Chef Works – Outfitting hospitality professionals worldwide. 
Come join us!

At Chef Works, we are continually seeking the best and the brightest to join our team. Resumes are always accepted for talented Warehouse, Client Services and Inside Sales Associates. 

  

Essential Functions:

1. Participate in all aspects of the Chef Works paid search campaigns, including initial planning, creative, implementation, monitoring, optimization, analysis and reporting

2. Help drive paid search strategy & execution plan in a way that meets or exceeds aggressive growth targets and efficiently drives ROI positive results

3. Act as subject matter expert and point of escalation. Drive expertise in Search (Google, Bing, Facebook, YouTube)

4. Understand and employ as appropriate, advanced search marketing techniques such as contextual ads, geo-targeting, and day-parting

5. Improve campaign performance through A/B and multivariate testing, visitor segmentation, messaging and landing pages

· Define and implement ad copy testing schedule, creative, and execution to improve efficiency and expand the program

· Drive innovation, learning and test plan, and aid in the development/optimization of landing pages, working with a content management solution and the Chef Works E-commerce team

· Inform customer segmentation strategy (including coordination with existing tag management platform) with a clear understanding of appropriate conversion and analytics tags

6. Evaluate and identify new, innovative opportunities and prioritize and drive fast experimentation and learning

7. Evaluate and adjust strategies to improve campaign performance, e.g., bidding, keyword generation, advertising copy, reporting, and analytical techniques

8. Analyze search marketing campaign performance and user behavior to derive marketing insights and make recommendations to improve performance using internal and external data sources (e.g. Google Adwords, Google Analytics, other in-house analytics tools)

9. Conduct competitive research, identify business implications & share findings

10. Work closely with leaders our Analytics and Marketing teams to uncover customer insights, develop key metrics and drive measurement and analysis

11. Provide forecasting and budgeting guidelines for financial reporting.

12. Stay up-to-date on best practices for SEM strategy

Minimum Qualifications: : 


  • BA/BS, Marketing, Business Administration,      Computer Science or related degree
  • Minimum 4+ years of experience in PPC      marketing
  • Experience managing large media budgets and      meeting/exceeding monthly goals for spend, revenue, customer acquisition,      and other key performance metrics.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving      skills, including using measurement and analyzing large datasets to gain      insights and drive business decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize      activities effectively; focus on critical few, communicates and aligns      conflicting priorities & proposes solutions
  • Entrepreneurial “test & learn” mindset      with track record of innovation; ability to move & pivot quickly
  • Effective written, interpersonal and      organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability      to clearly present ideas, updates and results to business partners on      various levels
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Expert-level knowledge of major search and      social advertising platforms
  • Understanding of various marketing metrics
  • Experience with landing page test design and      customer segmentation
  • Enthusiasm & energy to stay current on      the latest search marketing trends
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage      deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent      communications (written/verbal), presentation and analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills,      multi-tasking capabilities, and detail oriented
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for driving      results

Core Competencies:

1. Technical Skills – Assess own strengths and weaknesses; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

2. Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

3. Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

4. Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

5.  Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through with commitments.

6. Active Listening – Ability to listen and understand direction and embrace brand strategies to produce excellent results; Willing to accepts creative critique and coaching on projects.

7. Adaptability – Adapts to change in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

8. Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Including appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

9. Dependability – Follows instructions; Responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals,; Completes tasks on time and notifies appropriate person(s) with alternate plan.

10. Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that get others’ attention.

Physical Requirements: 

Occasional lifting of 10# or less (less than 15% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders. Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Requires standing (less than 5% of the time). 

Summary/Objective

Chef Works is looking for an SEO Strategist to join our growing team. This role requires a deep understanding of organic search engine optimization, a natural sense of curiosity, and proven experience in developing SEO strategies. This person must be detail oriented with the ability to multitask and think outside of the box. The SEO Strategist will translate business goals into successful search engine optimization strategies, perform technical site analysis, competitive/keyword research, and link analysis. They will also be responsible for optimizing various site elements, including site structure, content based marketing campaigns and guiding the development of reports which highlight the qualitative and quantitative trends from ongoing SEO efforts.

