Seeking a Sewing Machine & Notion Buyer
for our Head Office – Starts Immediately

September 15, 2021


Are you a creative and enthusiastic individual, who enjoys working in a team atmosphere and goes above and beyond to determine and meet the needs and wants of customers?


We’d love for you to join our team as the Sewing Machine & Notion Buyer.


We’re looking for a strong, confident personality with retail management experience and technical knowledge of our products to be our lead purchaser of Sewing Machines, Accessories & Notions.


We are committed to hiring outstanding individuals who are looking to turn their passion into a career. We empower all team members to succeed in a position they feel passionate about.


Company Description


Atlantic Fabrics is a locally owned and family operated business serving the creative needs of Atlantic Canadians for more than 35 years. With 5 locations in Nova Scotia we are the trusted local creative industry source for fabrics, crafts, and sewing machine of all types.


We pride ourselves on offering our customers the best selection of products to meet their creative requirements at the best price possible, and most importantly providing the best creative service in the industry.


Position Description

As the Sewing Machine & Notion Buyer you will be responsible for overseeing all orders pertaining to this integral part of our business. Your role is to ensure appropriate inventory levels in all five retail stores are maintained and meet quarterly forecasts. All retail store managers will report to you on any inventory required. You will report directly to the general manager.




  • Responsibilities of the Sewing Machine & Notion Buyer include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring and securing availability of merchandise and maintaining inventories.
  • Seeking out new and trending product to sell in our five retail locations.
  • Create monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts and projections to ensure effective and efficient purchasing that meets demand and encourages increased sales.
  • Executing on marketing and sales initiatives, including achieving financial objectives by reviewing merchandising activities, determining marketing strategy changes by reviewing departmental sales records and evaluating additional needed sales promotion; authorizing clearance sales and studying consumer and market trends.
  • Identifying and implementing efficiencies and developing new business opportunities by Identifying customer requirements.
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, establishing personal and professional networks and participating in industries societies.
  • Providing hands-on logistical support of all aspects of the business contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Proactively soliciting feedback from customers and staff and reporting regularly to the general manager.




You will be required to travel between stores and out of province/country at least twice a year on business, so a valid driver’s licence, passport and clean criminal records check is required.


Retail Store Details


The head office is located at 114 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, NS. The office hours are 8:30 – 5:00 Monday to Friday. The work week consists of five (5) 8.5 hour shift with a 30 minute unpaid break and two 15 minute paid breaks each day.


As a head office employee you will be expected to dress appropriately and professionally.




Your salary will be based on experience and technical expertise. Manager wages are based on a sliding scale using Nova Scotia Department of Labour Minimum Wage standards, so your hourly wage would increase each April accordingly. You will be eligible for wage increases upon satisfactory annual performance reviews. In addition, you will be eligible monthly, quarterly and annual bonuses upon achieving financial objectives set by the general manager.



Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Please email your resume and cover letter to


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Seeking a Sewing Machine & Notion Buyer
for our Head Office – Starts Immediately