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Careers

WellPet's growing family of brands is based in a small company, family business legacy with over 100 years of making the finest quality natural pet food.


As we continue to find new ways to bring innovation and nutritional excellence to our products, we are always looking for talented and creative people who share our Vision, Mission and Values. We're especially interested if you share our love of animals, our passion for quality and our desire to make a difference in the community we share with our pets.


What makes WellPet different?
Members of our team have shared in their own words what they love most about working here in our Top 10 Reasons to Work at WellPet.


Use the search function below to see a list of jobs that match your specific criteria. To see a list of all available career opportunities click on the "View All" button. If you are interested in any of the positions listed here, you can apply directly by clicking the link at the end of each job posting. You may also submit your resume to jobs@wellpet.com or fax to 978-863-0345.


WellPet LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.


Thank you for your interest in WellPet.



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Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs - Tewksbury, MA

Our Quality & Regulatory team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy!   We have an immediate opening for a Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs to join our team.  Reporting to the VP of R&D, the Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs is responsible for leading a team in the development, implementation, and coordination of company-wide food safety, quality, and sanitation systems/programs to mitigate the risk of defects and inconsistencies in new or existing products while ensuring compliance with federal codes, as well as domestic and international and regulations.  

 

Detailed responsibilities include:

 

  • Develop and maintain company guidelines and policies for quality programs testing protocols and standards that meet or exceed customer and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to FSMA, HACCP, GMP, Sanitation, and Food Safety in a changing business environment
  • Monitor and improve quality systems to ensure the highest quality product is produced for customers
  • Work with plant level Quality Managers to ensure that they are performing to expected standards in support of the production process
  • Maintain awareness of industry advances and technologies to assure that customers have the benefit of the latest the industry has to offer with regards to food safety and product quality
  • Develop vendor specifications and standards to provide our customers with the safest ingredients and supplies possible
  • Manage manufacturing facility audit program for quality and food safety standards and to ensure that all documentation, programs, and policies are being maintained and improved upon on an on-going basis
  • Monitor all facilities and ensure all standards and processing parameters are maintained and facilities are poised for continuous improvement
  • Work with Sales & Marketing, R&D, Production, and directly with customers to define and improve product specifications
  • Develop cross-functional product recall program and facilitate mock recalls
  • Provide monthly updates to Senior Leadership and gain alignment on recommended course changes
  • Management of our Food Safety and QA team at our company-owned plant as well as an internal QA group at headquarters that is responsible for external manufacturing and raw materials
  • Management of our Regulatory group that is responsible for domestic and international markets
  • Network with industry trade groups
  • Living the WellPet Culture and Values and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has 7-10 years of progressive and current work experience in a quality function within a food or beverage manufacturing environment; pet food experience is highly desirable.  Other requirements include: 

  • 4 year degree is required. Preferred disciplines include Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or other closely related scientific/technical disciplines
  • SPC training and knowledge of statistical methods
  • Multi-site responsibility is preferred
  • Solid analytical and conceptual abilities
  • Ability to motivate and lead in order to build an effective team
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Cost conscious and the ability to think on behalf of the organization
  • High level of technical competence, problem solving, and organization as well as strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to act strategically and handle multiple projects simultaneously

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=11925&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Part Time Consumer Affairs Representative - Tewksbury, MA

Our Consumer Affairs team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking a Part Time Consumer Affairs Representative (approximately 15-20 hours per week) to join our team. This position is based in our Tewksbury office. Reporting to the Consumer Affairs Manager, the Consumer Affairs Representative will be involved with researching and resolving consumer inquiries, issues and needs. This position works closely with the R&D, QA, Sales, Marketing, and Operations teams.  Your ability to work in a fast-paced team environment along with solid attention to detail, helpful can-do attitude, creative problem solving and excellent customer service skills will ensure your success in this critical position. 

 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Timely and effective handling of consumer calls, emails, and faxes
  • Researching and helping to resolve consumer complaints to ensure customer satisfaction, retention and growth
  • Data entry of all contacts into the consumer affairs database
  • Participating in training to improve skill sets and ensure superior product knowledge of all product lines
  • Support the Company with information and reports as needed
  • Provide support and assistance to other team members
  • Other responsibilities as required
  • Living the WellPet Values and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

  

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and customer service experience in a consumer products company is preferred. 
  • Ability to work a regular part time schedule Monday through Friday between the hours of 11am and 3pm.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required. 
  • Strong computer capabilities using a browser-based consumer database system and excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • Strong time management and organization skills along with a high sense of urgency and attention to detail & follow-up
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Self starter – able to work with minimal supervision
  • High energy; able to work well in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Bilingual in French and/or Spanish and Pet Food Industry experience preferred.

To apply for this position, visit:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16080&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Brand Manager - WellPet Europe

WellPet Belgium is managing all marketing and sales activities for WellPet LLC in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. The small local team is supported by the experienced US Brand Marketing team made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and their pet parents.

 

We are currently seeking a Brand Manager – Europe to join our team and support our ambitious expansion plans within the region. This position is based in Diegem (Brussels) and reports directly to the Marketing Director. The Brand Manager will leverage consumer and trade insights to help develop effective new products and marketing programs. Additionally, she/he will work with cross-functional teams, locally and internationally, to deliver perfect execution and drive business results.

 

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Help develop annual marketing & customer plans including consumer and trade promotions, merchandising and POS materials.
  • Collaborate with in-country sales managers and distributors to ensure timely and thorough delivery of all brand promotions & communications and new product initiatives.
  • Conduct post launch reviews and analysis to measure effectiveness of planned promotions.
  • Partner with sales management to gain their input and field experience to identify the best programs and practices for successful sell-in & sell-through of our Wellness brand.
  • Develop launch support materials such as price & product sheets, brochures and point of purchase materials and displays.
  • Perform weekly analysis of sales trends by market/customer in order to identify key issues, trends and opportunities.
  • Analyze competitive activity and retail markets to effectively monitor the day-to-day business. 
  • Maintain a close working relationship with outside agencies such as:  printers, public relations agency, promotion & design firms, co-packers.
  • Help develop and execute impactful PR and digital/social media campaigns to build brand awareness and credibility.
  • Support in day-to-day maintenance of websites and social media channels. Assist in preparation and on-site support for international trade shows
  • Help manage Marketing budgets
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

 

Position Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in Brand Management in a Consumer Packaged Goods environment
  • MBA with a focus on Marketing, Business or Communications is a plus
  • Fluent in English, French and Dutch; German (or additional language) is a strong plus
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent project management abilities, capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints and within budget parameters
  • Focused on perfect execution, strong eye for details
  • Well-developed written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and takes a proactive approach; sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Displays grace and presence at all times
  • Energized by fast-paced and very entrepreneurial environment, self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to travel up to 20% on as needed basis
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude

