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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.


Thank you for your interest in WellPet.



Available Positions
State/Province Department Country
Planner/Buyer - Tewksbury, MA

We are currently recruiting for a Planner/Buyer.  In this position you will report to the Director of Supply Chain Planning and be responsible for the timely production planning of finished goods and for all communication and coordination between our manufacturing facility and partners, and all supporting disciplines.  Specifically, you will:

  • Plan/Procure Finished Goods in support of our demand forecast and inventory goals.
  • Maintain and track supply chain planning metrics critical to customer fulfillment, product freshness, inventory management & co manufacturing vendor performance.
  • Drive all planning operations related activities/ tasks per required monthly schedule.
  • Drive the co manufacturer vendor-WellPet relationship, track finished products yield performance, ensure production, testing and delivery of finished goods per WellPet required lead times.
  • Support the marketing group with transition of inventory related to new product launches, line extensions and any other changes.
  • Work with existing suppliers on an ongoing basis to support program and product requirements.
  • Support the Sales and Operations Planning process as needed by collecting data, preparing presentations, etc.
  • Travel to suppliers as needed.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, and organized.  Other requirements include: 

  • BS degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of planning, purchasing and vendor relationship management experience in a manufacturing environment or a consumer products/goods company
  • Strong analytical & reporting skills
  • Exposure to forecasting and demand planning preferred, ability/willingness to learn the process required
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines and lead everyone to a common goal
  • Extensive experience using formal planning systems (MS, MRP, ERP & Demand Planning) IFS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and implementation of Lean tools and process mapping a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude

Click to apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9049351

Demand Planner - Tewksbury, MA

We are currently recruiting for a Demand Planner.  In this position you will report to the Director of Supply Chain Planning and be responsible for participating in the monthly Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process, generate statistical forecasts of customer demand and will be responsible to facilitate a process to obtain forecast inputs from Sales, Marketing, Finance and Business Management to provide forecasts and convert them into demand plans that drive the Supply Chain planning process. The demand planner will own forecast accuracy at the business, category level down to the UPC, Week, and Distribution Center Level. The demand planner role is to research, question, and align projected sales expectations by working with business partners to arrive at the highest accuracy and the least variability forecast. Generate monthly, weekly, and statistical adjusted forecasts for assigned product categories using inputs from all available sources.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Attain forecast accuracy targets as specified. Forecasts needs to be reviewed weekly even though the S&OP forecasting process is monthly.
  • Work with key contacts in Supply chain, Sales, Operations and Finance to obtain forecast inputs as part of the monthly S&OP process.
  • Assimilate these forecast inputs electronically to ensure consistency in definitions and formats.
  • Systematically identify and work to reconcile discrepancies among inputs prior to monthly review meeting.
  • Manage ongoing systems maintenance and ensure a high level of data integrity.
  • Be able to notice data inconsistencies and to manipulate various data via experimentation, trial & error.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate monthly S&OP discussions resulting in twelve-month rolling consensus demand plans by product group for total and assigned product categories.
  • Work with production planning and deployment to transfer/translate Sales & Operation Planning forecasts for operational purposes (i.e. ensure consistency in disaggregating to SKU-Distribution Center level).
  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution through communication with appropriate teams.
  • Play a role in the annual planning process by identifying gaps between the plan and forecasts and be able to make recommendations on how and where opportunities lie to make up the difference.
  • Track and align sales inputs to change in business and promotions.
  • Track weekly/monthly forecast error results versus established targets.
  • Identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets.
  • Assist in establishing annual forecast accuracy targets.
  • Ability to improve turn and reduce distress through improved accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, and organized.  Other requirements include: 

  • BS degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of forecasting and demand planning; experience in a manufacturing environment or a consumer products/goods company preferred
  • Strong analytical & reporting skills
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines and lead everyone to a common goal
  • Extensive experience using formal planning systems (On Demand, MS, MRP, ERP) IFS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and implementation of Lean tools and process mapping a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude

To apply, please click here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10729811

Sales Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

Our inside sales team at WellPet is made up of sales analytics professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work cross functionally to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy! Are you a data and systems driven person whose passions are data integrity, analytical reporting and organization?  Can you identify data gaps, update systems and work cross functionally to communicate results?  If so, we would love to talk with you about this great opportunity.     In this position you will report to the Senior Manager of Customer Analytics and be responsible for all components associated with sales reporting and CRM maintenance.  In addition you would be responsible for the weekly/monthly delivery of standard reporting and managing the communication of these vehicles..

