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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Are you a perfectionist that excels in follow up and follow through?
Are you a self-starting problem solver who is conceptual and big picture oriented in project management?
Are you a fast-paced multi-tasker that thrives under a deadline and loves working on different projects?

If the answer to all three questions is Yes, we want you to join our team.

TWO STEP APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to start the application process https://go.apply.ci/p/zCHODfSA3ZUaUjVf
2. Be prepared to upload your resume

Overview
Packed Party is looking for a Product Development Manager to jump in the middle of our rapidly growing team here in Austin, TX at the ground level. The individual will be responsible for supporting all pre-production development tasks; including developing technical packages for manufacturers, tracking and reviewing samples, market & trend research, technical file preparation and maintenance, design ideation, and much more. You’ll work closely with the Director of Operations and the Design Team.

Essential roles and duties:
• Extremely detailed and process oriented, helping to refine all pre-production processes
• Highly motivated with a high sense of urgency and initiative. Always taking responsibility with a proactive mentality •Organization freak keeping timelines and schedules of production and processes
•Able to work effectively under pressure and always looking for the next challenge
•Strong attention to details and craftsmanship, ensuring that all product provided to third parties has been fully vetted
•Strong ability to manage multiple projects and timelines
•An over-communicator, as you will need to ensure our Design and Operations teams meet all deadlines. This individual must be comfortable communicating timing to the larger team
•Self-starter, you see an issue with a product or packaging and you immediately fix the error and alert the team about the issue
•Proven ability to analyze and research the market and trends for a full understanding of product categories and competitive offerings.
•Comfortable bringing creative and innovative concepts to the team to help drive ideation process
•Excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to work independently with limited instruction
•Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a must Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop) is preferred
•3-5 Years of Product Development experience required
•Experience producing products in a global supply chain preferred

This role would be responsible for:
•Assist with product development brainstorming and ideation
•Work directly with the design team assisting with all open product development projects, including the all tasks required to bring the product to market
•Assist with the development and organization of all basic technical file packages.
•This role is the subject matter expert at keeping product specifications up to date and accurate for communication with our manufacturing base
•Oversee the technical specification documentation and handle internal communication on behalf of design team to cross-functional partners
•Establish standards for technical specification documents and technical packets

Pre-Production Development - Operational
•Oversee the production work stream from start to finish Prepare weekly reports to keep the team well informed of the status of all upcoming programs
•Assist with the development and enforcement of approval processes using an excel based tracking system
•Closely monitor the development process and ensure schedule adherence to launch through all vendor and internal channels
•Ensure all supplier quotations and samples are completed on a timely basis for appropriate decision making to meet objectives

Market and Product Trend Analysis
•Assist with market and trend research, constantly monitoring the competitive landscape, finding new materials, manufacturing processes and design trends that may be of use to the design and operations teams
•Lead analysis determining if Packed Party’s prices are competitive on comparable products vs. competitors
•Develop products to achieve unmet consumer needs

Supplier Oversight
•Manage order execution and resolve product and production issues on a timely and proactive manner
•Monitor supplier performance to ensure it meets or exceeds Company KPIs Assist in research to expand Packed Party’s manufacturing base
•Assist in identifying the process and partners for PP to partner with to manufacture directly for Walmart.

Quality Control Management
•Visiting our distribution center and leading all quality control on incoming product
•Acting proactively to communicate with our internal team and manufacturers on any discrepancies of final product vs. final samples

Please send a PDF of your resume to careers@packedparty.com

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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Are you a perfectionist that excels in follow up and follow through?
Are you a self-starting problem solver who is conceptual and big picture oriented in project management?
Are you a fast-paced multi-tasker that thrives under a deadline and loves working on different projects?
Do you consider yourself a skilled digital illustrator?

If the answer to all four questions is Yes, we want you to join our team.

TWO STEP APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to start the application process https://go.apply.ci/p/QVlwJNRgKnO92rf6oNtJ
2. Be prepared to upload your resume

Packed Party is looking for a rockstar Graphic Designer to jump in the middle of our rapidly growing team here in Austin, Texas at the ground level!

