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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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Business Intelligence Manager - Tewksbury, MA

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

 

Principal Responsibilities:

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

 

 

 Qualifications/Requirements

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

 

 

Skills:

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

 

 

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

 

IT Intern - Tewksbury, MA

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

 

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

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

 

 

Position Requirements:

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

 

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

Operations Manager - Mishawaka, IN

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

 

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

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

 

 

Position Requirements

 

Skills and Specifications:

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

 

Language Skills:

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

 

Mathematical Skills:

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

 

Reasoning Ability:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Work Environment:

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

 

Education and Qualifications:

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

 

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

Senior HR Generalist - Minneapolis MN

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

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

 

Position Requirements:

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

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

 

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

 

About Sojos:

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

 

Customer Marketing Manager - Tewksbury, MA

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

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

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

 

Position Requirements:

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

 

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

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

 

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

Customer Service / Call Center Representative - Tewksbury, MA

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

 Position Requirements:

  • Customer service experience in a consumer products company
  • Have a friendly, outgoing, and energetic personality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills while using an Internet Explorer browser-based consumer database system
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • A high sense of urgency and attention to detail & follow-up
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Self-starter, with high energy and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Bilingual in French and/or Spanish and Pet Food Industry or CPG experience preferred

Well Pet – Natural Products for Pets

 

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

Trade Marketing Manager - Sydney, Australia

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Other requirements: 

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

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

 

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

Sojos Materials Handler - Minneapolis, MN

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

 

*Other duties may be assigned*

 

Water Spider

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

 

Cleaning/Organizing

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

 

Other Requirements:

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

 

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

Sojos Mid-Atlantic Territory Sales Rep

Summary:

 

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Other duties may be assigned.

 

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

 

Qualifications, Skill, and Abilities:

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

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

 

Sojos Ambassador

Love Dogs? Join our team as a Sojos Ambassador!

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Required:

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

 

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

Sojos Production Worker - Minneapolis, MN

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

*OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED*

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

IFS Administrator - Tewksbury, MA

About the IT Organization

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

 

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

 

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

 

1) IFS System Administration

2) Application integration (Oracle & SQL Server)

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

4) ETL development/processing

 

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

 

Principal Responsibilities

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

 

 Qualifications/Requirements

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

 

Skills:

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

 

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

Quality & Food Safety Manager - Mishawaka, IN

Position Summary:

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

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

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

 

Position Requirements:

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

Relationships

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

 

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

Part Time Stockroom Clerk / Intern - Mishawaka, IN

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

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

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

 

Specific Exclusions:

The Stock Room Clerk is not utilized for Daily Maintenance.

 

Relationships:

The Stock Room Clerk relationships include:

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

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

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

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

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

 

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

Accounting Clerk - Tewksbury, MA

Our Accounting team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking an Accounting Clerk to join our team. This position is based in our Tewksbury office. Reporting to the AP/AR Manager, the Accounting Clerk will work as a member of the team to ensure the timely and efficient processing of invoices and expenses. Additionally, the Accounting Clerk will assist with projects and additional tasks as needed.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Entering and processing invoices for payment
  • Auditing employee T&E reports
  • Creating invoices for customers
  • Credits research
  • Assist with the month end close process, including journal entries
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of AP/AR experience
  • Good Excel skills, including vlook-ups and pivot tables
  • Experience with IFS or other ERP systems preferred
  • Experience with Concur expense processing software preferred.
  • Analytical skills
  • Capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Well-developed written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and takes a proactive approach
  • Sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Displays grace and presence at all times
  • Energized by fast-paced environment
  • Great relationship management abilities

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=17040&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Sojos Production Supervisor - Minneapolis, MN

Position Summary:  Production Supervisor is a full time salary position responsible for managing food preparation and packaging under the guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).  This position supports all aspects of production, including production schedules, customer delivery, quality, budgets, operational policies and procedures and overall supervision of employees.  Recommends and implements improvements for production including processes, methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

