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Job Title:

MCJW Beauty Culture Sales Specialist (50% Field education and 50% selling support)

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

SCOPE OF WORK:

Drive MCJW’s retail goals by bringing the unique DNA of Sundial Brands to life onstage at Sephora. The Beauty Culture Specialist will be instrumental in ensuring the brand wins by providing superior in-store execution of training, selling support, and coordination in assigned doors as needed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Achieve retail sales goals, as determined by sales management, in assigned store(s)
    Participate in the execution of in-store events, in conjunction with Education Manager
    Deliver in-store trainings to empower in-store team to give expert services through use of MCJW Beauty Culture & Sephora training methods
    Create memorable MCJW Beauty Culture shopping experiences by providing the highest level of customer service using the MCJW Beauty Culture selling standards and values
    Demonstrate and sell hair care while building awareness of MCJW Beauty Culture and quality products
    Work with in-store team to recruit new clients and build client relationships through consistent client follow up by offering MCJW Beauty Culture prestige services
    Deliver point of sale collateral materials to assigned stores when necessary
    Special projects as dictated by the needs of the business
    Partner with MCJW Education Manager and cross functional partners to address needs in market and share intel

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education and product experience in Hair, Skincare, and Fragrance.
    Comfortable in engaging clients, and applying products to the client during consultations.
    Effective time management, problem solving, and communication skills are essential.
    Proficiency in Windows, Word and Excel.
    A High School diploma or equivalent
    Open availability including evenings and weekends
    Current License and a vehicle

Job Title:

Packaging Engineer

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

The Packaging Engineer is responsible for the development and engineering of new, innovative packaging solutions, collaboratively with Marketing, Supply Chain and Manufacturing.

Requirements:

  • Partner closely with Marketing and Design to bring innovative, new products and packaging to market meeting brand/business requirements.
  • Support the conceptualization, initiation, development and implementation of new and improved packages and processes including: design generation, prototype development, engineering specifications, mold and machinery qualification, functionality and quality testing, and technology transfer.
  • Modify the design of packaging systems and packaging components, ensuring defined needs for brand equity aesthetics, consumer acceptance, manufacturing capability, quality and cost are met from the program brief through design, engineering and commercialization
  • Work with Marketing, Design, Supply Chain and outside suppliers to identify package technologies that meet key attributes (e.g. costs, consumer usage/functionality, manufacturability and compatibility/functionality of materials with product)
  • Create cost and savings estimates, tooling/package qualification plans, technology transfer documentation (Design History Files) and final package component specifications, Bills of Materials, Manufacturing Specifications, case/cube information
  • Coordinate line trials to ensure package performance for manufacturing. Attend component and manufacturing startups as needed to ensure proper execution of design & function.
  • Responsible for aspects of project management: project planning, capital expenditure management, and technology transfer associated with projects. Manage flow of information, and communicate project timelines, costs, and associated risks.
  • Understand and interpret package testing procedures and results to support the effective design, qualification, validation, and implementation of new package systems.
  • Develop and manage Engineering Change Control process
  • Partner with plant engineering to ensure that packaging equipment/material system specifications, functionality and design are appropriate for use.
  • Implement specification release procedure for components and labels
  • Provide technical support to all engineering and provide support to manufacturing and implementation processes of product packaging.
  • Develop and documents engineering protocols to support compliance to all FDA and ISO regulations.
  • Responsible for company Bill of Material and subsequent engineering change procedure

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Package Engineering or related engineering field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience preferred, preferably in the consumer packaged goods industry
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience preferred in package development or engineering, preferably in the Health & Beauty industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Innovation experience partnering with design and marketing
  • Material science knowledge of plastics, labels, printing and decoration techniques
  • Knowledge of bottle and tube filling line processes/specifications and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of injection molding (e.g.: PET preforms, flip top caps); flexible packaging (tubes, sachets)
  • Knowledge of packaging operations, processes and equipment
  • Knowledge of paperboard packaging and corrugate
  • Project Management skills with experience leading cross functional teams
  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse cultures and global partners
  • Experience initiating and leading continuous improvement teams and plans
  • Demonstrate strong documentation skills (e.g. Test reports, specifications, etc.)
  • Experience using SAP or other ERP software and/or plant-related computer systems

Job Title:

Director Production Planning & Inventory Control

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

The Director Production Planning & Inventory Control is a key leadership position within Operations.  The role works collaboratively with key business partners to ensure effective management, interacting with Commercial, Marketing, Finance and other Operations functions to identify and meet business requirements at a strategic and executional level. The role also works closely with other internal partners to ensure effective end-to-end supply chain management. Externally the role engages with Distributors and other key Stakeholders necessary to perform and deliver the requirements of the role. 