Responsibilities
• Work in partnership with our design team
• Direct photo shoots, photograph and edit images and assist in all things emailers, social media assets, website layout, images and design, marketing assets, you-name-it!
• Assist in product development from design concepts to mock-ups, art files, packaging, and tech packs
• Learn, uphold and embrace the Packed Party brand and how our graphics and products translate to our customers
• Be able to work in a team setting. Don’t be afraid to speak up and share your own ideas. Communication is key!
• Ensure you are able to see projects through start to finish. Conceptualize, construct ideas, visually layout concepts, and share with team
• Have the ability to work very quickly while still getting the job done efficiently
• Working closely with our ad agency on building still ads in different format sizes (video is a plus!)
• Marketing flyers, pop-up signage, retail merchandising help, etc.
• Provide new design insight, research, and inspiration to the design team. Take charge and look out for the trends we should be working towards.
• New products, social media story trends, physical mailers, we want to hear from you
• Be willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done!
• You’re a real go-getter and want to see the end goal.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in a related field
• Minimum 3+ year experience in design related field
• Proficient in Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere
• Strong communication skills, organization and detail oriented, ability to multi-task throughout the day
• Ability to see the big picture and take a step back to do at least one strategic task a day to help build the Packed Party brand in the long run
• Strong time management skills and willingness to go above and beyond to meet deadlines and produce work of the utmost quality and brand integrity. Details are the most important
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment, a master at pivoting and prioritizing

Preferred Skills
• Ability to use iPad ProCreate and Wacom devices is a plus
• Hand drawing is a must Ability to style and photograph still product and lifestyle images
• Klayvio and email campaign experience
• Shopify and e-commerce management experience

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Overview of Responsibilities Include:

• We’re looking for a high-powered, effective and thoughtful Director of Social Media & Influencer Marketing to help our brand continue to grow via social media and with our influencer marketing teams
• We’re looking for someone with a love for strategic thinking combined with an ability to lead day-to-day execution, strategy, and optimization
• Our team is looking to hire a Director who is able to multitask and manage multiple timelines and launches across channels - the ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment and is nimble with change in direction at times with changing inventory
• As a team leader and contributor, the ideal person performs tasks effectively, develops collaborative relationships with team members, is open to feedback, displays clear communication and acts proactively, professionally and efficiently
• The ideal candidate will have an interest in the digital creative space and be fluent on social platforms. This comes with proven experience scaling talent and influencer capabilities for driving outsized awareness and engagement gains
• This person knows how to identify the best creators to deliver on KPIs against reach, engagement and cost effectiveness, taking Packed Party’s influencer program to the next level to drive interest, engagement and brand love with our target consumer
• You know how to identify target customers, set clear objectives, build an effective content strategy to engage the audience, increase traffic and boost conversions
• We are looking for someone who is an attentive and mindful leader. Someone who enjoys contributing to the overall success and growth of the brand and can look at things from a 10,000 ft. perspective

Social Content Creation + Posting:
• Work to organize photo + video shoots to create content that can be executed and deployed across Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Pinterest
• Manage all social content from shoot planning, execution and editing to social media in-feed planning, caption creation and deployment
• Determine how to creatively promote focus products amongst the hundreds of SKUs available not only on PackedParty.com, but also via Walmart and other major retailers
• Curate and upkeep monthly marketing calendar within Planoly and share projected postings weekly with leadership

Depth of Instagram, TikTok + Facebook Daily/Weekly/Monthly Requirements:
• Static Post in Feed (Every day, 2 - 3x/day)
• Stories (3x/week)
• Community Management (Daily: actively engage with community externally on platform, as well as respond to all inbound DMs and customer comments in a timely manner)
• TikTok (5x/week)
• Facebook (Cross promote from Instagram which will include pertinent sales or promotions)
• Content Shoots (As necessary, in conjunction with product launches or promotions)
Influencer Management (Weekly gifting/management)

Community Engagement:
• Stay up-to-date with industry emerging trends, influencers, creators, partners across all platforms to make compelling and engaging influencer and organic social content across channels
• Recommend refinement of process or workflows if necessary for new social media initiatives to boost awareness and relevance for the market
• Engage and respond to all DMs/inquiries across all social channels
• Direct and funnel related inquiries to customer support team as necessary

Influencers + Partnerships:

• Responsible for managing the influencer and organic social strategies and team to grow awareness, engagement, affinity and, ultimately, conversion at Packed Party
• Lead the direction and execution of social media content, influencer marketing campaigns, strategic partnerships with influencers and budget across channels to build brand fame and community engagement
• Identify and build relationships with key influencers relevant to the Packed Party brand

