careers
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
State/Province Department Country
Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs - Tewksbury, MA

Our Quality & Regulatory team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy!   We have an immediate opening for a Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs to join our team.  Reporting to the VP of R&D, the Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs is responsible for leading a team in the development, implementation, and coordination of company-wide food safety, quality, and sanitation systems/programs to mitigate the risk of defects and inconsistencies in new or existing products while ensuring compliance with federal codes, as well as domestic and international and regulations.  

 

Detailed responsibilities include:

 

  • Develop and maintain company guidelines and policies for quality programs testing protocols and standards that meet or exceed customer and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to FSMA, HACCP, GMP, Sanitation, and Food Safety in a changing business environment
  • Monitor and improve quality systems to ensure the highest quality product is produced for customers
  • Work with plant level Quality Managers to ensure that they are performing to expected standards in support of the production process
  • Maintain awareness of industry advances and technologies to assure that customers have the benefit of the latest the industry has to offer with regards to food safety and product quality
  • Develop vendor specifications and standards to provide our customers with the safest ingredients and supplies possible
  • Manage manufacturing facility audit program for quality and food safety standards and to ensure that all documentation, programs, and policies are being maintained and improved upon on an on-going basis
  • Monitor all facilities and ensure all standards and processing parameters are maintained and facilities are poised for continuous improvement
  • Work with Sales & Marketing, R&D, Production, and directly with customers to define and improve product specifications
  • Develop cross-functional product recall program and facilitate mock recalls
  • Provide monthly updates to Senior Leadership and gain alignment on recommended course changes
  • Management of our Food Safety and QA team at our company-owned plant as well as an internal QA group at headquarters that is responsible for external manufacturing and raw materials
  • Management of our Regulatory group that is responsible for domestic and international markets
  • Network with industry trade groups
  • Living the WellPet Culture and Values and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has 7-10 years of progressive and current work experience in a quality function within a food or beverage manufacturing environment; pet food experience is highly desirable.  Other requirements include: 

  • 4 year degree is required. Preferred disciplines include Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or other closely related scientific/technical disciplines
  • SPC training and knowledge of statistical methods
  • Multi-site responsibility is preferred
  • Solid analytical and conceptual abilities
  • Ability to motivate and lead in order to build an effective team
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Cost conscious and the ability to think on behalf of the organization
  • High level of technical competence, problem solving, and organization as well as strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to act strategically and handle multiple projects simultaneously

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=11925&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Night Maintenance Technician - Mishawaka, IN

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting of plant equipment under the direction of the Facilities Manager on a 12-hour rotating night shift, 5:45pm to 6:00am. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following but are not all inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned to support the needs of the business.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Analyze condition of, troubleshoot failures of, repair and perform preventative/predictive maintenance on production equipment (packaging and processing), building and utilities and all associated equipment.
  • Initiate, engineer, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and/or self for assign work. (PM's, Planned W/O's, Shutdowns, etc.)
  • Work with the planner/scheduler to ensure scheduling process is optimized to minimize plant downtime and improve future planning efforts. 
  • Institute and carry out incremental improvements in time saving, cost saving and safety in areas assign using the work order and planning scheduling process.
  • Train associates on safe maintenance and operation of equipment.
  • Assist managers with constructing, commissioning, testing and starting up new processes, equipment or products.
  • Work with assigned personnel to ensure proper parts are correctly stored at the appropriate level.
  • Work on maintaining and improving electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills to improve customer service levels.
  •  Interact with other employees and contractors to improve systems and methods.
  • Use measurement tools to continue improving the operation of equipment in areas assigned.
  • Source new and improved equipment, parts, services and methods
  • Participate in continuous improvement groups as appropriate.
  • Use outside services to bid certain jobs as instructed. 
  • Manage small projects meeting timelines, scope and budget.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical PLC issues 
  • Other similar duties as assigned.
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

  • Broad overall knowledge of plant flow, operation and utilities
  • Good theoretical knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot low and high voltage - D.C., low and high voltage - single and polyphase A.C. circuits and all related equipment both power and logic
  • Ability to engineer small projects in all fields of maintenance.
    Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems and equipment and hydraulic, pneumatic and vacuum systems.
  • Experience with Packaging equipment, such as: Theile bag hangers, scales, Columbia Robots, Roberts bag fillers etc.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC’s
  • Basic ability to operate machine tools.
  • Basic skills in pipe fitting, plumbing, HVAC, boiler and utilities operation.
  • Knowledge in machine design and strengths of materials.
  • Knowledge and skills in safe rigging techniques.
  • Good operating skills of equipment such as fork trucks, personnel lifts, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of hand tool application, operation and repair.
  • Good knowledge of GMP's and clean design methods.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work long hours (including 12 hour rotating shifts) under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, high and /or confined spaces and have full mobility with ability to climb ladders and stairs and do repetitive bending and twisting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to train other associates.
  • Local candidates only. Relocation is not available for this position.

