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. 

  

Overall: Under limited supervision, analyzes and compiles data for reports, business reviews, product costing and forecasting in support of the Chef Works mission statement. This position will support the  company through queries and report writing  to ensure that the best decisions are made. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Compile      weekly, monthly, quarterly KPI reports.
  2. Prepares a      monthly score card to track and report on each department’s KPIs. 
  3. Evaluate      current sales trends and report issues of note or concern. 
  4. Update tables      in systems as needed. 
  5. Support the      plan to improve the accuracy and data integrity of Chef Works’ Data by      reviewing data imports and data cleansing. 
  6. Embrace a      constantly evolving business with innovative thought and strategy. 
  7. Assist in      development of solutions and reinvention of tools to make analysis more      efficient Identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement.
  8. Performs ad      hoc data analysis, as needed. 
  9. Upholds the      Chef Works Core Values.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s      degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience.
  2. 2 years      previous related experience in and forecasting and / or strategic planning      /report writing
  3. Previous      experience with analysis 
  4. Analytical      thought process and extremely detail oriented 
  5. Demonstrated      strong communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  6. Strong      organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple priorities. 
  7. Advanced      working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office 
  8. Ability to      work independently as well as in a “team” environment 
  9. Must be      proactive, self-confident and self-starter. 
  10. Ability to      remain focused on core processes despite outside influence 

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. Some use of telephone, including Skype (computer-based).

   

Overall: Under minimal supervision, responsible for the creation of digitized images for use in the embroidery operation, in process quality assurance and troubleshooting. 

Essential Functions:

1) Creates digitized embroidery tape (digital files) from customer artwork. 


a) Assists Client Services and Sales in the pre-production embroidery approval process.

b) Makes recommendations about design stitch count to deliver the most efficient and esthetically pleasing embroidery designs. 

c)  Manages 3rd party digitizing vendor workload and staying within assigned budget. 


2) Consults and troubleshoots with in-house embroidery partner to maintain efficiency and integrity of embroidery tapes. 

3) Acts as a liaison between Client Services and in-house embroidery partner to ensure embroidery execution meets established specifications. Notifies Embroidery Operations Lead immediately of any concerns.  Makes recommendations on improvements or changes. 

4) Monitors embroidery workflow and follows up on past due or delayed orders. Assists in problem resolution.

5) Works directly with embroidery personnel to address training issues and mitigate process errors or omissions. Communicates status to Gold Line principals.

6) Maintains archives for all embroidery tapes (digital files) created and edited.

7) Monitors and stays abreast of industry standards for textiles, threads and embroidery machines, and operational and changes which affect department processes.  

8) Upholds the Chef Works Values.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Associates degree in Graphic Arts or Graphic Design or equivalent work experience. 

2. 5 or more year’s progressive digitizing experience in an apparel, uniform or embroidery operation. Experience must include the use and set up of embroidery machines.

3. 2 or more years’ experience with Wilcom digitizing software.

4. Background and experience must include knowledge of textiles, threads and embroidery machines, and the set up / troubleshooting of embroidery machines.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in the following:


a. Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

b. strong organizational skills

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

d. Strong PC experience to include ERP / MRP data lookup / data entry, and intermediate level proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook). Demonstrated proficiency in the use of ERP and associated database programs required.

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


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

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.  Occasional work in a Warehouse setting to include extreme shifts in temperature. 

Senior Magento PHP Developer

 Job Description:

 Summary/Objective

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Magento PHP Developer who is seeking a full-time, on-site position based near Poway, California. We’re looking for a self-motivated Developer with ideas that are unconventional, fresh, and smart. You have a hands-on get it done attitude and never hesitate to roll up your sleeves in an instant to show a team member how it’s done.

 You'll have the opportunity to design and build a highly integrated E-commerce platform that is highly enhanced in ways that improve conversion ratios and profitability. We are performing heavy customizations that include AI, real-time content based on user behavior, geo personalization, and advanced product configurators.

 You will develop and be taking the lead with working in a variety of new projects, writing custom functionality, and architect sites with highly enhanced functionality.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Responsible for maintaining a production Magento 2 website that integrates with a number of third party platforms through custom-developed Magento extensions

2.      Responsible for helping prioritize and estimate bug fixes and new features and communicating the complexities of tasks to team members and client stakeholders

3.      Work closely with strategy and creative team members to create specifications for features that can be implemented within Magento with a reasonable amount of effort and complexity.

4.      Constantly monitor, refine, and take ownership of the deployment process and implement a “zero downtime” model (i.e. blue/green production swap)

5.      Constantly identify and recommend improvements that can be made to the code & deployment process that will increase development efficiency and velocity so we can better deliver results to our client

 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.