 

 

To submit your application for this position, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@wellpet.com

Business Intelligence Manager - Tewksbury, MA

Position Summary: We are currently seeking a hands-on BI Manager who has both detailed code-level expertise and broader strategic perspective to strengthen the BI capabilities of WellPet.  In this position you will report to the Director of IT and have specific responsibility for the evaluation, design,  implementation and on-going support of the enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence platform.  The position requires 10+ years of data warehousing experience.  The manager will lead a small team of 2-3 BI developers.  The ideal candidate must possess deep expertise in data warehousing methodologies (Kimball, Inmon), dimensional modeling, and bring best practices with regard to master data management, ETL, and data governance.   The candidate should have a demonstrable record of being able to interact effectively with business stakeholders at all levels in all functional areas to gather and understand business requirements and reporting needs.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Interact with functional business units to analyze, gather and prioritize business and reporting requirements
  • Assume leadership role in design, implementation, testing, and roll-out of enterprise data warehouse and data marts including development of proof-of-concepts
  • Manage work assignments and projects for team of 2-3 BI developers
  • Formulate and provide status updates on project plans and schedules to meet  goals/objectives
  • Create and enforce corporate standards for data warehouse design and data integrity
  • Ensure data architecture supports existing and future requirements of evolving business model
  • Evaluate and analyze existing OLTP databases and develop/maintain integrations to data warehouse.
  • Lead development and maintenance of operational, analytic, dashboard and executive-level reporting  using Business Objects Crystal Reports, Microsoft Reporting Services, Microsoft Sharepoint and other BI tools
  • Evaluate, test and assist in selection of Reporting and BI tools.
  • Monitor and stay abreast of key developments in BI industry

 

 

 Qualifications/Requirements

  • BA or BS in Information Systems, Information Technology, or Computer Science
  • At least 10 years of experience working as data warehouse architect
  • Must possess deep expertise with  OLTP design,  data warehousing, dimensional modeling,  BI, ETL, and data governance
  • At least 5 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution and working with ERP Systems (IFS, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics etc.) and CRM (Salesforce, Pivotal, Sales Logix, Microsoft CRM)
  • At least 5 years of experience using Microsoft SSRS, SSAS and SSIS  (2005 and/or 2008)
  • Must be equally adept working in Oracle and SQL Server environments using PL-SQL and/or T-SQL
  • Experience with BI and Reporting Platforms such as Qlikview, Business Objects, Cognos, Microstrategy, MS Sharepoint

 

 

Skills:

  • Must have passion for data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Must possess ability to communicate and interact effectively at both technical and business level
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to evaluate and learn new technologies quickly
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

 

 

To apply for this position, visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=15221&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

CAD Operator Intern - Part Time - Mishawaka, IN

Position Summary: The Part-Time CAD Operator position is responsible for updating and creating CAD drawings both existing and new for improved plant documentation resources.  The CAD Operator, under supervision, is responsible for the efficient and effective creation and updating of plant CAD Drawings.  This role reports to the Manager of Engineering & Maintenance.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

Core Planning Responsibilities:

  • Prepare & Update CAD Drawings under supervision/guidance
  • Work directly with maintenance and engineering staff
  • Generate AutoCAD drawings for mechanical, electrical, PFD’s, PID and civil documents
  • Establish a CAD baseplate/reference document for major systems or plan views
  • Assist in establishing drawing database, file and numbering system for CAD drawings both internal and vendor based
  • Assist in creating and updating WellPet drawing template, format and structure standards

 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and create essential CAD records and files
  • Assist the Engineering/Maintenance Manager with recommendations for continual CAD improvements

 

 

Specific Exclusions:

The CAD operator is not utilized for Daily Maintenance.

 

 

Relationships:

The CAD Operator Intern relationships include:

  • Reports to Maintenance Engineering Manager
  • Works closely with Production Supervisors and Production Planning/Scheduling
  • Works closely with Maintenance Leads & Supervisors
  • Works closely with Engineering personnel
  • Works closely with purchasing personnel
  • Works closely with assigned outside services supervisors
  • Interfaces with Safety & Environmental personnel for specific concerns

  

Position Requirements:

  • Able to read and use measuring equipment and apply to CAD drawings
  • Proficient with AutoCAD
  • Capable of working with 2D & 3D  
  • 1 year or more of experience with AutoDesk AutoCAD version 13 or later
  • Experience with mechanical and/or electrical design is a plus
  • Able to work well in a business team environment
  • Competent with MS Office
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills and have demonstrated the ability to be approachable and tactful
  • Good math and computer skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Able to read blueprints, machine and process drawings with ability to sketch or redline existing drawings
  • Able to manage multiple priorities or projects simultaneously and keep them progressing to completion
  • Current student or recent graduate of CAD-related program

 

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=15251&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Packaging Procurement Specialist - Tewksbury, MA

Our Sourcing team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking a procurement / buyer professional with packaging experience to join our team. If you have been successful in a Buyer, Procurement Specialist or Procurement Analyst role, and have experience working on packaging, this position may be a great next step for you!

This position is based in our Tewksbury, MA office, reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing. Our Packaging Procurement Specialist will help to manage WellPet’s packaging spend, specifically driving supply chain efforts in projects related to new packaging development, evaluation of new vendors, and packaging technology while ensuring cost optimization across all formats for our internal manufacturing site and our co-manufacturers. 

 

In addition, our Packaging Procurement Specialist / Analyst will:

  • Conduct market research related to packaging materials, track pricing trends and conduct cost analyses.
  • Analyze upstream feedstocks/commodities; create cost models to understand impact on pricing of finished packaging materials.
  • Support managing packaging cost across a diverse portfolio of finished products manufactured at 3rd party co manufacturers totaling $100 Million++ annually.
  • Manage ongoing packaging spend by tracking packaging buys with the planning group and ensuring agreed upon buying strategies are implemented.
  • Develop/ publish key PPV/ IPV & performance indicator reporting (KPI) for the Packaging category.
  • Troubleshoot/ resolve packaging related issues in conjunction with the Packaging engineering team.
  • Help identify and qualify new supply sources to reduce cost, simplify our supply chain and improve the overall quality of our vendor base. Coordinate vendor qualification/ management processes with our Quality, Manufacturing and R&D teams.
  • Support annual budget setting process for Packaging.
  • Assist with supplier negotiations and coordinating contract execution.
  • Identify and drive value optimization initiatives for cost / manufacturing efficiencies.
  •  Manage multiple projects simultaneously; including meeting facilitation, documentation, creating and managing timelines, and identifying opportunities for cost savings.
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is an analytical self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.  Other qualifications include:

