Women in the Pet Industry Conference

WIPIN to Hold 2nd Annual Women-Focused Pet Business Conference and Awards Show in Portland this Summer

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 24, 2014) (PetPR News Distribution) – Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), a leading organization designed on women entrepreneurs in the ever-growing pet industry, has announced it will be holding its 2nd annual women-focused pet business conference and awards show, titled “All About Growth,” Aug. 14-16 in Portland.
Krista Wickens, owner of PetZen Products, was one of the more than 80 pet industry professionals who attended WIPIN’s “The Start of Something Big!” Conference & Awards Show in Portland last August.

“If you are a woman in the pet industry, this is a conference you should not miss,” Wickens said. “Absolutely first class all the way – first-class connections, first-class sessions.”

Pet professionals from all career paths within the industry are invited to attend the three-day All About Growth Conference & Awards Show, where 24 business experts will deliver presentations on a variety of compelling topics, such as business strategies, effective marketing, social media success and building connections. Attendees will also be provided the time to forge important partnerships and delve into needs, niches and how to best collaborate with other pet professionals, vendors and sponsors.

In addition to the above, the 25 finalists for WIPIN’s Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award will share what makes them successful, and the 2014 Pet Industry Woman of the Year will be announced during the awards banquet on Friday, Aug. 15.

“There are more pets in American households than children, and pet parents are sparing no expense to ensure their four-legged friends feel safe, happy and loved,” Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN, said. “The All About Growth Conference & Awards Show gives pet professionals the opportunity to talk, share and brag about their brand with some of the most influential businesswomen in the pet industry who will share that news with their own vast networks of pet parents and pet professionals, resulting in unlimited potential for business growth.”

For more information or to register for the All About Growth Conference & Awards Show, please visit www.womeninthepetindustry.com/conference/.

Nestle Purina Seeks a Demand Planning Statistician in St. Louis

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :  Nestle Purina Jobs for Pet Lovers
1.  Build and maintain historical models and data files using a variety of statistical
techniques including backward stepwise regression, multiple linear regression, and other time series methods.
2.  Calculate weekly statistical forecasts to be used as the basis for scheduling at all plants and materials procurement at the division level.
3.  Recalibrate forecast models periodically by analyzing predictions vs. actual sales patterns and making appropriate model revisions.
4.  Collect, utilize and measure key CDG, Marketing and Operations Planning inputs to the statistical forecast models.
5.  Develop, maintain, enhance, and document SAS Forecasting System programs.
6.  Continually monitor forecast variances and minimizes these variances through statistical research and experimentation. Investigate, justify and develop potential Market Response Modeling opportunities.
7.  Maintain awareness of current developments in statistics and their potential application to problems and processes within the department and division.

The Honest Kitchen Seeks a Regional Sales Rep in Chicago for Pet Specialty Brands

The Honest Kitchen

Do you want to work for one of the hottest brands in Pet Specialty?? 

 The Regional Sales Representative (SR) position will manage sales within an assigned territory, driving sales, building relationships and building brand awareness in independent and regional pet nutrition chains. The SR will work with regional leadership to execute strategies that drive growth. The SR is responsible for increasing market share and awareness of the Company’s products in the assigned sales territory while supporting our distributor sales network.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION

The SR’s primary responsibilities will focus on the following requirements.  Additional requests will be made to support the Regional Sales Manager as necessary.

  • Manage assigned territory to achieve sales growth and targets by conducting account visits and participating in regional and trade events.
  • Actively participate in product demo sessions to drive brand awareness and trial.
  • Participate in training and developing customers in their knowledge regarding the Company’s products and its nutritional value.
  • Gain understanding and insight of customer and consumer needs by direct interaction with consumers.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management and reporting of sales activity and data.
  • Update daily and weekly reports as requested.
  • Provide forecast information as requested.
  • Track lead generation and report activity to Sales Management.
  • Work closely with distributors Sales rep and conduct regular rep “ride alongs”
  • Execute store visits and make sure product is properly merchandised, faced and identify opportunities to sell-in more product.
  • Achieve superior retail positioning for the Company’s products and marketing materials.
  • Be a brand ambassador, emulating the company values while identifying and participating in grassroots community events.
  • Travel as required achieving territory sales objectives.
  • Must be passionate about selling, especially pet nutrition.
  • Requires strong analytical, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and is a quick learner.
  • Outstanding organization and follow up skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Impeccable attention to detail and goes the extra mile to see things

