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Bilingual Area Manager

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Position Overview

We are leading the search for a bilingual Area Manager, on behalf of our client – an award-winning retailer, manufacturer, and leader in the home fashions industry.

Our client is a three-time winner of the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Award and has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. This role will be based in the Ottawa Gatineau region.

This role is a newly created position and will manage, provide hands-on support and assume overall responsibility for the success of four showrooms (retail locations) in the Ottawa, Ontario area and in Gatineau, Quebec. After spending time learning the business themselves, the Area Manager will ultimately ensure store managers are equipped with the tools, knowledge and people required to run a profitable showroom.

Leading a team, the Area Manager, will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Ottawa Gatineau region. He/she will create strategies to meet regional sales objectives and ensure profitability; coach and develop team members; build trusting relationships with store managers; and, maximize customer satisfaction.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a player-coach, with a strong work ethic and high personal drive, to learn a new business, to be developed into a regional leader and to put his/her operational and leadership stamp on this new brand role on behalf of a very well-established but growing and dynamic brand.


  • Bilingualism – in French and English
  • Progressive leadership experience as a store manager in a consultative, consumer retail environment
  • Team leadership: you have trained, coached, developed and driven individual success in a retail environment and you thrive on this
  • Best-in-class professional selling skills with a performance history of wins in a metrics-driven sales environment

All responses are sent to Waterstone Human Capital. Please indicate your interest in Project #0130-0003S Please note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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