To apply for this position, visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=12242&lang=en_US&source=CC3 and complete an application

Director of Customer Marketing - Tewksbury, MA

Position Summary:

Our Marketing team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy. We are currently seeking a Director of Customer Marketing to join our amazing team of Marketeers. This position is based in our Tewksbury, MA home office. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, this key position builds the bridge between our brand creation and management teams and the unique needs of our largest and most strategic customers.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • With our National Accounts Director, co-owns our relationships with our largest and most strategic customers
  • Provides a well-defined vision and structure that sets clear expectations of customer/trade marketing
  • Participates in strategic planning internally and with key external partners and customers
  • Creates and manages the annual plan alongside our brand and sales team leadership
  • Creates and maintains relationships across the organization that enable communication and collaboration between functional teams
  • Coaches and mentors staff to the next level to exceed individual, team and organizational goals
  • Has deep experience that enables great understanding of the tactical execution required in customer and trade marketing
  • Develops internal best practices across the customer/trade marketing function
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Position Requirements:

 

This is position is ideally suited for an experienced Customer Marketing Manager or Director with big box experience in the CPG space (pet industry experience is a highly desirable). Additionally, you will need:

  • BA with a focus on marketing or business management (MBA is a plus)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a customer facing role within customer/trade marketing
  • Proven ability to coach and manage a diversely skilled team
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills required, and an ability to work well in a cross functional environment
  • Passion for the category and the work
  • High quality presentation skills, both verbal and technical
  • Track record of performance under pressure
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Great Microsoft Office skills
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude.

 

To apply for this position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=13224&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Customer Marketing Manager - Tewksbury, MA

Position Summary: Our Marketing Team at WellPet is made up of passionate 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 Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard brands? Reporting to the Director of Customer Marketing, you will be responsible for strategic partnering with key accounts and our sales teams to identify and maximize opportunities to grow our business.

 

Position Description:

  • Based on brand objectives – build account specific marketing programs to deliver revenue, profit and market share goals
  • Develop and maintain 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 is your role for more than 5 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 account. 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
  • Previous customer marketing (vs. brand marketing) experience desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to build persuasive presentations
  • A self-starter attitude, capable of handling multiple priorities, have a sense of urgency, and  thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills, be a team player, enjoy being hands-on, and demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Related industry experience a plus but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Ability to travel approximately 30%

 

 

Click here to apply:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=13400&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Brand Manager Holistic Select and Eagle Pack - Tewksbury, MA

Position Summary:

Our Marketing team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy. We are currently seeking a Brand Manager to lead our Holistic Select and Eagle Pack business alongside our amazing team of Marketeers. This position is based in our Tewksbury, MA home office. Reporting to the Director of Brand Marketing, this individual will leverage consumer and business insights to help develop effective new products and marketing strategies. In addition, he or she will work with cross-functional teams to deliver great programs and drive business results.

 

Position Description:

  • Contribute to the development of annual marketing plans, including consumer and trade promotions, merchandising and promotions.
  • Collaborate with our field sales team to ensure timely and thorough communication of all brand promotions and new product initiatives
  • Spend time with customers to develop plans that can be executed at the customer level.
  • Conduct post-launch reviews and analysis to measure effectiveness of planned promotions.
  • Partner with sales management to gain their input and field experience to identify the best programs and practices for successful sell-in & sell-through of your brands.
  • Develop launch support materials such as price sheets, product brochures, and point of purchase materials and displays.
  • Perform quarterly business analysis, in order to identify key issues, trends and opportunities.
  • Analyze competitive activity and retail markets to effectively monitor the day-to-day business. 
  • Maintain a close working relationship with outside agencies such as: advertising firms, public relations agencies, and promotion & design firms.
  • Help manage Marketing budgets
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

  • 4 + years of experience in Marketing/Brand Management in a Consumer Packaged Goods environment
  • MBA with a focus in Marketing, Business or Communications preferred
  • Excellent project management abilities, capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints and within budget parameters
  • Past experience dealing directly with customers, and a desire to stay “in the trenches”.
  • Well-developed written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude.