As SEO Strategist, your knowledge will go beyond keyword optimization and meta tags. You will possess the inventiveness to get black hat results using nothing less than 100% white hat techniques - at all times having the core business objectives as your goal. You will understand that SEO is a team effort, requires a broad organizational understanding and you will be part of the team that will drive that message.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Utilize SEO methods to increase      the campaigns visibility on major search engines to meet or exceed company      goals.
  2. Work with cross-functional teams      to plan, implement and improve website performance aligned with department      goals and initiatives
  3. Ranking & Keyword Management      and Analysis: Produce high-level keyword analysis while tracking, managing      and distributing daily and weekly organic rankings. Set KPI benchmarking      and reporting for organic search optimization efforts. Candidate should      also have awareness of different search engines as well as personalized      and local search.
  4. Analysis of Natural Search      Metrics: The SEO Strategist will get to use their analytical skills to      report natural search numbers across different analytical platforms. A      weekly and monthly report is required.
  5. SEO Strategy Expert with      Effective Execution: Apply the best content strategies from a natural      search perspective to clearly indicate to the user and the search engine      bots what our pages are about. This would include optimization of on-page      and off-page copy, as well as image, video, social, and local initiatives.
  6. In-Depth Competitor Analysis:      Analyze an extremely competitive marketplace and take note of e-commerce      trends in the space.
  7. Define SEO requirements in a      product management capacity by recommending site enhancements that      maximize ROI and increase rank of natural search result listings.
  8. Analyze and translate      quantitative and qualitative data from web analytics tool (including      Google Analytics, Google Search Console) into actionable SEO plan.
  9. Serve as internal search expert,      facilitating communication between internal teams, to ensure best      practices are shared and leveraged by the company.

10. Drive innovation and implement testing strategies to continually uncover opportunities for optimization, enhance learning, and improve performance


  1. Develop SEO strategies that      support online marketing efforts:


  • Think       beyond tactical SEO execution to deliver high-level strategic       recommendations for custom-tailored, best-in-class SEO
  • Monitor and       evaluate the effectiveness and success of efforts, measuring actual results       against desired outcomes
  • Execute       complex SEO deliverables (technical analysis, keyword strategy, backlink       analysis, etc.) and other deliverables as needed
  1. Manage workflow process of SEO      deliverables:


  • Website       audits
  • Optimize       site structure
  • Keyword research       and analysis
  • On-page       optimization
  • Create and       develop link building strategies.

Competencies:

1. Technical Skills – Assess own strengths and weaknesses; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

2. Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

3. Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

4. Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

5.  Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through with commitments.

6. Active Listening – Ability to listen and understand direction and embrace brand strategies to produce excellent results; Willing to accepts creative critique and coaching on projects.

7. Adaptability – Adapts to change in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

8. Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Including appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

9. Dependability – Follows instructions; Responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals,; Completes tasks on time and notifies appropriate person(s) with alternate plan.

10. Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that get others’ attention.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, monitors and phones. On location for shooting video or in the film studio, the position will use professional cameras, lights and sound equipment. The work environment is typically quiet.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. This is a largely sedentary role while editing film. While performing the editing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use his or her hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision. 

Position Type:

This is a full-time position. Typical work hours include 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. Occasional night and/or weekend work is required on an as-needed basis.

Travel:

No travel could be required for this position. All travel cost incurred are paid as outlined by Federal and State guidelines.