*Other duties may be assigned*

  • Interfaces with internal and external customers and all levels of management
  • Aligns activities with the management to assess production performance and determine needs
  • Demonstrates initiative in accomplishing objectives and serving as a positive leadership model to other employees
  • Identifies workload in given areas and shifts personnel to areas where additional personnel may be needed
  • Monitor Plant Operations for compliance with GMP’s and safety procedures
    • Understands and maintains safety and housekeeping standards
  • Ensures effective employee relations by providing employee coaching and development, and resolving employee issues through problem resolution
  • Train and develop leads to become receptive to change and continuous improvement
  • Ensure production personnel are properly trained to fulfill their essential duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure that all operating procedures and standards are being adhered to at all times
  • Work with Planning in creating a production schedule to most efficiently balance sales demands and manufacturing costs
  • Work with Leadership Team on continuous improvement to develop strategies to improve all processes to enhance quality, increase productivity, and reduce cost
  • Participate in audits and assist in the development of procedures & corrective actions
  • Work closely with Plant Engineer to identify problematic equipment, bottlenecks in production, and improvement opportunities
  • Maintain a change oriented work culture where employee concerns are addressed and the operational objectives are realized
  • Monitor and control direct labor costs (also temporary production labor), time cards, including daily punches, PTO usage, and attendance exceptions
  • Supports Sojos policies and procedures and conducts departmental and company activities in accordance with these policies
  • Work closely with the Production Coordinator to generate the production schedule to ensure efficient and timely delivery of goods.
  • Manage Zap Water, dicer, freeze dryers and freezers to maximize efficiency and product quality while minimizing loss.

 

  • Staffing
    • Analyze personnel needs based on: 
      • Recent vacation of a position through termination or resignation.
      • Projected company and departmental needs such as:
        • Increased sales
        • Increased sample orders
        • New equipment
        • Increased workload
        • Promotions or Demotions
    • Production workload
      • Based on current or future sales productions
      • The need for a staggered or 2nd shift
  • Create, edit and manage any employment ad posting or position requirements
  • Communicate with a personnel agency on contract issues, changes or future considerations
  • Interview and review viable candidates
  • Choose the best candidate that meets all requirements and refer them to the personnel agency that we are working with.  Also, share the candidate’s information with the personnel agency to further foster the relationship between the two.
  • Conduct new personnel orientation
  • Conduct personnel checks and communicate with department lead on employee performance.
  • Coordinate and ensure the safety of all Sojos employees.
  • Develop training materials along with Production Manager and Production Leads

 

  • Annual and Mid-Year Reviews
    • Annual Review
      • Gather peer review information regarding employee that is up for review.
      • Analyze all information from the past 12 months regardless if it is positive or negative.
      • Accurately rate and evaluate employee performance based on peer reviews, supervisor feedback, direct feedback and prior history of discipline or lack thereof.
      • Conduct annual review, discussing any and all points relevant to the proceeding.
      • Set annual goals to be reviewed upon the next annual review.
      • Document and share all review information with employee and the Human Resources Manager.
  • Mid-Year Review
    • Gather any relevant information regarding employee performance over the past 6 months.
    • Make available to the employee’s lead, all information regarding said employee.
    • Coordinate with the departmental lead on what to include in the 6 month review, including, but not limited to, goals, discipline and performance issues.
    • Conduct mid-year review with departmental lead.
    • Present review information to employee, lead and HR Manager for filing.
    • In the case of departmental leads up for 6 month review; the responsibility falls to the supervisor to construct and conduct the review.

 

  • Other Functions
    • Good math and analytical skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Xcel, Powerpoint, etc)
    • Good communication skills (oral and written)
    • Ability to work well with others
    • Self- motivated
    • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations

 

  • Other Job Requirements
    • HACCP Certification
    • Minimum of a high school education
    • Required to read and write English, follow verbal instructions and use simple math
    • Required to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility
    • Exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils and greases
    • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned
    • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance
    • Ability to drive vehicle during the workday is required'

 

