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Product Sourcing and Integrity Manager  –  Custom Development
Wholesale Industry
Type of Employment: Full-Time
Reports To: VP Sales, Key Accounts

The primary function of the Product Sourcing and Integrity Manager is to facilitate and manage the procurement of all custom and private label development products.   This position is within the Key Account Sales Department and will work closely with account managers, designers and our vendor partners.  This position will assist in managing supplier relationships, have product quality oversight, strive to negotiate and lower costs and will be responsible for making sure that all compliance and regulatory requirements are being met.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Product Sourcing and Procurement
    • Communicate new project requirements to sourcing partners.
    • Track and manage development projects based on customer deadline dates.
      • Sample procurement
      • Feedback and correction related to samples, strike-offs, material samples
    • Cost negotiation
      • Understand component costs and develop cost reduction strategies to meet company and customer requirements
  • Product Review and Quality Assurance
    • Compliance Oversight
    • Communicating regulatory compliance standards and/or specific customer standards to vendors.
    • Making sure that any needed testing is being done according to requirements.
    • Tracking and maintaining product test files specific to each product/project
    • Developing a working understanding and knowledge of the testing requirements for a wide range of products
  • Cross Functional Team Coordination
    • Attend and participate in planning meetings involving design and sales staff to review projects
    • Coordinating meetings to review ongoing projects in order to provide feedback and direction to vendors

QUALIFICATIONS (INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
  • 3+ years’ experience in similar or related role sourcing product, managing projects and working with internal teams on new product developmen
  • Strong organizational and negotiating skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing (internally and externally)
  • Strategic thinking – ability to recognize customer needs and opportunities and how those can be met
  • Time management /Multi-tasking skills – ability to work at a fast pace on multiple projects at the same time

Please send resume and cover letter to mchiu@mud-pie.com.

Vice President/National Sales Manager
Wholesale Industry
Type of Employment: Full-Time
Reports To: President

The Vice President / National Sales Manager (VPNSM) will report to Mud Pie’s President and have responsibility for growing the Company’s sales to independent channel customers through the development and execution of a sales strategy utilizing an outsourced sales partner organization, targeting expansion within the Company existing customer base and the acquisition of new accounts.
The VPNSM will establish and implement the independent channel sales plan and have leadership responsibility and accountability for the Company’s independent sales team and its performance.  The VPNSM primary objectives are to (i) develop and execute an effective growth strategy, as measured by sales growth with existing and new customers; (ii) lead the sales support team and customer service function through day-to-day responsibility for the development and performance of the independent sales team; and (iii) participate in developing the Company’s marketing efforts.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Leadership and management responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s independent channel sales strategy, function and performance
  • Determine sales and marketing strategy and establish sales goals 
  • Grow sales and enhance relationships with existing major customers
  • Identify new target channels
  • Direct account planning, revenue forecasting and performance management by sales team region and by Mud Pie division
  • Develop reporting tools to effectively monitor territory manager sales performance
  • Collaborate with the Company’s existing sales leadership and outsourced sales partner organization to ensure coordination and effectiveness of overall sales efforts
  • Direct and plan all trade show sales efforts
  • Contribute meaningfully to the development of the Company’s annual operating plans and budget  
  • Set standards for determining performance levels of employees under VPNSM

QUALIFICATIONS (INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience, including 3 years of experience selling business- to-business and a minimum of several years of sales management experience  
  • Proven results attaining sales goals, including solid prospecting skills and track record of developing new accounts and growing sales with existing customers
  • Proven understanding of selling and sales management best practices  
  • Proven sales function leadership and performance execution, including improving and supervising the day-to-day function of a sales organization 
  • Prior experience in the gift industry and/or retail gift trade, including pre-existing established relationships in the retail trade, strongly preferred 
  • Strong communications skills  
  • Driven, proactive, innovative and flexible personality with a strong sense of initiative and ownership
COMPENSATION:
  • Base salary commensurate with capabilities and past success  
  • Competitive benefits package  

Please send resume and cover letter to greatjobs@mud-pie.com.
Customer Service Representative
Wholesale Industry
Type of Employment: Full-Time
Reports To: Customer Service Manager 

Responsibilities:
  • Answer incoming calls, letters, emails, and faxes from Customers and Field Sale’s Managers. 
  • Key phone orders while introducing new and related products to customers to promote inside sales. 
  • Key fax/e-mail orders.Assist with payment of accounts verifying all information and process transactions.
  • Works as a Customer advocate resolving Customer concerns and logging all calls using APPRISE ERP system.
  • Maintain and respond to e-mails and follow-up as needed
  • Works as a liaison between Field Sale’s Managers and company as well as wholesale customers and company to successfully process order through the system.
  • Addresses various account issues and resolves them to release and expedite orders
Qualifications:
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be computer literate - Proficient with Email and Microsoft Office Products including Excel
  • 6 months previous customer service or call center experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make good decisions 
  • Resolve issues in a clear and calm matter
Please send resume and cover letter to rwestbrook@mud-pie.com.
Public Relations Intern
Fashion Industry
Type of Employment: Part-Time/Full-Time
Reports To: Director of PR

Description:
Mud Pie is looking for qualified interns interested in learning all aspects of the fashion public relations field. The intern who fills this position should expect to gain real world experience in the fashion industry and should be committed to high standards.  It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent written communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the current media environment.

Responsibilities
  • Monitor all forms of media
  • Write press releases and other materials
  • Assist with mailings, print production
  • Create interview preparation materials
  • Compile contact lists
  • Search for press clippings and create clipping reports
  • Create or update online content
  • Coordinate events
  • Screen phone calls
  • Create and post to social media outlets
Requirements
Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media and online blogging. Only candidates proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus. 

Majors 
Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

Please email resume and cover letter toefruchtman@mud-pie.com.

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