Preferred Education, Experience and Knowledge:


  • BA/BS in      marketing, information technology or related field with 4+ years of SEO      experience.
  • Expertise in      SEO is a must; but as a successful SEO’er, you will be expected to have an      understanding of all digital media disciplines.
  • Proven      ability to synthesize data/results, identify trends/key findings and      present innovative integrated SEO recommendations that go beyond existing      scope of work to achieve clients' marketing and communications objectives
  • Strong      project management and delegation skills, ensuring deliverables are being      collaboratively developed with the appropriate level of guidance, meeting      client deadlines and rigorous quality standards.
  • Strong      technical knowledge of backend and frontend development and design      (Intermediate knowledge of HTML and CSS is required, working knowledge of      JavaScript a big plus). You should be able to apply creativity in      engineering and guiding technical teams towards implementing solutions.
  • Excellent      knowledge of search engine criteria / algorithm updates (Panda, Penguin,      Pigeon)
  • Ability to      identify and recommend solutions to technical hurdles including page      elements, CMS and server related issues.
  • Strong      experience with industry standard tools (Google Analytics, Google      Webmaster, SEOMoz, SEMrush, etc.)
  • Presentation      capabilities and comfort meeting with clients in person and by phone
  • Exceptional      analytics, project management skills, writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to      manage and prioritize many projects and deadlines concurrently, while also      managing internal and external expectations for workload.
  • 4+ years of      experience in SEO executing organic search campaigns
  • Innate      curiosity and aptitude (staying abreast of trends and activities in the      digital marketing and clients' business) that proactively demonstrate      thought leadership and new ideas/recommendations
  • Excellent      communications (written/verbal), presentation and analytical skills
  • Expert-level      Excel and strong PowerPoint (PPT) skills
Location: Poway, CA

Overall:  Under close supervision, responsible for sewing complete garments from start to finish

Essential Functions: 

  1. Sews complete garments for the Product Development group. 
    1. This includes first samples, production samples and duplicate samples. 
    2. Garment construction includes shirts, pants, suiting, chef jackets, and other garments. 
  2. Assists Seamstress group with alternations to support production workload
  3. Upholds the Chef Works core values.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1.       High school diploma or equivalent experience

2.       Ten or more years previous experience to include the following: 

a.       Overlock machine

b.      Blind stitch machine

c.       Single needle machine

d.      Industrial steam iron with boiler

e.      Scissors, seam ripper and measuring tape

3.       Demonstrated strong hand-eye coordination and a high degree of manual dexterity

4.       Demonstrated ability to work quickly while maintaining a high level of quality.

5.       Ability to work independently with little direct supervision

6.       Ability to work in a team environment

7.       Must be able to read / understand basic English instructions and understand and speak basic English

8.       Knowledge of pattern making preferred. 

9.       Ability to remain organized and maintain cleanliness of the work environment.

 

Physical Requirements:  Occasional lifting of 10 pounds or less (less than 15% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders.  Must be able to do seated work at a sewing machine or other related machine for extended periods of time.  Requires standing up for 10% of the time.  Some use of computer required.  

Location: Poway, CA

  

Job Title:  Supply Chain / Project Manager

Overall: This position works closely with Sales and Product Development in supporting sales initiatives throughout the organization. It oversees Quality Control of incoming shipments and also works with cross-functional teams to root cause quality issues. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Makes recommendations for corrective action through the      Corrective Action Request System and Material Review Board System. Ensures problems are resolved in a      timely manner. 
  2. Provides Operational support for Supply Chain matters from      factory orders to Order fulfillment with the Director of Supply Chain.
  3. Works      with the Global Quality Operations to monitor all pre- and post-      production issues as related to the “make” of garments.
    1. Assists       in updating processes to reflect on-going changes in the guidelines.


4.Supervises the work of the Quality Control Team. Makes recommendations on hiring, firing, and appropriate disciplinary action. Manages and motivates team members to achieve agreed upon goals.

