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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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Planner/Buyer - Tewksbury, MA

We are currently recruiting for a Planner/Buyer.  In this position you will report to the Director of Supply Chain Planning and be responsible for the timely production planning of finished goods and for all communication and coordination between our manufacturing facility and partners, and all supporting disciplines.  Specifically, you will:

  • Plan/Procure Finished Goods in support of our demand forecast and inventory goals.
  • Maintain and track supply chain planning metrics critical to customer fulfillment, product freshness, inventory management & co manufacturing vendor performance.
  • Drive all planning operations related activities/ tasks per required monthly schedule.
  • Drive the co manufacturer vendor-WellPet relationship, track finished products yield performance, ensure production, testing and delivery of finished goods per WellPet required lead times.
  • Support the marketing group with transition of inventory related to new product launches, line extensions and any other changes.
  • Work with existing suppliers on an ongoing basis to support program and product requirements.
  • Support the Sales and Operations Planning process as needed by collecting data, preparing presentations, etc.
  • Travel to suppliers as needed.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, and organized.  Other requirements include: 

  • BS degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of planning, purchasing and vendor relationship management experience in a manufacturing environment or a consumer products/goods company
  • Strong analytical & reporting skills
  • Exposure to forecasting and demand planning preferred, ability/willingness to learn the process required
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines and lead everyone to a common goal
  • Extensive experience using formal planning systems (MS, MRP, ERP & Demand Planning) IFS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and implementation of Lean tools and process mapping a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude

Click to apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9049351

Demand Planner - Tewksbury, MA

We are currently recruiting for a Demand Planner.  In this position you will report to the Director of Supply Chain Planning and be responsible for participating in the monthly Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process, generate statistical forecasts of customer demand and will be responsible to facilitate a process to obtain forecast inputs from Sales, Marketing, Finance and Business Management to provide forecasts and convert them into demand plans that drive the Supply Chain planning process. The demand planner will own forecast accuracy at the business, category level down to the UPC, Week, and Distribution Center Level. The demand planner role is to research, question, and align projected sales expectations by working with business partners to arrive at the highest accuracy and the least variability forecast. Generate monthly, weekly, and statistical adjusted forecasts for assigned product categories using inputs from all available sources.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Attain forecast accuracy targets as specified. Forecasts needs to be reviewed weekly even though the S&OP forecasting process is monthly.
  • Work with key contacts in Supply chain, Sales, Operations and Finance to obtain forecast inputs as part of the monthly S&OP process.
  • Assimilate these forecast inputs electronically to ensure consistency in definitions and formats.
  • Systematically identify and work to reconcile discrepancies among inputs prior to monthly review meeting.
  • Manage ongoing systems maintenance and ensure a high level of data integrity.
  • Be able to notice data inconsistencies and to manipulate various data via experimentation, trial & error.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate monthly S&OP discussions resulting in twelve-month rolling consensus demand plans by product group for total and assigned product categories.
  • Work with production planning and deployment to transfer/translate Sales & Operation Planning forecasts for operational purposes (i.e. ensure consistency in disaggregating to SKU-Distribution Center level).
  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution through communication with appropriate teams.
  • Play a role in the annual planning process by identifying gaps between the plan and forecasts and be able to make recommendations on how and where opportunities lie to make up the difference.
  • Track and align sales inputs to change in business and promotions.
  • Track weekly/monthly forecast error results versus established targets.
  • Identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets.
  • Assist in establishing annual forecast accuracy targets.
  • Ability to improve turn and reduce distress through improved accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, and organized.  Other requirements include: 

  • BS degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of forecasting and demand planning; experience in a manufacturing environment or a consumer products/goods company preferred
  • Strong analytical & reporting skills
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines and lead everyone to a common goal
  • Extensive experience using formal planning systems (On Demand, MS, MRP, ERP) IFS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and implementation of Lean tools and process mapping a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude

To apply, please click here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10729811

Sales and Marketing Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

Summary: Our team of sales and marketing analytics professionals understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work cross functionally to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy! Are you a data and systems driven person whose passions are data integrity, analytical reporting and business intelligence? Can you identify data gaps, update systems and work cross functionally to communicate results? If so, we would love to talk with you about this great opportunity. In this position you will report to the Senior Manager of Customer Analytics and be responsible for all components associated with sales reporting and CRM maintenance. In addition you will be responsible for the weekly/monthly delivery of standard reporting and managing the communication of these vehicles.

