Retail Associate

Job description

Breitling Canada., Inc. (“Breitling” or the “Company”) designs and creates high-precision timepieces with an uncompromising commitment to design excellence. Since 1884, Breitling has established a global reputation, playing a pioneering role in the development of the wrist chronograph. Renowned for its spirit of innovation, Breitling has earned a place of privilege in aviation, science, sport, and technology. Breitling manufactures its own movements in-house, and the quality of every watch is confirmed by its status as a Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC)-certified chronometer, made in Switzerland.

Position Summary: The Retail Associate will be responsible for delivering superior support to the company’s Direct-to-Consumer channels (E-commerce & Boutique/Showroom). Reporting to the Operations Manager, with a dotted line reporting to the E-commerce Manager, North America. The Retail Associate will be direct local contact for all E-commerce activities for Breitling Canada, as well as supporting the Retail channel when necessary and performing daily administrative tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

E-commerce (Primary)

Channel Management

  • Learn the Breitling brand and obtain a strong working knowledge of all products and services.
  • Manage inbound orders from our e-commerce platform
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of sellable inventory daily
  • Keep a finger on the pulse for topline sales trends
  • Coordinate with US team for new product launches
  • Work on projects and special assignments as required, working independently and/or in close collaboration with other internal departments as applicable.

Order Management & Fulfillment

  • Prepare, pack and ship e-Commerce orders including gift wrapping in an efficient manner and with great attention to detail.
  • Process customer returns within company specified SLA’s (Service Level Agreement)
  • Identify glitches in fulfillment process, elevate to e-Commerce Manager where necessary and troubleshoot to resolution.
  • Monitor inventory of e-comm packaging materials and arrange for replenishment when necessary

Admin Tasks (Secondary)

  • Answer incoming phone calls through the main line, transfer to the appropriate person, and assist callers as needed
  • Serve visitors at the front desk by greeting, welcoming, directing, and announcing them appropriately. Office tours given for certain guests
  • Open and close the Reception area each day, turning on/off the phone system and television and securing the front entrance including removing all watches
  • Keep the Reception area in pristine condition at all times
  • Planning and organizing the monthly team lunch and birthday cake  
  • Office maintenance – ensuring the office is in pristine condition and setting up service calls when needed etc.
  • Monitor office supplies, ordering when needed, or requests are made.
  • When needed, assist Service group with estimate review and follow-up by calling customers. Set-up service calls when needed.

Retail (As Needed)

Assisting Showroom/Boutique and assisting Sales Associate as needed. Tasks may include:

  • Responsible for all strap, buckle and watch sales for the boutique
  • Coordinates with in-house watchmakers for the sizing and installation of sold watches, bracelets/straps
  • Setup and maintain a pristine display of at least 50 watches – watches must be priced out and tagged; the display is changed once a month
  • Manually counting the boutique inventory each week vs. what is shown in the system to avoid any discrepancies
  • Clienteling – calls, emails and follow-up for any leads or purchases in the Boutique

Job requirements


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason in complex situations.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ professional experience, preferably in e-Commerce, fulfillment and/or logistics in the Consumer Package Goods (CPG) and/or fine jewelry industry.

Language Ability:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships.
  • Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and ability to communicate across diverse groups of employee and departments.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Excellent organization skills with thoroughness and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize, manage time and work under pressure.

Software Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills, including fluency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of a POS System, e-Commerce sales, Salesforce or other e-Commerce platform preferred.
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications.
  • SAP a plus, not required

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to hold, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


Breitling is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.