 

To submit an application for this position, visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=13225&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Part Time Consumer Affairs Representative - Tewksbury, MA

Position Summary: 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 Part Time Consumer Affairs Representative (approximately 15-20 hours per week) to join our team. This position is based in our Tewksbury 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 works 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. 

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Timely and effective handling of consumer calls, emails, 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and customer service experience in a consumer products company is preferred. 
  • Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required. 
  • Bilingual in French and/or Spanish and Pet Food Industry experience preferred.
  • 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, visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=13641&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Senior Manager Category Management & In Store Activation - Tewksbury MA

Position Summary: Our Sales Planning 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 Senior Manager of Category Management and In Store Activation to join our team. This position is based in our Tewksbury office. Reporting to the Director of Sales Planning, the Senior Manager of Category Management and In Store Activation will be a partner to the business in understanding current sales trends, while providing actionable insights. Additionally, this individual will create competitive advantage by providing outstanding analytic solutions in-store that empower our sales team to penetrate new accounts as well as expand our footprint within our current accounts.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Lead and manage the day to day activities of our analytical and in store activation efforts, including administrative management task execution
  • Coach, mentor and develop our category management team members to create a best in class analytical function within the organization
  • Drive joint business planning objectives between our sales team, marketing teams and key customers through analysis
  • Conduct assortment analyses and Plan-o-gram development
  • Act as a liaison to our 3rd party in store activation team
  • Create and deploy effective communication tools
  • Manage in store supporting technology
  • Coordinate and perform system maintenance requirements
  • Key Performance Indicators include:
    • Conducts accurate and actionable strategic analyses of shipment and retail selling data
    • Measures productivity performance of new item launches and identifies space requirements
    • Monitors key business initiatives via dashboards and weekly field reports that are able to effectively communicate current activity in the field
    • Generates reporting and analyses that effectively measure/track our business at regular intervals (weekly, monthly, quarterly)
    • Utilizes syndicated data to drive In Store Assortment, Merchandising, Pricing, and Shelving decisions
    • Enables sales team strategic focus through effective use of communication and tools
    • Executes sales and retailer scorecards through weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting, driving efficiencies and improvements
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing or related field
  • Ability to travel 20 – 25% of time
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a category management role, specifically demonstrating the ability to translate data into stories that support the effective management of the business
  • CPG  and pet consumables experience preferred
  • Experience working successfully with retail sales teams
  • Has managed a team of 2 to 5 members, creating and managing employee development plans with successful outcomes
  • Flexible and dynamic working style
  • Able to delegate tasks and projects effectively
  • Ability to work within the details while keeping an eye on the big picture
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Passion for pets and their families
  • Excellent project management abilities, capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints and within budget parameters
  • Well-developed written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • 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=13642&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Account Manager - Mid-Atlantic South Region - Richmond, VA

Position Summary: Our Sales 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 Account Manager to join our team. This field-based position is responsible for coverage of our Mid-Atlantic South region, with coverage of Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and North Carolina. Reporting to the District Sales Manager, the Account Manager will be responsible for execution of plans at the local store level.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Store level coverage; sales execution
  • Customer development at the local and regional level
  • Category development
  • Key Performance Indicators include:
    • Assortment gains per customer plans
    • F&S targets per customer plans
    • Manages merchandising and pricing in accordance with WellPet guidelines
    • Share of shelf per customer plans
    • Creative business driving solutions in-store
    • Leverage able relationship with in-store personnel
  • Managing an account base of 100/120 pet specialty retailers in your assigned geographic area
  • Territory is comprised of independent chains, local shops and regional/national retailers.
  • Delivering results against set sales and placement quotas
  • Reporting on sales activities
  • Implementing promotional sales including national promotions and new products
  • Conducting product seminars, attend trade shows, dog/cat shows and other events with occasional weekend work
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 


 

 

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has excellent verbal & written communication skills, a strong customer focus and is accountable for results, detail oriented & organized. Other requirements include:

  • A strong sales background preferably from a solid sales structure company – grocery or pharmaceutical.
  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Being self-directed, flexible and work independently
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CMS tools
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of time
  • The ideal candidate resides in the Richmond, Virginia marketplace.
  • Passion for pets and their families
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • 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=14160&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Account Manager - NY/NJ