The Director Production Planning & Inventory Control will achieve excellence in ensuring the availability of inventory through effective management of supply planning, replenishment and inventory optimization. The role is divided between strategic orientation and operational execution as required.

Requirements:

  • Define team structure, role definition and talent development (including recruitment and succession planning)
  • Define objectives setting and support to ensure delivery, providing day-to-day guidance to ensure operational execution
  • Facilitate the formal and informal feedback processes during calibration ensuring effective performance management
  • Ensure effective supply planning and replenishment modelling and translate into an agreed inventory plan
  • Work with all key business stakeholders to ensure alignment
  • Define and Implement Inventory Supply Solutions
  • Provide input to supply chain strategy and define and implement inventory solutions aligned with network logistics to ensure the optimized flow of product
  • Implement a dynamic inventory solution from ‘source to delivery’, balancing service, costs and capability
  • Ensure effective inventory management to deliver sustained business value.
  • Undertake a detailed budget planning exercise and align with Finance to agree inventory target
  • Undertake analysis to enable inventory optimization ensuring right levels of stock in the supply chain
  • Ensure effective inventory control including inventory coverage (day’s on hand), stock turn and minimizing stock write-off’s
  • Deliver effective product life cycle management incorporating SKU introduction, SKU performance and rationalization
  • Ensure the necessary processes and systems are in place to improve inventory performance
  • Deliver a culture of performance management and ensure delivery of agreed performance metrics.
  • Define relevant KPI’s and success factors for demand and supply
  • Agree performance targets to stretch the business, balancing inventory, cost and service to deliver sustained business value and Implement actions that will ensure achievement of performance metrics
  • Provide a comprehensive and clear KPI reporting suite demonstrating performance levels and insights

Background / Experience:

  • Educated to Degree Level (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Business, Finance or other relevant subject)
  • 10+ years senior level experience in Operations / Supply Chain gained within the CPG Industry
  • Demonstrable supply chain strategy and execution capability
  • Knowledge of SAP, Excel and other relevant Supply Chain Planning Tools
  • Extensive knowledge of demand forecasting, supply chain planning and inventory management
  • Experience of leading and motivating a high performance Team

Core Skills:

  • Strong communication and relationship skills
  • Strong supply chain analytical capability
  • Financial budget planning, analysis and reporting skills
  • Ability to write business reports and undertake presentations
  • Ability to define, manage and deliver supply chain projects
  • Ability to collaborate and work as a Team in a matrix organization
  • Entrepreneurial approach with focus on continuous improvement

Job Title:

Contract Manufacturing Manager

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

The Contract Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for managing the contract manufacturing supplier relationships and activities for outsourcing new and existing products. Establish Supply Chain processes to conduct detailed supplier analysis including suppliers’ production capabilities; understand total cost of production, and cost of quality. Develop and manage supplier relationships, and collaborate with suppliers to complete cost improvement efforts. Provide leadership to proactively promote continuous supplier improvement and a lower total cost solution within the outsourced supply chain.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review product demand forecast and specifications, change requests and contracts to ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in supplier selection.
  • Establish and report KPI’s for contract manufacturers on quality, product safety, customer service and financial reporting. Develop and execute strategies to improve performance.
  • Conduct regular Operational Improvement reviews with Contract Manufacturers to improve production efficiency and reduce total production cost.
  • Lead new and ongoing supplier audit activities to ensure the supply base has robust process controls and capabilities to meet all existing and future company requirements.
  • Serve as the primary function for obtaining Operational savings at Contract Manufacturer facilities and ensuring that savings are tracking according to expectations.
  • Manage projects through execution to ensure specifications are established prior to production and all parameters are achieved during the qualification, verification and commercialization steps. Ensure adequate technical representation (Quality, R&D and Procurement) is present during project phases.
  • Penetrate the supplier’s organization to understand the players who can affect change on pricing, delivery, quality improvement, and other key functions within the organization.
  • Participate in non-conformance failure analysis activities, drive Corrective Actions when appropriate, and ensure company requirements are adequately addressed within the supply base.
  • Review inventory, scrap, and open orders to determine the total cost of ownership with the supplier and make recommendations to processes and proceduresto reduce the total cost model for the company.
  • Develop Statements of Work and negotiate contracts with identified contract manufacturers as needed.
  • (same as next responsibility)Ensure any new business requirements are effectively communicated and implemented with the assigned contract manufacturers.
  • Maintain effective and timely communication with key functional team members regarding new product introductions during the execution phase.
  • Track and manage monthly purchase price variances (PPVs) and spending of assigned contract manufacturing locations.
  • Execute Quarterly Scorecard Review Meetings with contract manufacturers.