 

Here’s a bit more on what you would be doing:

 

  • Guiding and overseeing the monthly sales data load process from our Distributor Network to ensure full data integrity.
    • Data validation to ensure full integrity
    • Systematically identify and reconcile discrepancies
    • Manage the “New” account assignment process
    • Manage field territory changes
    • Field maintenance requests
    • Standard monthly reporting analysis
    • Work closely with IT to ensure all processes run smoothly to ensure timely delivery of the data
  • Administering the CRM system.
    • Company set up and maintenance
    • Promotion creation and reporting
    • Systematically identify and reconcile discrepancies
    • Standard monthly reporting analysis
    • Field Spend Administrative activities, Reporting and Maintenance
    • Manage Field Communication page with cross functional departments
  • Preparing ad hoc management and sales reports from company database.
  • Analyzing data input.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us!

 

We really need an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, organized, technically savvy, and results oriented.  What else should you bring?

  • BS in Business, Finance, Accounting or in a related field is a must have
  • More than 5 years analytical experience working in a consumer products/goods company
  • Strong reporting skills, including experience designing, validating, analyzing and acting on data
  • Expert level knowledge of Excel as well as experience with other business software applications to gather analyze and report sales data, i.e. Access and Business Intelligence tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work well in a team
  • Knowledge and usage of CRM systems is a plus
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Power Point
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude.

 

Click here (or copy and paste this url into your browser) to apply: bit.ly/1MtghET

 


Business Process Support Specialist - Mishawaka, Indiana

The Business Process Support Specialist will contribute to the plant strategy, and support projects by providing input, prioritization, planning and coordination of continuous improvement activities for WellPet.  This position is responsible for analyzing and recommending changes or enhancements to current business practices & processes for operations, engineering, materials, and maintenance departments.  This role will support plant and corporate project teams in the areas of business process standards and change management.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: Lead and facilitate teams through continuous improvement projects, processes and activities and ensuring standardization in the implementation of process improvement across the organization.

  • Lead operational analysis and assessments to identify gaps and improvement opportunities for strategic and operational transformational activities 
  • Achieve measurable process improvements by defining, designing and implementing continuous improvement programs using applicable methodology and analytics
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to the best practices

 

PROCESS STANDARDIZATION & DOCUMENTATION: Work closely and effectively with cross-departments to document existing business processes and requirements. 

  • Drive the business process initiative (how will it work, what are the rules, how will it be organized etc.).
  • Train and support management and employees on business process management practices.
  • Contribute to new training efforts for employees
  • Maintain and manage an electronic database of documents, processes, and living templates.
  • Gather data and information from SMEs.
  • Assist operations by storing, creating, and delivering essential training materials.
  • Ensure process compliance and process dependent working within the operations

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  Provide project management support across various application areas including Document Management Systems, Financial Systems: Accounting, Reporting, Budgeting, Invoice Management, ERP Systems (Component Tracking, Logistics, QA), Maintenance Management System

  • Gathers business requirements and shapes software application processes together with the business departments
  • Deliver hands on system and process design, application configuration, testing and trouble shooting
  • Implement business processes, trains users and provides application 1st level support to the organization
  • Develops implementation project plans and coordinates teams for successful implementation or enhancement of IT applications. 
  • Raise risks and manage key dependencies between plant software implementation projects. Monitor and ensure that the scope, resource, and communications related to plant software implementation projects remain on track. 

