Colourist, 6 Month Contract
York, ON
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Technical, working with the Design/Graphic & Merchandising development teams. This is an exciting role and an opportunity to become a valued contributor to our brand. The Colour Technician is responsible for ensuring that colour consistency is achieved and maintained between the Roots divisions and supplier submissions. He/She will also ensure that deliveries are maintained.

To be successful, you’ll need to possess:
  • Degree or Diploma in Fashion Design is required.
  • 1-3 years experience in a colour field and/or completed colour courses.
  • Proficient in assessing computerized data from Photo spectrometer.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to think and effectively communicate while working within deadlines.
  • Resilient and proven ability to manage a high volume of work in a fast pace environment.
  • This is an opportunity to shape our company’s future by:
  • Maintaining colour consistency for Company, Roots 73, Factory & International departments.
  • Organize seasonal colour palettes in coordination with the Design teams and build seasonal colour library.
  • Create seasonal colour boards, including Pantone references.
  • Distribution of colour standards to our suppliers in coordination with the Merchandising team.
  • Daily review of supplier lab dip and bulk submissions; providing suppliers with feedback and direction for improvement on rejected submissions.
  • Cataloging lab dip submissions.
  • Educate the supplies and teams on the process of colour review and standardization.
  • Monitor rejected submissions and assist in making commercial decisions with the Design/Merchandising teams when necessary.
  • PDM colour updates; maintain records & archives of all colour related matters.
Roots is not only a brand, it’s a culture and lifestyle. We look for dynamic individuals who are not only interested in retail and fashion, but who enjoy challenges and share our vision for a safer, cleaner, healthier planet.
In addition to our customers, an intrinsic part of our success has always been the people who work here. Roots is a company in which you can grow and benefit from the great opportunities often available. All members of our team are encouraged to ‘spread their roots’.

We’d like to thank everyone who applies, but we can only contact applicants who are most qualified.

Roots Corporation offers a culture that fosters inclusion and respect. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements known.