Position Summary: Our Sales 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 Account Manager to join our team. This field-based position is responsible for coverage of New York and New Jersey. Reporting to the District Sales Manager, the Account Manager will be responsible for execution of plans at the local store level.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Store level coverage; sales execution
  • Customer development at the local and regional level
  • Category development
  • Key Performance Indicators include:
    • Assortment gains per customer plans
    • F&S targets per customer plans
    • Manages merchandising and pricing in accordance with WellPet guidelines
    • Share of shelf per customer plans
    • Creative business driving solutions in-store
    • Leverage able relationship with in-store personnel
  • Managing an account base of 100/120 pet specialty retailers in your assigned geographic area
  • Territory is comprised of independent chains, local shops and regional/national retailers.
  • Delivering results against set sales and placement quotas
  • Reporting on sales activities
  • Implementing promotional sales including national promotions and new products
  • Conducting product seminars, attend trade shows, dog/cat shows and other events with occasional weekend work
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 


 

 

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has excellent verbal & written communication skills, a strong customer focus and is accountable for results, detail oriented & organized. Other requirements include:

  • A strong sales background preferably from a solid sales structure company – grocery or pharmaceutical.
  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Being self-directed, flexible and work independently
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CMS tools
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of time
  • The ideal candidate resides in the New York or New Jersey marketplace.
  • Passion for pets and their families
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • 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=14162&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

ANZ Country Manager - Asia

Position Summary:

We have an immediate opening on our team for the newly created position of ANZ Country Manager. The Country Manager is the local business leader for the ANZ business reporting to the Managing Director – Asia. It is an entrepreneurial general management role that, while having a strong focus on sales, also requires strong financial acumen and focus on delivering company earnings as you will be managing all elements of the ANZ business. The Country Manager is responsible for leading the entire ANZ business, building and directing the local team, and maintaining strong working relationships with key local business partners.

 

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 and long term business plans with assigned distributors that set clear, realistic, and stretch expectations with established goals, milestones and desired results. Deliver both top and bottom line results.
  • Manage the ANZ brand portfolio and provide pricing and assortment recommendations to drive sustainable top and bottom line growth as well as sustain business margins.
  • Establish and maintain good business relationships with distributor principals and be cognizant of the financial strength, challenges, strategic direction and overall value of the distributor.
  • In conjunction with the WellPet Marketing Team, coordinate advertising and promotion activities with 3-tier retailers.
  • Lead Australian local operations team and ensure delivery of daily operations and local execution of new products.
  • Build a fast-acting and highly capable local team. Utilize the Objective Based Management Process through appropriate behavior modeling, coaching and execution requirements.
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Other Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has a successful track record in sales or sales and marketing (min. 10years relevant experience) as well as proven general management skills while leading a multifunctional team.

 

  • Ability to think strategically, but at the same time not lose track of delivering Friday’s payroll.
  • Strong business and financial knowledge and understanding of all elements of managing a full business P&L.
  • Understanding of fundamental retailer and distributor profitability structure, business organization and financial fundamentals of a 3-tier distribution system.
  • Effective team building and relationship management skills with direct reports, customers and distributors.
  • Motivational leadership, coaching and staff management skills.
  • Organizational agility, creative problem solver, able to get things done through others.
  • Strong and thorough knowledge of fundamental and advanced selling techniques and psychology.
  • Basic 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 Excel, PowerPoint.

 

To apply for this position, send your resume to mooi@wellpet.com

Trade Marketing Manager - Asia

Position Summary:

Our team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work with our customers to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy!   We have an immediate opening for a Trade Marketing Manager to join the WellPet team.  As the Trade Marketing Manager, you will be responsible to manage trade-related marketing initiatives for WellPet. This is a Full-time position.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead trade marketing strategy development to accomplish defined business objectives and sales targets
  • Prepare trade promotion plans with 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 effectiveness and efficiency 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 the trade marketing fund to ensure efficient spending
  • Manage POS production - purchase orders, suppliers, designs, timelines & creative
  • Support 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, and conferences and participate in relevant events.
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • Fully eligible to work in Australia

 

To apply for this position, send your resume to mooi@wellpet.com

 

