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CURRENT OPENINGS

PROCUREMENT

SOFT GOODS BUYER - FULL TIME

Job Title: Soft Goods Buyer
Department: Procurement
Reports to: Procurement Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt

PURPOSE
The soft goods buyer is responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to sell in the Duluth Pack Store, on our website and any other sales vehicles. Duluth Pack buyers are expected
to source new merchandise and review existing ones to ensure products remain competitive. By fully understanding customer needs, buyers are able to maximize profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices. Keeping up to date with market trends and reacting to changes in demand are key elements of the role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

KEY RESULTS AREAS

• Analyzing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends.
• Regularly reviewing performance indicators, e.g. sales and discount levels.
• Managing plans for stock levels.
• Reacting to changes in demand.
• Reacting to changes in logistics.
• Meeting with suppliers and negotiating terms of contract.
• Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future
products.
• Working with other departments within the organization to ensure projects are
completed.
• Participating in promotional activities.
• Writing reports and forecasting sales levels.
• Presenting new ranges to senior retail managers.
• Seeking merchandise feedback from customers.
• Training and mentoring junior staff.
• Organizing clinics with vendors to keep staff up to date on merchandise.
• Uphold the integrity of the quality and planning that goes in to the procurement of all
Duluth Pack sold products.
• Responsible for procurement planning to meet customer, corporate and dealer demand.
• Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with all levels of staff within
Duluth Pack organization.
• Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with outside suppliers,
vendors and customers.
• Implementation of lean principles and techniques to streamline the purchasing process
(blanket ordering and extended planning).
• Responsible for purchased goods inventory analysis and control including maintaining
appropriate levels of purchased goods to meet our customer’s demands during the
changing seasonal demands.
• Resolve any recurring or significant inventory variances within inventory levels at the
Duluth Pack retail store.
• Attending industry trade shows to view product lines, build relationships with current and
potential new vendors.
• Other duties as assigned by the Retail Store Manager to meet the needs of the
business.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment will be stressful at times.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Four-year degree in business related field (procurement, analytics, statistics, etc.). Two years of prior retail procurement/analytics experience preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, RMS and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plans preferred. Understanding of database and reporting systems with willingness to grow this skill set. Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to work with statistical data, and proven organizational skills are required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of general procurement and purchasing principles and their practical application to the retail sales industry.
2. Knowledge of and skill in using a personal computer and related desktop software including Microsoft Excel, Word and Dynamics GP/RMS software.
3. Ability to write legibly and communicate effectively with all levels in the organization, including skill in preparing written materials such as correspondence and reports to meet purpose and audience.
4. Knowledge of the various services, products, policies and procedures of Duluth Pack and knowledge of the various departments within the company and how their respective functions interrelate to the Procurement and purchasing department.
5. Ability to prepare work in a timely and accurate fashion and to keep work area in a neat and presentable manner.
6. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
7. Ability to address problems in a professional manner and work toward and appropriate solution.
8. Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas to other, both verbal and written.
9. Ability to work independently and as a productive member of a team.

Please scroll down and use the form below our openings to apply.

RETAIL STORE

PART TIME SALES ASSOCIATE

The Duluth Pack Retail Store in Canal Park is currently seeking a dynamic individual with excellent customer service skills to fill the position of Part-Time Sales Associate. As a sales associate, you are ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service. You assess the customer’s needs and provide assistance and information on Duluth Pack product features. You would be welcoming customers to the store and sharing the Duluth Pack story while providing recommendations for the customer’s needs.

As a sales associate in our retail store, you will:

Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service
Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options
Process POS (point of sale) purchases
Cross-sell products
Team up with co-workers to ensure proper customer service

Please call 218-722-3898 with any questions or visit the Duluth Pack Retail Store at 365 Canal Park Drive Duluth, MN 55802.

Please scroll down and use the form below our openings to apply.

FACTORY

QUALITY CONTROL

PURPOSE
To ensure that the day to day Quality Control activities are carried out in an efficient and
effective manner. This involves planning and working with, production staff to make sure the
quality and production standards are met in a timely, accurate and safe manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

