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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.



Available Positions
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Assistant Corporate Controller - Tewksbury, MA

We have an immediate opening in our Tewksbury, MA office for an Assistant Corporate Controller to join our Team. Reporting to the Corporate Controller, you will be responsible for directing the day-to-day activities within our accounting department. You will be an integral part of the senior finance staff and play a key role in the month-end close process.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Manage the monthly close process ensuring financial statement accuracy in accordance with GAAP
  • Produce monthly management discussion and analysis, highlighting variances and business risks to the Controller and CFO
  • Prepare and coordinate monthly financial information to in various formats to be submitted to parent
  • Act as primarily liaison with the Company’s internal and external auditors
  • Manage various business intelligence projects with the IT department
  • Manage the implementation of the automated AP process
  • Oversee G/L, A/P, A/R and daily cash management functions
  • Assist in developing and documenting processes/procedures for the rapidly growing international business
  • Manage two direct reports and six indirect reports

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is analytical, works well in a team environment, and has a strong accounting/finance background.  Other requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance - CPA preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive professional accounting experience. A combination of public accounting and corporate accounting is preferred. Multi-currency experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP platforms and advanced Excel skills
  • High energy, detail oriented individual with strong time management skills
  • Ability to manage and work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

To apply, copy and paste this url into your browser: http://bit.ly/1Oc1Itz

IT Manager - Mishawaka, Indiana

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.

 

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

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 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

Skills

  • 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

 

To apply, visit: http://bit.ly/1I1cFdL

Account Manager Delaware, Maryland and Virginia

Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia: 

Our outside sales team at WellPet is made up of sales professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work with our fine customers to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy! We have an immediate opening in the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia area for an Account Manager to join our outside sales team to help us continue in our mission. As an Account Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing an account base of 100/120 pet specialty retailers in your assigned geographic area with 30% overnight travel
  • Territory is comprised of independent chains, local shops and regional/national retailers.
  • The ideal candidate resides in Southern Maryland/Northern VA marketplace.
  • 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
  • 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 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

Apply at- https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13275881

National Account Analyst - Tewksbury, MA - Temporary Position Available Now

At WellPet, our growing natural pet food brands (Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®) is part of a family business legacy with over 100 years of experience making the finest quality natural food and treats for pets. 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 to join our mission. We look beyond the skill set of the job, and want to work with fellow teammates who share in our love of animals, our passion for quality and our desire to make a difference in the community we share with our pets.  If you want to be part of a dynamic growing company with strong values and a commitment to strive for excellence in all we do, then come and join the WellPet team!

 

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 Sales Director, National Accounts and be responsible for all components associated with Petsmart sales reporting, including 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:

  • Standard monthly reporting analysis
  • Promotion creation and reporting
  • Field spend administrative activities, Reporting and maintenance
  • Preparing ad hoc management and sales reports from the Company database.
  • Analyzing data input.
  • Petsmart promotional form completion and other administrative items related to account program set up and execution.
  • Analyze Nielsen, account and internal POS data to provide insights and recommendations to WellPet.
  • Track competitive activity at Nationals and key Indies and provide monthly recap – implications
  • Administer price surveys for National accounts monthly
  • Input data in Monthly OTD/POS updates to internal SLT and work with NAM’s to add the commentary
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us!

 

We really need an individual with consumer packaged goods experience 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

 

 

To apply, visit: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13665451

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, visit: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13898021

 

Supply Chain Planner - Tewksbury, MA

Position Description:

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 forecasts 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 required to achieve on-time 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 & Operations Planning process by collecting data, preparing presentations, etc.
  • Travel to suppliers as needed.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (preferably Business Management, Operations Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics).
  • 3+ years of ‘retail facing’ supply chain planning experience within diverse manufacturing environments or consumer products industry verticals.
  • Strong analytic skills & report writing proficiency.
  • Strong, results-oriented professional with demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Possesses extensive experience using ‘commercial off-the-shelf’ planning systems (Master Scheduling, DRP/MRP, ERP).  IFS ERP experience a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel required.
  • Collaborative team player with exemplary work-ethic, and a can-do attitude.

 

To apply, visit: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9049351

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 Warehouse Manager.

 

Equipment

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate well using the English language. 
  • 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.

 

Click here to apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14281051