Education & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain or engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • APICS or equivalent Supply Chain certification preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations, Purchasing, Contract Manufacturing, or Supply Chain Planning
  • Ability to negotiate for company while maintaining trust with stakeholders
  • Excellent communication/relationship building skills
  • Strong project management and organization capabilities
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Job Title:

BUYER – TACTICAL PROCUREMENT

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

Basic Functional Requirements

  • Drive initiatives to meet department and corporate objectives for service, cost, quality, business continuity, innovation, and savings
  • Procurement responsibility for supporting initiatives and projects by coordinating:
    • best value proposition
    • best critical dates
    • aligning with appropriate sourcing strategy
    • award of business upon approval
  • Support Operational Objectives by adhering to policies and practices, ensuring required Procurement data and documentation is maintained, recommending and implementing process improvements, and supporting projects as warranted.
  • Support supplier development activities
  • Support assigned procurement activities with solid collaboration with the various company functions (Operations, Marketing, Package Development & Engineering, and Finance).
  • Work closely with the category leads to ensure the initiatives are moving forward in a consistent manner and the synergistic opportunities are maximized.
  • Participate in and/or lead key initiatives

Major Duties

  • Collaborate with Category leaders to ensure that initiatives moving forward in a consistent manner, that synergistic opportunities are maximized, and that category strategies are being upheld.
  • Support procurement and value added activities (e.g., management reporting, supplier reviews, benchmarking, etc).
  • Grow Procurement s capabilities to:
    • Deliver Procurement tasks on time against Project Management Timelines
    • Improve delivery of New Product Development
    • Reduce COGs
    • Ensure continuity of materials supply
    • Reduce working capital through supplier partnerships
  • Support of procurement business plans which have specific value and deliverables to support business needs including submission of estimated costs, final costs, capacity and terms agreements, price list management to respective parties in line with established processes.
  • Assess opportunities
  • Facilitate/troubleshoot issue resolution

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Procurement professional with demonstrated track record of delivering results in a complex environment
  • Proven, strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Negotiation skills
  • Project management insight
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Problem-solving and analytic skills
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Office, Excel)
  • Works collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team
  • Commitment to development
  • Financial Analysis
  • Intelligent risk taking
  • Benchmarking/competitive analysis
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management
  • Interested in continuously learning and developing oneself

Minimum Education and Years Of Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations/Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, or equivalent required.
  • 3-6 years of work experience. 

Special Requirements Of The Position

  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional departments
  • Strong cost analytics, business analytics, and business acumen
  • Ability to stay organized and multitask
  • Strong underlying understanding of Supply Chain
  • Ability to work independently and influence peers
  • Strong skill (advanced) in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access

Job Title:

Inside Account Manager

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

Inside Account Manager Responsibilities are to work with sales management as an extension of the selling organization offering full service support for all sales related functions including but are not limited to:

Account Support Responsibilities:

  • Central communication point to sales management personnel and sales representatives, consolidate and disseminate all sales communications as needed.  Forwarding information to appropriate persons/departments as necessary.
  • Daily order review – status, identifying issues that could result in late, short, inaccurate shipments.  Identifying resolutions for potential issues.
  • Understanding account credit limits and potential for credit hold.  Advise sales management in advance of any issues.
  • Manage order process to ensure complete and timely shipping of all orders.  Communicate with sales management and sales representatives, order status, shipping information, cuts, get well dates and order disposition.  Advising sales management and sales representatives in advance of potential late shipments or concerns.
  • Review monthly budget vs forecast performance by customer identifying shortfalls and overages in units and dollars.
  • Contact point for all brokers/sales representatives – supporting on all facets of sales to include communication of updated item master, new items, price changes, pricing accuracy, plant closures, production issues, item set up and communicating on all areas of the business.
  • Assist and coordinate line review preparation including planograms, projections, proposals, shipping of samples, coordination of marketing information.
  • Support sales management in the creation and tracking of all merchandising requisitions.  Managing the merchandise requisition process to completion.
  • Managing the return authorization process, preparing the request and working with finance and sales management for approval.  Responding to customers in a timely manner.
  • Schedule meetings with sales management and sales representatives as needed.
  • Create internal supply chain transfers when necessary
  • Process sample orders: pick, pack and ship to meet timeline requirements
  • Coordinate and disseminate sales reports to sales management and sales representatives weekly and monthly
  • Ensure required reporting from sales representatives is updated timely: account promo plans, store count updates, etc.
  • Manage the account deduction/charge back process, understanding each accounts process, ensuring all deduction/charge back information is provided to accounting in advance of any deductions.
  • Work with shipping on any potential out of stock issues, directing inventory allocations with account against orders to minimize out of stocks at account distribution centers. 

