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 or fax to 978-863-0345.

Thank you for your interest in WellPet.

Available Positions
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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

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Shift Supervisor - Mishawaka, Indiana


Provides supervision across functionalities to maintain safety standards (both personnel and food) while ensuring that the lines meet budgeted rates. Enforces all policies - maintains proper crewing levels and levels of training and is actively involved in employee development.  


 1.      Responsible for both personnel safety as well as food safety. Actively involved in; coaching employees on all aspects of performing their duties in the safest manner possible for both personnel safety and food safety. Conducts Employee Communication Meetings. 

 2.      Oversees adherence to production and packaging schedules and distributes crewing.  Works with other team members to reach budgeted line rates, to prevent out of specification production, oversee line maintenance, manage raw material changes, and when necessary, uses the hold process to prevent out of specification product from reaching the customer.

 3.      Responsible for coaching and developing team members.  Facilitates team problem solving, decision making, fair and timely disciplinary action, and conflict resolution.  Ensures performance appraisals and progress reports are done in a timely manner.  Facilitates the communication between shifts and teams.  Work with team leads to ensure that crew is properly cross trained. 

 4.      Acts as on-shift representative for emergency response coordination, compliance to Company policies (drug/alcohol, attendance, EEO, etc.)  Responds to personnel issues as needed, conducts thorough investigations and coordinates results/issues. 

 5.      Responsible for meeting customer requirements through communication, documentation, training of team members, and adherence to sanitation guidelines and GMP’s, including the HACCP program.  Responsible, in part, for meeting requirements of various supplier certification programs and audits.  Maintains plant cleanliness to satisfactory degree. 

 6.      Demonstrates a daily commitment to the continuous improvement process by following Lean Manufacturing concepts and the Basic Principals.  Strives to improve each work process.  Identifies/implements value added and cost savings activities and projects.

 7.   Must maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity

8.    Must maintain the highest standards of data management by creating consistent, reliable data which will ensure accuracy and in turn, maximize the use of data and confidence in decision making.

 9.   Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies.  Regularly complete behavior based safety observations.  Ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner.

 10.  All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality or plant security issues to management for appropriate action.

 11.  A trained designee will be appointed by management to cover for absences and vacancies

12.  Other duties may be assigned.


Directly supervises employees on the shift. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, clearly communicating, time management and resolving problems.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor's degree and two years related experience is preferred; or 5 to 7 years of directly related experience. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Database software; Microsoft Office Suite Ops Reporting Manufacturing software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


The physical demands and work environment 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 the essential functions.

  • Employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. 


Planning Manager - Mishawaka, Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the manufacturing facility materials management function relating to the planning, procurement, inventory, control and distribution of materials and products to meet company objectives and customer requirements.  Directly responsible for the creation of detailed material plan requirements to optimize customer service levels, inventory, resource utilization, and total supply chain costs.





  • Maintain optimal inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges.
  • Establish procedures and supervise the annual physical inventory.
  • Oversee and ensure proper production planning and scheduling programs to meet sales forecasts and to balance the level of manpower and machine requirements.
  • Create performance metrics and standards for all aspects of purchasing, planning and materials movement as well as implement supplier improvement initiatives.
  • Manage the plants inventory of indirect materials.
  • Oversee and manage a site process that results in establishing and meeting cost savings initiatives and goals.
  • Responsible for the plant purchasing function to ensure all required materials are available to meet production requirements and all quality standards.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement process both individually and in cross functional teams.
  • Monitors output versus plan in all functional areas of responsibility.  Identifies and solves issues.
  • Attends weekly Safe Quality Food meetings to assurance compliance with audits. 
  • Team Player with strong interpersonal skills to foster relationships across all functions.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines and respond to shifting priorities




  • Production and Processing: knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Operations Analysis: analyzing needs and product requirements
  • Judgment and Decision Making: considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Good time management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self motivated and ability to work independently.
  • Must be computer literate.  Computer Skills: Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Internet
  • 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



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or other related field or high school diploma with 5+ years of planning and scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of ERP/ MRP (materials requirements planning) Systems
  • Past production supervisory experience preferred.
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills
  • Diplomacy, negotiation skills, self-directed, independent
  • Collect, capture, analyze data - present in a concise manner
  • Computer software skills, organization, record keeping and planning skills, multiple projects, time management, facilitation skills.
  • Occasional exposure to elements such as oder, noise, heat, cold, dust & chemicals.
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

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Digital Marketing Specialist, E-Commerce, Tewksbury, MA

We have an immediate opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for a Digital Marketing e-Commerce Specialist to join our Marketing Team. Reporting to the e-Commerce Senior Marketing Manager, you will own the day-to-day management of our Ecommerce Partners web site content and functionality upgrade projects which support steady state business, advertising campaigns, new product releases and web channel upgrades. You will support initiatives in collaboration with multifunctional teams, driving business results by translating marketing strategies and consumer insights into actionable online marketing programs.