 Basic Requirements:

 ·        Minimum of 3-5 years PHP web development experience

·        Firm grasp of Git-based source control

·        Competent with PHP object-oriented programming

·        Competent with MySQL-based database concepts

·        Familiarity with automated deployment strategies

·        Solutions-oriented thinking; always looking for the smart solution to a problem rather than jumping at the first answer

·        A passion for staying on top of industry trends and technologies

 Proven Skills & Technical Requirements:

 ·        Competent knowledge of e-commerce data organization and relationships

·        Store catalog (categories/products/attributes)

·        Sales orders (quotes/orders/invoices/shipments/credits)

·        Competent in authoring JavaScript and using libraries such as jQuery

·        Experience working with agile methodologies

·        Proficiency with PHP5 and MySQL from an OOP perspective

·        Proficiency with PHP frameworks such as Zend framework

·        Proficiency with database schema design

·        Proficiency with LAMP Server administration

·        Working knowledge of GIT / Gitlab

·        Proven experience with the Magento and 3rd Party APIs

·        Unit testing/API testing experience, creating test plans

·        Replication/Failover/Load-balanced environments

·        Deployment management

·        Experience optimizing and refactoring application code

·        Have experience optimizing web server configurations and scaling web applications

·        Competent in web services integrations (REST/SOAP)

·        A desire to be personally responsible for production-level code

·        Comfort working with Linux-based systems

Nice to Have;

 ·        Magento 2 experience is a plus

·        In-depth knowledge of PCI/PA-DSS compliance issues

·        Experience in ERP integrations is a huge plus

·        Experience with caching and scaling techniques

·        Experience in multi-store e-commerce implementations

·        Experience with CSS preprocessors like SASS/LESS

·        Contributions to the open-source community

  

Summary/Objective

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Magento PHP Developer who is seeking a full-time, on-site position based near Poway, California. We’re looking for a self-motivated Developer with ideas that are unconventional, fresh, and smart. You have a hands-on get it done attitude and never hesitate to roll up your sleeves in an instant to show a team member how it’s done.

You'll have the opportunity to design and build a highly integrated E-commerce platform that is highly enhanced in ways that improve conversion ratios and profitability. We are performing heavy customizations that include AI, real-time content based on user behavior, geo personalization, and advanced product configurators.

You will develop and be taking the lead with working in a variety of new projects, writing custom functionality, and architect sites with highly enhanced functionality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for maintaining a production Magento 2 website that integrates with a number of third party platforms through custom-developed Magento extensions

2. Responsible for helping prioritize and estimate bug fixes and new features and communicating the complexities of tasks to team members and client stakeholders

3. Work closely with strategy and creative team members to create specifications for features that can be implemented within Magento with a reasonable amount of effort and complexity.

4. Constantly monitor, refine, and take ownership of the deployment process and implement a “zero downtime” model (i.e. blue/green production swap)

5. Constantly identify and recommend improvements that can be made to the code & deployment process that will increase development efficiency and velocity so we can better deliver results to our client

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.

Basic Requirements:

· Minimum of 5 years PHP web development experience

· Firm grasp of Git-based source control

· Competent with PHP object-oriented programming

· Competent with MySQL-based database concepts

· Familiarity with automated deployment strategies

· Solutions-oriented thinking; always looking for the smart solution to a problem rather than jumping at the first answer

· A passion for staying on top of industry trends and technologies

Proven Skills & Technical Requirements:

· Competent knowledge of e-commerce data organization and relationships

· Store catalog (categories/products/attributes)

· Sales orders (quotes/orders/invoices/shipments/credits)

· Competent in authoring JavaScript and using libraries such as jQuery

· Experience working with agile methodologies

· Proficiency with PHP5 and MySQL from an OOP perspective

· Proficiency with PHP frameworks such as Zend framework

· Proficiency with database schema design

· Proficiency with LAMP Server administration

· Working knowledge of GIT / Gitlab

· Proven experience with the Magento and 3rd Party APIs

· Unit testing/API testing experience, creating test plans

· Replication/Failover/Load-balanced environments

· Deployment management

· Experience optimizing and refactoring application code

· Have experience optimizing web server configurations and scaling web applications

· Competent in web services integrations (REST/SOAP)

· A desire to be personally responsible for production-level code

· Comfort working with Linux-based systems

Bonus Qualifications:

· Magento 2 experience is a plus

· In-depth knowledge of PCI/PA-DSS compliance issues

· Experience in ERP integrations is a huge plus

· Experience with caching and scaling techniques

· Experience in multi-store e-commerce implementations

· Experience with CSS preprocessors like SASS/LESS

· Contributions to the open-source community

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

Senior Web Designer

 Job Description:

 Summary/Objective

The Senior Web Designer will be involved in all phases of creative development, with a focus on creating amazing assets on all of the company’s digital channels (including web, mobile, social, and interactive). We’re looking for a strong generalist web designer with experience in Web Design (UI/UX, Adobe Creative Cloud, accessibility), and Development (HTML, CSS, JQuery, PHP for WordPress). We like to think of the proper candidate as a front-end mechanic rather than a designer. You will be responsible for designing, coding and maintaining large systems that are built to support multiple browsers and mobile devices.

We are looking for a highly creative and passionate designer with proven ability to lead, inspire and organize a design team to deliver top-notch experiences. He/she will have a proven track record in user-centered design methodology and techniques. A candidate with strong communication and collaboration skills and experience working with all levels of management in obtaining consensus on project requirements and deliverables is a must.  This is a regular, full time position.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Develops, creates and integrates the website layout/user interface from provided design concepts

2.      Troubleshoot UI issues in dynamic, web-based applications on a variety of browsers and operating systems and mobile devices

3.      Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications and components.

