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GIFT / SALES KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER

Position Summary:

Manage the activities of the gift/independent retailer sales division which would include both company direct sales force with regional managers, as well as outside agencies in certain regions. Supervise the hiring, training and goal management of the company sales force to ensure growth in the territories. Manage the relationship between MWW and the outside agencies and evaluate changes if needed and monitor goal achievement and sales growth.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Grow sales with both independent agencies and company sales force.
  • Evaluate and make sure we have the right people in the right seats, make changes if necessary.
  • Willingness to travel to various trade shows, meetings with regional managers and travel to the home office on a regular basis.
  • Product knowledge for the industry from the perspective of working with product development on developing future lines. Ability to provide concise and clear communication from the customers and sales team on products.
  • Provide input from a sales perspective on showroom layouts.
  • Work with in-house marketing department on catalogs, promotional flyers, e-mail blasts, advertising.
  • Cultivate sales with mid-tier key accounts, chain stores under 50 locations.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate clearly and timely.
  • Prepare annual budgets for all areas of responsibility.
  • Understand how to designate and develop sales territories for individuals.
  • Strong knowledge of new account acquisition.
Qualifications:
  • Effective communicator.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Must be proficient in e-mail management, have basic computer skills, and experience with Microsoft Office or similar alternative.
  • Experience in sales management of at least 5 years.
Preferred Experience:

Territorial Manager Experience

Job Type:

Full-time

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email us at: humanresources@mwwinc.com.


 

COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

Position Summary:

Ensure that a company’s operations and products adhere to the laws regulating the particular industry and products being manufactured. Products manufactured include home décor, pillows, throws, bedding and gifts. Looking to expand into children’s products as well. Candidate would be responsible for making sure all manufacturing processes and components were compliant with all applicable testing and laws, like Prop 65, testing of inks, etc., as well as packaging and law tag information.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Establish a structured compliance plan for the company.
  • Monitor compliance with laws, regulations and policies as it pertains to the products being manufactured.
  • Educate the applicable departments within the company on the policies and procedures necessary to maintain compliance.
  • Audit on a regular basis all applicable departments for any deficiencies in compliance protocol.
  • Understand all laws and regulations as it pertains to the products being manufactured, stay abreast of any changes in the laws or regulations that might impact the company and the products they produce and educate all applicable departments on changes.
  • Organize and manage all testing that is done for the company, both company required testing and customer required testing.
  • Work with all departments on compliance and testing of new products.
  • Have the required certifications for compliance for our industry.
  • Ability to comprehend/analyze/research complex regulations.
Qualifications:
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Good communicator, capable of conducting training classes
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Prefer at least 2 years’ experience in this role.
  • Up to date applicable certifications
  • Basic e-mail, docs and sheets computer skills (company uses Gmail and the associated programs)
Job Type:

Full-time

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email us at: humanresources@mwwinc.com.


 

QUALITY SUPERVISOR

Position Overview:

The Quality Supervisor plans, coordinates, and directs quality assurance program to ensure quality production of products are consistent with established standards. This position should stay updated on best practices, quality trends and regulatory requirements as well as being responsible for specification, quality engineering activity, directing testing, writing and issuing reports.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Apply approved engineering policies and practices in facility to improve operating performance, reduce waste and delays, and promote cost reductions and a high level of efficiency.
  • Recommend corrective action necessary to conform to quality specifications and standards.
  • Establish and implement quality specifications, testing procedures, and process specifications for raw materials and finished products.
  • Develop and implement inspection, sampling, and control plans. Develop process control procedures to ensure finished products meet established standards.
  • Conduct research on product defects and recommend modifications in procedures as warranted.
  • Review customer complaints and determine quality emphasis to eliminate problems.
  • Set up and maintain controls and documentation procedures.   
  • Monitor performance thru relevant data collection and statistical analysis.  Identify and prioritize issues and develop teams to address as necessary.
  • Ensure test procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated.
  • Conduct process capability studies.
  • Ensure compliance with state, national and international standards and legislation.  Consider application of environmental and health/safety standards as well.
  • Assist with developing efficient methods for machines, tools, equipment, processes, procedures, layout, material handling, and work simplifications.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures.
  • Manage the Corrective Action and Preventative Action program. Work with department leaders to ensure timeliness of response and closure of assigned CAPAs.
  • May have direct contact with customers on complaints and service matters.
Required Qualifications and Capabilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in applied science or engineering or equivalent combination of education/experience preferred.
  • 5 years prior experience in Quality Assurance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent color acuity and good vision.
  • Proficient with Microsoft word and Excel.
  • Excellent organization skills and time management.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Experience in quality management systems.
  • Experience in quality system audits.
  • Desire to own decisions and take responsibility for outcomes.
Job Type:

Full-time

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email us at: humanresources@mwwinc.com.


