Drake General Store

Our employees are offered an opportunity for growth in a spirited work environment. Join our team and share in our future.

We thank all applicants for your interest in working with 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:

  • STORE TEAMLEAD- UP EXPRESS

    The Drake General Store is a distinctive Toronto brand that has grown from a boutique gift shop at the Drake Hotel to a well-loved multi-location Toronto shopping destination. We are seeking a STORE TEAMLEAD for our TORONTO UP EXPRESS location who is looking for a rewarding and fast-paced role as we build our unique and exciting brand to join our team.

    The Drake General Store has a vision to grow the brand through local retail sales as well as expanding our national and international reach. In the past several months we've launched two new beautifully designed stores in vibrant Toronto retail areas.
    Along with the new stores our online presence is evolving with a revamped & world class Drake General Store website. And in addition to featuring the best locally & globally curated products we're also growing our private label brand SHARED as well as other in-house private label merchandise and apparel lines.
    With our many exciting projects underway the STORE TEAMLEAD will play a key role in the success of our growing brand.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The objective of the Store Teamlead’s role is maximizing in-store sales. They will achieve this through various activities including development of a successful and motivated sales team, supporting effective store marketing & promotions, providing exemplary customer service, ensuring accurate and timely store-level operations, and maintaining excellent merchandise presentation at your store.
    Sales development
    • Work with District Manager to produce a sales plan & objectives for your store
    • Develop, train, implement and report on sales development initiatives
    • Support marketing initiatives related to building overall store sales
    • Meet sales and business objectives through the delivery of store level initiatives, strategies and tactics
    • Developing support staff to achieve store sales & operational objectives
    • Regularly and proactively review and recommend improvements to the sales strategy

    Store Level Operations
    • Produce effective reporting on store level results for District Manager + Director
    • Manage the human, physical and financial resources of the store, ensuring that store objectives are achieved, interfacing with other departments, providing leadership and guidance to store staff and providing exceptional customer service.
    • Execute merchandising and store aesthetics to the expected standards by working with the Creative Manager to effectively merchandise at the stores (inventory management, receiving, organization, floor merchandising, back-stock)
    • Oversee monthly physical inventories at all stores and report necessary info to District Manager
    • Train staff, conduct performance reviews, oversee payroll administration and scheduling with the support of HR &DM
    • Set and manage store level schedule
    • Execute operations, adhere to guidelines in Store Audit
    • Own and drive Stores business through growing ADT, email Database and increase over Targets
    • Monitor and report Bonuses on a monthly basis with support of District Manager
    • General schedule expectations: Seasonal 4 Month Contract starting in September with open and flexible availability during the Holiday Season. This would include 5 days in-store shift, (minimum 40 hours per week including at least 32 weekend hours per month).
    • On call to support staff with any questions and/or issues that may arise.

    Budget Management
    • Co-manage store P&L with District Manager
    • Manage payroll, labour budgets and expenses for your store
    • Ensure accurate and timely inventory management and controls at each store

    Administration
    Daily
    • Complete with aid of the sales staff all tasks are completed from the Daily Task Checklist
    Weekly Review:
    • Supply Orders
    • Restock request
    • Weekly Store reporting laid out in the store supervisor working document.
    • Submit Time Clock Detail & Summary
    • Weekly Time Sheets
    Bi-Weekly
    • Time Clock Summary for payroll.
    Monthly
    • Inventory Discrepancy Report Summary and review with District Manager
    • Commissions Payable Summary for each staff member
    • Petty Cash Summary

    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, 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@thedrakehotel.ca please list “STORE TEAMLEAD UP EXPRESS” 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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    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



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  • SALES ASSOCIATE- VANCOUVER


    The Drake General Store is seeking motivated and experienced PART TIME SALES ASSOCIATES to join our HUDSON BAY VANCOUVER 674 Granville St, team. 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.

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Minimum of 2 years in a retail or customer service environment
    • Demonstrated abilities with sales and customer relationship building
    • Must be able to work well and remain motivated within an independent, unsupervised environment
    • Experience in a supervisory or “key holder” function within a retail store would be considered a strong asset
    • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, and availability for weekend shifts

    If you are interested in this role, please respond with your resume and cover letter via EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakegeneralstore.ca with the subject line "DGS HOLIDAY VANCOUVER" or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.
    We thank all applicants for your interest in working with 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.



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  • OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

    The Drake General Store is a distinctive Toronto brand that has grown from a boutique gift shop at the Drake Hotel to a well-loved multi-location Toronto shopping destination. We are seeking a Retail Sales Manager who is looking for a rewarding and fast-paced role as we build our unique and exciting brand.

    The OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR must be able to maintain the multi-company switchboard, greet various parties as they enter the office, as well as perform basic office and accounting administrative functions. This exciting new role is a great opportunity for a dedicated, passionate, cultured individual with successful experience in admin and a fast pace environment.

    Reception
    • Monitors office operations
    • Manage company switchboard, routing calls as appropriate
    • Receive incoming courier packages and prepare outgoing packages
    • Sorting and allocating incoming paper and electronic mail
    • Assists office staff in maintaining files and databases
    • Greet all visitors by offering refreshments, inform the appropriate staff of their arrival
    • Tracks office supply inventory and process supply orders
    • Open and close reception, responsible for locking doors at the end of the day

    Office Administration and Accounting
    • Prepare and code select invoices including matching with receiving slips
    • Load purchase orders in POS system
    • Manage invoices relating to assigned A/P accounts including batching and entering
    • Assist with company receivables
    • Reconcile monthly utility statements
    • Assist with administrative overflow and special projects from other departments as needed
    • Prepare weekly and monthly reports sales data
    • Collect monthly inventory data and prepare summary
    • Prepares reports, presentations, memorandums, proposals and correspondence
    • Working knowledge of email, scheduling, spreadsheets and presentation software
    • Other projects as required

    QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES:
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task
    • Minimum 2 years Receptionist/Office Administrator experience
    • Exceptional customer-service skills and effective communication both verbal and written
    • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
    • Highly organized and flexible
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Experience with MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook, must be comfortable working with spreadsheets
    • Exposure to accounting is an asset, aptitude and passion for working with numbers a must

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your most recent resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakegeneralstore.ca with the subject line: "OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR". Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.

    We thank all applicants for your interest in working with 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.



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  • WAREHOUSE LEAD PACKER

    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.

    The Drake General Store is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our team and provide PACKING SUPPORT for our General Store Warehouse for short term positions for 8 weeks contracts starting in August to fulfill a large Gift Set Order. This role offers full time hours.

    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
    - Filling orders in a timely manner
    - 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)

    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
    - Must have open full time availability during the entire contract

    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakegeneralstore.ca please list “Warehouse Lead Packer" 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

    Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter below:
    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



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  • WAREHOUSE PACKER

    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.

    The Drake General Store is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our team and provide PACKING SUPPORT for our General Store Warehouse for short term positions for 8 weeks contracts starting in August to fulfill a large Gift Set Order. This role offers full time hours and an hourly rate of $12.

    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
    - Filling orders in a timely manner
    - 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)

    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
    - Must have open full time availability during the entire contract

    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakegeneralstore.ca please list “Warehouse Packer" 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

    Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter below:
    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



    Click to Apply