to apply, please send your resume to jobs@sojos.com

Sojos Quality Technician - Minneapolis, MN

Position Summary:  The Quality Control Technician is responsible for verifying proper operating procedures and good manufacturing practices are being followed to ensure the production and distribution of a quality, food safe product.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct work-in-process verifications (mixing procedures, formulation compliance, product quality, moisture testing)
  • Conduct verifications of production documentation for accuracy, completeness and compliance to requirements.
  • Conduct production line inspections to identify quality issues occurring in production and packaging, propose corrective actions and conduct follow up to ensure resolution.
  • Collect samples for equipment, environmental and in-process monitoring as required.
  • Conduct pre-operation inspections for clean equipment.
  • Performs raw material inspection for compliance to specifications.
  • Manages sample retention program.
  • Performs daily, weekly, monthly calibrations of Metal Detector and QC equipment as scheduled.
  • Assist in Food Safety and Quality inspections for: Product quality, regulatory compliance, pest control, routine sanitation, employee GMP’s, training compliance and HACCP compliance.
  • Assist in Food Safety and Quality training of employees including Good Manufacturing practice and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assist in Root cause analysis investigations.
  • Execute Hold and Release policy.
  • Identify and lead departmental initiatives related to best quality practices and continuous improvement.
  • Provide quality support to the production departments as needed.
  • Support Quality Manager as needed.

 

 

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Keep accurate and legible documentation
  • Treat fellow employees with dignity and respect
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Able to prioritize and use time efficiently
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Able to deal with frequent change or unexpected events
  • Take initiative and make decisions regarding production safety.
  • Work independently without immediate supervision.
  • Professionally and effectively communicate with appropriate personnel.
  • Able to follow all company GMP and safety procedures.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Quality Manager.

 To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@sojos.com

Sojos Shipping & Receiving Lead - Minneapolis, MN

Position Summary:  Shipping Lead is a full time hourly position responsible for running Shipping and Receiving. This job includes accurately fulfilling orders and shipping them.  It also includes counting and receiving incoming product and helping to manage and maintain accurate inventory.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

*Other duties may be assigned*

 

Shipping

  • Manage, train and oversee shipping & receiving staff
  • Cross-train employees new to shipping and receiving department
  • Palletize distributor orders using a double check system to ensure accuracy
  • Wrap outgoing pallets making sure product is protected and pallets are sturdy
  • Clearly label all outgoing pallets
  • Communicate daily schedule to Production Coordinator via email for inventory and daily numbers
  • Use computer to fill in Veterinary Health Certificate for Export Paperwork and email to USDA for completion
  • Use computer to key in all information for customs paperwork for International distributor orders by filling in export documents, customs invoices and NAFTA certificates 
  • Use computer to check freight shipping rates online
  • Use computer to set up the outgoing freight for each distributor/private label/custom bulk order using YRC, Echo or G-force: Create Bill of Lading, shipping labels, invoice, enter shipping charges, adjust handling charges, pick and ship orders
  • Manage the labeling and organization of all outgoing pallets
  • Communicate with drivers
  • Load trucks
  • Fulfill all UPS, Amazon, Quidsi, and custom orders daily
  • Package each Sales Order accurately and neatly, making sure to include proper labels and paperwork
  • Palletize all UPS
  • Load UPS pallet onto truck each day
  • Manage and update freight tracker spreadsheet with all daily shipments, weights, prices
  • Create and maintain Ingredient Vendor Information Spreadsheet
  • Communicate with Packaging and Mill to ensure product is available to fulfill orders

 

 

Receiving

  • Use computer to set up incoming freight for Ingredients
  • Create and maintain Ingredient Vendor Information Spreadsheet
  • Communicate with Production Coordinator and ingredient vendors via phone/email  to collect all needed information for shipment or to inquire about status of shipment
  • Count incoming freight for correct pallet count and inspect for damage to product
  • Coordinate the unloading of containers
  • Collect paperwork for each product       
  • Count each product       
  • Weigh each product
  • Accurately fill out receiving log for each incoming product
  • Using computer- receive each PO in fishbowl
  • Re-palletize any ingredients necessary
  • Wrap and put “license plate” on all pallets
  • Coordinate location in Main Stock for each pallet
  • Oversee the material handler
  • Communicate with Material handler where each pallet should be put away
  • Check all incoming office and warehouse supplies and put them away
  • Keep any quarantined items out of main stock
  • Manage the organization of Shipping & Receiving

 

Inventory           

  • Use computer to create manufacture orders for food samples, sari, etc.
  • Assist in cycle counts and full inventory counts
  • Communicate concerns about low-stock items to Production Coordinator
  • Manage and maintain accurate counts on pallet tags
  • Manage rotation of stock by oldest date
  • Use computer to scrap damaged or lost product in fishbowl
  • Look at orders and inventory to plan for future need
  • Use orders and inventory to communicate needs for product/samples
  • Use computer to create credit memo for returns

 

 

 

Misc.