  1. Develops      a working knowledge of department operations and offers assistance where      needed relating to the development and quality of product. 
  2. Manages      and monitors corporate requirements and performance standards relating Quality      Control.
  3. Monitors      and stays abreast of industry standards and operational and changes that      affect department processes. Recommends process and policy changes to      optimize team performance. 
  4. Develops      working knowledge of Chef Works Tech Packs, guides sheets, BOM (Bills of      Material), and patterns. 
  5. Becomes      knowledgeable on production facilities, equipment used to manufacture,      textiles, finishes, and industry testing performance standards 
  6. Upholds the Chef Works core values.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Two or more years of college level course work in product      development, procurement, fashion merchandising, textile or other related      area or equivalent work experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. 5 or more years progressive experience in apparel manufacturing,      merchandising, and / or apparel quality control. Experience must include an overall      understanding of garment construction and fabric selection. 1 or more years previous supervisory      experience.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in the following
    1. excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    2. problem solving and analytical skills
    3. strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
    4. ability to work independently without a lot of close supervision
    5. PC knowledge to include advanced use of Excel, Word, Powerpoint       and database programs. Experience       with ERP / MRP systems a plus. 
    6. presentation skills to a broad variety of personnel including       non-native English speakers
    7. skills to work as a team member and in openly sharing best       practices
    8. ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and in       meeting schedules and deadlines. 
    9. bilingual Spanish, Mandarin or other foreign language preferred 

Physical Requirements: Occasional lifting of 20 - 30# or less (less than 5% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders. Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Position also requires use of telephone (to include videoconferencing). Position requires use of hands to manipulate fabric and garments. May require work in a warehouse setting, with temperature fluctuations, generally standing, some sitting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.  Travel of up to 15% of the time, primarily international, via airplane may be required.

Position Title: Client Service Associate II

Reports to: Supervisor, Client Services

FLSA: Non-exempt

Overall: Under limited supervision, assists customers with product inquiries, resolves problems or concerns, and performs order entry activities.Essential Functions:

  1. Responds to inquiries from customers and Account Executives via telephone, written correspondence, Fax, and / or in person.
  2. Assists customers with the selection of product from catalogs and/or the internet.  Assists customers with the selection of product from core products to 3rd party products. Answers questions on product availability or makes suggestions for alternate product selections.
  3. Enters orders into the company’s order entry and embroidery system.
  4. Tracks and maintains pending and open orders.
  5. Works with other departments as needed to resolve routine problems or concerns, seeking assistance or escalating to more senior level personnel, when needed. Develops proficiency in handling problems of a more complex nature.
  6. Exhibits the ability to research customer inquiries within the designated corporate databases.
  7. Follows up, either verbally or in writing, to ensure customer satisfaction and data accuracy.
  8. Demonstrates proficiency with the company’s products, processes and procedures related to the Client Services function.
  9. Identifies and refers potential sales opportunities to appropriate sales representative when applicable.
  10. Becomes proficient in the ability to present product promotions to customers in order to increase sales and customer awareness of products.
  11. Drives sales growth through diligent communication of sales promotions, cross-selling, up- selling and any corporate marketing initiatives.
  12. Enters relative information, problems or concerns into the company’s CRM system.
  13. Meets productivity and quality standards for the Clients Services Associate II position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent, some college course work preferred.  Two to three years progressive customer support experience in a customer service, order processing, retail services or other related environment.
  2. Demonstrated computer proficiency in a Windows XP or above environment to include Microsoft Word and Excel.  Experience in the use of order entry database systems.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in the following:  problem solving, organizational skills, negotiation, attention to detail, multi-tasking, strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Ability to follow through on tasks to completion and willingness to ask questions when necessary.
  5. Ability to work effectively in a team-based, fast-paced environment.
  6. Bilingual, a plus.

Physical Requirements: Occasional lifting of 10lbs. or less (less than 5% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders.  Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Requires extensive use of the telephone.

In addition to a resume, all submissions must include a cover letter and answers to the following questions, in order to be considered.

Share your story with us!!

  1. Please share 2 – 3 sentences describing your background and experience.
  2. Please let us know why you would like to join Chef Work 
  3. What about the role you are applying for interests you?  

                          Thank you again for your interest in Chef Works!


  Graphic Designer


Please upload both a resume and a link to your electronic portfolio.  We cannot accept candidates without these items.  Thank you!


Overall:  Provides graphic design services in the area of collateral, catalog, direct mail and sales tool development.

