms, liaison with Accord re customer A/R issues.  
  • Work with bookkeeper on all financial issues
  • Various other tasks & office functions

  • 5-10 years senior-level experience in apparel (ladieswear preferred)
  • It would be a bonus if you have strong connections in US with independent & major retailers and sales teams
  • background in importing & distribution
  • outgoing and committed to growing & expanding the business
  • entrepreneurial attitude
  • great computer skills & knowledge of social media
If this sounds like you or someone you know, please forward resumes to quoting reference "Operations Manager – Tor 4637” in the subject line.  Please note, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Contact Info :

Maya Fullerton
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Please note: only candidates with appropriate qualifications will be contacted.