 

Here’s a bit more on what you would be doing:

  • Guiding and overseeing the monthly sales data load process from our Distributor Network to ensure full data integrity.
    • Data validation to ensure full integrity
    • Systematically identify and reconcile discrepancies
    • Manage the “New” account assignment process
    • Manage field territory changes
    • Field maintenance requests
    • Standard monthly reporting analysis
    • Work closely with IT to ensure all processes run smoothly to ensure timely delivery of the data
  • Administering the CRM system.
    • Company set up and maintenance
    • Promotion creation and reporting
    • Systematically identify and reconcile discrepancies
    • Standard monthly reporting analysis
    • Field Spend Administrative activities, Reporting and Maintenance
    • Manage Field Communication page with cross functional departments
  • Creating, preparing and presenting ad hoc reporting
    • Analyzing market trends to identify opportunities for increased revenue
    • Developing data models to collect, analyze, and communicate sales data to increase sales productivity
    • Providing supporting analytics for new product development and launch
  • Analyzing data input.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us!

 

 Position Requirements:

We really need an individual with consumer products/goods experience who is analytical, detail oriented, and technically savvy.  What else should you bring?

  • BS in Business, Finance, Accounting or in a related field is a must have
  • More than 5 years analytical experience working in a consumer products/goods (CPG) environment is critical
  • Strong reporting skills, including experience designing, validating, analyzing and acting on data
  • Expert level knowledge of Excel as well as experience with other business software applications to gather analyze and report sales data, i.e. Access and Business Intelligence tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work well in a team
  • Knowledge and usage of CRM systems is a plus
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Power Point
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude.

 

Click here (or copy and paste this url into your browser) to apply: bit.ly/1MtghET

 


Associate eCommerce Marketing Manager - Tewksbury, MA

We are excited to announce an opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for an Associate eCommerce Marketing Manager to join our Marketing Team.  Reporting to the Senior eCommerce Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for helping lead customer marketing and sales strategy development and activation within the eCommerce (Amazon, Chewy, Wag, Pet360, and other eCommerce retailers) and Direct-to-Consumer channels.  

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Help to drive profitable growth in our eCommerce and D2C channels, ensuring we are maximizing opportunities to strengthen customer partnerships, drive revenue and build our brands’ equities.
  • Help lead the development and execution of the annual eCommerce customer marketing plans, calendars, P&Ls and required budgets/resources that deliver on channel and brand strategies, revenue goals, profitability targets and customer objectives.
  • Develop and implement strong go-to-market plans for all new product launches and new brand communication platforms in collaboration with our eCommerce retailers.
  • Manage and optimize brand presence and product content across all key eCommerce retailers to maximize search visibility, brand engagement and conversion.
  • Work with the WellPet brand teams to ensure brand equity integrity and appropriate and latest brand communication live in market.
  • Help monitor 4P’s in market and perform periodic analyses as needed to identify key issues, trends and opportunities.
  • Manage eCommerce marketing and sales budgets to maximize ROI and ensure timely accrual, invoicing and payment between WellPet and all partners.
  • Leverage internal and external data to monitor market and program performance and conduct post-analysis on customer initiatives to calculate ROI and develop best practices and recommendations for future programming.
  • Help coordinate and deliver weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual performance scorecards across all key eCommerce metrics for internal reporting and accountability.
  • Participate in annual and monthly sales and operations planning process to ensure accurate forecasting of current and new products in market.
  • Champion business needs for the customers you support and train, coach and develop the extended team to ensure all key objectives are met.
  • Lead occasional special projects as assigned based on business opportunity or need.
  • Communicate crucial brand, market, trade and competitive information on timely basis.
  • Keeps up-to-date and educated on
    • new advertising, retail and technology opportunities as they relate to the eCommerce channel
    • competitive and retail activity
    • category, brand, eCommerce and commercial best practices and insights

And make recommendations as appropriate so to cultivate culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree; business or marketing preferred 
  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience in a eCommerce, marketing and/or sales role
  • Previous experience managing eCommerce retailers and/or an eCommerce platform highly preferred
  • Previous sales, brand, trade and/or customer marketing experience preferred
  • Previous P&L and budget responsibility preferred
  • Previous direct account management and/or customer interface experience a plus
  • Previous pet supply channel or pet category experience a plus
  • Positive go-getter attitude and passion for the eCommerce and digital space
  • Ability to translate market and shopper insights, brand strategies and customer needs into best-in-class customer marketing plans
  • Ability to leverage data to analyze and evaluate program and campaign performance and ROI
  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to drive results
  • Expandable capacity, excellent time and project management skills and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of:
    • Strong relationship-building and collaboration skills
    • Creative and strategic thinking ability
    • Action and results-orientation
    • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%-20%