Essential Functions:


  1. Creates and develops marketing      collateral, catalogs, flyers, direct mail pieces, and sales tools.
  2. Actively contributes to the      layout/design of catalogs and lookbooks; must have working knowledge of      large scale multi-page documents.
  3. Develops trade show graphics      and other supporting POS design pieces.
  4. Prepares images and graphics      for use in e-commerce and social media applications; which may include      retouching.
  5. Works on multiple design      projects concurrently and independently in order to meet deadlines.
  6. Makes recommendations on      graphic design direction per project based on project brief. 
  7. Works closely with manager,      copywriter and other team members to reach the best solution for each      project.
  8. Provides innovative design and      branding solutions within the creative process.
  9. Provides technical assistance      to other team members as needed and seeks input and feedback from team      during the entire design process.
  10. Assists members of other      corporate teams and departments with creative design solutions.
  11. Maintains current on graphic      design software and tools.
  12. Stays abreast of industry      trends as it relates to graphic design. Shares findings with marketing      team.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design      or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years progressive graphic      design experience to include multi-page layout, typography and color      theory in a corporate marketing or advertising agency environment.      Illustration experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the      following: 
  • development       of marketing collateral, catalogs, flyers, direct mail and sales tools.
  • Proficiency       in the following:  Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign,       Photoshop, Acrobat. Optional: Previous experience in a MAC       environment. 
  • demonstrated       ability to effectively work in a collaborative team environment, and in       meeting schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively      with printers and other outside vendors.
  • Complete understanding of CMYK      vs. SPOT and Pantone and the printing process: PRE-PRESS and Pre-flighting      files for print.
  • Demonstrated good verbal and      excellent written communication skills.  
  • Strong organizational skills      and ability to work on multiple projects.
  • Strong portfolio. Artistic      ability and creativity a plus.
  • Experience with email and      social media graphic development a plus.

Physical Requirements: 

Occasional lifting of 10# or less (less than 15% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders.  Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Requires standing (less than 5% of the time).  

Staff Accountant

Overall:  Under limited supervision, ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions.

Essential Functions: 

1. Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

2. Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies. 

3. Maintains general ledger by preparing a trial balance and reconciling entries. 

4. Analyzes revenues and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately.

5. Facilitates the year-end Financial Review (audit) and any state sales tax audits.

6. Summarizes financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements. Compiles summarizes and analyzes financial transactions, reporting concerns and seeking improvements.

7. Develops and maintains knowledge of Chef Works business process, products, customers, vendors and other relevant information , to better understand how the Sr. Accounting position fits and where he / she can add value.

8. Monitors and stays abreast of industry standards and operational and changes which impact Chef Works financial success.  Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.  

9. Meets quality, productivity and technical requirements of the Senior Accountant position. 

10. Upholds the Chef Works core values.

Minimum Qualifications:


  1. Requires Bachelor’s      degree in accounting or equivalent and 4 or more years general accounting      experience or related experience. MBA or CPA preferred.
  2. Background and      experience must include demonstrated proficiency with the following:


  1. Preparing       Balance Sheet reconciliations
  2. Analysis of       budget to actual variances
  3. Financial       Statement Preparation
  4. Transactional       Research and Analysis
  5. Ability to      take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion. 
  6. This position      also requires demonstrated skills and abilities in the following: 


  1. critical       thinking / analysis / problem solving
  2. strong       organizational skills
  3. works well       individually and as part of a team
  4. ability to       work independently
  5. ability to maintain       a high degree of confidentiality
  6. capacity to       organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines
  7. ability to       juggle multiple tasks of varying priorities and function in a fast-paced       entrepreneurial environment.
  8. Excellent      verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, to include the      ability to interface with various levels of co-workers, upper management,      and external customers. 


  1. Ability to       effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.
  2. Proficiency in      the use of software applications (ACCPAC / Sage 300), MRP / ERP databases,      Excel spreadsheets (expert level), Outlook, Power Point and Word  (intermediate level) required. 

