Drake General Store

We pride ourselves in providing strong leadership and development opportunities for passionate hospitality professionals who are looking to build rewarding, long-term careers. Drake offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, employee discounts, training + development support and many other unique perks as a part of working the Drake team. Join our team and share in our future.


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We thank all applicants for your interest in working with The Drake, however, due to the high level of interest in each of our postings, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We respectfully request no TELEPHONE, EMAIL or IN PERSON inquiries.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

    Since, 2008, the Drake General Store Originally opened as a retail presence for Toronto’s iconic Drake Hotel. We’re a traditional hotel gift shop, a classic general store, a flea market stand + a museum shop all rolled into one. Our signature neon purple cross, inspired by classic European pharmacies, lets our guests know they’ve arrived not only at a Canadian cultural crossroads, but also at a community-based hotbed for culture, visual and performance art, dining, hospitality + treasure-hunting.

    We have evolved over the years into a truly unique + proudly Canadian retailer – offering gifts, clothing + accessories, housewares, curated curiosities and treasures of old + new. We have four proprietary sub-brands; Drake General Store, Shared, Held in Common + Arborist – that together make up our private label product collection. Private label product is extremely important to our business and key to future growth of DGS. These collections currently equate to over 60% of in-store + online sales and 100% of wholesale + corporate orders. Our goal is to create unique + exclusive products that fill the void of what is currently available in the marketplace. The success of the Production Coordinator role will be measured in large part by the development of executable products and apparel, while working within set budgets, schedules, and quality standards. This role reports into the Director of the Drake General Store, but they will also work in conjunction with Designer(s), Buyer(s) and Graphic Designer(s).

    Overview:

    Daily management of processes and tasks related to production/execution of DGS private label brands. The Production Coordinator will act as the liaison between all departments and vendors to execute, monitor and provide regular updates on all private label production and orders.

    Responsibilities:

    • Communication of tech packs, label packages and graphic templates to local and overseas vendors
    • Receive and prepare reports based on pricing and minimum order quantities, identifying estimate program costs for Sr. Design Manager and Buying team
    • Monitor and track development of sampling processes, production approvals, 3rd party trims/notions
    • Co-Create and manage sample/production Time and Action schedules in a multi-SKU, multi-vendor, high volume capacity
    • Ensure Time and Action calendar deliverables are met and held by on and off shore vendors alike
    • Coordinate with designers, graphics, buyers, and technical designers to ensure all production requirements, such as quality, colors, trims, graphic placement, fabrication, and fit are met and clearly communicated to vendors
    • Facilitate, track, and file sample and production approvals completed by design team
    • Implementation of trims and notion package guidelines with nominated suppliers
    • Create and submit approved PO’s from approved working buy. Update PO’s to reflect changes in production process
    • Forecast and present order deposits and balance payment needs to Sr. Design Manager with the goal of a 6 month planning window
    • Daily maintenance of cost + Work-In-Progress (WIP) docket tracking, and monthly inventory reconciliation
    • Communicate daily with on and off shore vendors to ensure sampling and orders are on track and production issues are resolved in a timely manner. Off-hour communication necessary within reason
    • Communicate production quarries, issues and delays to Sr. Design Manager, presenting feasible resolutions to these issues in a timely manner with support from In-House Product Developer
    • Management of off-shore 3rd party quality control/testing procedures
    • Create comprehensive shipping marks, allocations, and barcode artwork
    • Request multiple competitive shipping quotes for management approval
    • Shipping consolidation and weekly tracking
    • Daily communication of land dates + shipment tracking with freight forwarder and Shipping/Receiving department alike
    • Submission of shipping documents to Shipping/receiving in a timely and efficient manner
    • Management of in-house quality control and reporting on receipt of bulk merchandise
    • Update and maintain monthly reports on raw, finished goods, and WIP inventory
    • Track and archive all final and updated tech packs/trim packages/PO’s/shipping documents etc.

    Skills + Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5 years of experience in an apparel production department
    • Comprehensive understanding of Time and Action calendars
    • Ability to navigate strategically around production issues/resolution
    • Must be a high functioning, creative problem solver with excellent communication and attention to detail
    • Must have good understanding of garment construction as well as technical knowledge of production is a must
    • Must be pro-active and possess the ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Must have aptitude for a high paced environment with the ability to manage many moving parts
    • Must be organized logical thinker with aptitude for both administrative and creative duties
    • High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft office a must!

    WHAT WE OFFER:
    We pride ourselves in providing strong leadership and development opportunities for passionate hospitality professionals who are looking to build rewarding, long-term careers. Drake offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, employee discounts, training + development support and many other unique perks as a part of joining the Drake team.
    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakegeneralstore.ca please list “PRODUCTION COORDINATOR” in your subject line. Interviews commencing as soon as possible.
    We sincerely appreciate your interest in this exciting role with Drake Hotel Properties, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON INQUIRIES.
    The Drake Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.



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  • WAREHOUSE/ WHOLESALE SUPPORT

    The Drake General Store continues Drake’s mandate for providing a community based hotbed for culture, an energetic hub for visual and performance art, dining, hospitality and, now, treasure hunting. We have evolved over the years into a truly unique + proudly Canadian retailer – offering gifts, clothing + accessories, housewares, curated curiosities and treasures of old + new.

    The Drake General Store is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our team and provide SUPPORT for our General Store Warehouse (Keele + Eglington).

    If you are design savvy, up to date with current trends, comfortable with books, clothes, jewelry, curios and most importantly, people, we are looking for you.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Warehouse Operations
    - Receiving, organizing, labeling, packaging products
    - Shipping and Receiving of goods – matching to purchase orders; scheduling couriers
    - Assisting drivers with larger items; ensuring there isn't a build-up of skids
    - Ordering warehouse supplies, restocks etc.
    - General maintenance support (space/stock, garbage/recycling)
    - Fulfilling wholesale orders

    Store-Support Tasks
    - Pricing individual units and dividing according to transfer slips
    - Inventory accuracy

    Desired Skills:
    - Hard working, industrious attitude
    - Very independent worker – will take the initiative
    - Comfortable with PC and basic Office applications

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining out team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, The Drake Hotel is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakegeneralstore.ca please list “WAREHOUSE SUPPORT" in your subject line. Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.

    We sincerely appreciate your interest in this exciting role at The Drake Hotel, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON INQUIRIES.

    The Drake Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.
    For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca

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