Putney Seeks Human Resource Assistant in Portland, Maine

Job description

Putney is currently seeking a Human Resources Assistant to manage the day to day administration in the human resources function.  The HR Assistant will carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following areas: recruitment and onboarding, benefits administration, employment, payroll, and training and development.  The HR Assistant contributes to the accomplishment of HR practices and objectives that will provide a high performance culture emphasizing Putney’s core values.

Desired Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in the HR function combined with a bachelor’s degree.  He/she must possess strong attention to detail, have exceptional standards where confidentiality and ethics are concerned, and be able to prioritize and multi-task.  He/she must be able to communicate effectively across the company and to all levels.  Knowledge of administrative procedures, records maintenance, and computer software are needed.  Experience using ADP Workforce Now is a plus.

United Kennel Club Seeks Customer Service Rep in Kalamazoo, MI

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Job Title: Customer Service Representative (Bilingual-Spanish)

Department: Customer Service

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hours per Week: 40 (Overtime as required)

Benefits: Life insurance, health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401(k)

Primary duties and responsibilities: Receive incoming customer telephone calls requiring, but not limited to, the following job functions:
• Answer general questions about products and services
• Verify status of work orders
• Direct customer in filling out work order applications
• Collect information for existing work order requests

Other responsibilities: may include but are not limited to:
• Conduct outbound telephone calls to support work order requests
• Generate written correspondence
• Process work orders (data entry)

 

Qualifications / Work Experience:
• Must speak and write Spanish fluently

• High School diploma is required.
• Familiar with customer service environment; high volume call center experience in a plus.
• Must be MS Office proficient
• Proven ability to exercise good judgment and work independently with high work standards.

Skills and Knowledge required for the position:
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Able to Multitask and adapt to change
• Dependable and punctual
• Organized
• Team player exhibiting professional attitude and behavior

Safety Assistant Manager Needed at Nestle Purina in Allentown, PA

Nestlé Purina North America

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Assistant Manager, Safety will assist the Safety Manager and factory in the implementation of policies and programs necessary to fully comply with Nestle Purina PetCare “Safety” Programs and Loss Control objectives.  This position will provide training and ensure proper communication at all levels of the plant to achieve full preparation in the Safety and Loss Control programs and compliance with Federal, State, and Local Government regulations. The Assistant Manager, Safety will act as a resource to all departments in the plant to provide safety and loss control support.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :

Schedules and follows up on Safety Training requirements (OSHA/Corporate). Enters, tracks, and reports safety training attendance for all employees.  Perform Safety Orientation for new hires and contractors.

Help develop, implement and monitor Allentown’s Safety Programs which includes Behavioral Safety, to prevent and eliminate injuries, near misses, and damage to company property.

Help maintain compliance with local, state, and federal safety requirements.  Maintain OSHA 300 Log.

Maintain the observation records and reporting system for the DuPont STOP program.  Perform STOP observations in accordance with the program guidelines.

Help ensure safety inspections and observations are conducted and make recommendation for safety improvements throughout the plant.

Help organize, coordinate, and conduct training for Safety Committee on safety topics and current safety programs in the plant.

Become the Plant Emergency Organization(PEO) Coordinator – schedule quarterly meetings with PEO Chiefs to plan PEO training/exercises; coordinate and schedule exercises and training.

Provide customer service for all employees with inquiries in the areas of safety to include, but not limited to; Workman’s compensation, Personal Protective Equipment(PPE), etc.

