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PACT team summer 2012

 

PACT is a movement disguised as a clothing company. We are obsessed with a big idea: clothes that make the world a better place. But saving the planet costs money, so we decided to build a business to fund great causes. We started with something basic: socks with soul, altruistic underwear, and other everyday essentials made with fabrics that feel good and go easy on the environment.

The best part: with every purchase, you help PACT make a positive change in our world. Each season, PACT designs a new collection of clothing inspired by someone doing something good: whether it’s about clean water, sustainable food, or affordable housing—we stick to the basics. We invest in projects that create independence. We are solution-oriented. Optimistic. Community-based. And we make great underwear along the way. Our line of high quality, great value clothing is growing but it's still the essentials--underwear, socks, graphic tees, with more to come. No matter what PACT does, we always stay true to our basic principles. Good design. Good fabric. Good cause.


Position: PRODUCTION MANAGER

Location: Boulder, CO.
Type: Full-time
Reports To:Vice President of Operations

POSITION SUMMARY
The Production Manager (“PM”) will be responsible for managing PACT’s production calendar – from purchase order placement through delivery to our fulfillment center. You will work closely with the Product and Operations teams to implement efficient production processes, ensure suppliers are meeting confirmed production deadlines, track supplier performance, and communicate with international logistics providers to assist in the delivery of product. You will be the key point of contact for suppliers as well as the liaison between Product and Operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work with factory to create critical path schedule for all POs (SMS and bulk production)
  • Track POs with suppliers to ensure the production process remains on calendar
  • Deliver weekly WIP progress reports to Product and Operations teams
  • Identify risks or potential delays in the production process and provide recommended solutions when needed
  • Identify areas for improvement to production process and present action plans to management and suppliers
  • Manage the QC process; scheduling inspections, ensuring auditors have correct product data, reviewing QC reports, and highlighting issues for the product and ops teams to address
  • Work with Product and Operations teams when line is finalized to ensure that all stakeholders have accurate product information
  • Coordinate with PACT’s logistic providers for pick-up and delivery of POs
  • Confirm pricing, fabric compositions, and duty rates with product team and suppliers
  • Ensure on-time and accurate delivery of PP and TOP samples and comments from product team
  • Compare packing list quantities and pricing against purchase orders to confirm accuracy of POs following shipment
  • Manage creation and update of packaging manuals and masterlists for each PO, order appropriate packaging from suppliers, and track production and delivery of packaging
  • Track raw materials at factories and initiate new orders when necessary
  • Manage factory and transactional certifications
  • Submit production tech packs, bill of material and packaging manuals created by product team to factories, and document receipt of information
  • For each season, complete factory scorecard to track accuracy and on time delivery of product
  • Manage weekly Skype calls with overseas factory representatives to review production schedules and details. Skype calls can happen at early or late hours so individual must have a flexible morning or evening schedule although calls can be taken from home
  • International and domestic travel up to 20%

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate about the PACT brand, inspired by what we represent, and have a desire to make an impact with your career
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to six years of experience in apparel production management
  • Experience working with international suppliers
  • Solid understanding of garment construction, production process and technical specifications such as tech packs and BOMs
  • High organizational skill set combined with outstanding communication ability
  • A self-starter that can self-prioritize, develop processes for simplicity and efficiencies
  • Recognizes risks early on and takes steps to find solutions
  • Enthusiastic and comfortable working in a start-up organization (think rapidly growing / changing environment)
  • Ability to make recommendations and work independently
  • Strong calendar and time management skills
  • Experience working with Netsuite or other ERP or PLM systems
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Knowledge of social and environmental certifications in textiles preferred
  • Basic understanding of international logistics

TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume by clicking here to apply at the resumator.
Due to the volume of resumes…please note that applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.


Position: SALES MERCHANDISER

Location: 1 REGIONAL POSITION OPEN: Chicago
Type: CONTRACT
Reports To: Sales Merchandiser Manager