4.      Provide feedback to Creative & Development Teams on UI/UX best practice.

5.      Uphold the global brand standards for Chef Works while creating effective, dynamic, and well thought out presentations

6.      Originate new concepts as well as maintain existing features of websites, products, web parts, newsletters, digital banners, ads, graphics, & videos

7.      Translate business requirements, user goals, and UX research into functional design specifications

8.      Assist with creating and maintenance of responsive email templates

9.      Brainstorm and execute creative designs

10.  Create innovative design directions on projects

11.  Maintain homepage graphics such as monthly rotating images, toppers and other design elements

12.  Oversee and organize design projects to ensure deadlines are met across all graphic needs

13.  Maintain awareness of general consumer & market trends within the industry

14.  Effectively manage time and make deadlines

 

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.  Nominal travel, generally via airplane, may be required. 

 

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Computer Science or related degree and 5-8 years of experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML5 & CSS3.
  • Experience in using the WordPress CMS.
  • Experienced in developing, designing, and modernizing responsive front-end website design.
  • Experienced in Bootstrap and other similar frameworks for building fully responsive and customized websites.
  • Use of best practices to create clean, cross-platform code that is semantically correct.
  • High attention to detail and excellent time management.
  • Excellent analytical or critical thinking skills.
  • Quick aptitude for learning new software.

  • Expertise in current design applications, such as Adobe CS (especially Photoshop and Illustrator).
  • JavaScript, jQuery, & PHP experience a plus (but not required).
  • Illustration /animation experience a plus (but not required).

  

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

A typical day for our Jr. Supply Chain Analyst is 70% of time spent on supply chain focused administrative tasks such as the review and approval of invoices and setting up new products in our system.   20% spent on ad hoc data analysis  and 10% spent on administrative duties such as maintaining department calendars and making travel arrangements.  

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 maintenance and support of the Chef Works PLM system.

11. Responsible for modifications or improvements in PLM related to Supply Chain work.

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. Minimum of one year of previous experience as an Accountant and /      or Data Analyst and / or Statistician.   Experience in a      business office environment to include experience with data entry, time /      task management also required. 
  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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Overall:  Identifies, quotes, closes, and manages the direct sales activities for Specific Assigned Accounts, in Assigned Territory.

 A typical day for an Inside Sales Associate is 60% spent on the phone, contacting current and potential customers, 20% spent researching potential customers and planning calls  and 20% spent on administrative duties, such as updating our CRM program (Customer Relationship Management) and entering orders, sending out thank you emails and other clerical and administrative duties.

 Essential Functions:

  1. Provides a high level of service to account base using standard and Chef Works proprietary technology to foster and facilitate effective communication and sales strategies.  This includes telephone calls, e-mail, web conferences, and occasional participation in trade shows.
  2. Increases Specific Assigned Accounts and Assigned Territory sales level via regular and planned phone calls on accounts.  Identifies opportunities to sell all product lines across the organization. 
  3. Spends a high percentage of time in cold calling to potential customers.  Plans and organizes calls in advance.
  4. Meets agreed upon profitability, sales growth and customer retention requirements. 
  5. Works closely with the Client Services team to ensure Customer requirements are met.
  6. Stays abreast of industry trends, product offerings, restaurant and other venue openings,  and Customer requirements.  Shares findings with marketing and management team.  Works with peers to identify and utilize industry best practices.
  7. Provides product presentations to Customers for all product lines.
  8. Documents contacts and concerns in Company CRM program.  Keeps apprised of Specific Assigned Accounts and Assigned Territory performance and provides regular updates to management team.
  9. Represents the company in a professional manner and exercises reasonable and product care in the conduct of all duties and responsibilities made on behalf of the company.
  10. Upholds Chef Works Core Values.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or equivalent preferred, or related work experience.
  2. 3 or more years progressive direct sales / and / or inside sales  experience – BtoB and BtoC.  Experience must include demonstrated success with selling via the phone.  Sales experience in the uniform, apparel or related industry is preferred, but not required.  
  3. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to include the ability to develop effective working relationships with customers and peers
  4. Computer proficiency in a Windows Vista  or greater environment to include Email / calendaring, word processing, -- creating / formatting correspondence,, quotations,  spreadsheet – creating spreadsheets with formulas, modifications to existing spreadsheets, data analysis, data downloads from other sources, presentation software – creating presentations with data, graphs, graphics, ability to provide presentations electronically, and contact management software  -- entering notes and other communications, data retrieval, creating sales pipeline
    1. Demonstrated ability to be able to enter information into the computer, while speaking on the telephone. 
  5. Strong organizational skills.
  6. Ability to work effectively with little direct supervision.
  7. Demonstrated skills to work as a team member and in openly sharing best practices.

 

Physical Requirements:

Occasional lifting of 5#. or less (less than 5% of the time), and 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, including extensive time on the phone.  Minimal travel required – 2 – 3 days per year or less, via automobile and airplane.

 

 

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!


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. 

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