  • Has past experience in roles such as Procurement Analyst, Procurement Specialist or Buyer with a specialization or experience with packaging
  • Bachelor’s Degree in packaging or related degree
  • Up to 6 years of experience working with data, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Has an understanding of basic manufacturing cost models & processes
  • Possesses the ability to analyze and present data to multiple levels of the organization
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across different functions
  • Technically savvy with MS Excel and PowerPoint and Access
  • Ability to travel 25% of time

To apply for this position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=15644&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Account Manager - San Francisco Bay Area

Our Sales team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking an Account Manager to join our team. This field-based position is responsible for coverage of our San Francisco Bay Area. Reporting to the District Sales Manager, the Account Manager will be responsible for execution of plans at the local store level.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Store level coverage; sales execution
  • Customer development at the local and regional level
  • Category development
  • Key Performance Indicators include:
    • Assortment gains per customer plans
    • F&S targets per customer plans
    • Manages merchandising and pricing in accordance with WellPet guidelines
    • Share of shelf per customer plans
    • Creative business driving solutions in-store
    • Leverage able relationship with in-store personnel
  • Managing an account base of 100/120 pet specialty retailers in your assigned geographic area
  • Territory is comprised of independent chains, local shops and regional/national retailers.
  • Delivering results against set sales and placement quotas
  • Reporting on sales activities
  • Implementing promotional sales including national promotions and new products
  • Conducting product seminars, attend trade shows, dog/cat shows and other events with occasional weekend work
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 


 

 

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has excellent verbal & written communication skills, a strong customer focus and is accountable for results, detail oriented & organized. Other requirements include:

  • A strong sales background preferably from a solid sales structure company – grocery or pharmaceutical.
  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Being self-directed, flexible and work independently
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CMS tools
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of time
  • The ideal candidate resides in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Passion for pets and their families
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and takes a proactive approach
  • Sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Displays grace and presence at all times
  • Energized by fast-paced environment
  • Great relationship management abilities

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=15646&lang=en_US&source=CC3

National Account Sales Director

Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, you will manage and develop the pet specialty national account business for all brands and manage all aspects of our business with Petco and PetSmart businesses. This position is reporting into the headquarter offices in Tewksbury, MA and will require approximately 50-60% travel.  As an integral member of the sales team, you will play a key leadership role in building a successful sales and support team by working at a strategic level to deliver targeted objectives and financial results in a manner that exemplifies our mission and philosophy.

 

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Sets and communicates organizational and team expectations and goals
  • Defines and financial and sales targets per business plan; holds national accounts team accountable for achievement of goals.
  • Develops effective annual business plans with clear realistic and stretch goals, milestones and desired results, evaluating quarterly to modify where appropriate
  • In conjunction with other Sales Directors, coordinates promotional plans.
  • Supports the WellPet business acumen, professional selling skills and industry/category knowledge development initiative.
  • Pursues and owns critical relationships with key accounts; drives new business opportunities by developing a deep understanding of their business goals and challenges.
  • Partners with key customers to identify program, product, distribution, and merchandising solutions that increase revenue for the customer and WellPet.
  • Allocation of time is expected as follows:
    • Creation and communication of annual business plans 30%
    • Customer Development/Penetration 25%
    • Promotional plan coordination 20%
    • Skill development 13%
    • Admin and systems requirements 12%
    • Expectation to be in stores evaluating execution on a frequent basis
    • Promotes a customer-centered culture that strives to exceed customer needs, requirements, and expectations.
    • Ensures that the company maintains close working relationships with current customers and distributors and is quick to respond to new opportunities as they arise.
    • Manage and build teams that promote excellence, collaboration and teamwork by providing ongoing feedback and coaching on progress against accountabilities, development plans and training.
    • Builds effective working relationships with the members of the sales management, marketing, other internal teams and with sales team.
    • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for a high energy executive with sales and marketing experience selling a premium product in the food (CPG) or pet specialty industry.  In addition, you will need:

  • 10 years of a successful track record in sales and national account management experience supporting mass market retailers and national chains.  Must have consumer packaged goods in the food or pet specialty brand experience and successfully launched a new brand and/or category innovator. 
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience leading, and motivating a sales team in a high growth environment while demonstrating a track record of sales results.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business management or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record managing a business in excess of $100MM while building strong, diverse sales teams.
  • Must be enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial spirit and sense of urgency; decisive leader capable of thriving in a dynamic, action-oriented environment.
  • Strategic mindset, business acumen with well-developed negotiation skills.
  • Strong financial capabilities needed to manage risk, understanding both cost and revenue implications; experience in setting and managing the annual budget throughout year
  • Strategic sales planning and merchandising skills, including the methodology needed to displace competitors and expand the linear feet of product sets
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Cross functional leader ensuring Sales reflects the strategic vision of the company to all customers internally and externally
  • Exceptional negotiating, planning and organizational skills and a high commitment to timely follow up and issue resolution.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Advanced analytical skills and experience in developing sales metrics.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated and goal oriented, building strong relationships; takes initiative and positively engages others to drive improved sales and profit.
  • A team player with ability to developing strong internal and external working relationships.
  • The ideal candidate will be located in one of three locations: 1. Greater Boston area (working out of our Tewksbury home office), 2. Phoenix, AZ or 3. San Diego, CA.
  • The ideal candidate will reside close to air transportation and will be available to travel 50-60%.

 

To apply for this position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=15699&lang=en_US&source=CC3

IT Intern - Tewksbury, MA

Our IT Support Team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking an intern to join our team for the summer and fall of 2016. This position is based in our Tewksbury office reporting to our Network Systems Administrator. Our IT Internship will provide experience in the areas of ticket triage, basic email trouble shooting, installation of Ad Hoc software, and basic print/copy/scan troubleshooting.

 

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Provide tier 1 helpdesk support, including receiving and responding professionally to phone calls, emails, chats, instant messages, and texts
  • Management of tickets, including documentation, triaging, resolution and/or escalation
  • Installs, configures, and upgrades computer hardware and software
  • Troubleshooting of MS Windows and Office environments: desktops, laptops, iPAD peripherals and Networking
  • Troubleshooting on email system
  • Participates in special projects
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

 

Position Requirements:

  • Prior Experience with Microsoft Office Preferred
  • Prior Experience with Microsoft Outlook Preferred
  • Prior Experience with Office365 Preferred
  • Basic Computer Network Knowledge and Understanding
  • High school diploma required; some college or technical school preferred
  • Has prior experience working or volunteering in a helpdesk setting
  • Prior customer service experience preferred
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Excellent project management abilities; able to track details and prioritize items on an ongoing basis
  • Customer service oriented
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and takes a proactive approach
  • Sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Energized by fast-paced environment

 

To apply for this position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=15947&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Operations Manager - Mishawaka, IN

The Operations Manager is a salaried, exempt position reporting in to the Director of Plant Operations, and is located in our Mishawaka facility. This individual directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, packaging, plant scheduling, raw and packaging material expediting, raw and packaging material inventory accuracy and other production-related activities, as well as strong support to quality functions. The Operations Manager organizes activities and assigns jobs according to efficient and effective utilization of the staff.