Key Account Manager - Calgary, Alberta

Position Summary: Our Sales 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 Key Account Manager to join our team. This field-based position is responsible for coverage of our West Region within Canada. Reporting to the District Sales Manager, the Account Manager will be responsible for achieving or exceeding sales and growth objectives in an assigned WellPet Sales District.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Orchestrate joint business plan implementation: facilitates annual and quarterly strategy planning meetings, focusing on growth, profitability, merchandising and category management goals, SDF spending and lift analysis.
  • In-store execution and customer development at the local level
  • Utilize sales reports and analytics to manage SKU penetration, assortment, category trends and other pertinent business metrics
  • Build strong business relationships with Key Accounts by understanding market dynamics, consumer insights and trends, retail account business issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Act as liaison and link District Key Accounts with WellPet Sales Management, SLT, Marketing, Operations, Finance and other  home office departments 
  • Work with Marketing Department to develop and execute Key Account marketing promotional programs, including national promotions, new products, product seminars, trade show attendance and other events with occasional weekend work.
  • With the DSM, coordinate WellPet TM field activities to service the needs of Key account Roof Tops where applicable.  Help coordinate efforts of TMs with these accounts.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with Distributor personnel in the assigned District.  Work with Distributors to provide added value service packages for Key Accounts.
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us
  • Key Performance Indicators include:
    • Gross sales targets per quarter
    • F&S targets per JBP
    • Assortment/Share of shelf gains per JBP
    • Implementation of an effective promotional calendar per JPB
    • Pricing in accordance with guidelines
    • Spends a minimum of 1 day per week in stores
    • Manages merchandising and pricing in accordance with WellPet guidelines
    • Share of shelf per customer plans
    • Creative business driving solutions in-store
    • Leverage-able relationship with in-store personnel

 

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has excellent verbal & written communication skills, a strong customer focus and is accountable for results, detail oriented & organized. Other requirements include:

  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of time
  • The ideal candidate resides in the Calgary marketplace.
  • A strong sales background preferably from a solid sales structure company – grocery or pharmaceutical.
  • Understanding of fundamental Retailer and Distributor profitability structure, business organization and financial fundamentals of a 3-tier distribution system.
  • Ability to execute AMPPP category management disciplines.
  • Ability to understand the Independent entrepreneur business psyche.
  • Self-directed, flexible and able to work independently with input/guidance from District Sales Manager.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and a high commitment to timely execution, follow up and issue resolution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation, influencing and negotiation skills; displays grace and presence at all times.
  • Excellent collaborative, teaming and interpersonal skills- great relationship management abilities
  • Persistent, creative problem solver, able to get things done by influencing others.
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and takes a proactive approach; sees challenges as opportunities and translates them into actionable tasks
  • Energized by fast-paced environment
  • Able to quickly build to an intimate knowledge of the WellPet brands, their values, positioning, target consumers and personality
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other sales and merchandising applications.
  • Passion for pets and their families
  • Must have ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and maintain an
    acceptable driving record

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=14166&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Line Puller - Mishawaka, Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under direction of the Shift Leader, moves finished pallets to designated “hold” area and insures proper assortment of packaging materials for production runs.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with Warehouse & Production Managers regarding packaging required for daily production runs and insures appropriate inventory levels are maintained throughout the day.
  • Using Stand-up & sit down forklifts, delivers packaging to Plant lines.
  • Using Stand-up & sit down forklifts, removes loaded pallets to designated Quality “hold” areas for compliance with Positive Release Program.
  • Supplies production line with empty containers, removes full product and moves to staging area. Supplies packaging material to line as needed, loads trucks according to loading instructions and maintains pallet supplies in the building.
  • May fill out “Hold” tags in compliance with Quality Assurance Positive Release Program requirements.
  • Completes all required documentation with accuracy.
  • May inventory packaging materials as requested by Warehouse & Production Managers.
  • Advises Warehouse & Production Managers when packaging inventories are low.
  • May be required to fill in for DC Tech.
  • Advises appropriate leads of any unsafe conditions in both plant and warehouse areas.
  • Able to troubleshoot some equipment issues and advise maintenance of needed repairs or preventive care.
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement ideas and implementation in assigned area.
  • Follows and maintains GMP standards at all times.
  • Participates and assists in quarterly inventory process.
  • Other duties as directed by the supervisor.

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Sit down Forklift, Stand up forklift, hand truck, tape gun, stretch wrap machine, scan gun

 

Requirements:

  • Able to demonstrate skill operating forklift equipment; obtain or holds certification.
  • Ability to operate stretch wrap machine.
  • Works well within a team environment.
  • Communicates well verbally and in writing using the English language.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs consistently throughout shift.
  • Tolerance for both hot and cold environment.
  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment desirable.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions.

 

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wellpet&jobId=14224&lang=en_US&source=CC3