careers

Are you passionate about following design trends? Do you want the opportunity to work with distinctive product? Mud Pie is looking for strong individuals to join our award winning team.

Mud Pie designs and manufactures amazingly affordable gifts. Based in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the company is comprised of 3 divisions--Mud Pie Kids, Mud Pie Living and Mud Pie Fashion. Mud Pie is a favorite brand of style-conscious consumers and is available in over 16,000 specialty retailers and department stores around the world. Mud Pie has been in business for 25 years and continues to grow as a leader in the infant, fashion and home gift industry. Tremendous brand equity, on-trend product offerings and our talented staff continue to fuel our success.We believe great people and product create great results. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy a progressive work environment and bring the best attitude and effort to work every day.

 

Job Title: Credit Analyst

Mud Pie is currently seeking a Credit Analyst to join our rapidly growing team. The Credit Analyst is responsible for the evaluation and extension of credit to customers. They will collect receivables, monitor risk and make recommendations regarding risk reduction strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage customer accounts within assigned portfolio by engaging in phone calls and/or emails. This includes negotiating payment arrangements as well as building relationships with customers in order to understand their needs and issues.
  • Identify problem accounts, write-offs, and related adjustments and work until resolution.
  • Work collaboratively with various departments internally to resolve issues, improve processes, and manage customer accounts in order to expedite collections from customers in assigned portfolio.
  • Collaborate closely with the business operations team on customer billing issues including: contract related questions, adjustments, pricing, disputes, returns and other miscellaneous questions.
  • Communicate with all levels of the sales team regarding delinquent accounts, invoicing and/or contract questions until resolution is achieved.
  • Utilize and interpret credit reports, financial statements and related information to determine appropriate credit limits for new and existing customers. Analyzes, assesses and reports on risk of potential new accounts and makes recommendations to management regarding risk reduction strategies and alternative financing methodologies.
  • Maintain compliance with required internal controls and departmental procedures.
  • Assist with training and mentoring as requested by direct manager and management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related degree with 2+ years Credit, Collections and/or A/R experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with customers.
  • Highly organized and able to work independently.
  • Ability to rapidly solve complex problems.
  • Adaptable to change in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrate positive and professional behavior as a member of a team.

Interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest and qualifications along with a resume to Humanresources@mudpie.com


 

Job Title: National Account Manager

Mud Pie is seeking a National Account Manager to join our National Sales team! The National Account Manager’s responsibility will range from maintenance and growth of existing accounts to prospecting and developing new business.  This role will be responsible for interaction with other company departments in order to provide support to and foster growth with assigned accounts. The National Account Manager will be responsible for meeting pre-established objectives including customer development and growth goals. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Setting and executing strategic growth objectives for key accounts
  • Coordinating cross functional efforts with other departments to achieve sales objectives
  • Direct presentation and sales call preparation for new product presentations and line reviews
  • Product, pricing and collateral
  • Acting as sales call lead – both on sight and via phone as needed
  • Daily account maintenance (including but not limited to the following);
  • Responding to customer requests (samples, order status etc)
  • Report analysis and monitoring of item performance
  • Resolving any customer related issues with assigned accounts (pricing discrepancies, etc)
  • Communication of changes in product line
  • Identifying, prospecting and developing new business

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in direct retailer account sales
  • Must have experience managing accounts with Cracker Barrel and/or Amazon
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing (internally and externally)
  • “Self Starter” mentality –ability and comfort in proactively pursuing new opportunities
  • 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
  • Experience in the infant, apparel, gift, fashion and/or home décor industries a plus
  • Travel required 20% of time

Interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest and qualifications along with a resume to Humanresources@mudpie.com


 