Perform all other duties as assigned

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Administration responsibilities regarding documentation for accident / incident investigations, and follow up, health and safety related issues.  Schedule and maintain records on all medical surveillance testing, Forktruck training, CPR training, First Aid training, hearing tests, Flu shots, etc. Coordinates and maintain records of Risk Assessments and administration of document changes. Assist the Safety Manager with the maintenance of documents and the process of OHSAS 18001 Management System.  Schedule and maintain records for Site Safety Committee meetings and attendance.    Responsible for additional administrative tasks as required by the Safety Manager.

As part of the Management Development Program, the successful candidate will need to be open to relocation in approximately 1 to 4 years.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Lifestyle Editor Needed at Pet360 in Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Company Description

About Pet360, Inc.

Pet360, Inc. is the largest and fastest growing integrated media & ecommerce company dedicated to the U.S. consumer pet industry. We are headquartered in the Philadelphia area with offices in NYC, Miami, Colorado and Louisville and have distribution centers on both coasts.  We are redefining the pet parenting experience by providing pet owners easy access to the tools and resources they need – trusted information from a team of experts, connections to other pet parents, and convenient online ordering solutions for pet food, meds and supplies.

As the company continues to grow, we’re looking to expand the Pet360 Pack by adding talented individuals who enjoy an innovative, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where change is encouraged and your impact is instantly visible. The company is backed by leading private equity and venture capital firms and is well capitalized to continue our exceptional growth. Our family of premium brands includes Pet360.com – the most comprehensive online resource for pet parents; petMD.com – the world’s largest digital resource for pet health information; PetFoodDirect.com – the leading online retailer of pet food, medications and supplies; BlogPaws – the largest professional network of pet bloggers and social media enthusiasts; and Only Natural Pet – a complete line of natural pet supplies specifically formulated to be biologically appropriate for cats and dogs. Today, our network reaches more than 12 million pet parents each month!

Job Description

Lifestyle Editor Position Overview:

As Pet360’s Lifestyle Editor you will be a part of the Content Team working closely with our Analytics and Acquisition Teams to create Pet360 (lifestyle) content, which will be published natively on-site as well as to major partners.

Vet Assistant Needed in Willow Grove at PawsPlus

Vet Assistant

March 14, 2014 – June 30, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range: $10-12 hr
Employment Type: Part Time
District: Philadelphia
Description: Do you have a Veterinary background and LOVE to work with pets and their people?
Come join our PawsPlus team!

We’re looking for team members for our Mobile Pet Vaccination Clinics in the Philadelphia, PA and Southern New Jersey regions!

Veterinary/animal handling experience is a must!

This is an hourly, part-time position

Must be available to work Saturday & Sunday

Our office is in Willow Grove, Pa.

Duties: Assisting veterinarians by holding canine and feline pets as vaccines are administered and tests are performed.

Educating clients on preventative pet care with the ability to determine which preventatives and vaccines are best suited to their pet’s lifestyle.

Reconciling end of day vaccine certificates, bank reconciliation, heartworm testing results, restocking.

Qualifications: Veterinary experience is required

Available to work on 2 to 3 weekend days per month

Able to commit 10-12 hours of work per weekend day

Able to appropriately & safely restrain fractious pets when necessary

Able to lift 50-lbs and stand for long periods of time

Must be 21-years or older with a valid drivers’ license and good driving record

**Must have a car**

Strong product knowledge on heartworm preventatives, flea preventatives & vaccine protocols.

Strong knowledge of intestinal parasites prevention, heartworm prevention, & heartworm disease in both cats & dogs

Detail oriented with the ability to think clearly and multitask in a busy environment.

Ability to perform basic math accurately

Have strong client education & communication skills (bi-lingual skills preferred but not required)

A can do attitude and a team player!!