COMPETENCIES

  • Builds solid cross functional relationships and possesses the ability to work effectively with all business units
  • Ability to think and act with a continuous improvement mind set
  • Willing to take over responsibility, self-motivated and able to work in a fast paced project environment with changing priorities
  • Ability to work under tight timelines, well organized, solution oriented and willing to do hands on work
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills required. Able to talk in Business and Technical language. Strong speaking and presentation. Need to be capable of resolving differences between different groups.
  • Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives.
    • Ability to work in a team-based environment and provide support for additional work as needed per the business requirements.
    • Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
    • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals.
    • Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to management.

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree of technical/commercial related disciplines
  • Minimum 5 years working experience with minimum of 3 years in business planning, tracking, project implementation and project management
  • Experience in business process development, deployment and improvements
  • Proficiency in MS Project, Visio (or other process documentation software experience), Word, Excel
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement methodologies. Six Sigma/Lean Green or Black Belt Certified
  • Mature, the ability to work independently and with people of different levels
  • Ability to be flexible in scheduling in order to attend meetings outside customary business hours
  • Wide and sound technical understanding in software applications
Receiving Technician - Mishawaka, Indiana

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Effectively perform all critical Bulk Raw Ingredient operations to keep facility running: 
    • Effectively and Efficiently Load/Unload Supplier Raw Ingredient Trailers.
    • Efficiently manage bulk raw ingredient inventory and all necessary handling, transferring, and control of bulk ingredients
    • Receive all raw materials and ingredients per the specified receiving schedule
    • Effectively communicate with Processing Technicians and plant personnel for raw material & ingredient needs and requirements in Production
  • Knowledgeable of Equipment:
    • Operate all equipment associated with the receiving process including receiving pit, storage bin distribution controls, elevator discharge, and ingredient transferring conveyors.
  • Maintain and process all required Receiving & Quality records and documentation:
    • Properly document and process all ingredient receipts of incoming ingredients
    • Follow all necessary and required Quality sampling and documentation as needed
    • Report all unsatisfactory raw materials and ingredients to the Raw Materials Manager
    • Log inventory on daily inventory tracking sheets
    • Document all required transactions
    • Ensure accuracy of formulas, labels, placards, signs, and tickets as required
  • Maintain general appearance of designated areas:
    • Troubleshoot and perform light maintenance, as needed, to assist Maintenance personnel when needed
    • Maintain general appearance and eliminate undesirable sanitary conditions in designated areas
    • Responsible for all sweeping, cleaning, and wash-down of all designated areas and equipment
    • Follow all GMP and Audit practices and standards as directed by plant management personnel
  • Monitor equipment to ensure it’s in good working order, participate in the overall maintenance of the facility and equipment – notify management of any necessary repairs or possible equipment concerns. 
  • Be an involved/engaged member of a team and be willing to act and think independently.
  • Operate safely within WellPet Policies:
    • Acknowledge and follow plant procedures and governmental regulations as required
      • Plant Safety Requirements
      • OSHA Requirements
      • Environmental guidelines
  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by operators.
  • Ensure raw materials/ingredients/grain and necessary manufacturing production supplies are available for use in accordance with production requirements
  • Provide a high level of customer service by displaying courteous, helpful, knowledgeable interaction and behaviors
  • Conduct routine physical inventories of  ingredients/grain
  • All other duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Read & write English, follow verbal instructions, strong reading, writing, math and analytical skills required.
  • Some manufacturing or agriculture experience preferred
  • One (1) year factory related experience in shipping  receiving preferred
  • Must have CDL

JOB RELATED COMPETENCIES:

  • Good communication skills; show initiative in accepting responsibility and able to function with minimal supervision.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work individually or as part of a team.
  • Experience in manufacturing environment, analyzing information and evaluating results to choose best solution and solve problems.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, and quality control and their impact on the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Ability to focus, prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Understanding of ingredient business procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with end user/producer.
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle the pressures associated with pending multiple open-end transactions.
  • Ability to problem solves and makes decision as needed.
  • Good Attendance Record & Work Ethics
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of government regulations
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be detail-oriented and pay close attention to Quality, Accuracy, and Schedules.
  • Able to analyze information gathered in order to identify potential problems and/or discrepancies