  • Manage re-stocking and organizing of all ingredients in mill
  • Wrap and tag all pallets of finished product
  • Re-stock all pallets, racks etc. with needed product
  • Manage and stock marketing materials
  • Order departmental supplies
  • Operate Fork Lift and Electric Pallet jack
  • Maintain pallet wrapper, electric jack, taper
  • Train department employees to operate pallet wrapper, electric jack, taper
  • Communicate with Ingredient Vendors and Freight Companies
  • Print all food labels for Mill
  • Set up, and operate food sample machine when necessary
  • Assist in Mill, Bakery, Packaging, FD when needed
  • Coordinate material handlers daily tasks/schedule
  • Assist Rob with Trade show materials
  • Prepare and ship trade show booth when needed
  • Manage Premium Waters account for both main building and Freeze Dryer
  • Monitor Air compressor and rotate waste containers
  • Work with Production Coordinator to take FDA samples according to FDA guidelines and get samples to the lab
  • Research export requirements for shipping to new countries and how to comply
  • Apply for export certifications for new countries
  • Work with Dr. Frank to complete our annual inspection

 

Quality

  • Implement quality processes
  • Monitor and update Internal Quality Report Spreadsheet
  • Create a master list for food/treat recipes and create an ingredient specifications log
  • Document the production process in each department from a quality standpoint

 

Cleaning & Organizing

  • Assist with maintaining organized, clean and safe work areas and equipment.
  • Develop and manage cleaning schedule.
  • Move items from drop zones or storage areas to other designated areas as needed.
  • Create an organized and efficient department
  • Sweep, mop and vacuum
  • Dispose of recyclables as well as garbage as needed in the proper receptacles
  • Wear the proper safety equipment and follow proper safety rules

 

Training & Leadership

  • Train new employees as needed
  • Work with Food Production Supervisor to develop training and cross-training processes
  • Work with Food Production Supervisor and Senior Management to develop quality programs and processes
  • Provide ongoing leadership, coaching to problem solve and produce process improvements
  • Maintain open lines of communication across departments
  • Continue to develop the “shipping process” gudelines/book and use as a training tool
  • Conduct Mid-year review for department staff
  • Be the trainer/coach for shipping staff and material handler

 

 

Job Requirements

  • Good math and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Self- motivated
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations
  • Minimum of a high school education
  • Required to read and write English, follow verbal instructions and use simple math
  • Required to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility
  • Exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils and greases
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned
  • Ability to drive vehicle during the workday is required
  • Will be required to work an 8 and one half hour day

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@sojos.com.

Retail Operations Manager - East US Region

We have an immediate opening for a Retail Operations Manager to join our sales team in the East US region.  Reporting to the Director of Sales for National Accounts, these candidates will cover Petco and Petsmart store districts. The Retail Operations Manager is responsible for coordination of retail sales efforts and management of demo/merchandiser rep activities within a defined district to achieve or exceed the district sales and growth objectives.  The Retail Operations Manager will be responsible for building relationships with the Advantage Sales & Marketing principals, the respective demo and merchandiser teams, and the corresponding management teams at both Petco and Petsmart.  They will also work with our internal support teams to form a strong, synchronized ‘WellPet National Retailer Sales Team’.  This role is responsible for managing established expense (MT&E/SDF) budgets, executing sales and marketing programs and retailer service packages for the overall delivery of WellPet services and products to the customer base in their district.

 


 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set and communicate team expectations and goals, measure performance results, provide appropriate training, skill development and coaching to motivate the sales team to deliver on account sales goals.
  • Develop effective annual business plans with assigned Petco and Petsmart support teams that set clear, realistic, and stretch expectations with established goals, milestones and desired results.  Evaluate plans quarterly and modify where appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain good business relationships with retailer principals and be cognizant of the financial strength, challenges, strategic direction and overall value of the national retailer.
  • In conjunction with the WellPet Marketing Team, coordinate advertising promotional mailings and bulletins to Advantage’s retail teams.
  • Motivate retailer associates and managers through implementation and promotion of sales promotions, programs and training materials.
  • Establish call cycle goals relative to business planning and promotional activities.  Assure execution of the retail team’s call cycle goals relative to pre-defined route calls, promotional activity, quality merchandising and identifying product needs.
  • Support the WellPet business acumen, professional selling skills and industry/category knowledge development initiative.
  • Utilize the Objective Based Management Process through appropriate behavior modeling, coaching and execution requirements.
  • Integrate the “AMPP” category management tool to maximize merchandising opportunities on shelf.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