PETCO Seeks a Manager in the Dog and Cat Department, Paoli PA

Dog and Cat Manager

dog, cat, pets

Help Wanted
Must love Dogs and Cats

United States-Pennsylvania-PAOLI-82 E Lancaster Ave Ste A-1B (2886)

Work Locations

82 E Lancaster Ave Ste A-1B (2886)
82 E Lancaster Ave Ste A-1B
 PAOLI 19301

Description

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.
From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you’ll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.
Purpose Statement:
Responsible for the achievement of the dog and cat department’s budgeted sales goals, gross margin, merchandise shrink targets, managing inventory levels, reported budgeted expense rates and budgeted contribution.  Accountable for driving sales and for the overall effective operations within the area of dog and cat food, litter, supplies, toys, treats, rawhide, containment, apparel, etc.
You will provide associates with ongoing training and coaching while ensuring a friendly and courteous atmosphere in the department. Working with store management, you will develop proper scheduling to promote excellent customer service during all store hours. You will also partner with the Inventory Manager to ensure in-stock levels.

Neslte Purina Seeks a Senior Quality Specialist in Allentown, PA

WHY PURINA:  Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is a leader in the pet products industry, dedicated to enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them. Our passion for pets is matched only by our passion for the business. Innovation and inspiration fill the halls of every Nestlé Purina office. We are pioneers. Our processes are revolutionary. Our pursuit of excellence is persistent. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. That’s why we’re a global leader in the pet care category and recently named a 2014 Best Place to Work by one of the world’s largest online career communities – Glassdoor.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Ingredient Specialist will play a pivotal role in the quality assurance of all incoming ingredients used for producing the highest quality pet food. As the ingredient functional expert, you will ensure incoming ingredient HACCP requirements are fully met and documented.  This position assures compliance to ingredient specifications in the evaluation process through development and training of procedures and test methods, equipment calibration and validation, and adherence to policies.  The Ingredient Specialist will lead continuous improvement efforts in all aspects of incoming ingredients.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :  • Ensure comprehensive understanding of incoming ingredient HACCP requirements and actively ensure our programs fully support all requirements, including but not limited to cross-contamination, foreign material, infestation, verification of Certificate of analysis, and shelf life.

• Develop and administer ingredient training program for ingredient receiving operators and Quality Assurance staff.

• Learn and maintain appropriate knowledge base about the ingredients used in order to identify potential risks, provide training, and understand functions in ingredient formulas.

• Support/provide guidance for plant controlled ingredient acceptance decisions.

• Assess re-sampling and retesting prior to escalation and/or rejection of ingredients.

• Monitor ingredient storage and expired ingredients via weekly reporting. Take lead in ensuring appropriate compliance.

• Develop and sustain overall process for ingredient receiving and escalation/rejection. Train backup(s) on process.

• Weekly reporting of vendor performance.  Issue VNR’s (Vendor Non-compliance Reports) as needed. Monitor and manage supplier corrective action in response to VNR’s.

 

Nestle Purina Seeks an Assistant Manager in Allentown, PA

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Assistant Manager, Safety will assist the Safety Manager and factory in the implementation of policies and programs necessary to fully comply with Nestle Purina PetCare “Safety” Programs and Loss Control objectives.  This position will provide training and ensure proper communication at all levels of the plant to achieve full preparation in the Safety and Loss Control programs and compliance with Federal, State, and Local Government regulations. The Assistant Manager, Safety will act as a resource to all departments in the plant to provide safety and loss control support.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :

Schedules and follows up on Safety Training requirements (OSHA/Corporate). Enters, tracks, and reports safety training attendance for all employees.  Perform Safety Orientation for new hires and contractors.

Help develop, implement and monitor Allentown’s Safety Programs which includes Behavioral Safety, to prevent and eliminate injuries, near misses, and damage to company property.

Help maintain compliance with local, state, and federal safety requirements.  Maintain OSHA 300 Log.

Maintain the observation records and reporting system for the DuPont STOP program.  Perform STOP observations in accordance with the program guidelines.

Help ensure safety inspections and observations are conducted and make recommendation for safety improvements throughout the plant.

Help organize, coordinate, and conduct training for Safety Committee on safety topics and current safety programs in the plant.

Become the Plant Emergency Organization(PEO) Coordinator – schedule quarterly meetings with PEO Chiefs to plan PEO training/exercises; coordinate and schedule exercises and training.