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Regularly required to climb ladders, sit, stand, bend and lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather, climb ladders and work from heights.
  • Able to walk/stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time
  • Able to work in confined/tight spaces
  • Potential to work long irregular hours (weekends and holidays included)
  • Ability to work in a potentially physically strenuous environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Combination of Plant and Outside Dock environment.
  • Exposure to elements such as odor, noise, heat, cold, dust & chemicals.
  • Exposure to all types of weather.
  • Work in environment with high levels of grain dust
Warehouse Lead - Mishawaka, Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinates and provides direction and leadership to the Warehouse staff. Coordinates all functions related to shipment of customer orders and warehouse storage operations and all related paperwork. Assures training and compliance with GMP’s and safety standards are maintained.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all warehouse employees understand essential functions of assigned job.
  • Responsible for Shipping Schedule and execution of all paperwork related to incoming and outgoing drivers.
  • Can perform any job under the Warehouse organizational structure.
  • Off loads finished product and stages pallets in compliance with predetermined “hold” areas.
  • Provides continuous training and support for new and existing employees including equipment operation, documentation requirements, quality and safety (GMP) standards.
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement ideas and implementation in assigned area.
  • Leads team in a variety of time sensitive events including quarterly inventory, accurate cycle counts. 
  • Insures accuracy of lot codes on all packing materials.
  • Performs projects as assigned by Operations Manager.

  

Equipment

  • Forklift, Hand truck, tape gun, stretch wrap machine;

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School or GED equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate well using the English language.  Bi-lingual a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate a diverse workforce.
  • Understands and performs well in a cross functional environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in forklift equipment operation and certification.
  • Basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications.
Utility Technician - C Shift - Mishawaka, Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY:  This is a multi-faceted role in that it is responsible for correctly, safely and efficiently packaging production.  Must be able to operate, troubleshoot packaging equipment according to scheduled production needs.  Set-up, operate and disassemble, processing equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and GMPs.  Operate processing equipment, grinding, batching, extrusion, drying, coating, fresh meat according to scheduled production needs.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for setting up operation of packaging equipment according to the production schedule.
  • Monitors equipment and uses tools to make adjustments, change over’s, small repairs and perform basic maintenance as required.
  • Ensure printer is set with correct code dates and that dates are legible and stamped correctly on all packaging.
  • Inspects product on packaging line in accordance with special inspections
  • Maintains records and logs during entire packaging process by entering appropriate information in order to document packaging process and reconcile usage of materials and transfers of product
  • Performs and documents in-process quality checks on a periodic basis on representative samples in order to ensure that product is correctly packaged.
  • Cleans, disassembles and reassembles line equipment in order to prepare machine for inspection or deep cleaning.
  • Performs line staging by obtaining necessary parts, products, components, printed material, etc. and bringing them to the line
  • Changes over/sets up machine for run by loading product, components, printed material, etc.; adjusting settings; checking the line; and obtaining line clearance in order to prepare equipment for next packaging run
  • Responsible for the operation , cleaning, maintenance and set-up of packaging equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance and mechanical/electrical parameter set up.
  • Documents tasks in associated batch records, forms and protocols.
  • Observes and maintains safe, efficient machine operation on all production runs.
  • Completes and fills out daily logs and paperwork, completes daily cleaning and preventative maintenance tasks
  • Set-up, operate and disassemble, processing equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and GMPs.
  • Monitor product, visually and with micrometer; ensure product is running according to job specifications
  • Monitors equipment and uses tools to make adjustments and perform basic maintenance as required.
  • Changes die to insure correct kibble sizes by brand and SKU.
  • Checks and documents moisture, temperature, protein and liquid fat levels on frequent basis to ensure product meets all quality parameters.