Key Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has a successful track record in sales and sales management selling in large, national account retailers.  Other requirements include: 

  • Strong business and financial base of knowledge as it relates to the overall business functions of the distributor.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the sales forecast and budgeting process. 
  • Understanding of fundamental retailer and distributor profitability structure, business organization and financial fundamentals of large, national pet specialty retailers.
  • Able to establish and build strong relationships with retail store owners/managers by understanding and responding to their issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Effective team building and relationship management skills with direct reports, customers, and consumers. Motivational leadership, coaching and staff management skills.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information generate ideas and quickly resolve issues to engage and motivate the WellPet internal team and external retailer contacts.
  • Organizational agility, creative problem solver, able to get things done through others.
  • Strong and thorough knowledge of fundamental and advanced selling techniques and psychology.
  • Thorough understanding of pet industry and natural pet food category consumer buying habits, patterns and trends.
  • Self starter highly motivated and goal oriented for high results; takes initiative and positively engages others.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other sales and merchandising applications.
  • Must have ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to travel 75%

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=17240&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Retail Operations Manager - West US Region

We have an immediate opening for a Retail Operations Manager to join our sales team in the West US region.  Reporting to the Director of Sales for National Accounts, these candidates will cover Petco and Petsmart store districts. The Retail Operations Manager is responsible for coordination of retail sales efforts and management of demo/merchandiser rep activities within a defined district to achieve or exceed the district sales and growth objectives.  The Retail Operations Manager will be responsible for building relationships with the Advantage Sales & Marketing principals, the respective demo and merchandiser teams, and the corresponding management teams at both Petco and Petsmart.  They will also work with our internal support teams to form a strong, synchronized ‘WellPet National Retailer Sales Team’.  This role is responsible for managing established expense (MT&E/SDF) budgets, executing sales and marketing programs and retailer service packages for the overall delivery of WellPet services and products to the customer base in their district.

 


 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set and communicate team expectations and goals, measure performance results, provide appropriate training, skill development and coaching to motivate the sales team to deliver on account sales goals.
  • Develop effective annual business plans with assigned Petco and Petsmart support teams that set clear, realistic, and stretch expectations with established goals, milestones and desired results.  Evaluate plans quarterly and modify where appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain good business relationships with retailer principals and be cognizant of the financial strength, challenges, strategic direction and overall value of the national retailer.
  • In conjunction with the WellPet Marketing Team, coordinate advertising promotional mailings and bulletins to Advantage’s retail teams.
  • Motivate retailer associates and managers through implementation and promotion of sales promotions, programs and training materials.
  • Establish call cycle goals relative to business planning and promotional activities.  Assure execution of the retail team’s call cycle goals relative to pre-defined route calls, promotional activity, quality merchandising and identifying product needs.
  • Support the WellPet business acumen, professional selling skills and industry/category knowledge development initiative.
  • Utilize the Objective Based Management Process through appropriate behavior modeling, coaching and execution requirements.
  • Integrate the “AMPP” category management tool to maximize merchandising opportunities on shelf.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

Key Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has a successful track record in sales and sales management selling in large, national account retailers.  Other requirements include: 

  • Strong business and financial base of knowledge as it relates to the overall business functions of the distributor.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the sales forecast and budgeting process. 
  • Understanding of fundamental retailer and distributor profitability structure, business organization and financial fundamentals of large, national pet specialty retailers.
  • Able to establish and build strong relationships with retail store owners/managers by understanding and responding to their issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Effective team building and relationship management skills with direct reports, customers, and consumers. Motivational leadership, coaching and staff management skills.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information generate ideas and quickly resolve issues to engage and motivate the WellPet internal team and external retailer contacts.
  • Organizational agility, creative problem solver, able to get things done through others.
  • Strong and thorough knowledge of fundamental and advanced selling techniques and psychology.
  • Thorough understanding of pet industry and natural pet food category consumer buying habits, patterns and trends.
  • Self starter highly motivated and goal oriented for high results; takes initiative and positively engages others.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other sales and merchandising applications.
  • Must have ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to travel 75%

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=17260&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Retail Operations Manager - Central US Region

