Job Posting

0621 Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers

Posted: March 18, 2014

Expiring: September 14, 2014

Last Updated: March 18, 2014

Salary: $32.46/Hourly

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: Diploma

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Retail and Wholesale Buyers (6233)

NOC Job Title: Buyer - Wholesale

Job Number: 132430

Job Location(s)

Abbotsford, British Columbia

Job Description

Business Name: Twigz Creations
Business Owner: Suzanne Jones
Business Location: 2050 Lion Court, Abbotsford, B.C.
Job Title: Retail and wholesale trade managers:
Main duties required:
40% of duties required are marketing
15% of duties required are administration
30% of duties required for working with African Artisans
15% of duties required are distribution
Marketing requirements/duties:
• Plan, direct, and evaluate the operations of engagement with wholesale and retail sales in such countries as Canada, U.S.A., Europe, Australia, and Africa.
• Resolve customer complaints
• Develop and implement marketing strategies   
• Knowledge of correct pricing for product and exchange rate conversions in Africa and North America for implementation

Distribution requirements:  
• Clear Goods and receive African shipments
• Perform quality control
• Package and ship orders
• Billing customers (preparing invoices)
Administration requirements:
• Manage staff and assign duties in East Africa and Canada
• Study market research and trends to determine consumer demand, potential sales volumes and effect of competitors' operations on sales in North America
• Determine merchandise and services to be sold, and implement price and credit policies in Canada
• Plan budgets and authorize expenditures for Twigz Creations
• Determine staffing requirements and hire or oversee hiring and training of staff
• Computer literate, operate, enter data with the following programs: Volusion, Microsoft Office, and QuickBooks online
• Take photos and operate photo shop

Working with African Artisans:
• Locate, select and procure merchandise for resale in East Africa for Twigz Creations Customers
• Communicate design, production, shipping with African artisans
• Work in Uganda together with NGO in rural community
• Needs to travel to East Africa to work with the producers and vendors as needed

Employment experience requirements
• Completion of secondary school is required.
• Several years of related retail sales experience at increasing levels of responsibility
• Must have 5 years’ experience of working in East Africa on a permanent base in community and wholesale.
Beneficial qualities:
• Self motivated person
• Flexible to change and to travel at any time
• Good communicator, teaching skills
• Agree and support Fair Trade practices
• Have to have experience of starting a clinic in rural areas of Africa
• Need to know Fair Trade practices and policies
• Needs to be able to speak and write in English, Afrikaans and speak little in Luganda and Swahili as this position directly works with African aritisans who speak these languages. 
• A university degree in medical field

Terms of Employment Benefits:
Health Insurance Coverage
Compensation/Workplace Safety Insurance
      Working 40 hours a week
Wages: $32.46 Full Time


How to Apply

Expiring: September 14, 2014

Contact: Suzanne Jones

Phone: 16048327110