Physical Requirements:

Occasional lifting of 10# or less (less than 5% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders. Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time.  Some use of telephone.

Overall:

Plans, directs and leads the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, quantity and logistics requirements.  Establishes and works within departmental policies and procedures and meets agreed upon department objectives.

 Essential Functions:

  1. Works with overseas Sourcing office to identifies global supply chain opportunities. Reviews results of supplier analysis, to evaluate potential suppliers, mills and factories, and manages the overall supplier qualification process.  Negotiates agreements with suppliers, mills and factories; ensuring required GP objective is achieved. 
  2. Evaluates and recommends purchasing and sourcing decisions to management.
  3. Seeks opportunities for cost and product efficiency and savings to improve margins.  Looks to prevent cost creep.
  4. Participates as a member of the GoToMarket / Product Development process as it relates to the Supply Chain function, from conception through shipment.  Works with Product Managers, Marketing, Operations, and Sales in establishment of future product requirements. 
  5. Monitors pre and post product issues as related to the make of the garments to include all compliance for the customer (USA and International Compliance)
  6. Define time-line and build up schedules required for product manufacturing; which provide an on-time receipt of a quality product at a competitive price.
  7. Develops and updates departmental Sourcing KPIs and metrics for internal use.  Keeps internal contacts apprized of supply chain actions / activities. 
  8. Coaches and develops a competent staff to meet department objectives.  Makes recommendations on hiring, termination, promotion and discipline as required. 
  9. Monitors and stays abreast of industry standards and operational and changes that affect department processes. Recommends process and policy changes to optimize team performance.   
  10. Develops strong working relationships with other departments to ensure needed resources are available and problems and conflicts are resolved in an efficient, timely and professional manner.
  11. Upholds the Chef Works core values.

 Minimum Qualifications:

1.             Bachelor’s degree in business administration, product apparel engineering, textiles, or related field or equivalent work experience.   Master’s degree in related field, or M.B.A., preferred.

2.             10 or more years progressive global supply chain, global sourcing, and / or manufacturing experience; preferably in the apparel or uniform industry.  Previous financial analysis experience preferred.  Background and experience must include experience in working with Asian suppliers. 

3.             Background and experience should include demonstrated experience in the following:     

a.       Knowledge of raw materials and product equipment to support production

b.      Experience in sourcing new suppliers, agents, mills and / or factories.

c.       Understanding of global trade agreements, customs and logistics, banking laws, contractual agreements

d.      Ability to quickly ascertain factory manufacturing capabilities in reference to equipment, capacity, sewing skill level, and engineering processes

e.      Experience with global logistic suppliers to include sea, air and land freight

f.        Experience in managing logistics and deliveries with forwarders and consolidators

g.       Understanding of COC requirements, global social compliance and legal issues; which can arise

h.      Awareness of currency, political, commodity changes and how they affect the sourcing arena

i.        Knowledge of lean initiatives, and six sigma processes

j.        Experience in defining internal systems and procedures. 

k.       Knowledge of apparel in the workwear and flame retardant industry categories is a plus

4.             Minimum five or more year’s previous leadership experience.   Demonstrated experience in coaching, mentoring and developing staff.

5.             Demonstrated proficiency in the following:

a.       excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

b.      ability to identify problems and / or potential problems and then to investigate root cause and initiate timely and effective corrective action

c.       strong organizational skills

d.      strong negotiation skills

e.      leading change

f.        PC knowledge to include advanced level use of Excel, Word and Powerpoint.  Ability to run queries from database programs also required.  Experience with PLM / PDM systems required.  Experience in the implementation of PLM / PDM systems preferred.

g.       Excellent presentation skills

6.             Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and in meeting schedules and deadlines. 

 

Physical Requirements:  Occasional lifting of 20# or less (less than 5% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders.  Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Position also requires extensive use of telephone (to include videoconferencing).  Travel of less than 25% also required, generally via airplane. 