 

Jobs Related Competencies:

  • Understands plant process flow.
  • Positive Attitude, Safety Mindset, Strong Work Ethic, Team Builder/Flexible, Customer and Quality Focused, Not easily Frustrated, Desire to Work Hands On and Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Must be able to read and understand English to be able to communicate with Supervisor/Manager and comprehend work instructions.
  • Dependable with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Forklift experience and/or certification
  • Sound understanding and/or experience/aptitude with packaging systems and conveying equipment
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience/aptitude computerized equipment (i.e.: scales, controllers, computer based operator interfaces, etc)
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams
  • Demonstrated willingness to assume extended job responsibility and exercise good judgment in decision making
  • Experience in packaging equipment such as, bag hangers, bagging scales, cartoners, case packers and servo – base robotics
  • Knowledge of the following equipment is preferred:  Roberts, Thiele & Taylor Line Bagers; Videojet Date Coders; Autoprint Case Coders; Belcor Bag Line Tapers; Mettle-Toledo Check Weigher; Yamato Multi Scale Feed System; Massman Packer; Wexxar Case Erector; Ceia Metal Detectors; Thiele Scale Feed System; Hytrol Case Conveyor System; Columbia Okura Robotic Palletizers; Lantech Stretchwrapper; Quadrel Labeling System (Pallet print & Apply); and Bastian Solutions Automatic Pallet conveyor Systems.
  • Knowledge in vacuum systems, air compressors and servo motors (robotic motions)
  • Knowledge of Intermec scan guns, program Windows Mobil 6 and must be able to read gun in English.
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills and be able to handle multiple projects within limited time frames
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work according to production schedule, overtime may be required
  • Strong inter-personal and team building skills
  • Sufficient computer skills to operate and adjust machine to meet product specifications.
  • Ability to lift 35-50 pounds in order to move ingredients and finished product, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, reach overhead, and bend to the floor
  • 1-3 years RECENT experience with Extrusion Operation

 

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Some form of technical education which emphasizes strong analytical thinking preferred
  • Knowledge & experience with Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulics & Pneumatics is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with computer applications.
eCommerce Marketing Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

We are excited to announce an opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for an eCommerce Marketing Analyst to join our Marketing Team. Reporting to the Senior eCommerce Marketing Manager, you will support the eCommerce marketing team in our customer marketing strategy development and activation within the eCommerce (Amazon, Chewy, Wag, Pet360, and other eCommerce retailers) and Direct-to-Consumer channels.  However, more importantly, you will be directly responsible for helping WellPet better leverage and interpret the data and metrics we have to identify the drivers and barriers to growth and capitalize on the trends, opportunities and best practices so that we may continue to lead in this exciting and evolving space.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Help to drive profitable growth in our eCommerce and D2C channels, ensuring we are maximizing opportunities to strengthen customer partnerships, drive revenue and build our brands’ equities.
  • Assist team in the development and execution of the annual eCommerce customer marketing plans, calendars, P&Ls and required budgets/resources that deliver on channel and brand strategies, revenue goals, profitability targets and customer objectives.
  • Be go-to expert on online 4P tracking platform, monitoring WellPet brand online pricing, promotion, placement and presence across all eCommerce retailers, proactively flagging opportunities, trends and issues in combination with other data sources and performing periodic analyses as needed.
  • Manage and optimize brand presence and product content across all key eCommerce retailers to maximize search visibility, brand engagement and conversion. 
    • Manage internal database of current and new product content and compile product content update forms for submission to eCommerce retailers
    • Leverage manual audits and 4P tracking platform to flag missing content, wrong content, insufficient content and monitor eCommerce retailer compliance post submission
    • Track implementation dates and leverage sales, costs and search ranking data (as available) to measure ROI/impact of content optimization
    • Audit competitors, other categories and other retailers and recommend ideas and opportunities for improved brand presence
  • Own and optimize the WellPet new item setup process internally so to ensure timely and efficient coordination, completion and submission of all new product data forms and assets for on-time, successful launches across all of our eCommerce retailers.
  • Work between appropriate internal brand and external partner teams to coordinate all creative assets for all eCommerce merchandising, marketing and media campaign activity to ensure latest brand communication in market and drive brand equity.
  • Assist team with all requests relating to marketing and sales budgets to ensure timely accrual, invoicing and payment between WellPet and all partners.
  • Leverage internal and external sales data to identify sales trends by retailer, brand, category and SKUs, monitor market, program and activity performance and conduct post-analysis to calculate ROI and develop best practices and recommendations for future programming.
  • Manage eCommerce internal and external sales data to ensure accurate reporting and analysis.
  • Audit online distribution and out-of-stock metrics as part of day-to-day performance analysis, but also to flag to team for inventory management improvement to maximize revenue opportunities.
  • Assist in compilation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual performance scorecards across all key eCommerce metrics for internal reporting and accountability.
  • Assist in annual and monthly sales and operations planning process as needed to ensure accurate forecasting of current and new products in market.
  • Leads occasional special projects as assigned based on business opportunity or need.
  • Keeps up-to-date and educated on
    • new advertising, retail and technology opportunities as they relate to the eCommerce channel
    • competitive and retail activity
    • category, brand, eCommerce and commercial best practices and insights
  • And make recommendations as appropriate so to cultivate culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree; business or marketing preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience in an eCommerce, digital, marketing and/or sales role
  • Previous sales, brand, trade and/or customer marketing experience a plus
  • Previous eCommerce and/or digital experience, especially related to SEO, a plus
  • Previous pet supply channel or pet category experience a plus
  • Positive go-getter attitude and passion for the eCommerce and digital space
  • Intense curiosity and desire to tell stories with data
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Ability to learn and master new data platforms and tools and grow analytical skillset
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to understand and interpret multiple data sources, simple and complex, within the context of the business, solve both known and previously unknown problems and translate data and insights into actionable recommendations
  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to drive results
  • Expandable capacity, excellent time and project management skills and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of:
    • Strong relationship-building and collaboration skills
    • Creative and strategic thinking ability
    • Action and results-orientation
    • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Highly Proficient with MS Excel and Proficient in other Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%