POSITION SUMMARY
The PACT Sales Merchandiser will be responsible for the merchandising and re-orders of PACT’s products and ensuring appropriate inventory levels to drive sell-through at key retail locations in a designated territory. The PACT Sales Merchandiser will coordinate closely with PACT’s designated brokers to ensure maximum retail coverage and efficiency in scheduling. The PACT Sales Merchandiser is a critical role in the growth of PACT sales, sell-through and brand experience for our customers in-store.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Merchandise PACT product in key retail locations according to the company’s standard
  • Support execution of Sales initiatives by the Sales Merchandising Team, including promotions, placement initiatives, etc
  • Order Fulfillment: Provide weekly refreshes for existing product when necessary by assisting retailers with re-orders / sales
  • Ensure timely merchandising of incoming orders
  • Increase amount of space dedicated to PACT at the store level
  • Build additional product displays
  • Teach merchandising and display techniques to store team members
  • Build relationships with team members, buyer, and brokers
  • Function as trusted source of information and guidance for the store team members
  • Work seamlessly with regional Brokers on routing coordination, etc
  • Execute PACT’s end-of-season retail strategy in stores
  • Ensure 100% store compliance with PACT promotions, and help build sales prior to promotional periods
  • Provide additional marketing coverage and support for regional PACT and store events
  • Provide Brand and product feedback to PACT HQ team
  • Submit feedback/reports using FormStack software program

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PACT employees are expected to embrace the idea that we as a Brand are dedicated to improving and changing the world, one piece of apparel at a time. PACT employees are expected to reflect these values in all deals with customers, consumers, associates, and vendors
  • Exceptional communication skills – both internally and externally.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Must excel at multi-tasking within a fast-paced, dynamic organization
  • Experience in both natural products and apparel merchandising preferred
  • Experience order management / re-orders preferred
  • Can work flexible hours, nights, weekends, etc
  • High School diploma or equivalent required

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Local travel 80% of the time
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, requires some physical demands (moving fixtures, getting backstock down, etc)
  • Must have valid drivers license

TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume by clicking here to apply at the resumator.
Due to the volume of resumes…please note that applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.


Position: CHANNEL SALES MANAGER

Location: Boulder, CO
Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Director of Sales

POSITION SUMMARY
PACT is looking for an experienced channel manager to lead our sales efforts in our Wholesale efforts in Specialty, Department, E-tailers and Clearance Channels. The Channel Sales Manager will be responsible for growing the wholesale business through their strong sales, support and management. You will be responsible for managing house accounts as well as a sales team (including Sales Agency) on sales growth, channel adoption and high-level execution. This role will work closely with Customer Service and Operations and report into the Director of Sales.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Effectively and efficiently manage PACT’s sales and margin targets. Build annual strategic sales plans.
  • Responsible for channel sales and operational activity: Sell-in future orders, manage replenishment orders and at-once opportunities with Key Accounts
  • Identify new business opportunities in the channels and make contact with prospective customers
  • Manage relationships and set clear direction for sales agency (reps) to meet sales targets, gross margin goals, replenishment and distribution priorities. Set-up strong communication, processes and tools to help sales team exceed plan.
  • Establish strong relationships with key accounts and their buying teams.
  • Work with the Business Planner to collect and analyze sales data to improve and understand overall sales performance, including forecasting, inventory management, velocity and clear replenishment strategy. Weekly and monthly sales reports analyzing performance and benchmarking against plan.
  • Monitor the marketplace and competitive market activity, recommending strategic responses as needed.
  • Management of inventory and recommending strategic responses as needed for your channels.
  • Work closely with Operations to leverage our Systems (ie, Netsuite) to provide sales support but to also increase efficiency, accuracy and real-time data reporting.
  • Sales Reporting – Weekly & Monthly planning & forecasting & reporting of sales on channel
  • Manage sales operations on all the necessary set-up documents, trade spend documents for efficient and accurate execution and budgeting.
  • Develop a culture of service and accuracy in delivering our product to our retailers and customers. We want to be fun and easy to do business with.

ABOUT YOU

  • Passionate about the PACT brand, inspired by what we represent, and have a strong interest to work in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strong ability to communicate sales and financial information through reports, dashboards…you love data and reporting on them.
  • You are naturally service-oriented, customer driven and pro-active problem solver.
  • Proven track record in a sales manager with a minimum of 3-5 years of sales experience calling on retail accounts and customer headquarters.
  • Strong experience managing sales reps to excel…including sales goals, forecasts, scorecards and promotional planning and execution.
  • Proven track record of execution of sales programs, promotions and goals.
  • Sales Management experience at an apparel company.
  • Experience selling into Department, Etailers, including Nordstrom, Amazon and Zappos.
  • Can work and easily adapt to a fast-growing and ever-changing environment.
  • Proficient with Windows and Office environment, as well as have strong Excel PowerPoint and Word skills.
  • Familiar working with ERPs / accounting systems with knowledge of NetSuite being a plus.
  • Love the idea of being part of a close-knit team in a start-up environment

TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume by clicking here to apply at the resumator.
Due to the volume of resumes…please note that applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.