Customer Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Ensure account specific New Items, Pricing, and cross reference codes are properly set up.
  • Ensure Account specific item master is updated and corporate distribution, doors and items accurate, communicate changes internally and externally as needed.
  • Communicate current Out of stock information with back in stock dates as needed on an account specific basis.
  • Review Inventory on hands against demand for order allocation.

On Going Customer Relations

  • Review promotional calendar and check on-line and retail to ensure promotions are running, communicate status with marketing and digital.
  • Answer phones and provide basic customer service.

Order Processing Responsibilities

  • Send confirmation of orders received and communicate order numbers for manual orders
  • Communicate Tracking Information
  • Review and close back orders, request new purchase orders for closed back orders.
  • Enter manually submitted orders
  • Take orders over the phone
  • Review pricing and terms for accuracy; communicate discrepancies to sales management for resolution.

Required Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written formats
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to exercise good judgment and perform key tasks under pressure and against deadlines.
  • Positive attitude and “get it done mentality”
  • Must have excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Organization is key to succeed in this position

Job Title:

Chargeback Specialist

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

Responsibilities:

  • Position, title and responsibilities are commensurate with amount of relevant experience.
  • For a Specialist position:  Will consider candidates with at least two years of relevant experience
  • All Candidates will be responsible to ensure accurate, timely and complete:
    • Coding of deductions on remittance advice
    • Research of current/historical customer deductions
    • Identify unauthorized deductions 
    • Obtain customer payment for invalid deductions by utilizing an effective collections process.
  • Verify customer deductions against supporting documentation of chargebacks including vendor portals, sales trade plans, promotional calendars, customer contracts, etc.
  • Daily interfaces  with Sales, Customer Service, Accounts Receivable and EDI invoicing personnel
  • Maintain customer-specific documentation and communication for chargebacks
  • Responsible to measure, track,  and communicate data on a regular basis
  • Utilize trade promotions management software to track status of customer deductions and chargebacks, and prepare management reports.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience with major retailers in food, drug and mass retail channels; and familiar with chargebacks related to: promotions / co-op allowances / slotting / markdowns / shortages / damages / returns / off-invoice discounts / etc.
  • High School Diploma required.   Associates Degree or higher level, a plus.
  • Requires a “roll-up-the sleeves” and “hands-on” individual
  • Possess proactive resolution and collection skills for invalid chargebacks
  • Able to handle high volume of individual line item  customer deductions and chargebacks
  • Ability to work independently, and interact with Senior Level Staff, Sales Personnel, brokers, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Syspro ERP system, a plus.

Job Title:

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to staffing@sundialbrands.com

The Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst provides analytic support to the organization by structuring and analyzing a wide range of complex business problems using facts/data to determine root cause, derive conclusions and deliver recommendations to executive level audiences.

The Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst is an individual contributor who is extremely analytical, and thrives on the challenges inherent in dissecting complex business problems.  The ideal candidate likes to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty with data, spreadsheets, and models. Analytical dexterity and excellent communication skills are critical to success in this position.

Successful candidates will have a skill set that includes experience with relationship databases, the ability to write queries and fetch data from SQL / Hadoop / Green Plum data warehouse, the ability to independently plan and execute an analytic approach and process that results in actionable business improvement recommendations, and the ability to organize analytic findings into clear and concise written and verbal communications.

This is not DBA, Developer, Engineer, Data Architect or Data Warehouse Role.

This is a Data Analysis Role, With Heavy Emphasis on Root Cause Analysis, Advanced Data Analysis & Statistics And Operational Insights.

Responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for extracting data from multiple sources, manipulating data/data validation, and conducting Root Cause Analysis, developing business/operational solutions/recommendations and presenting to Sr. Leadership
  • Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management, results focus and inspirational leadership.
  • Query data from relational databases (MS SQL Server, Hadoop, Green Plum)
  • Ability to perform data validation, analysis and modeling (Root Cause Analysis, Behavioral Analysis)
  • Develop Executive Level presentations and present complex, customized analytic findings to senior management 
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives the Organization
  • Create and distribute high level business performance reporting
  • Build cross functional relationships to drive strategic discussions and continuous improvement

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required in quantitative discipline (Math/Statistics/Finance/Economics or other)
  • MUST Possess 5+ years’ experience in a hands on analytical role, with focus on Root Cause Analysis and Behavioral Analysis in analyzing business problems and making business/operational recommendations
  • 5+ years’ experience mining big data (SQL knowledge required) from multiple relational databases (MS-SQL Server)
  • Highly proficient in Data Analysis Tools and Report Development (Excel, Access, Tableau, PowerPoint)
  • 2+ years knowledge, or experience working with statistical analysis tools
  • Understand data visualization and best practices
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience in Operational Analysis of corporate initiatives preferred