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Job Locations US-MA-Plymouth
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 days ago(5/6/2021 11:01 AM)
Job Summary Statement:   Cool Gear is looking for a full-time Mid-level Packaging Designer. This candidate will be working on packaging and POP/POS Materials. The ideal candidate is captivated with packaging design and is very organized. Candidates should be self-starters with a demonstrated passion for great design. The Cool Gear team is comprised of individuals who thrive on finding solutions to problems, possess the desire to dive in and learn in a fast-paced environment, and like working in a collaborative setting.   Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: - Work closely within Creative team to design, develop and produce packaging structures that are both innovative & brand guided, while considering quality, assembly and cost-effectiveness. - Evaluate packaging materials, processes and costs with internal members. - Render structural concepts in 3D. - Develop physical package prototypes. - Develop packaging specs for mass production. - Concept, design and manage the production of printed materials for the brand and licensor's. - Bring a high level of creativity, attention to detail and efficiency while working under tight deadlines and on multiple projects simultaneously. - Generate and deliver branded ideas of customer needs and current trends. - Elevate the quality and brand image while working to stay close to brand guidelines and costs. - Guide and direct some projects and designers as needed.   Minimum Requirements and Qualifications: - BFA degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience in Graphic Design - Minimum 3 years experience with Adobe CS–InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat - EsKo, Keyshot experience a big plus+ - Working knowledge with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint - Minimum 3+ years designing packaging structures - Experience generating a structural rendering for review then turn around and - make a physical mockup. - Advanced knowledge of print production, packaging materials and processes. - Strong portfolio demonstrating packaging and print work. - An amazing eye for the smallest of details - Strong organizational skills and ability to plan and prioritize.Maintains meticulous attention to detail, completing multiple and/or repetitive tasks. Demonstrates a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals and deadlines, in an intense and extremely fast-paced work environment - Ability to meet aggressive deadlines, consistently delivering exemplary work while juggling multiple priorities and calmly working through continuous distractions. - Exceptional work ethic. Uses time productively, maximizes efficiency, and meets challenging work goals. Works well in a team environment and demonstrates a strong desire to work towards the big picture. Ability to anticipate potential hazards and work towards a creative and viable solution. Is willing to commit to extended work hours in order to meet deadlines (when necessary) - Can take on responsibilities, and manage priorities with minimal guidance or supervision - Excellent problem-solving skills with displayed determination and a positive can-do attitude. - Must be detail oriented, dependable, and able to work well under pressure Preferred Qualifications: - Strong structural design background - Understanding of printing process, and file prep to coincide with such process - Image clipping and color correction - Photography skills a plus! Cool Gear’s Code of Coolness:   We’re Scrappy We treat the business as if it were our own.  We do more with less and take an entrepreneurial approach to the business.   We Act with a Sense of Urgency We are results driven and approach the business fast.  We have a high sense of urgency to meet the needs of our consumers and customers.   We Win as a Team Each of us is an expert in our role and we work together to meet our goals.  We value communication, honesty and respect and operate with a high degree of integrity.  Each one of us makes a difference every day.   We Have a Positive Can-Do Attitude We see opportunity where others see risk. We go above and beyond our role to get things done for our customers and our teammates.   We Exhibit Innovative Thinking We are always seeking to bring innovation to the marketplace through design and function. We look for inspiration that drives both impulse and purpose.   We Have Fun Hydration is a fun business.  While we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We celebrate our successes as individuals and as a team.
Job ID
2021-1336
Job Locations US-MA-Plymouth
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/14/2021 11:37 AM)
Job Summary Statement:    Project Manager (PM) is responsible for assisting the Senior Project Managers in managing the product life-cycle process from design to commercialization for all items within the Cool Gear and Igloo hydration item portfolio including standard assortment, licensed items, and custom orders.  PM will need to maintain a working knowledge of all existing items to help service various departments regarding any potential future modifications.  PM will also assist the team with the information distribution regarding new items in conjunction with the needs of the sales, marketing, and operation teams.  Experience with consumer product goods and working with product development and product management teams is a plus.   Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: - Assist in all aspects of project management for all assigned projects. - Help implement standard process for conception, planning, launching, and tracking projects. - As directed verify, plan, and communicate the project scope during the project kick-off meetings. - Maintain a resource plan, in conjunction with the process owner. - Track project timelines with a clearly defined critical path, in conjunction with the process owners. - Follow-up with process owners as to adherence to the timeline. - Communicate the status of the projects vs. established timelines. - Act as the contact between the factory and product development team for organizing information going to and from regarding development timelines, design/engineering challenges, and general status updates throughout the development process. - Distribute and follow up on testing results for all new samples for items currently in development cycle. - Track process flow for new item’s graphics, colors, and packaging between internal departments and the factory. - Execute new item information documents for utilization in product ordering. - Organize, track, and catalog new item approval process including all final sample collection for the factory and in house needs. - Execute and track initial sales sample orders for newly developed items. - Event Management with regards to samples, logistics. - Other duties as assigned.   - Performance Deliverables - Develop and keep up to date a total project list with Senior PM. - Assist in ensuring clear and concise communication with process owners.   - Cross Functional Teamwork - This position will need to work across various segments of the business and with all process owners in the development, implementation, and follow-up of assigned projects. - Create, manage, and update the item information system for all new items created, as well as maintain any existing items that may need an update due to graphics, colors, or changes in functionality. - Work with Operations and Quality departments in modifying policies regarding the development of new items, flow of information, and post approval item responsibilities regarding modification and discontinuation. - Work with QC to ensure new items meet all specified standards during development as well as communicating information on items currently in design and working with them to find a solution for any modifications needed from arising customer issues. Minimum Requirements and Qualifications: - Education:  Bachelor’s degree in related field or related experience. - 1+ year(s) experience - English language skills:  Able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. - Math skills:  Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. - Computer Skills: Able to work with MS Office, project management software, databases, and spreadsheets.   Cool Gear’s Code of Coolness:   We’re Scrappy We treat the business as if it were our own.  We do more with less and take an entrepreneurial approach to the business.   We Act with a Sense of Urgency We are results driven and approach the business fast.  We have a high sense of urgency to meet the needs of our consumers and customers.   We Win as a Team Each of us is an expert in our role and we work together to meet our goals.  We value communication, honesty and respect and operate with a high degree of integrity.  Each one of us makes a difference every day.   We Have a Positive Can-Do Attitude We see opportunity where others see risk. We go above and beyond our role to get things done for our customers and our teammates.   We Exhibit Innovative Thinking We are always seeking to bring innovation to the marketplace through design and function. We look for inspiration that drives both impulse and purpose.   We Have Fun Hydration is a fun business.  While we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We celebrate our successes as individuals and as a team.
Job ID
2021-1311
Job Locations US-MA-Plymouth
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(3/12/2021 4:17 PM)
Job Summary Statement:   Responsible for quoting functions for all Cool Gear Brand and hydration products.  Responsible for working with sales to generate accurate, competitive price quotes and strengthen overall product margins based on company and customer requirements. Partner with sales and supply chain to drive productivity and efficiency by providing analysis and reporting which helps to identify and track strategic opportunities for savings and trends which require attention/action. Responsible for contacting factories to obtain cost information and negotiating for the right deal.   Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: - Prioritize all Quote requests, maintain QR log and track all quoting activity. - Timely preparation of responses to Price Quotation request from sales managers. - Ensure all cost is captured based on customer Quotation request (Allowances, Plate Fees, Heat Transfer fees, Display Cost, MOQ’s, Color Changes, Enhancements, Labeling, testing and etc.) - Work with graphics/packaging department to obtain cost on custom packaging and displays. - Work with QC to get accurate testing cost based on Customers Testing requirements. - Work closely with Cost Analysts to obtain product specs/BOMs for newly developed items being quoted. - Ensure accurate product quotes are processed and communicate pricing to Sales, Operations, and Account Processors within the organization. - Perform margin and pricing analysis to support business initiatives. - Work closely with Cost Analysts to assist with updating price lists. - Validate sales quotations for accuracy and profitability. - Ensure proper authorization from management of approved margins. - Identify opportunities to optimize sales and profitability through pricing strategies. - Work closely with suppliers and proactively negotiate on the product and package cost on the daily bases. - Other duties as assigned by manager. Minimum Requirements and Qualifications: - Education: Bachelor’s Degree or work experience equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or Business - English language skills: Able to read, write, speak and comprehend English. - Math skills: Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Requires accuracy and precision. - Physical Demands: General Office environment 100%. - Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. - Strong attention to detail and proficient in analytics. - Expert Excel user; Proficient with Microsoft Office Products. - Have a good cost negotiation skill Preferred Qualifications: - Experience: Three years in accounting, business or financial analysis and at least one-year experience in manufacturing / distribution environment with quoting and/or pricing responsibilities - Have experience in working with overseas suppliers. - Experience with Oracle or equivalent Tier 1 system in a manufacturing /distribution environment Key Competencies: - Accurate and timely financial variance analytic capability. - Trouble-shooting and root cause analysis. - Sense of urgency and team focus. - Ability to multi-task - Ability to support a team of people. - Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while setting priorities. - Strong analytical skills, ability to create to identify key drivers and metrics. - Excellent speaking, analysis skills, and hands-on demonstration. - Proficient in understanding and analyzing manufacturing / distribution costs Cool Gear’s Code of Coolness:   We’re Scrappy We treat the business as if it were our own.  We do more with less and take an entrepreneurial approach to the business.   We Act with a Sense of Urgency We are results driven and approach the business fast.  We have a high sense of urgency to meet the needs of our consumers and customers.   We Win as a Team Each of us is an expert in our role and we work together to meet our goals.  We value communication, honesty and respect and operate with a high degree of integrity.  Each one of us makes a difference every day.   We Have a Positive Can-Do Attitude We see opportunity where others see risk. We go above and beyond our role to get things done for our customers and our teammates.   We Exhibit Innovative Thinking We are always seeking to bring innovation to the marketplace through design and function. We look for inspiration that drives both impulse and purpose.   We Have Fun Hydration is a fun business.  While we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We celebrate our successes as individuals and as a team.  
Job ID
2021-1293