Provide customer service for all employees with inquiries in the areas of safety to include, but not limited to; Workman’s compensation, Personal Protective Equipment(PPE), etc.

Perform all other duties as assigned

Lavonda’s Pet Salon in Navarre, FL Seeks a Pet Groomer

Pet Groomer

About the Job

Applicant should have at least 2 years of grooming experience, must be comfortable with all dog breeds and their respective grooming patterns.​  Set your own hours.​  Must have references and be able to pass background check.​  The more dogs you groom, the more money you will make, it is as simple as that.​  Must be compassionate and patient with the dogs.​  Cat grooming experience is a plus but not required.​  Please only actual groomers need to reply to this add.​  Our facility is located in Navarre Fl.​, which is about 25 miles east of Pensacola Fl.​  We have a 1200 sq.​’ facility and have a large customer base and have been in business for many years.​

PetSmart in Everett, MA needs a Grooming Salon Manager

PetSmart - Pet supplies and pet products for healthier, happier pets

Retail Grooming Salon Manager

Fetch your future! If you’re passionate about pets and want to build a challenging career with the leading pet retailer, why not combine your love for pets with a rewarding career at PetSmart? PetSmart is a dynamic Fortune 500 company that provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet supplies, as well as grooming, pet training and pet adoption services.  With more than 1,200 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and over 185 in-store PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities and Doggie Day Camps, PetSmart is the nation’s largest specialty retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. 

 

We are currently seeking candidates that desire a challenging and rewarding career providing exceptional customer service, working as part of a team, and providing care to all pets and their parents. We provide an extensive training program and are seeking candidates who support our vision to provide Total Lifetime Care for every pet, every parent, every time. 

Retail Grooming Salon Manager

Our salon is one of the fastest growing services at PetSmart.  The salon experience can range from a nail clipping to a full service groom.  The Retail Grooming Salon Manager is responsible for ensuring an efficient and positive grooming experience.  This is a hands-on management position in which involves grooming pets, interfacing with our pet parents and generating new business.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Greeting pets, helping pet parents identify their pets’ individual needs and finding appropriate solutions    
  • Managing all aspects of the Grooming Salon operations
  • Driving to generate sales and control operating expenses
  • Executing all hiring, training/developing and management functions for a staff of five or more associates
  • Grooming all breeds to standard
  • Strictly adhering to all policies and procedures to ensuring the safety of all pets in our salons
  • Maintaining salon appearance standards

Minimum Requirements:

·         Minimum two years of professional grooming experience or five years of previous manager experience

·         Ability to work flexible hours (including nights, weekends and holidays).

Banfield Seeks a Veterinary Technician in Naples, Florida

Veterinary Technician

About the Job

Veterinary Technician position(s)
(Naples, Florida)
Immediate veterinary technician position(s) available in a fast-paced 7 day a week veterinary hospital in Naples these are full time 40 hr/​wk positions where weekend (Saturday and Sundays) are required.​ We are currently looking for candidates who must possess the following qualities:
-a positive attitude
-excellent communication skills
-ability to multitask
-a sense of humor
-an eye for detail
-self-motivated
-ablility to work without supervision
-pride in doing your job
and most of all you must be dedicated, reliable and a TEAM PLAYER
Experienced veterinary technician must be proficient in
-drawing blood
-setting catheters
-anesthesia procedures and monitoring
Basic lab work including but not limited to
Fecal, urinalysis and skin diagnostics
Proper restraint of both cats and dogs and the ability to lift more than 50lbs is a must.​
Although we are looking for experience we are willing to train the right candidate who is motivated and quick learning for a career you’ll love.​
Employee benefits include:
-401K
-Dental
-Vision
-Competitive pay
-Bonuses
-Paid vacation and holiday
-Personal pet benefits and discounts
-Extended learning program available
-Set schedules

