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Cabinetry and Design Manager

Penguin Basements Ltd.

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 11, 2017.

Job Description

Penguin Basements is looking for a Kitchen/Design Manager who specializes in custom cabinetry. We are a young and vibrant design and build company that creates high-performance, responsible and well-designed interiors. Our ideal candidate is excited about the unique, dynamic, and functional spaces we create for our clients. Our staff members are passionate about the role they play in the renovation and design process. A true team player, this new member will be part of a strong production team that collaborates to ensure the smoothest projects for our clients. The Kitchen Sales / Design / Showroom Manager is responsible for managing and reviewing a team of 2-4 designers โ€“ this entails reviewing kitchen plans and verifying the accuracy before placing the order and making sure all components are ordered at the same time.


  • Lead by example and ensure compliance to all policies, procedures, budgetary expectations, customer service and brand standards
  • Pro-actively coach and develop team with measurable goals inducing on-going performance conversations, sales productivity benchmark goals, teamwork and service standards, client outreach goals, past and current client files, client projects and corporate brand standard procedures
  • Maintaining and inspiring product presentations, exceptional promotional, pricing and marketing updates, etc.
  • Maintaining a good professional relationship with company / retail vendors and/or manufacturerโ€™s reps
  • Meeting with customers and/or traveling to job site if needed to solve design or installation problems
  • Making sure cabinetry layout fits into desired space
  • Clarifying any ambiguities with Designer
  • Ordering custom cabinets, panels, and required moldings
  • Double checking all material quantities and pricing, and place orders
  • Preparing final construction package to be sent to planning department
  • Actively involved with the Sales team and Project managers.
  • Apply strong communication and networking skills.
  • Possess an enthusiastic and professional attitude.
  • Able to work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Strong ability to keep a calm and find solutions to unforeseen problems.


You are someone who is:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Master in cabinet designs and able to foresee on site conflicts before they happen
  • Organized and a true self-starter
  • Loves to follow and help streamline a system
  • Friendly and helpful to both clients and colleagues
  • Knowledgeable about current residential renovation materials
  • A strong mathematician to double check all the calculations
  • Professional and knowledgeable about your industry and current trends


  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years kitchen design experience
  • Three (3) to give (5) years in a managerial position in a customer facing environment
  • Must be proficient with 20/20
  • Excellent leadership, written, verbal, communication, decision making, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent management skills and leadership ability and be able to adapt to rapidly changing situations while remaining calm and professional
  • Must be able to delegate responsibility to direct reports while still maintaining overall responsibility and control
  • Strong knowledge of home renovations.
  • Working knowledge of Building Codes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong understanding of general management principles.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD & Microsoft Office
  • Experience specifying and ordering custom cabinetry

Company DescriptionPenguin Basements is a full-service Basement Renovation Company. Although our specialty is Basement Renovations, we also have the know-how and skill to handle all your waterproofing needs, as well as cut outs for egress windows. (Concrete cuts to fit legal size windows) You’ll find hundreds of satisfied customers all across Southern Ontario. Transforming damp, musty and wet basements into comfortable, dry, living spaces is what we do best. But what’s even better, we do it through a cost-effective, patented solution that works for your home or business and within your budget. Our experienced, trained professionals make it easy for Penguin Basements to stand behind every job with a Certified Lifetime Transferable Warranty.