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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
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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

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 and Marketing Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

Summary: Our team of sales and marketing analytics professionals 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 business intelligence? 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 will 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
  • Creating, preparing and presenting ad hoc reporting
    • Analyzing market trends to identify opportunities for increased revenue
    • Developing data models to collect, analyze, and communicate sales data to increase sales productivity
    • Providing supporting analytics for new product development and launch
  • Analyzing data input.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us!

 

 Position Requirements:

We really need an individual with consumer products/goods experience who is analytical, detail oriented, and technically savvy.  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 (CPG) environment is critical
  • 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

 


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%

 

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

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

Consumer Affairs Representative - Tewksbury, MA

Summary:

 We have an immediate opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for a Consumer Affairs Representative to join our Team.  Reporting to the Consumer Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for researching and resolving consumer inquiries, issues and needs, working 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. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Timely and effective handling of consumer calls, emails, and faxes
  • Researching and resolving consumer complaints to ensure customer satisfaction, retention and growth
  • Data entry of all contacts into consumer affairs database
  • Daily fulfillment
  • Participating in training to improve skill sets and ensure superior product knowledge of all product lines
  • Proposing, developing and implementing creative and innovative tools and methods of satisfying consumers needs
  • Support the company with information and reports as needed
  • Provide support and assistance to other team members
  • Other responsibilities as required

 

Requirements:

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree and customer service experience in a consumer products company.  Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required. Bilingual in French or Spanish and previous experience in the pet industry are both pluses. 

 Other key requirements include:

  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • High energy; able to work well in a dynamic, fast paced environment

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