 

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Coordinate plant activities through planning with department managers to insure total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Develop and control profits, plans and budget
  • Implement cost effective systems of control over operating expenditures, manpower and wages
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production standards
  • Motivate staff to nurture an empowered team environment
  • Develop supervisory staff in first-line management competencies, and interpersonal skills
  • Work closely with the Warehouse Manager to ensure case fill and other customer-centric measures are met and exceeded
  • Control and minimize labor overtime expenses
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives
  • Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel via visual workplace initiatives
  • Provide direction development and leadership to production supervisors
  • Plan all operations resources and activities in keeping with the company’s objectives and targets
  • Plan staff development by performing gap assessments, setting up developmental plans and organizing training
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are met
  • Maintain and issue inventory report, entry and exit status report, dead stock report, goods age report, consumption report, manpower status report and provide recommendations and actions to improve performance to the Operations Director
  • Understand the budget and implement continuous improvement activities with the team to reduce cost, improve delivery and eliminate quality defects in the product being shipped or the data
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

 

Position Requirements

 

Skills and Specifications:

  • Good leadership skills with drive to motivate and direct plant operations
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good knowledge of business finances, budgets and contracts
  • Good communication and supervisor skills
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of how an enterprise database and plant floor control system operates

 

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization in English

 

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

 

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

 

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions:
  • Walk and talk or hear
  • Stand, climb or balance
  • Sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

 

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their responsibilities in an environment with:
  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Humid conditions, airborne particles and extreme heat
  • Elevation, outside weather conditions and extreme cold

 

Education and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in management, engineering, technology or science required
  • A minimum of 8 years of direct management and supervisory experience in a manufacturing plant.  Pet food experience is highly preferred
  • Experience in a food industry is a plus

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=15982&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Senior HR Generalist - Minneapolis MN

We are seeking a Senior Human Resource Generalist to join our Sojos business, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our Senior HR Generalist will be responsible for the execution of HR programs and activities to support business objectives for an organization that currently employs 50 people. Programs and activities include but are not limited to staff recruitment, benefits management, personnel file management, employee relations, performance management, training, policy management, special events facilitation and internal communications. This is an individual contributor role, and will have contact with all levels of management and will assist various departments in HR-related tasks and responsibilities. Specifically, the Senior HR Generalist will:

  • Lead the staffing process by recruiting and managing interview process efficiently to drive timely hiring decisions.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and requirements related to all aspects of human resources functions and policies.
  • Maintain detailed job descriptions for each position within the company.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date personnel files and other documentation, as required.
  • Train all new employees through new-hire orientations, Handbook and company policy training,(GMPs) Good Manufacturing Practices, Safety and OSHA compliance.
  • Promote and encourage healthy employee relations with leadership team and employees.        
  • Maintain close working relationship with corporate office HR Team, ensuring interpretation and communication of organizational policies for understanding, acceptance, and consistent application throughout the site location.
  • Partner with corporate office and the local Management Team to train and facilitate employee performance management program elements.
  • Lead in planning employee celebratory events and recognition of milestones.
  • Manage internal communications with employees.

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has a minimum of 3 years of experience within an HR role, with some experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience/training required.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of recruiting practices and on-boarding processes. 
  • Highest ability to form strong working relationships, build trust and maintain confidentiality.
  • Provides excellent employee relations and customer service through influence, relationship management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities. Flexible to accommodate pressures and demands as required by schedules, deadlines, etc.
  • Effective project management and organizational capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), organization, problem resolution, and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including all MS Office applications.
  • Can work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of employment legislative changes and practice.
  • Self-starter, high energy, shows initiative and creativity.
  • Patient, flexible, collaborative team player with a “can do” attitude.
  • Passion for developing people and supporting business growth.
  • Able to do light day travel as necessary and to attend off-premises events, meetings and conferences as requested.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.
  • May be exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils and greases.
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@wellpet.com with the subject line: Senior HR Generalist Sojos.

 

About Sojos:

The growing Sojos team shares a commitment to transform the lives of dogs and cats with raw nutrition. Our foods combine fresh, uncompromised ingredients—with the easy convenience of kibble. In addition, we make awesome freeze-dried, all meat treats—along with a full line of bakery treats. We do it all under our own roof in Minneapolis—and use nothing but human-grade ingredients, of course. Learn more at www.sojos.com.

 

Staff Accountant - Tewksbury, MA

Our Accounting team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team. This position is a newly created role and is based in our Tewksbury office and reports to the Assistant Corporate Controller. The Staff Accountant will assist the accounting team with general accounting activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, account reconciliations, journal entries, and more. If you are an accounting professional with a positive attitude and a desire to dig in and grow with our Company, this position may be right for you!

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Process and post monthly journal entries
  • General ledger account reconciliations and analysis
  • Assist with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Assist with audit preparation
  • Ad hoc projects and reports as requested by management

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience, or a minimum of 1 internship in an accounting department lasting 3-6 months
  • Strong computer proficiency, specifically in Microsoft Office Suite, including pivot tables and vlookups
  • Deadline and results driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Flexible; comfortable with change
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and professionalism at all times
  • Takes a proactive approach to learning and problem solving
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
  • Team player with great communication skills

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16280&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

 

Customer Marketing Manager - Tewksbury, MA

Our Marketing team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. They work cross functionally to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy. Are you interested in building marketing programs within national accounts to grow the the Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard brands? We are currently seeking a Customer Marketing Manager to join our team. This position is based in our Tewksbury office and reports to the Director of Customer Marketing. Our Customer Marketing Manager will be responsible for maintaining the strategic partnership with key accounts. Additionally, the Customer Marketing Manager will work with our sales teams to identify and maximize opportunities to grow our business.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Based on brand objectives – build account specific marketing programs to deliver revenue, profit and market share goals
  • Develop and own budgets on a bi-monthly basis for product, marketing, and promotional programs for key accounts
  • Plan and oversee the execution of promotional activities including consumer promotions, in-store flyers, direct mail, e-mail programs, displays, merchandising, events, sponsorships
  • Manage development, production, and distribution of promotional and collateral materials to support marketing programs with key accounts
  • Post program execution, provide thorough analysis of program performance vs. goals – ensuring key learnings are implemented in go-forward planning
  • Provide general marketing support to the Sales team for key accounts assigned
  • Help develop presentations and analyses to sell-in new products and programs to customers
  • Work with customers and internal supply chain teams to deliver accurate forecasts of new products and up-lifts anticipated by promotional programming
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as Brand, Marketing Communications, Supply Chain, Finance, Innovation and New Product Development, as well as with external partners and vendors
  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

We really need an individual who loves marketing in a consumer products company, where working closely with a sales team in developing and launching programs has been your role for 5 to 7 years.  You should also be a strong project manager with an analytical mind that feels comfortable getting into the financial data.  What else should you bring?