 

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/1Fa4ieK

Procurement Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

We have an immediate opening for a Procurement Analyst/Buyer to join our Purchasing Team.  Reporting to the Commodities Manager the Procurement analyst/ buyer is responsible for conducting analysis of pricing and volume data from internal manufacturing site and our co-manufacturers.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Research:
    • Conducting market research related to raw/packaging materials and tracking pricing trends and cost analysis.
    • Analyzing upstream feedstocks/commodities, creating cost models to understand impact on pricing of finished raw/packaging materials.
  • Cost Management:
    • Support managing cost across a diverse portfolio of commodities/ Raw / Packaging spend totaling $100 Million++ annually.
    • Understanding of TCO (total cost of ownership) process –
      • Knowledge of related upstream processes/ related costs for agricultural/ Protein commodities.
      • Acquire in depth understanding of key crop regions, crop cycles, yields and basis movements.
      • Ability to execute contract timing/ volume allocations to optimize WellPet’s spend.
  • Risk Mitigation:
    • Optimize WellPet’s raw materials supply base. Ensure material availability and manage vendor issues at WellPet’s internal/ external manufacturing sites.
    • Support WellPet’s –Vendor management program. Drive cross functional program along with Commodities manager to resolve quality, Regulatory, manufacturing requirements with vendor base.
    • Help identify and qualify new supply sources to reduce cost, simplify supply chain & improve quality of vendor base. Coordinate vendor qualification/ management processes with Quality/ Manufacturing & R&D.
    • Assist the Commodities manager with troubleshooting raw material management issues at the plant.
  • Co-manufacturing:
    • Work with WellPet’s co-manufacturers on: 
      • Analyzing Finished good pricing
      • Identify & drive value optimization initiatives for cost / manufacturing efficiencies.
    • Assist the Commodities & Co manufacturing Managers in initiatives related to developing WellPets co-manufacturing base.
  • Contract Negotiations:
    • Assist in negotiating with suppliers on raw materials and coordinating contract execution.


  • Project Management:
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, including meeting facilitation, documentation, timelines and cost savings.
  • Budget:
    • Assist Commodities manager with budget setting process.

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is an analytical self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.  Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • 4-6 years of experience working with data preferably in a manufacturing environment with an understanding of basic manufacturing cost models & processes.
  • Technically savvy with MS Excel and PowerPoint and Access. 
  • Supply Chain experience a plus.  
  • The ability to analyze and present data to multiple levels of the organization.
  • Well-developed project management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across different functions.
  • Ability to travel 25%

 

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

Assistant Corporate Controller - Tewksbury, MA

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

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

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

 

Position Requirements:

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

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

 

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

Part Time Consumer Affairs Representative - Tewksbury, MA

Summary:  We have an immediate opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for a Part Time (approximately 15-20 hrs/week) Consumer Affairs Representative to join our Team.  Reporting to the Consumer Affairs Manager, you will be involved with researching and resolving consumer inquiries and issues and needs, working closely with the R&D, QA, Sales, Marketing, and Operations teams.  Your ability to work in a fast-paced team environment along with solid attention to detail, helpful can-do attitude, creative problem solving and excellent customer service skills will ensure your success in this critical position. 

 

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 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 Core 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.

 

Other key requirements include:

  • Strong computer capabilities using a browser based consumer database system and excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • Strong time management and organization skills along with a high sense of urgency and attention to detail & follow-up
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Self starter – able to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • High energy; able to work well in a dynamic, fast paced environment

 

 

 

To apply for this position, visit: http://bit.ly/1bApmhM

IT Manager - Mishawaka, Indiana

About the IT Organization

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

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

 

Position Summary: IT Manager

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

Principal Responsibilities

  • Onsite Business Application Support (ERP, WMS and Reporting)
  • System Administration & Technical Support
  • Telecommunications and Internet Line Management
  • Back-up policy management
  • Network printer/label printer Management
  • Set-up and deployment of laptops/desktops/mobile devices
  • Desktop software management
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues
  • Create and enforce standard help desk procedures
  • Identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention
  • Track and route problems and requests and document resolutions
  • Prepare activity reports
  • Stay current with system information, changes and updates
  • Provide after hour support as needed
  • Project Management