We have an immediate opening for a Retail Operations Manager to join our sales team in the Central US region.  Reporting to the Director of Sales for National Accounts, these candidates will cover Petco and Petsmart store districts. The Retail Operations Manager is responsible for coordination of retail sales efforts and management of demo/merchandiser rep activities within a defined district to achieve or exceed the district sales and growth objectives.  The Retail Operations Manager will be responsible for building relationships with the Advantage Sales & Marketing principals, the respective demo and merchandiser teams, and the corresponding management teams at both Petco and Petsmart.  They will also work with our internal support teams to form a strong, synchronized ‘WellPet National Retailer Sales Team’.  This role is responsible for managing established expense (MT&E/SDF) budgets, executing sales and marketing programs and retailer service packages for the overall delivery of WellPet services and products to the customer base in their district.

 


 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set and communicate team expectations and goals, measure performance results, provide appropriate training, skill development and coaching to motivate the sales team to deliver on account sales goals.
  • Develop effective annual business plans with assigned Petco and Petsmart support teams that set clear, realistic, and stretch expectations with established goals, milestones and desired results.  Evaluate plans quarterly and modify where appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain good business relationships with retailer principals and be cognizant of the financial strength, challenges, strategic direction and overall value of the national retailer.
  • In conjunction with the WellPet Marketing Team, coordinate advertising promotional mailings and bulletins to Advantage’s retail teams.
  • Motivate retailer associates and managers through implementation and promotion of sales promotions, programs and training materials.
  • Establish call cycle goals relative to business planning and promotional activities.  Assure execution of the retail team’s call cycle goals relative to pre-defined route calls, promotional activity, quality merchandising and identifying product needs.
  • Support the WellPet business acumen, professional selling skills and industry/category knowledge development initiative.
  • Utilize the Objective Based Management Process through appropriate behavior modeling, coaching and execution requirements.
  • Integrate the “AMPP” category management tool to maximize merchandising opportunities on shelf.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

Key Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has a successful track record in sales and sales management selling in large, national account retailers.  Other requirements include: 

  • Strong business and financial base of knowledge as it relates to the overall business functions of the distributor.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the sales forecast and budgeting process. 
  • Understanding of fundamental retailer and distributor profitability structure, business organization and financial fundamentals of large, national pet specialty retailers.
  • Able to establish and build strong relationships with retail store owners/managers by understanding and responding to their issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Effective team building and relationship management skills with direct reports, customers, and consumers. Motivational leadership, coaching and staff management skills.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information generate ideas and quickly resolve issues to engage and motivate the WellPet internal team and external retailer contacts.
  • Organizational agility, creative problem solver, able to get things done through others.
  • Strong and thorough knowledge of fundamental and advanced selling techniques and psychology.
  • Thorough understanding of pet industry and natural pet food category consumer buying habits, patterns and trends.
  • Self starter highly motivated and goal oriented for high results; takes initiative and positively engages others.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other sales and merchandising applications.
  • Must have ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to travel 75%

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=17261&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Wellness Brand Ambassador- Boston Area

Do you have a passion for pets? Then we'd love to hear from you! See how you can make a positive difference in pets' lives by sharing the benefits of natural nutrition. We currently have many open positions in and around the Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Learn more and apply, here: http://weln.es/29Uq3Wz

Wellness Brand Ambassador- Chicago Area

Do you have a passion for pets? Then we'd love to hear from you! See how you can make a positive difference in pets' lives by sharing the benefits of natural nutrition. We currently have many open positions in and around the Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Learn more and apply, here: http://weln.es/29Uq3Wz

Wellness Brand Ambassador- New York Area

Do you have a passion for pets? Then we'd love to hear from you! See how you can make a positive difference in pets' lives by sharing the benefits of natural nutrition. We currently have many open positions in and around the Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Learn more and apply, here: http://weln.es/29Uq3Wz

Wellness Brand Ambassador- Los Angeles Area

Do you have a passion for pets? Then we'd love to hear from you! See how you can make a positive difference in pets' lives by sharing the benefits of natural nutrition. We currently have many open positions in and around the Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Learn more and apply, here: http://weln.es/29Uq3Wz

Wellness Brand Ambassador- New Hampshire

Do you have a passion for pets? Then we'd love to hear from you! See how you can make a positive difference in pets' lives by sharing the benefits of natural nutrition. We currently have many open positions in and around the Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Learn more and apply, here: http://weln.es/29Uq3Wz

Sojos Production Coordinator - Minneapolis, MN

About Sojos

Sojourner Farms began making its Sojos Original® raw pet food in 1985. Since then, Sojos has made it possible for millions of pet parents to bring the benefits of natural, raw nutrition into their homes, safely, easily and affordably. Sojos raw foods and treats are available at independent pet specialty stores across the US and Canada. For more information, visit www.sojos.com.