 

If you love the executional side of marketing – this role is perfect for you. You need to own the number with your account manager, and do everything possible to bring Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard to life with our key accounts. You should also be a strong program manager, knowing how to balance multiple projects and timelines.  And you should have:          

  • A Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related discipline, MBA preferred but not required
  • Proven track record of delivering results within brand management, customer or trade marketing assignments, CPG preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to build and deliver persuasive presentations to a wide range of audiences, both internally and externally
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships both internally but externally; seen consistently as a valued partner in the business
  • Has a strategic mindset – works collaboratively and solves problems to move the business forward, seeing challenges as opportunities.
  • Proven success in high-change environments; thrives in a fast-paced setting and enjoys working with a sense of urgency.
  • Flexible; able to meet the changing demands of the business and our national accounts
  • Creative thinker that enjoys both the strategic aspects of the position as well as being hands-on with an ability to translate plans into actionable items; executes on schedule and within budget
  • Displays grace and presence at all times
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% 

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16322&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Consumer Affairs Representative - Tewksbury, MA

Our Consumer Affairs team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking a  Consumer Affairs Representative to join our team. This position is based in our Tewksbury office. Reporting to the Consumer Affairs Manager, the Consumer Affairs Representative will be involved with researching and resolving consumer inquiries, issues and needs. This position works closely with the R&D, QA, Sales, Marketing, and Operations teams.  Your ability to work in a fast-paced team environment along with solid attention to detail, helpful can-do attitude, creative problem solving and excellent customer service skills will ensure your success in this critical position. 

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Timely and effective handling of consumer calls, emails, and faxes
  • Researching and helping to resolve consumer complaints to ensure customer satisfaction, retention and growth
  • Data entry of all contacts into the consumer affairs database
  • Participating in training to improve skill sets and ensure superior product knowledge of all product lines
  • Support the Company with information and reports as needed
  • Provide support and assistance to other team members
  • Other responsibilities as required
  • Living the WellPet Values and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

  • Customer service experience in a consumer products company
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer capabilities using a browser-based consumer database system and excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong time management and organization skills along with a high sense of urgency and attention to detail & follow-up
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision
  • High energy; able to work well in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Bilingual in French and/or Spanish and Pet Food Industry experience preferred.

 

To apply for this position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16400&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Inside Sales Representative - 2 positions - Tewksbury, MA

Our Sales team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking an Inside Sales Representative to join our team. This position is based in our Tewksbury office. Reporting to the Director of Training and Development, the Inside Sales Representative will call on our current independent retailer accounts to grow our independent channel. Additionally, the Inside Sales Representative will work internally with our customer service and trade marketing teams to ensure a high level of customer service for our independent retailer customers.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing customers.
  • Identify opportunities for account growth.
  • Create and present sales presentations to close new business.
  • Key Performance Indicators include
    • Number of calls per day
    • Revenue, year over year
    • Promos sold
    • Additional touchpoints made
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-4 years of experience in an inside sales role
  • Great relationship management abilities
  • Well-developed written and oral presentation skills
  • Works well independently
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and takes a proactive approach
  • Sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Displays grace and presence at all times
  • Energized by fast-paced environment
Trade Marketing Manager - Sydney, Australia

We have an immediate opening in our WellPet team for the newly created position as Trade Marketing Manager, based in Sydney, Australia.  As the WellPet Trade Marketing Manager, you will be responsible to manage trade related marketing initiatives for WellPet. This is a Full-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead trade marketing strategy development for the WellPet product portfolio to accomplish defined business objectives and sales targets
  • Work with key account managers to prepare trade promotion and innovation plans for key customers
  • Collaborate with key account team to build sales promotions, product communication, collect market intelligence and develop impactful marketing activities and planogram improvements.
  • Responsible for executing marketing initiatives on all brands throughout Australia and New Zealand
  • Co-develop communications and content around category and our brands to drive consumer awareness, excitement and purchase intent.
  • Evaluate pre and post analysis of the effectiveness of current promotional tactics, and execute accordingly
  • Manage NPD launches and ensure all activities are implemented, including POS materials and promotions
  • Develop and distribute sales tools to help drive sales
  • Manage and monitor Trade Marketing fund and ensure efficient spending
  • Manage POS production - purchase orders, suppliers, designs, timelines & creative.
  • Support in execution of retailer training programs and training materials for the WellPet in-store team
  • Update website and manage social media activities as well as other digital initiatives
  • Coordinate media placements, public relation programs, host events, trade shows, conferences, and participate in other relevant events. 

Other requirements: 

  • Fully eligible to work in Australia
  • Tertiary qualifications in business or marketing
  • Minimum 2 years in trade marketing role 
  • Strategic thinking, strong analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Able to establish and build strong relationships with retail store owners/managers by understanding and responding to their issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability and comfort to present ideas and decisions to a variety of audiences.
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with natural or premium branded consumer products and understanding of multi-channel distribution and the retail environment preferred.

Prior experience in the Pet Care category is not required but would be helpful.