Qualifications/Requirements

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

Skills

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

 

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

Distribution Technician - Mishawaka, IN

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direction of the Warehouse Manager, performs a variety of functions related to shipment of customer orders and warehouse storage operations. Includes staging and preparation of pallets for shipment and accurate completion of required paperwork. Assures compliance with GMP’s and safety standards are maintained.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Ensures all outgoing shipments are picked accurately using a pre-printed customer order slip (Packing Slip).
  • Stages orders 2/3 days out for loading onto pallets for shipment.
  • Build loads for transport; each type of loading requires strict attention to order accuracy.
  • Stacks product required onto pallet according to the plant stacking requirements. Completed pallets may carry multiple SKU’s.
  • Ensure order is loaded in a manner that adheres to customer profile.
  • Complete Shipping Forms as required and insure distribution of copies follows established packing procedures.
  • Using a forklift, may unload finished product and supplies from incoming trailers, pallets or skids and transfer to correct storage areas.
  • Performs cycle counts on finished product by date.
  • Counts packaging materials as requested by supervisor.
  • Operates shrink wrap equipment.
  • Organize, maintain and store packaging materials as directed by Supervisor.
  • Advise supervisor of any unsafe conditions to assist in providing a safe environment for other workers who walk through the warehouse.
  • Follow and maintain GMP standards at all times.
  • Participate and assist in quarterly inventory process.
  • Safely operates forklift/stand up reach truck
  • Using forklift, delivers packaging to Plant lines.
  • Using forklift, removes loaded pallets to designated 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in team functions as required
  • Must maintain warehouse in an organized and clean manner to ensure safety and good manufacturing processes
  • Interact with warehouse team members, quality control, and production to maximize output and efficiency
  • Other duties as directed by the supervisor. 

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Forklift, Hand truck, Tape gun, shrink wrap machine, scan gun proficient

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to perform counts using basic arithmetic skill.
  • Demonstrated forklift/stand up reach truck operation skills.
  • Scan gun proficient
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs consistently throughout shift.
  • Tolerance for both hot and cold environment.
  • Prior experience working in warehouse environment desirable.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions.
  • Communicates well verbally and in writing using the English language.

 

To apply, visit: http://bit.ly/1EIqzz4

 

Line Puller - Mishawaka, IN

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 Operations Manager regarding packaging required for daily production runs and insures appropriate inventory levels are maintained throughout the day.
  • Using forklift, delivers packaging to Plant lines.
  • Using forklift, 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 Operations Manager.
  • Advises Operations Manager when packaging inventories are low.
  • May be required to fill in for line stacker.
  • 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:

  • Forklift, hand truck, tape gun, stretch wrap machine;

 

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.
  • Forklift certification desirable.

 

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

Lead Warehouse Loader (Shift Lead) - Mishawaka, IN

POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinates and provides direction and leadership to the Warehouse staff. Coordinates all functions related to shipment of customer orders and warehouse storage operations and all related paperwork. Assures training and compliance with GMP’s and safety standards are maintained.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all warehouse employees understand essential functions of assigned job.
  • Responsible for Shipping Schedule and execution of all paperwork related to incoming and outgoing drivers.
  • Can perform any job under the Warehouse organizational structure.
  • Off loads finished product and stages pallets in compliance with predetermined “hold” areas.
  • Provides continuous training and support for new and existing employees including equipment operation, documentation requirements, quality and safety (GMP) standards.
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement ideas and implementation in assigned area.
  • Leads team in a variety of time sensitive events including quarterly inventory, accurate cycle counts. 
  • Insures accuracy of lot codes on all packing materials.
  • Performs projects as assigned by Operations Manager.

 

Equipment:

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

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate well using the English language.  Bi-lingual a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate a diverse workforce.
  • Understands and performs well in a cross functional environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in forklift equipment operation and certification.
  • Basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications.
  • High School or GED equivalent.

