We have created a culture based on our values and we want to hire people who feel a sense of ownership and responsibility to demonstrate that cannabis can enhance the lives of Canadians and their communities.
National Access Cannabis (NAC) is a unique health care service provider that specializes in prescribing medical cannabis and provides members with ongoing education and care. We work alongside Health Canada and licensed producers to help qualifying patients gain access to their license, as well as provide resources and support on using medical cannabis in their day-to-day routine. NAC has developed a strong history of effectively delivering secure, safe, and responsible access to legal cannabis for thousands of Canadian patients and our business model will be effectively replicated for the recreational cannabis retail space with a new brand, Meta Cannabis Supply Co (META™).
At National Access Cannabis, you have the opportunity to be part of a faced paced and agile start-up company, in an industry that is breaking the mould in retail.
At NAC/META our philosophy is simple. Creating a customer experience that is unique and tailored to you, where, as an, over the age of 19 you have access recreational cannabis in a safe and responsible way. We aim to educate and raise awareness about cannabis and the products we stock. Our stores are our homes, we take pride in our appearance and creating a welcoming space for our guests to have access to our knowledge, experience and advice.
The Store Design Specialist plays a key role in bringing National Access Cannabis’ recreational cannabis strategy to life across Canada.
In partnership with senior management, the Store Design Specialist will be responsible for assisting with the retail store designs (from early schematic design, through to execution), while working alongside construction, real estate, architectural and marketing teams.
Duties and responsibilities
Primary responsibilities of the Store Design Specialist, include, but not limited to, are:
Champion the culture of NAC and ensure a positive work environment, with a start-up mentality
Coordinate all phases of store design from floorplan development stages through to construction and project administration while honoring budget, schedules & operational requirements
Create retail floorplans, interior & exterior elevations in tandem with the Retail, construction & architectural teams for new stores, expanded or renovated retail stores
Provide clear, effective and timely communication of design direction and changes
Create store fixture plans for new stores and capital projects
Coordinate and manage projects for stores with a focus on spatial planning and procurement of fixtures, furniture and accessories
Prepare cost estimates for all materials and store design elements
Review and process shop drawings and material specifications
Assist with the procurement process for materials, millwork, fixtures etc.
Plan check design drawings to ensure design intent and requirements are met and followed by assigned architects, consultants and vendors
Present completed store floorplans and storefront design concepts to internal stakeholders for final approval
Stay current with industry trends for retail design and consumer experience
Manage people and processes; to include business partners, vendors, consultants and internal stakeholders
Ensure compliance with federal, provincial and municipal regulations, from a retail store design and marketing perspective
Take design feedback from several stake-holders and translate into workable solutions without giving up brand identity and specific design elements
Perform other functions pertinent to the role as requested by the Director, Retail
Skills & Experience
Progressive leadership experience in commercial interior design, retail design, interior or architectural design or equivalent
Experienced in reading floorplans, site plans, architectural drawings, electrical & reflected ceiling plans
Knowledge of AutoCAD & Adobe Creative Suite is considered an asset but not a requirement
Excellent understanding of proportion and ability to translate ideas, form and function into a cohesive design concept with minimal supervision
Keen understanding of materials, fabrication methods and construction details
Knowledge of the Cannabis industry (or similar regulated industry) is an asset
Dynamic, energetic & results-driven with a sense of urgency. Action orientated.
Strong attention to detail and commitment to superb execution
Creative & courageous, with the ability to manage in an environment of change & ambiguity to help us take bold, strategic moves in this rapidly evolving retail environment
Outstanding people management skills, with the ability communicate and influence up, down and across the organization
Excellent judgment in decision-making, problem solving, and ability to clearly explain your perspective to others
Works well in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment where initiative, leadership & flexibility are drivers for success
Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a passion for brands & retail
Successfully builds and maintains relationships in a collaborative team environment
Passionate and enthusiastic to be part of the foundational team that will drive the new Cannabis industry
Working Environment & Travel
Some travel across Canada may be required on occasion.
Office working environment. Located in Toronto’s west end.
Required Education and Experience
Education or equivalent experience in interior design, architecture, architectural technology or a related field
Managerial Focus Areas
Statement on Diversity & Inclusivity
National Access Cannabis (NAC) provides services in one of the most diverse countries in the world. The diversity of our communities takes many forms. It includes differences related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression and presentation, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability and socioeconomic status. We see diversity as an asset to our organization and communities and strive to be reflective of the communities that we serve. We commit ourselves to promoting better understanding and appreciation of our human diversity; a commitment which is best realized through our individual and collective effort.
NAC is professionally and personally committed to celebrating the rich diversity of people who work in our company, to those who live in our communities, and to those who access our services and resources. We believe that it is critical that our services empower freedom of thought and opinion in an environment of mutual respect. All of our activities and interactions are enriched by accepting each other as we are and by celebrating our uniqueness as well as our commonality. We are guided by the principle that celebrating diversity enriches and empowers the lives of all people.
National Access Cannabis welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities, as such reasonable accommodations are available upon request from a candidate with a disability, thus ensuring you can take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If as a qualified job applicant, you request an accommodation, National Access Cannabis will consult with you and provide reasonable accommodations according to your accessibility needs. If you wish to make a request, please provide a cover letter, when applying to this position.
The successful candidate to this role will be asked to complete a background screen, which may include criminal, credit, employment and/or educational checks. All offers of employment are conditional on the receipt of satisfactory results of any applicable check.
This is an evolving position as such, the job responsibilities and title may shift to reflect a change in requirements.
How to apply:
Unless otherwise stated, applications will only be considered from candidates eligible to work in Canada, without sponsorship.
If you are interested in this position and can clearly demonstrate that you meet the requirements defined in the job description, please put #chooseme on your resume in the top right corner, complete our online application form. Applications and resumes submitted by other means will not be accepted. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Message to Agencies
National Access Cannabis does not accept unsolicited telephone calls, referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited telephone calls, referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. The submission of referrals or resumes by anyone other than a candidate directly to National Access Cannabis employees is not welcome. Unsolicited referrals and resumes sent to National Access Cannabis are deemed gratuitous, and the company will not be obligated or bound in any way to pay any referral or other fee if a person referred to us from a source other than a candidate is hired.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, resumes will be accepted from approved vendors who have written agreements in place with National Access Cannabis, and then only to the extent such agreement covers a specified position and, if required by such agreement, the submission of resumes by the vendor has been authorized in writing by National Access Cannabis for such specified position. Any resume submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of National Access Cannabis and no fee shall be due for any candidate that may be subsequently hired.