 

Intereted applicants should send their resume and cover letter to jobsasia@wellpet.com with the subject "Trade Marketing Manager - Asia"

Sojos Materials Handler - Minneapolis, MN

The Water Spider is an hourly position responsible for stocking and rotating incoming inventory, transporting, stocking and rotating all finished product, keeping all inventory in its proper place, as well as responsible for common area clean-up and assisting in other areas of Production Warehouse as needed.  Reporting to the Warehouse lead, the Water Spider should be thoroughly familiar with the materials, tools and methods of the process they are supporting.  The Water Spider dives into the process, gets close to the cell, even goes into the cell to do occasional relief work for operators.  The Water Spider is not just a pick-up-and-drop-off Material Handler.  The Water Spider also keeps the flow in the factory or in the flow line clean and smooth by taking on the occasional tasks (tasks that do not happen every cycle, such as material replenishment or making shipping containers).  A clear process flow and defined work sequence is an essential requirement for designing the workload of the Water Spider position.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

 

*Other duties may be assigned*

 

Water Spider

  • Understand the warehouse layout and where all materials are kept.
  • Understand posted pallet racking weight limits and adhere to them.
  • Stock all physical inventory, rotating and ensuring first in, first out.
  • Monitor all physical inventory, always keeping materials in their designated locations.
  • Stock and rotate raw materials in the mill, always keeping them as easily accessible as possible for mill staff.
  • Perform daily cycle counts to assist in maintaining accurate inventory levels.
  • Assist shipping with breaking down pallets of incoming materials.
  • Promptly store materials in their designated locations once counted and tagged.
  • Collaborate daily with supervisors and leads on departmental production schedule and materials needed for each department for that production day.
  • Communicate with the mill on anticipated production of finished inventory to be moved to shipping.
  • Communicate with bakery/packaging on anticipated production of finished inventory to be moved to shipping.
  • Safely operate all machinery required to perform daily duties and maintain machinery as needed.
  • Help to anticipate, identify and correct system breakdowns and process improvements to achieve production efficiency.
  • Assist in coordinating shipping parcels and loads.
  • Operate Fork Lift and Electric Pallet jack.

 

Cleaning/Organizing

  • Follow and maintain cleaning schedule.
  • Assist with maintaining an organized, clean and safe work place and equipment.
  • Use floor sweeper and floor scrubber regularly to keep floors clean in all departments.
  • Sweep, dust, mop and dispose of recycled cardboard as well as garbage as needed.
  • Wear the proper safety equipment and follow proper safety rules.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Will be required to work an 8 and one half hour day.
  • Will be required to work a minimum 40 hours per week.
  • Will be required to adhere to Sojos policies and procedures.
  • Good math and analytical skills.
  • Must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Good communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.
  • Minimum of a high school education.
  • Required to read and write English, follow verbal instructions.
  • Required to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.
  • Exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils.
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

 

Interested in applying? Send your resume to jobs@sojos.com

Sojos Mid-Atlantic Territory Sales Rep

Summary:

 

Regional Sales Representative is a full-time salaried position responsible for managing all sales and sales related activity within an assigned territory. The Mid-Atlantic territory is as follows:  SC, NC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.  Reporting to the Director of Sales, this position requires a proven ability to establish relationships, create new sales opportunities and mine established accounts to maximize revenues.  An in-depth knowledge of solution-based selling, pet industry organizations and a strong understanding of the sales cycle are also required. The Sojos Territory Representative will perform other duties as the business demands. Travel required.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Achieve or overachieve assigned annual revenue targets.  Execute and deliver at or above plan every quarter.
  • Proactively create, pursue and close accounts in assigned region.
  • Demonstrate operational excellence by delivering all requested sales reports, forecasts, budget information, and any other requested information in timely and accurate manner.
  • Collaborate with internal resources to maximize territory performance, through customer service, training, ride-along, store visits, and relationship building.
  • Ability to understand and negotiate sales terms and sales contracts.
  • Attend key trade shows and open houses in assigned region.
  • Ability to travel as business demands.
  • Possess strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Desire to continually improve performance and refine sales strategies.

 

Qualifications, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, sales forecasting, and client training.
  • Outstanding time-management skills and the ability to set priorities.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong presentation capabilities.
  • Customer focused.
  • Ability to work well across teams, across customers, and adapt to formal or informal audiences.
  • Be highly motivated and organized.
  • Required to lift up to 50 pounds and set up industry trade show booths.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about and travel for periods of time.
  • May be exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils and greases.
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
  • Ability to drive vehicle during the workday is required.

Interested in this position? Send your resume to jobs@sojos.com

 

Sojos Ambassador

Love Dogs? Join our team as a Sojos Ambassador!

Our family-owned company has been mixing up fresh batches of wholesome, all-natural pet food and treats since 1985. We’re looking for outgoing and friendly Ambassadors to join our nation-wide Demo Rep team! Help us promote pet parents to the life-enhancing benefits of uncompromising, raw nutrition. Excellent compensation and guaranteed hours.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Share your stories and passion for raw pet food through product samples, giveaways and coupons at Independent Pet Specialty Stores in your area
  • Timely completion of reports

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma preferred or equivalent job-related experience
  • Experience in brand promotion, demonstrations, sales or retail preferred
  • Able to work independently and as a motivated team member

Required:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Driver’s License
  • Access to a PC computer with internet

 

 Interested in this position? Send your resume to jobs@sojos.com

Sojos Production Worker - Minneapolis, MN

Position Summary: Production Worker is a full time hourly position responsible for processing and packaging food and treats, fulfilling customer orders, cleaning, organizing and assisting in other areas as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

*OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED*

  • Production
    • Accurately mix, produce and package products according to company standards of quality and neatness
    • Communicate with Production Leads to ensure efficient and timely delivery of all customer orders
    • Safely operate all machinery required to perform daily duties
    • Maintain quality control with product weights, product quality and packaging standards to ensure conformance to company, HACCP and GMP standards
    • Communicate any issues with ingredient quality to Production Leads
    • Report any foreign objects found during production run
    • Follow proper receiving, storage and rotating procedures for all ingredients
    • Help to anticipate, identify and correct system breakdowns and process improvements to achieve maximum customer service and satisfaction with production efficiency
    • Communicate equipment and safety issues and recommendations for improvements

 

  • Cleaning and Organizing
    • Follow and maintain daily cleaning and maintenance schedule
    • Assist with maintaining organized, clean and safe work areas and equipment
    • Assist in FIFO (First In, First Out) rotation of all ingredients
    • Sweep, dust and mop
    • Dispose of waste in proper receptacles (trash, recycling and compost)
    • Wear proper safety equipment and follow safety rules

 

  • Training and Leadership
    • Assist in training and welcoming new employees
    • Contribute to efficiencies, problem-solving and process improvements
    • Maintain professional level of attendance, attitude and behavior

 

 

 

  • Other Job Requirements
    • Minimum of high school education
    • Required to read and write English, follow verbal instructions and use simple math
    • Required to lift up to 55 lbs
    • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility
    • Exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes and oils
    • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

 

Interested in this position? Email your resume to jobs@sojos.com

Sojos Mill Lead - Minneapolis, MN

Position Summary: Mill Lead is a full-time hourly position responsible for providing direction to the Mill Team at Sojourner Farms (Sojos.com). This job entails operating and maintaining food packaging machinery, efficiently fulfilling orders to meet customer demands, cleaning, organizing and providing training and leadership to Production Workers while assisting Production Supervisor as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Production:

  • Achieve and maintain quality control with packaging, waste, product integrity, to ensure compliance with company standards
  • Effectively weigh ingredients to formulation
  • Manage equipment to maximize efficiency and product quality while minimizing loss
  • Experience operating Ribbon Blender machine
  • Forklift experience. Forklift certification preferred
  • Complete all production paperwork according to company, HACCP, and department standards to track output, waste, quality, and accuracy

 

Training & Leadership:

  • Train and lead new employees to encourage and foster efficiencies
  • Provide leadership and coaching to problem-solve and produce process improvements
  • Lead by example with attendance, attitude and behavior

 

Job Requirements:

  • Previous leadership experience and machinery skills are a must
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations
  • Required to lift up 65 lbs.
  • Able to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility
  • Ability to drive a vehicle during the workday is required
  • Exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes and oils
  • Will be required to perform other duties as assigned

 

Interested in this position? Email your resume to jobs@sojos.com

ETL Developer - Tewksbury, MA

Join a dynamic IT organization focused on delivering innovative, business-driven technology solutions to enable WellPet’s manufacturing and distribution of super premium pet food brands. Our team is comprised of dedicated, passionate, smart individuals working in application and web development, system integration, business intelligence and network engineering.

 

We maintain a high energy, collaborative work environment.  Core to our philosophy is that to achieve success, we must partner effectively with the other business stakeholders within the enterprise.  Our IT organization provides leadership in a broad range of challenging, strategic initiatives which combine technology and process expertise with business acumen.

 

Position Summary: ETL Developer

We are currently seeking an ETL Developer to support and develop  business system integrations and data warehousing solutions. The person will use Microsoft SSIS as the data integration technology and also utilize data presentation technologies including SAP Business Objects, 3rd party .Net reporting tools (Dev Express) , SSRS, and Excel.  The Developer will be interacting with data sources which reside in both Oracle (10g) and SqlServer (2005,2008R2) databases.  In this position, you will report to the Manager of BI

 

The position requires at least  5 years  experience.  The ideal candidate should have experience working with databases in both Oracle and SQL Server environments and must be adept at developing stored procedures (PL-SQL, T-SQL), queries and views.  The candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with business end users, grasp both technical and business needs and possess strong problem solving analytical skills.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Support, maintain and develop  system integrations among  enterprise front and back-office applications (ERP, CRM, EDI, Demand Planning, Manufacturing Control Systems)
  • Design and develop ETL processes to integrate data among business systems and data warehouses in both Oracle and MS SQL Server environments.
  • Design, code, test and trouble shoot business reporting for end-users in Business Objects Crystal Reports, SSAS, Microsoft Reporting services and other BI tools.
  • Prepare documentation & flow charts of systems, business processes and databases
  • Provide off-hours  application and reporting support as needed

 

 Qualifications/Requirements

  • BA or BS in Information Systems, Information Technology, or Computer Science
  • Must have solid understanding of relational database design
  • Must have solid SQL skills and be able to work in both Oracle and SQL Server environments using PL-SQL and/or T-SQL
  • Experience with BI and Reporting Platforms Business Objects, Crystal Reports.

 

Desired Work Experience

  • Experience in manufacturing and distribution environment a plus.
  • Experience working with ERP Systems (IFS, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics etc.) and CRM systems (Salesforce, Pivotal, Sales Logix, Microsoft CRM) a plus
  • Experience with EDI (Sterling Commerce Gentran) a plus.
  • Experience with BI and Reporting Platforms such as Qlikview, Tableau, Business Objects, Cognos, Microstrategy, MS Sharepoint

 

Skills:

  • Must have passion for ETL Development!
  • Must possess strong analytical skills
  • Must possess ability to communicate and interact effectively at both technical and business level
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Excellent verbal , written and presentation skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong desire to improve and grow continuously

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16544&lang=en_US&source=CC3

IFS Administrator - Tewksbury, MA

About the IT Organization

Join a dynamic IT organization focused on delivering innovative, business-driven technology solutions to enable WellPet’s manufacturing and distribution of super premium pet food brands. Our team is comprised of dedicated, passionate, smart individuals working in application and web development, system integration, business intelligence and network engineering.

 

We maintain a high energy, collaborative work environment.  Core to our philosophy is that to achieve success, we must partner effectively with the other business stakeholders within the enterprise.  Our IT organization provides leadership in a broad range of challenging, strategic initiatives which combine technology and process expertise with business acumen.

 

We are currently seeking an IFS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR to support and enhance our front and back-office enterprise business applications. In this position, you will report to the Manager of Enterprise Applications and work in the following 4 areas:

 

1) IFS System Administration

2) Application integration (Oracle & SQL Server)

3) Reporting & business analytics development (Crystal Reports, SSRS)

4) ETL development/processing

 

The position requires at least 7 years of experience.  The ideal candidate should have a strong background working with databases in both Oracle and SQL Server environments and must be adept at developing stored procedures (PL-SQL, T-SQL), triggers, and queries.  The candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with business end users, grasp both technical and business needs and have strong problem solving skills.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Manage IFS system administration (User administration, Security, Back-Ups)
  • Design and develop ETL processes to integrate data among business systems and data warehouse in both Oracle and MS SQL Server environments.
  • Design, code, test and trouble shoot business reporting for end-users in Business Objects Crystal Reports, Microsoft Reporting services and other BI tools.
  • Prepare documentation & flow charts of systems, business processes and databases
  • Provide off-hours  application and reporting support as needed

 

 Qualifications/Requirements

  • BA or BS in Information Systems, Information Technology, or Computer Science
  • 7 years of experience working with IFS
  • Must have solid understanding of relational databases  and OLTP
  • Must be equally adept working in Oracle and SQL Server environments using PL-SQL and/or T-SQL
  • Experience in manufacturing and distribution environment
  • Experience working with CRM systems (Salesforce, Pivotal, Sales Logix, Microsoft CRM)
  • Experience with EDI (Sterling Commerce Gentran) a plus.
  • Experience with BI and Reporting Platforms such as Business Objects, Cognos, Microstrategy, MS Sharepoint

 

Skills:

  • Must have passion for business applications support, report writing and application development!
  • Must possess ability to communicate and interact effectively at both technical and business level
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Excellent verbal , written and presentation skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and project management skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong desire to improve and grow continuously

 

To apply for this position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16545&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Quality & Food Safety Manager - Mishawaka, IN

Position Summary:

This position will lead Food Safety and Quality programs at the WellPet manufacturing facility in Mishawaka Indiana. This includes leading management and oversight of FSSC 22000 implementation and execution of site quality systems to ensure compliance with WellPet corporate Quality Assurance / Food Safety requirements and other related initiatives.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Lead integration of the current quality assurance and food safety processes into one integrated process which ties to business objectives.  This includes HACCP system, regulatory audits, quality systems review process (QSR), standard operating procedures (SOP's), incoming ingredient inspections, product scoring, food safety audits, field complaints, managing Statistical Process Control system, calibration and preventive maintenance programs and standardized work instructions.
  • Develop and execute Plans to achieve/maintain safe food and FSSC 22000 Certification at the facility and to meet all WellPet Corporation requirements related to quality and food safety programs.
  • Oversee plant compliance, interactions and relationship with FSSC 22000 Certification Body and consultants.
  • Develop and maintain systems to assure facility meets all FSSC 22000 requirements including Commitment, Document Control and Records, Specifications, Attaining Food Safety, Verification, Product Identification Trace and Recall, Incident Management, Food Safety Fundamentals - Building and Equipment Design and Construction, and Food Safety Fundamentals - Pre-requisite Programs.
  • Manage finished product evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key customer/consumer Quality attributes.
  • Train personnel and maintain all training records on critical food safety and quality requirements.  Document and maintain training registry for all employees at the facility.
  • Oversee monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products leaving the facility meet the facility Food Safety and Quality Plans.
  • Provide guidance and leadership in situations where deviations have occurred or a potential risk has been identified related to food safety and/or quality attributes by assuring root causes are addressed through a corrective action process. 
  • Manage and provide leadership in implementing an effective and efficient documented corrective action program.
  • Manage/ Oversee pest control contract and microbiological testing to assure compliance with FSSC 22000 and WellPet Corporation Quality standards.
  • Reassess Quality and Safety Food plan(s) throughout the change management process which is required whenever there is a change to program, process, procedure, ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
  • Lead the development and implementation of statistical tools and systems to support continuous process and product improvement.
  • Act as an active contributor on the Facility Management Team to meet all business objectives.  Manage and develop all laboratory personnel both contractors and employees.
  • Support the development of a supplier quality management program to help ensure the procurement of quality raw materials and packaging components used in the manufacturing of products.
  • Provide assistance to product and process improvement activities by supporting research and development manufacturing trials at the site
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 4+ years of food processing experience, with at least 2 years in a manufacturing environment under USDA and/or FDA and HACCP.
  • 2+ years facilitating food safety/quality related training events.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the areas of food safety and plant regulatory affairs
  • HACCP Certification from a nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training firm
  • Ability to analyze processes for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with an understanding of the science and support behind each type of hazard and each step of a production process
  • Experience with FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations
  • Must have strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience implementing and using state of the art statistical process control tools in a manufacturing environment
  • Able to work with cross functional departments within the organization
  • Good problem solving skills and corrective action/resolution skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point. 
  • Ability to manage and develop personnel.
  • Knowledge of SQF, ISO 22000, and FSSC 22000 are a plus.

Relationships

  • Reports to Director of Quality Assurance with a dotted line relationship to the Director of Plant Operations.
  • Works directly with other Plant Staff Members
  • Works directly with operators and mechanics in resolving issues

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16546&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Account Manager - Texas

Our Sales team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking an Account Manager to join our team. This field-based position is responsible for coverage of our Texas territory. Reporting to the District Sales Manager, the Account Manager will be responsible for execution of plans at the local store level.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Store level coverage; sales execution
  • Customer development at the local and regional level
  • Category development
  • Key Performance Indicators include:
    • Assortment gains per customer plans
    • F&S targets per customer plans
    • Manages merchandising and pricing in accordance with WellPet guidelines
    • Share of shelf per customer plans
    • Creative business driving solutions in-store
    • Leverage able relationship with in-store personnel
  • Managing an account base of 100/120 pet specialty retailers in your assigned geographic area
  • Territory is comprised of independent chains, local shops and regional/national retailers.
  • Delivering results against set sales and placement quotas
  • Reporting on sales activities
  • Implementing promotional sales including national promotions and new products
  • Conducting product seminars, attend trade shows, dog/cat shows and other events with occasional weekend work
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 


 

 

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has excellent verbal & written communication skills, a strong customer focus and is accountable for results, detail oriented & organized. Other requirements include:

  • Outside sales experience, preferably within Consumer Goods or Pet
  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Thrives in a virtual office setting; ability to work independently as well as teams well in a distributed team setting
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CMS tools
  • Ability to travel approximately 30-40% of time
  • The ideal candidate resides in a large metropolitan area in Texas, such as Dallas, Houston, etc.
  • Has a passion for pets and nutrition
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and takes a proactive approach
  • Sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Displays grace and presence at all times
  • Energized by fast-paced, entrepreneurial, environment
  • Great relationship management abilities

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=16582&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Part Time Stockroom Clerk / Intern - Mishawaka, IN

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Clerk is responsible for inventorying, cleaning and storing currently stocked and new items.  Position could have opportunities to be responsible for small projects as assigned.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Count and store stock items and record data, manually or using computer
  • Pack, unpack and mark stock items using identification tag or other labeling equipment
  • Determine method of storage, identification and stock location based on environmental factors and physical capacity of facility
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, instruments and storage areas to ensure compliance to safety regulations
  • Assist maintenance in disposing of obsolete items
  • Examine and inspect stock items for wear and defect; report findings to Supervisor
  • Assisting setup and configuration of Stock Room
  • Work with Purchasing Agent and Maintenance Planner to support ordering and receiving
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Specific Exclusions:

The Stock Room Clerk is not utilized for Daily Maintenance.

 

Relationships:

The Stock Room Clerk relationships include:

  • Report to the Maintenance Planner
  • Work closely with Maintenance Leads & Supervisors
  • Work closely with Engineering personnel
  • Work closely with purchasing personnel
  • Work closely with assigned outside services supervisors
  • Interface with Safety & Environmental personnel for specific concerns

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work in an industrial plant environment
  • Ability to walk up numerous flights of stairs, ladders and/or work in confined spaces in extreme conditions
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Mechanical and/or electrical knowledge is a plus
  • Able to work well in a business team environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to be approachable and tactful
  • Good math and computer skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Able to read blueprints, machine and process drawings
  • Able to sketch or redline existing drawings
  • Able to manage multiple priorities or projects simultaneously and keep them progressing to completion
  • Able to work unsupervised as needed
  • High School Diploma
  • Some college course work a plus

 

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@wellpet.com