Clothing Inventory Coordinator

We are looking for a highly organized, collaborative self-starter who is passionate about the sustainable fashion movement and empowering women to look and feel their best.

Key Details

Position Title: Clothing Inventory Coordinator
Reports to: Manager, Community Engagement
Job type: Permanent, Full-time
Start Date: June 3, 2024
Location: In-Person (North York Centre, (M2N 6L8)
Salary Range: $46,000 + Benefits & Paid Vacation

Core Competencies

  • Fashion retail/sales & inventory
  • Customer service
  • Project & time management
  • Data entry administration & reporting
  • Organization & information tracking
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Strategic thinking & problem solving

Job Description

We are looking for a highly organized, collaborative self-starter who is passionate about the sustainable fashion movement and empowering women to look and feel their best. Our Suiting Program serves over 600 Clients each year thanks to the generous donations from individuals and corporate clothing drives. With additional support from retailers such as Coach, TJX, and Bravado our Boutique offers items at no cost to Clients and boasts a variety of styles, sizes, and selections for women and non-binary individuals ready to re-entre the workforce.

The Clothing Inventory Coordinator supports this signature program by overseeing all tasks required to maintain a steady flow of quality items on the Boutique floor. This role works closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to engage DFS Toronto Volunteers in clothing drives, drop offs, and Boutique merchandising. This role will also coordinate our annual Designer Clothing Sale as part of DFS Toronto’s yearly fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate is assertive, able to navigate a fast-paced environment, and comfortable providing feedback to colleagues and volunteers supporting inventory tasks. The successful candidate will be familiar with quality brands and trends and confident overseeing the intake and sorting of gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories appropriate for a wide range of jobs and work environments.

Duties & Responsibilities

Boutique Inventory (45%)
  • Responsible for the daily opening and secure closing of the Boutique and storage rooms
  • Ensure Boutique is well stocked, effectively merchandised, organized, clean and ready for Suiting Appointments days and special events
  • Maintain and organize storage rooms to meet daily and seasonal needs of the Boutique
  • Schedule, coordinate and receive clothing donations from individuals and community partners and act as main point of contact with Gibson’s Cleaning service to monitor external donations deliveries
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to engage internal and Corporate Volunteers to with tasks related to Boutique operations (sort, steam/hang items, organize shoes, purses, etc.)
  • Support the development and maintenance of key retail partnerships
Administration & Reporting (40%)
  • In collaboration with Data, Systems & Technology Manager launch digital inventory system to track incoming and outgoing inventory and identify trends in Client clothing needs
  • Answer telephone and email inquiries regarding DFS Toronto’s donations drop off process and provide information about clothing drives to reinforce high needs items
  • Answer questions and provide information about DFS Toronto programs and services
  • Manage / purchase supplies required to run day-to-day operations of Boutique and storage rooms
Program & Event Support (15%)
  • Design, coordinate, and execute annual Designer Clothing Sale (November)
  • Work closely with Volunteer Coordinator to engage and support Volunteers
  • Support Client facing events including Mastering Your Job Search and Youth Employment Summit

Required Skills & Experience

  • 2-3 years clothing retail, visual merchandising, and inventory management experience
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Comfortable providing instructions and sharing information in person, over phone and email
  • Proven ability to set priorities and use planning, organization, and analytical skills to complete work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or overseeing small teams
  • Proficient in basic Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google Forms
  • Interest and ability to quickly learn new technology and administrative software
  • Flexible and able to work effectively and efficiently within a multidisciplinary team
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Experience working or volunteering in the non-profit social services sector an asset

How to Apply:

DFS Toronto is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we serve. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and accessible workplace.

To express interest in this role please submit an online application form before 11:59pm Sunday, May 12. We appreciate all submissions but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.