 

LINE MANAGER

Position Summary:

Manage products, either totally new concepts or new designs, from start to finish. Work with and coordinate with all aspects of the company what is necessary to take the product to approval. Assist the sales team with presentations and samples. Prepare the necessary information to obtain costing, create specs for all items.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Initiate new product/design ideas/ R and D on what is happening in the world.
  • Take direction from sales on new product initiatives.
  • Create all specs needed for items to be placed into the system.
  • Work with engineering on creating new products and the flow for operations.
  • Work with costing on pricing and costs for items.
  • Gather market data on future trends.
  • Meet with artists, both in house and licensed artists on patterns and designs.
  • Regularly review our competitors to keep abreast of their initiatives.
  • Work with BOM (Bill of Material) on setups and approvals.
  • Be present in customer meetings with our sales team to clearly understand initiatives from the beginning.
  • Work with entire company to keep projects on time.
  • Constantly review the lines of the customers you are working with to look for additional opportunities.
  • Work with licensing to obtain approvals for art and products.
  • Daily communication to customers and sales reps.
  • Work with sourcing and weave technicians to constantly develop new substrates or new weaving constructions.
  • Work with import department when needed to develop products or source components from overseas.
  • Work to supply IT department with what is our responsibility in setting up new programs/products.
Qualifications:
  • Able to work with both Mac and Windows operating systems and programs.
  • Able to use programs such as Photoshop and Microsoft Office.
  • Good communicator.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Able to travel, 20% of position (all expenses paid, trade shows or appointments).
  • Ability to work with people.
  • Knowledge of current trends in both color and design.
  • Strong reading, writing and math skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Deadline oriented.
  • Positive attitude.
Job Type:

Full-time

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email us at: humanresources@mwwinc.com.


 

PRODUCTION PLANNER / SCHEDULER

Position Summary:

The Production Planner and Scheduler is responsible for the daily activities of planning and production related to the demand planning process to meet customer expectations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate production planning/scheduling of finished goods inventory and devise methods and policies to ensure the most efficient and economical movement of work-in-process materials.
  • Manage the production planning on all incoming orders. This involves working with various departments to ensure components made in house will be available at the proper time.
  • Analyze trends in order to assess present and future component availability.
  • Review Customer orders and contracts for conformance to company policy. 
  • Monitoring all new purchasing components and service projects to effect timely follow up and reasonable implementation of new items, new vendors and effective communication between all parties, Purchasing, New Products, Sales and Manufacturing.
  • Provide timely turn-around on all requests of customer orders to insure adequate delivery of goods, information, and services.
  • Develops and revises the Master Production Schedule to meet customer expectations.
  • Establishes and ensures that the production schedule is accurate, timely and updated for all production areas.
  • Facilitates the revision of planning schedules and priorities as a result of internal / external customer requirements or operational constraints.
  • Follows up to ensure a proactive approach to demand management and delivery to customer expectations and internal commitments.
  • Inputs metrics related to planning including delivery performance to customer request dates, delivery performance to internal commitment dates and component inventory levels and stock outs associated with purchased and internally manufactured components.
  • Communicates needs and objectives to key personnel in procurement, product development, manufacturing and sales.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Assists in the determination of and implementation of stocking order thresholds to allow the organizations to continually improve shipping performance.

Required Qualification and Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of Scheduling practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of materials, products, in MWW area of specialization
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Analytical and Decision-Making Skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Two year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education / experience preferred
  • 5-8 years’ experience in production planning, production control or operations management
Job Type:

Full-time

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email us at: humanresources@mwwinc.com.

 

 


 

PURCHASING / BUYER

Position Summary:

The purchasing Buyer provides support to the Director of Purchasing in ensuring all aspects of procurement of new and existing components and service and consistent quality of components by developing and enforcing good manufacturing systems validation processes, timely follow up and providing documentation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment, supplies, and service contracts, and interview them in order to determine product availability, service, and terms of sales. Negotiated contracts and formulated policies with vendors domestically.
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers.
  • Prepare capital projects.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.
  • Review defective or unacceptable product or services with vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action.
  • Analyze market trends in order to assess present and future material availability and cost. 
  • Review purchase orders and contracts for conformance to company policy. 
  • Monitoring all new purchasing components and service projects to effect timely follow up and reasonable implementation of new items, new vendors and effective communication between all parties, Purchasing, New Products, Sales and manufacturing.
  • Provide timely turn-around on all requests of new items and purchase components to insure adequate delivery of goods, information, and services.
  • Compile, tracks and analyzes specific cost data and reports on any cost savings between existing or new vendors.
  • Assist with identifying key characteristics that need to be measured on each item and help develop component specification sheet that list the requirement that must be met for the product.
  • Assists with authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding the necessary receiving documentation.
  • Preparing confidential information.
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
  • Responsible for planning and analyzing inventory levels of all raw materials, components, etc., and forecast procurement needs. Initiate re-ordering of products as appropriate. 
  • Review and analyze surplus materials and determine methods to either utilize in current products or other outlets to remove from inventory.
  • Liaison with accounts payable department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices as necessary for the business with the suppliers.
  • Maintain records and/or receipts on all purchases and provide documentation to the Accounts Payable in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies, components, equipment, and service contracts as per negotiated and appropriately approved.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualification and Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of materials, products, in MWW area of specialization
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Analytical and Decision-Making Skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Negotiation Skills
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft word and Excel
  • Excellent organizations skills and time management
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to research and interpret data
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Two year degree preferred and one year of buying experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Job Type:

Full-time

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email us at: humanresources@mwwinc.com.