Candidate should have strong web project management skills. Preferred candidates will have 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following web specialty areas: online marketing, web development, web design, developing web content strategies. This individual will develop and implement the plans designed to drive consumer acquisition marketing efforts through web site traffic.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Partner with brand management to gain their input in order to identify the best digital programs and practices for successful consumer acquisition and new product launches, that can be leveraged with our e-com partners.
  • Work with marketing management to execute marketing plans and platforms
  • Manage day-to-day e-Commerce activity, including web development, SEO, SEM, digital marketing programs with e-com partners
  • Performs maintenance and analysis of weekly, quarterly and YTD web dashboards
  • Coordinates and compiles monthly, quarterly, annual and long-term-trending reporting of key internet reporting metrics as available from our e-com partners
  • Keeps up to date and educated on new advertising opportunities and technology enhancements as it relates to the e-com channel
  • Assists in identification and testing of new programs
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us


Other requirements include:

  • 2 + years experience in e-Commerce Marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or related area
  • Well-developed verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of SEO, SEM, blogs, e-marketing, e-coupons, social media and business analytics
  • Anticipates problems and solves them as they arise using effective problem-solving skills
    • Knowledge and experience with web analytical tools and interfaces
    • Web platform experience including content management tools background
    • Web development process knowledge
    • Familiarity with email campaign management software such as Bronto or Constant Contact
  • Staying abreast of web and online trends and provide insight into competitive landscape
  • Expandable capacity, excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, HTML, Dreamweaver

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IT Manager - Mishawaka, Indiana

Position Summary: IT Manager

We are currently seeking a hands-on IT Manager at our manufacturing plant.  In this position, you will report to the Plant Controller and work very closely with the IT organization at Corporate headquarters.  As the primary IT support resource at the plant,  you will be responsible for hardware, networking , telco and business application on-site support. You will lead a variety of Plant related technology initiatives as well as provide on-site business reporting support.    The candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with all business end users, grasp both technical and business needs quickly and possess outstanding customer service skills. 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Onsite Business Application Support (ERP, WMS and Reporting)
  • System Administration & Technical Support
  • Telecommunications and Internet Line Management
  • Back-up policy management
  • Network printer/label printer Management


  • Set-up and deployment of laptops/desktops/mobile devices
  • Desktop software management
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues
  • Create and enforce standard help desk procedures
  • Identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention
  • Track and route problems and requests and document resolutions
  • Prepare activity reports
  • Stay current with system information, changes and updates
  • Provide after hour support as needed
  • Project Management


  • 5-7 years experience within manufacturing environment
  • working knowledge of fundamental operations of relevant software, hardware and other equipment
  • knowledge and experience of customer service practices
  • ERP support experience
  • Reporting writing (Crystal reports, SSRS)
  • Microsoft XP, Windows 7
  • Excel, Access, Power Point
  • Outlook Support
  • McAfee Antivirus –EPO
  • Citrix Experience
  • IBM/Dell Laptops & Desktops
  • HP Printer Support
  • ShoreTel IP Phones
  • Remote Desktop
  • ERP support experience
  • Project Management experience


  • oral and written communication skills
  • learning skills
  • customer service orientation
  • problem analysis
  • problem-solving 
  • adaptability
  • planning and organizing
  • attention to detail
  • stress tolerance
  • passion for IT & technology
  • project management
Process Technician - Mishawaka, Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY:  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.




  • Set-up, operate and disassemble, processing equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and GMPs.
  • Responsible for setting up and starting up production equipment according to the production schedule.
  • Troubleshoots production line equipment as needed.
  • 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.
  • Practices and maintains the highest safety, quality and product standards.
  • 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.
  • Observes and maintains safe, efficient machine operation on all production runs.
  • May provide assistance to packaging line employees and pallet loaders as necessary for efficient production needs.
  • Insures cleanliness of production area.
  • Trains other associates to run production equipment as needed.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement ideas and implementation in assigned area.
  • Participates in quarterly inventory process.
  • Works to achieve 100% on-time completion of scheduled production
  • Assists with entering information into company’s monitoring system
  • Completes and fills out daily logs and paperwork, completes daily cleaning and preventative maintenance tasks
  • Ensure equipment is properly operated according to safety guidelines
  • Understands and performs Lock-out/Tag-out procedures
  • Follows plant safety procedures and guidelines including wearing PPE required
  • Follows plant quality practices including GMP’s
  • Informs Supervisors/Managers of safety issues
  • Understands how to handle machine properly during emergencies
  • Occasionally assist in training of individuals in processing procedures
  • This associate will work as a team member in whatever capacity and job function is required to deliver a quality product to our customers in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.





  • Understands plant process flow.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be familiar with use of hand tools and measuring devices
  • Must be able to read and understand English to be able to communicate with Supervisor/Manager and comprehend work instructions
  • 1-3 years RECENT experience with Extrusion Operation
  • 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
  • Dependable with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Prior experience in a production environment, preferably food or beverage manufacturing.
  • Good verbal and mathematical capability at a high school level.
  • Ability to read and understand process operating procedures.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Sufficient computer skills to operate and adjust machine to meet product specifications.
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all departments.
  • Ability to follow detailed, technical directions.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of production team and work in team environment.
  • Must be able to perform physical demands of the position including lifting up to50 pounds in order to move ingredients and finished product, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, reach overhead, bend to the floor and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness to work any shift, extended hours weekends.




  • 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.
Sales Analyst

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
  • 5+ years analytical experience working in a consumer products/goods company
  • Strong  reporting skills
  • High level of expertise in Excel and other business software applications to gather analyze and report sales data, i.e. Access and Business Intelligence tools
  • Knowledge and usage of CRM systems is a plus
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Power Point
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work well in a team

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