 

To apply, visit: http://bit.ly/1E1HSX2

Production Manager - Mishawaka, IN

Position Summary: Direct and manage all production 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 the Quality functions.  The Production Manager organizes activities & assigns jobs according to efficient and effective utilization of the staff.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate plant activities through the planning with departmental managers to insure the 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 their staff to nurture an empowered team environment.
    • Develop Supervisory staff in 1st 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.
    • Provides direction development and leadership to production supervisors.
    • Plan all operations resources and activities in keeping with the company’s objectives and targets.
    • Plans for the development of the staff by performing gap assessments, setting up developmental plans and organizing training.
    • Ensure that all the 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 operation manager
    • 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.

 

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in management, engineering, technology or science required.
    • A minimum of 8 years of direct management and supervisory experience in a manufacturing plant.  Petfood experience is highly preferred.
    • Experience in a food industry is a plus.
    • Good leadership skills with drive to motivate and direct the Plant operations.
    • Organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of business finances, budgets and contracts.
    • Excellent communication and supervisor skills.
    • Candidate must have good computer skills and knowledge of how an enterprise database and plant floor control system operates.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
    • Ability to 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.
    • 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 & Work Environment:

  •  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 the essential functions.
  •  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • 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 the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

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Key Account/ Distributor Manager, East

The sales team at WellPet is made up of sales professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work with their customers to ensure WellPet products are readily available for pets to enjoy!   We have an immediate opening for a Key Account/Distributor Manager to join our sales team.  This is a dynamic, highly visible role reporting to the East Area Sales Director.  The manager is responsible for building and executing a growth plan that executes the company strategy with 4-5 Key Accounts and a key distributor partner.  The ideal candidate should live within easy travel distance of Eastern Pennsylvania.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain good business relationships with key account/distributor principals; must be cognizant of their strategic direction, financial strength, challenges and overall value as a business partner.
  • Develop and manage a business forecast which clearly aligns to goals.  Ensure the forecast accounts for market dynamics driving the current/future performance, i.e. new area’s, new/lost accounts, inventory, etc.
  • Analyze & understand the critical drivers impacting the business and develop strategies and tactics that capitalize on these drivers. Key indicators include: POS, OTD, direct shipments, Share Development, Category Index, Mix Management, Spending, Returns/Markdowns, etc.
  • Understand and utilize all key measurements available to manage the plan, i.e Inventory Management by DC, Sku productivity by DC,  etc.
    • Highly analytical with a proven ability and understanding of key Performance Indices (PKI’s)
    • Effective control of Process and Projects
  • Ensure execution of Corporate Marketing strategy.  In addition, build plans to supplement as needed with account specific programming.
  • Create and implement new item launch strategies that leverage the retailer/distributor and it’s capabilities as an asset to drive execution.
  • Deliver thought leadership within the account to establish WellPet as THE category resource.
  • Identify and develop strong working relationships with cross functional team members including but not limited to marketing, telesales, purchasing, operations and the field sales team.
  • Champion the business needs for the accounts whether direct buy or serviced through the  distributor; work with peers to manage and develop the indirect support team to ensure objectives are met.
  • Assist Distributor in increasing their retailer’s market share by generating product GAP analysis reports for all existing and new product skus through OTD data.
  • Demonstrate clear ownership, leadership and accountability
  • Communicate crucial market, trade and competitive information on a timely basis.
  • Living the WellPet Culture and Values and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Required Core Competencies: Strong organization and account management skills, Detail Oriented, Negotiation, Analytical Thinker, Communication, Customer Focused, High Standards of Integrity, Results Driven, Organizational Awareness, Change Agent, Planning, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving and People/Relationship Management. 

 

Other requirements include: 

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 7 to 10 years’ experience in account/sales management in the consumer products industry.
  • Experience managing an indirect sales group and distributor management a plus
  • PC literacy with MS Office skills, particularly Excel and Word
  • Travel between 30% - 40% of the time

 

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Account Manager Delaware, Maryland and Virginia

Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia: 

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

  • Managing an account base of 100/120 pet specialty retailers in your assigned geographic area with 30% overnight travel
  • Territory is comprised of independent chains, local shops and regional/national retailers.
  • The ideal candidate resides in Southern Maryland/Northern VA marketplace.
  • Delivering results against set sales and placement quotas
  • Reporting on sales activities
  • Implementing promotional sales including national promotions and new products
  • Conducting product seminars, attend trade shows, dog/cat shows and other events with occasional weekend work
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

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

  • A strong sales background preferably from a solid sales structure company – grocery or pharmaceutical.
  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Being self-directed, flexible and work independently
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CMS tools

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