Job Title: Kids Designer

Mud Pie is actively seeking a Kids Designer to join our National Accounts team! We are searching for experienced apparel designers with knowledge and exposure of the infant/toddler industry. Candidates must have 1 – 3 years of previous or relevant experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience in apparel design, preferably baby or toddler
  • Understanding and knowledge of fabrics and apparel construction
  • Experience in gift/hard good design
  • Capability to work/collaborate and lead a small team
  • Ability to recognize and analyze trends
  • Must be comfortable communicating with overseas vendors
  • Group presentation skills including oral delivery and product walk-throughs
  • Ability to multi-task with exceptional organizational skills
  • Experience with in-line and private label design
  • Execution of designs with overseas vendors through an outlined sampling and development process
  • Collaboration with Technical Designer in creation of apparel tech packs
  • Approvals for all design and production submits
  • Support development team and sales team by preparing necessary visual tools

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Graphic Design or related field
  • 1 – 3 years in a fashion design role
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Suite
  • Excellent organization and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain and build relationships with overseas vendors
  • High level of creativity paired with strong understanding of the Mud Pie aesthetic
  • Be able to work on deadlines and juggle multiple projects at once
  • Organization with a dedication to details and final product quality
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude under pressure
  • Must show work portfolio; may be asked to complete a small “project” for evaluation

*Applicants without resumes and portfolios will not be considered*  

Interested candidates must submit a portfolio and resume to Humanresources@mudpie.com.


 

Job Title: Customer Relations Specialist

Mud Pie is hiring enthusiastic, positive and motivated individuals to join our Customer Care team. This role is the perfect opportunity for entry level candidates to learn the industry and have ample opportunity to grow within the company!  The Customer Relations Specialist will support the sales team and work directly with buyers at specialty retail stores nationwide.  They will handle incoming/outgoing calls and emails, manage inquiries and resolve concerns as well as upsell products to promote the sales of Mud Pie merchandise. Some administrative projects may be assigned on an as needed basis. It is imperative that the Customer Relations Specialist possess strong communication skills, has an eagerness to learn and is team-oriented, so if this sounds like the perfect position for you, we’d love to hear from you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in small call center setting handling incoming calls and emails from customers and sales organization
  • Learn new product lines each season to be able to promote sales and respond to inquiries
  • Handle administrative tasks associated with orders, including order input into customized software system
  • Open accounts and maintain customer records
  • Initiate outbound sales and customer service calls and emails
  • Proactively generate sales and upsell products
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Territory Managers as well as buyers

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or 2 years equivalent work experience in a call center, customer service, marketing or sales position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external customers required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Outlook programs.   
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Flexible with the ability to work independently and multitask
  • Ability to remain positive and focused in a fast paced environment
  • Confident problem solver that proactively resolves issues
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment

Interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest and qualifications along with a resume to HumanResources@mudpie.com.


 

Job Title: Product Designer for Home Division

Mud Pie is currently seeking a Product Designer to join our HOME team! Our Home department includes everything from table tops, ceramics, home décor, soft goods and more. We are looking for artistic individuals with a passion for creative excellence to design and deliver quality products. The Product Designer will work collaboratively with team members to gather on trend market data, develop original design concepts that coincide with the Mud Pie aesthetic, and turn visions into end products. The ideal candidate must be creative, a team player, have keen attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task under deadline pressure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with current color, font and print trends and style
  • Ability and desire to continually gather market data on key fashion and home      trends
  • Translate trends into concepts that fit the Mud Pie brand
  • Strong creative vision including style, color and pattern direction
  • Versatility and resourcefulness  in design styles and techniques
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to work efficiently, accurately and within budget
  • Proven ability to multi-task under deadline pressure with excellent follow through
  • Identify piece types and products for development
  • Prepare presentation materials for line previews
  • Responsible for sample review and approval
  • Develop SKU-level designs with a proven ability to build an assortment

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or related design field
  • Will consider entry level candidates, with the right experience that are willing to grow with Mud Pie  
  • Ability to manage product design in fast-paced as deadline driven environment
  • Works well with a team but independently with minimal direction
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

Interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest and qualifications along with a resume to Humanresources@mudpie.com.