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Office Assistant

Location: Vancouver, BC

Blackbird Fabrics is looking for a part time office assistant to join our growing company. This position is a summer internship running from June to August, with the possibility of continuing into the fall.

As the leading online retailer of fashion fabrics in Canada, Blackbird is committed to providing top quality materials to passionate home sewers. Products in our online shop include garment fabrics, sewing patterns, and an array of tools and supplies for the modern seamstress. We are an integral part of the online sewing community, and we pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service to our international customer base. 

In this role, you will be responsible for order fulfilment, as well as assist with customer service, inventory management, receiving, and general office upkeep. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual who can adapt and operate effectively within our rapidly growing company. An interest in fabric, sewing, and/or crafting is a must for the successful applicant.

Responsibilities

  • Order fulfilment:
    • Cut and fold fabric and trims
    • Perform quality assurance inspections
    • Assemble and package orders
    • Prepare shipping labels, manifests, arrange courier pick ups
  • Customer service: respond to e-mail inquiries (order and shipping questions, swatch requests, general queries) in a professional and timely manner
  • Organize and update shop inventory
  • Assist with receiving and stocking new shipments
  • Other administrative duties as required 

Skills and Requirements

  • Knowledge of fabric and/or experience with handling fabric is a must!
  • Ability to work on your feet all day, lift heavy objects, climb stairs
  • Strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and be resourceful under pressure 

Deadline to apply is May 22nd at 5pm P.S.T. Please e-mail a PDF version of your resume and cover letter to careers@blackbirdfabrics.com.

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