 

We’re hard at work in our mill in Minneapolis, whipping up wholesome Sojos pet food and treats for your four-legged friends. Do you have what it takes to join us?

 

 

Position Summary

Our Production Coordinator is a full-time salaried position based out of our Minneapolis production facility, and is responsible for coordinating the production of goods to ensure accurate and timely delivery of outgoing orders. Reporting to the Director of Operations, this individual contributor role involves supply chain management, purchasing and inventory control, planning and coordinating outgoing shipments and planning production schedules.

 

 

Principle Accountabilities

  • Manage physical inventory on a regular basis, utilize first in first out rotation (FIFO).
  • Track inventory, make adjustments as needed and ensure accurate counts (assist with and utilize cycle counting).  
  • Achieve the optimum inventory investment level by developing long range production/inventory plans for products/materials based on sales forecasts, operational capacities, costs and customer service.
  • Maintain open lines of communication across departments in order to accurately, effectively, and efficiently plan the production and delivery of all orders.
  • Prepares production schedules in accordance with manufacturing plans by keeping others informed on changes in sales trends & operational capacities. Studies cost data and revises production schedules for optimum use of cost changes.
  • Collaborate daily with all departments to problem solve and create process improvements in order to proactively prevent/reduce any production delays or product backorders, to ensure timely flow of raw materials into production schedule.
  • Prepares reports for management as necessary regarding inventory and customer service attainment of goals;
  • Prepares, coordinates, and executes physical inventories.
  • Maintains and improves the efficiency of the production control system by researching alternatives and new control technology.
  • Maintain highest standard of quality, service, and efficiency through daily job tasks.
  • Works in concert with the Leadership Team to ensure full compliance on all safety, environmental, sanitation and regulatory issues. This includes OSHA, EPA, GMP, FDA and all other local, state and federal agencies.
    • Work regularly with all functional department heads by attending meetings, analyzing various reports, and communicating in order to support our production facility and current business plan.
    • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

 

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years procurement experience, preferably in a food related industry
  • Experience working supply chain within a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others
  • Impeccable communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational capabilities
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and judgment
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Strong negotiator
  • Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed deadlines
  • Strong analytical skill; able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • MRP experience desired
  • APICS/CPIM or CPM certification preferred

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@wellpet.com and include “production coordinator” in the subject line.

Buyer - Mishawaka, IN

Our Buyer will be based out of our Mishawaka facility and will be responsible for identifying suppliers, establishing contracts, establishing product cost, purchasing materials, and managing the quality and stock levels.  Current top priorities include reducing cost of supplies and services and developing stock program for MRO inventory. This position reports to the Plant Controller.

 

Key Performance Indicators
50% Reduce the cost of purchasing services and supplies
25% Improve vendor and inventory management

25% Improve receiving practices

 

Key Responsibilities

1) Create and maintain a data base of existing and potential suppliers for MRO services and supplies.

2) Work with Maintenance to develop key parts inventory and establish stock levels

3) Establish and maintain procurement procedures and process for purchasing and receiving.

4) Become WellPet’s procurement liaison with WellPet’s suppliers

 

The Buyer is also responsible for:

  • Managing the ordering process at the plant
  • Communications with suppliers and vendors, including orders, shipments, questions
  • Managing our trial program; materials and supplies, tracking multiple items
  • Establishing and managing off-site parts repair program
  • Assisting with parts management, including re-order points
  • Providing backup support for the materials department

 

Competencies & Skills

  • Skilled at MS Office applications including Excel and Word
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage simultaneous projects
  • Superior work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • “Can do” attitude and the ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized and detail oriented

 

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years in procurement at the plant level
  • Proven results of reducing material costs and improving procurement processes
  • Significant experience interacting with customer and vendors
  • Knowledge of Inventory Management and MRP principles (APICS certification a plus)

 

To apply for this position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=17560&lang=en_US&source=CC3