 

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/1bi7Kre

Associate eCommerce Marketing Manager - Tewksbury, MA

We are excited to announce an opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for an Associate eCommerce Marketing Manager to join our Marketing Team.  Reporting to the Senior eCommerce Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for helping lead customer marketing and sales strategy development and activation within the eCommerce (Amazon, Chewy, Wag, Pet360, and other eCommerce retailers) and Direct-to-Consumer channels.  

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Help to drive profitable growth in our eCommerce and D2C channels, ensuring we are maximizing opportunities to strengthen customer partnerships, drive revenue and build our brands’ equities.
  • Help lead the development and execution of the annual eCommerce customer marketing plans, calendars, P&Ls and required budgets/resources that deliver on channel and brand strategies, revenue goals, profitability targets and customer objectives.
  • Develop and implement strong go-to-market plans for all new product launches and new brand communication platforms in collaboration with our eCommerce retailers.
  • Manage and optimize brand presence and product content across all key eCommerce retailers to maximize search visibility, brand engagement and conversion.
  • Work with the WellPet brand teams to ensure brand equity integrity and appropriate and latest brand communication live in market.
  • Help monitor 4P’s in market and perform periodic analyses as needed to identify key issues, trends and opportunities.
  • Manage eCommerce marketing and sales budgets to maximize ROI and ensure timely accrual, invoicing and payment between WellPet and all partners.
  • Leverage internal and external data to monitor market and program performance and conduct post-analysis on customer initiatives to calculate ROI and develop best practices and recommendations for future programming.
  • Help coordinate and deliver weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual performance scorecards across all key eCommerce metrics for internal reporting and accountability.
  • Participate in annual and monthly sales and operations planning process to ensure accurate forecasting of current and new products in market.
  • Champion business needs for the customers you support and train, coach and develop the extended team to ensure all key objectives are met.
  • Lead occasional special projects as assigned based on business opportunity or need.
  • Communicate crucial brand, market, trade and competitive information on timely basis.
  • Keeps up-to-date and educated on
    • new advertising, retail and technology opportunities as they relate to the eCommerce channel
    • competitive and retail activity
    • category, brand, eCommerce and commercial best practices and insights