Dog Trainer Needed in Orlando Florida

About the Job

Outside Sales Rep/​Dog Training Evaluator

Company Description- Southland Dog Training provides in-home dog training for clients in central Florida.​ We have been in business since 1986.​ We work with people and their pets in the privacy and convenience of their own homes.​ We deal with everything from Standard Obedience Training, Puppy Training and Problem Solving to Mobility/​Stability, PTSD, Psychological Service Dog, Autism Service Dog and Diabetes Alert Dog Training.​

 

Job Description-This is a unique sales position because part of your sales presentation will involve temperament testing the family’s dog(s).​ This temperament test is how we determine trainability and uncover problems.​ Our training manager will teach you how to administer and grade the temperament test and our sales manager will help you to use it in your sales presentation to help close the sale.​

As a part of the lead generation process you will be building relationships with businesses like:

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Pet shops
  • Groomers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Endocrinologists

And other businesses whose clients would benefit from our services.​

 

Invisible Fence Seeks a Service Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

Installation and Service Technician…Must Love Dogs!

About the Job

For the last 40 years, Invisible Fence® Brand has been keeping more than 2 million dogs and cats safe at home by providing pet owners with trusted technology, proven training procedures – and total peace of mind.​ We pioneered the concept of electronic pet containment.​  The results of our efforts are impressive.​ We have a 98%​ customer satisfaction rating and a 99.​5%​ success rating of keeping Dogs Safe at Home.​

 

Job Description

Work hard and have fun while installing, servicing and repairing the Invisible Fence® Brand system.​ The service technician job also requires training dogs & cats on the system and teaching our customers about the system.​ We provide a company vehicle and all of the tools – you supply the energy and enthusiasm that makes our employees #1 in the industry!

Requirements for service technician:

       Valid driver’s license with good record.​

       Customer service and/​or sales experience.​

       Great communication skills.​

       Enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather.​

       Enjoy working with dogs and people.​

       Must be able to work Saturdays.​ Closed Sundays.​

Associate Brand Manager Needed in San Francisco at Big Heart Pet Brands

Big Heart Pet Brands

Broad Function and Scope of the Position:

The ABM will support a SBM to lead innovation platforms and products through to launch. They will help lead cross-functional teams who will be responsible for quickly shepherding product concepts through the Big Heart Pet Brands Fast To Market innovation process, considering strategic, consumer, technical, and business viability. They will lead with an Enterprise mindset, balancing the need for creativity and an entrepreneurial approach with strategy and discipline. They will work with the base business team to ensure strategic alignment. They will represent innovation with multiple stakeholders, such as R&D, Consumer Insights, Operations, Sales and Customers.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy
•Help shape and support brand innovation strategies
•Engage with base team to develop innovation strategy for their brands

Innovation and Strategy:
•Support and manage innovation projects linked to brand strategies
•Responsible for leading product innovation from concept through to launch
•Manages overall project and timeline
•Leverage company’s stage-gate process to incorporate consumer data and organization strategic goals
•Leverage research (historical, secondary) and insights (consumer and supplier research, trends) to Innovation opportunities
•Work closely with stakeholders throughout the organization (R&D, Manufacturing, Sales etc.) to both manage the work and ensure effective buy-in
•Facilitate meetings of stakeholders to develop novel ideas and solutions while creating buy-in

Finance:
•Manage budget for projects
•Manage all product launches to meet financial goals

Linking Mechanisms and Expectations:
•Partner with internal (and external) resources to develop concepts and prototypes
•Support commercialization of initiatives cross-functionally and through the organization, partnering closely with R&D, Operations, Finance, Sales, Creative Services
•Be the face of product innovation with customers, partnering personally with Sales

Part Time Demonstrator Needed at The Pet Firm in Bethesda, MD

The primary responsibility is to complete all assigned scheduled demo events under the direction of designated Supervisor and Vendor. Promote sales through education of specific vendor products.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to communicating product benefits, meet sales quota, implement and distribute IRC’s point of sale materials, collect data, audit and stock vendor items on sales floor. Set up product display tables when applicable.

Attend training calls, actively participate in development training both self pace learning and instructor led.