Overall:  Under limited supervision, performs routine accounts receivable and collection functions following established procedures.  Primary focus is in making and receiving collection calls.  

 Essential Functions:

1.             Makes and receives collection calls.   Answers questions and assists in setting up payment arrangements.  Contact will be made via telephone, written correspondence, Email, and/or Fax.  

1.             Enters record of contact into collections system

2.             Sends copies of invoices and other documentation as required.

2.             Follows up to ensure payment is received.  Communicates payment resolution to cash receipts ensuring payments are applied correctly. 

3.             Sets up new accounts and follows up on credit applications.

4.             Works with sales force and Client Services team to research payment issues.

5.             Assists with reconciling accounts and corrects misapplied payments as needed.

6.             May be called upon to assist AR Manager or Controller on special projects, which could include analysis, report generation or customer contact.

7.             Meets productivity and quality standards for the Accounts Receivable/ Payable Associate II.

8.             Upholds Chef Works Core Values

 Minimum Qualifications:

1.             High school diploma or equivalent experience, some college course work preferred. 

2.             Two to five years progressive general accounting experience to include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and State Sales Taxes.  Experience must include at least 6 months experience in making collection calls and working directly with customers.

3.             Demonstrated computer proficiency in general PC operations and in a Windows 2007 or above environment.  Experience must include:  data entry into ERP / MRP systems to include look up and the ability to navigate menus (AccPac preferred) and Excel to include the creation, maintenance and troubleshooting of spreadsheets.  Use of Email and calendaring software.

4.             Demonstrated proficiency in the following:  problem solving, organizational skills, negotiation, attention to detail, multi-tasking, strong organizational skills, strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

5.             Ability to follow through on tasks to completion and willingness to ask questions when necessary.

6.             Ability to work effectively in a team-based, fast-paced environment.

7.             Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

 Physical Requirements:

Occasional lifting of 10# or less (less than 5% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders.  Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Requires extensive use of the telephone.   

Overall:  Under close supervision, provides administrative and analytical support to the Supply Chain / Sourcing team

 Essential Functions: 

1.       Checks supplier invoice prices against approved price lists and releases approved invoices to purchasing/accounting departments for payment.

2.       Sets up new products to include:  HTS code (Harmonized Tariff Schedule), fabric master and item master libraries, pricing and bills of material.

3.       Maintains the GTM (Go to Market Calendar); following up with Product Development Team members to ensure all commitments are made.  Alerts supervisor as to challenges or concerns.   

4.        Coordinates the movement of raw materials from Mexico to requesting factories.  Maintains accurate accounting of materials movement.  Completes all applicable documentation.

5.       Performs ad hoc data analysis on all facets of the Sourcing, Supply Chain and Product Development process.

6.       Works with technical development, marketing and merchandising departments to understand future product requirements. 

7.       Attends weekly cross functional team department meetings, and SPR (Sample Product Review) meetings when necessary.

8.       Maintains department calendars and books department travel arrangements.

9.       Develops an understanding of the Chef Works Supply Chain process.  Makes suggestions on improvements or enhancements.

10.   Assists in the implementation of the Chef Works PLM system.

11.   Performs ad hoc data analysis, as needed. 

12.   Upholds the Chef Works core values.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Statistics, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience.  
  2. Two or more years previous progressive work experience as an Accountant and / or Data Analyst and / or Statistician.   
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in the following

a.       excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

b.      problem solving and analytical skills

c.       strong organizational skills and a high level of attentiveness to detail

d.      ability to work independently without a lot of close supervision

e.      PC knowledge to include expert use of Excel; intermediate use of Word, and database programs.  Experience with ERP / MRP / PLM systems a plus.

13.   Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and in meeting schedules and deadlines. 

14.   Familiar with lean initiatives and six sigma processes preferred, but not required.

 

Physical Requirements:  Occasional lifting of 20 - 30# or less (less than 5% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders.  Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Position also requires use of telephone (to include videoconferencing).  This position requires up to 15% travel, primarily domestic.

 

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