And make recommendations as appropriate so to cultivate culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree; business or marketing preferred 
  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience in a eCommerce, marketing and/or sales role
  • Previous experience managing eCommerce retailers and/or an eCommerce platform highly preferred
  • Previous sales, brand, trade and/or customer marketing experience preferred
  • Previous P&L and budget responsibility preferred
  • Previous direct account management and/or customer interface experience a plus
  • Previous pet supply channel or pet category experience a plus
  • Positive go-getter attitude and passion for the eCommerce and digital space
  • Ability to translate market and shopper insights, brand strategies and customer needs into best-in-class customer marketing plans
  • Ability to leverage data to analyze and evaluate program and campaign performance and ROI
  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to drive results
  • Expandable capacity, excellent time and project management skills and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of:
    • Strong relationship-building and collaboration skills
    • Creative and strategic thinking ability
    • Action and results-orientation
    • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%-20%

 

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/1Fa4ieK

Procurement Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

We have an immediate opening for a Procurement Analyst/Buyer to join our Purchasing Team.  Reporting to the Commodities Manager the Procurement analyst/ buyer is responsible for conducting analysis of pricing and volume data from internal manufacturing site and our co-manufacturers.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Research:
    • Conducting market research related to raw/packaging materials and tracking pricing trends and cost analysis.
    • Analyzing upstream feedstocks/commodities, creating cost models to understand impact on pricing of finished raw/packaging materials.
  • Cost Management:
    • Support managing cost across a diverse portfolio of commodities/ Raw / Packaging spend totaling $100 Million++ annually.
    • Understanding of TCO (total cost of ownership) process –
      • Knowledge of related upstream processes/ related costs for agricultural/ Protein commodities.
      • Acquire in depth understanding of key crop regions, crop cycles, yields and basis movements.
      • Ability to execute contract timing/ volume allocations to optimize WellPet’s spend.
  • Risk Mitigation:
    • Optimize WellPet’s raw materials supply base. Ensure material availability and manage vendor issues at WellPet’s internal/ external manufacturing sites.
    • Support WellPet’s –Vendor management program. Drive cross functional program along with Commodities manager to resolve quality, Regulatory, manufacturing requirements with vendor base.
    • Help identify and qualify new supply sources to reduce cost, simplify supply chain & improve quality of vendor base. Coordinate vendor qualification/ management processes with Quality/ Manufacturing & R&D.
    • Assist the Commodities manager with troubleshooting raw material management issues at the plant.
  • Co-manufacturing:
    • Work with WellPet’s co-manufacturers on: 
      • Analyzing Finished good pricing
      • Identify & drive value optimization initiatives for cost / manufacturing efficiencies.
    • Assist the Commodities & Co manufacturing Managers in initiatives related to developing WellPets co-manufacturing base.
  • Contract Negotiations:
    • Assist in negotiating with suppliers on raw materials and coordinating contract execution.


  • Project Management:
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, including meeting facilitation, documentation, timelines and cost savings.
  • Budget:
    • Assist Commodities manager with budget setting process.

 

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:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • 4-6 years of experience working with data preferably in a manufacturing environment with an understanding of basic manufacturing cost models & processes.
  • Technically savvy with MS Excel and PowerPoint and Access. 
  • Supply Chain experience a plus.  
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel 25%

 

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General Accounting Assistant - Tewksbury, MA

Summary: We have an immediate opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for a General Accounting Assistant to join our team.   In this position you will report to the Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Manager.  This position is responsible for the preparation of supplier invoices and expense reports.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Daily

  • Sort, date, and stamp daily mail
  • Match vendor invoices with purchase orders
  • Investigate and successfully resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices
  • Scan and forward invoices by email for approval
  • Code and process approved invoices for payment
  • Reconcile vendor statements and communicate with vendors accordingly
  • Input critical vendor information
  • Audit Travel & Entertainment (T&E) reports for compliance to company T&E policy
  • Audit approved purchase requisitions and enter into ERP system
  • Audit approved Sales Discretionary forms (SDFs)

 

Weekly

  • Match weekly check run and mail vendor checks

 

Monthly

  • Perform month end close responsibilities including recording journal entries and accruals
  • Monthly Reconciliations

 

Other

  • Special projects as requested
  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

Requirements:

  • Certificate or Associates Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Minimum two years experience in Accounts Payable
  • Significant experience in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and work successfully in a fast-paced environment

 

 

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