KEY RESULTS AREAS

  • Maintain quality standards of all Duluth Pack manufactured products.
  • Front-line leadership of Quality Control staff. To lead the team in an ever changing
    environment; promote flexibility and teamwork by being a team builder and encouraging
    change and effectively train staff in all aspects of their job duties.
  • Identify any bottlenecks in the Quality Control flow and coordinate resources to resolve
    issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist Production Manager in planning and staging of finished products to meet
    customer, corporate and dealer demand.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with all levels of staff within the
    organization.
  • Design, implement and maintain lean principles and techniques to streamline the Quality
    Control process.
  • Monitor levels of raw materials and notify Production Manager of re-order needs to
    proactively meet Quality Control department demands.
  • Responsible for the physical inventory counts of finished goods produced by the
    production department.
  • Resolve any recurring or significant inventory variances of finished goods.
  • Responsible for general maintenance, repair and upkeep of Quality Control equipment.
  • Assist Production Manager with production staff training and cross-training programs.
    Maintain compliance with all internal and external safety rules and regulations and make
    sure all Quality Control staff members are properly trained on said safety rules and
    regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by Production Manager to meet the needs of the business.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

The employee is regularly required to stand; walk;
reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee
must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving
mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate. The work environment will be stressful at times.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent education with three to five years of experience in a
manufacturing setting, or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent
knowledge. Manufacturing and cost accounting experience is desirable but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of general manufacturing principles and their practical application to the
manufacturing and retail sales industry.
2. Knowledge of and skill in using a personal computer and related desktop software
including Microsoft Excel, Word and Dynamics GP/HMS manufacturing software.
3. Ability to write legibly and communicate effectively with all levels in the organization,
including skill in preparing written materials such as correspondence and reports to meet
purpose and audience.
4. Knowledge of the various services, products, policies and procedures of Duluth Pack
and knowledge of the various departments within the company and how their respective
functions interrelate to the Production department.
5. Ability to prepare work in timely and accurate fashion and to keep work area in a neat
and presentable manner.
6. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in
written, oral or diagram form.
7. Ability to address problems in a professional manner and work toward an appropriate
solution.
8. Ability to communicate with unhappy and/or dissatisfied customers and/or co-workers
and work toward a calm and reasonable solution.
9. Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas to others, both verbal and written.
10. Ability to read and interpret documents and manuals and apply this understanding to job
functions.
11. Ability to make a decision based upon the best information available at the time and to
react as new information is presented to adjust decision making accordingly.
12. Ability to work independently and as a productive member of a team

Please scroll down and use the form below our openings to apply.

SEWER - FULL TIME

PURPOSE

Operate an Industrial sewing machine to manufacture and produce Duluth Pack products based upon the needs of the business. This involves working with all departments within production staff to make sure quality and production standards are met in a timely, accurate and safe manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

KEY RESULTS AREAS

  • Manufacture and produce canvas, leather and other materials while at the same time upholding stringent quality production standards of all Duluth Pack manufactured products. Attention to detail, quality and meeting standard production times that Duluth Pack has set are critical.
  • Ability to manipulate canvas, leather and other materials by using hands to guide material through an industrial sewing machine with completed products weighing between ½ a pound and up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to learn and retain sewing processes for many various Duluth Pack products.
  • To perform as a productive team member in an ever changing work environment along with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to ongoing change.
  • Ability to help Identify any bottlenecks in the production flow and notify Production Manager/Supervisor of recommended solutions to help resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization, as well as exhibiting excellent customer service in any interactions with customers.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of lean manufacturing principles and techniques to streamline the production process.
  • Monitor levels of raw materials and notify Production Supervisor of re-order needs to proactively meet production demands.
  • Research, development and design of new products and enhancements to existing products.
  • Maintain compliance with all internal and external safety rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Production Manager to meet the needs of the business.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment will be stressful at times.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent education, preferably with prior experience in a industrial sewing manufacturing setting, or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general industrial sewing machine principles and their practical application to the industrial sewing manufacturing needs.
  • Ability to write legibly and communicate effectively with all levels in the organization, including written materials such as production product work orders and daily sewing logs.
  • Ability to sit at an industrial sewing machine for extended periods at a time.
  • Knowledge of the various services, products, policies and procedures of Duluth Pack and knowledge of the various departments within the company and how their respective functions interrelate to the Production department.
  • Ability to manufacture and produce Duluth pack products in a timely and accurate fashion along with the ability to keep work area in a neat and presentable manner.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to address problems in a professional manner and work toward an appropriate solution.
  • Ability to communicate with unhappy and/or dissatisfied customers and/or co-workers and work toward a calm and reasonable solution.
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas to others, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and manuals and apply this understanding to job functions.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a productive member of a team.

BENEFITS

Full Time Employment Position. Duluth Pack is pleased to offer the following benefit package: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, 401(k)-retirement plan, paid time off, and an employee discount. Eligibility and waiting periods vary and are subject to the provisions of each benefit plan.

Please scroll down and use the form below our openings to apply.

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