Identify competition and any significant changes in pricing, promotion and volume.

Identify selling opportunities. Talk to customers about their pets, and their pet’s needs, provide solution with representing vendors product.

Arrive at specific work location on time and in adherence to Company dress code.

Keep work areas neat, safe and shoppable for store customers.

Communicate any problems, concerns or customer questions to appropriate store management & /or Direct Supervisor.

Represents The Pet Firm in a professional manner at all times by adhering to all Company policies and procedures.

Fax all completed Demo Reports, with store signature, within 24 hours of store completion, to designated number, as directed by Direct Supervisor.

Adhere to The Pet Firm Code of Conduct and Performance Expectations.

Any other reasonable requests related to the job.

Big Heart Pet Brands is Seeking a Plant Accountant in Bloomsburg, PA

Job description

Del Monte foods has an opening for a Plant Accountant at our Bloomsburg Distribution center, offering a stable and challenging work environment.

The position requires:
•4 year BA or BS in Accounting, Finance or Business and 2 yr. experience
•Strong computer skills
•Strong analytical skills
•Good oral and written communication skills.
•Knowledge of distribution center finance helpful, but not required
Responsibilities include preparing, analyzing, and maintaining accurate accounting records for Eastern Region DC’s. This includes financial reporting, assisting with budgets and forecasts.

Big Heart Pet Brands Seeking a Packaging Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA

BROAD FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
Conducts Packaging R&D projects, leading to the commercialization of new and innovative products as well as cost savings and packaging improvements on existing products. This position typically supports part or all of one business unit within the Del Monte organization.

Responsible for planning and conducting packaging projects to support plant and marketing driven business initiatives. The incumbent works with various activity teams to develop a plan for implementation of business objectives. He/she works with his/her manager in setting priorities and establishing project test plans. The incumbent is expected to further develop project management skills to more independently plan and coordinate plant tests and lab tests. The position works with Purchasing, Marketing, Operations, QA, and multiple outside vendors to resolve packaging design and quality issues. The incumbent must be able to conduct basic trouble shooting to identify root cause and corrective action for challenges encountered. The individual is expected to independently identify and support cost savings initiatives. Performance is measured on ability to efficiently and technically conduct and deliver projects, and on the ability to work with peers and other functional groups as a team member with minimal managerial support.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent’s most significant internal contacts include Marketing, Purchasing, QA and Operations. The incumbent will write the packaging specifications for approval by the manager. Problems of a technical nature for which the incumbent has no experience or problems related to coordination with other groups must be referred to the manager.

•Develop and provide technical competency within the functional area. Demonstrate technical competence in completion of assigned packaging projects, with self-direction under manager (guidance from manager as needed), with strong focus on productivity/value engineering, sustainability, and technical troubleshooting.
•Demonstrate strong lab skills; record, collate, critically evaluate and interpret experimental data, and make appropriate recommendations to manager through written or oral reports, as well as to a broader audience. Maintain lab notebook; basic math skills are essential.
•Must be able to comprehend and give written & verbal directions/instructions. Recording and maintaining written documentation is critical; expected to provide written project updates monthly. Compose PIR’s PRRs, Process Memos, or other appropriate documentation.
•Demonstrate creativity and competence in planning and completion of projects. Contribute to the innovation process by providing creative ideas and input for new products/packages driven by consumer/customer insights.
•Demonstrate professionalism and work well with others; participate in meetings as a team member. Participates in cross-functional ideation sessions.
•Keep abreast of new packaging technologies and advances in own business unit, as well as other business units, with a global perspective; recommend for consideration where appropriate. Look for potentially patentable intellectual property, communicating to manager and Legal, assisting with patent application draft. Continuously look for potential new technology-based benefits or platforms (e.g., easy open, clear, re-sealable, etc.), with claims, for new and existing product lines.
•Directly supervise lab technicians and plant personnel during plant tests.
•Responsible for partnering with his/her manager in the establishment of an annual development plan.
•Must be able to travel independently to plant and vendor locations, sometimes for extended periods.