Mange influencer network via LTK (Reward Style)
• Manage weekly influencer gifting and work cross functionally to ensure all influencer gifting and packages are sent out timely and monitor and report on influencer gifting impact.
• Upkeep on tracking shipments and working with distribution team as necessary
Identify and secure potential strategic partners for collaborations and/or giveaways to build and promote Packed Party
• Manage giveaways with Packed Party followers as necessary. compiling relevant information for gifting and ensuring timely delivery for giveaway winners
• Streamline and manage Party Planner Ambassador Program with Walmart Influencers and Packed Party Brand Ambassador Program

Social Support (Statistics + Measurability):
• Regularly analyze social performance across organic social and influencer marketing campaigns and optimize programs accordingly
• For each campaign and product launch, provide a social summary highlighting influencers
targeted, reach, mentions, etc. Track weekly and monthly engagement, followers, mentions, site visits, across all social channels
• Summarize findings in a monthly report to be shared with leadership team

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (Marketing + Digital Marketing Degree preferred)
• 5 - 7+ years in experience in Social Media Management Expert level knowledge of the latest best practices, tools, and trends on social media platforms related to Instagram, Instagram stories, IGTV, Instagram Live, TikTok, Meta/Meta Live, Pinterest and Twitter
• Exceptional relationship management skills, able to work collaboratively with internal teams and external partners
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Comes hardwired with the ability to understand the big picture as well as nuances of all social media platforms
• Demonstrated thought leadership & compelling achievements in both paid as well as non-paid social media strategy
• A strategic mindset and capable of partnering with our creative, communications, media and channel teams to bring excellence to our social media
• Must be a team player with a strong work ethic. Works well with others internally as well as externally and harnesses relationships with other brands and influencers
• Strong commitment to prioritization of timelines, accuracy, organization, and professionalism
• Dedicated commitment to deliver on all project deadlines Ability to work independently and accomplish tasks with minimal oversight

Additional Skills:
• Planoly
• Instagram
• TikTok
• Facebook
• Pinterest
• Gmail/G-Suite
• Google Drive

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Packed Party is looking for a senior merchandise planner to jump in the middle of our rapidly growing team here in Austin, TX at the ground level.

We have a number of large retailers and a rapidly growing business. This person will be a key point of contact across cross functional teams helping to drive decisions on product selection, promotion and will drive company wide analytics and will report to our Director of Operations.

Essential roles and duties:
• Extremely detailed and process oriented, helping to implement processes while keeping timelines and schedules of production and processes
• Strong Excel skills and highly analytical in nature
• An over-communicator, you understand our sales team and customers need to know timelines of when products are arriving so you feel comfortable communicating timing to the larger team
• Self-starter, you see an issue on our website or with a product and you find the best way to fix it quickly
• Trustworthy, you are holding the key to our manufacturers and margins so transparency and direct communication with our Director of Operations and President is of the utmost importance
• Ability to properly analyze large sets of data and put together key take-aways to report to the larger team

This role would be responsible for:
• Assisting in forecasting sales and inventory needs for our different channels of business
• Pricing and sales analysis: Maintain all sell-through analysis, reporting to the Director of Operations and President so that strategic decisions can be made for future orders and/or designs
• Determining price points on products based on internal and industry analysis
• Monitor inventory levels and reorder as necessary on popular items
• Offer creative ways to push slower moving inventory-- Build unique pricing bundles for our customers based on inventory on hand and needs
• Entry of Purchase Orders to our manufacturers in Cin7

Reporting and Analysis:
• Drive reporting decisions and build a robust reporting plan to keep all cross functional teams aware of results and opportunities
• Owner of overall Walmart reporting analysis to support product development team to make stronger strategic assortment plans and drive topline Walmart growth
• Logistics Management: Relationship owner with our freight forwarder, Flexport-- responsible for staying up to date with changing trends and shifts needed to stay on top of rapidly changing supply chain issues
• Managing receipt flow and shipping plan of importing goods from our manufacturers to optimize timelines and reduce shipping costs
• Analysis of true landed costs to benchmark costing and report on changes to assumptions
• Owner of PO Tracker to report to all teams of estimated arrival dates, potential timing risks, and any changes to planned flow

Qualifications:
• 3-5 Years experience working in a retail support environment
• Strong Excel skills required
• Experience with an inventory management system (Cin7 or Stitch Labs) preferred
• Background in merchandise buying and planning preferred
• Employment Type - Full Time

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Here's the scoop!

You're gonna be given all the tools for success; the best products on the market, an established high end client list and a seriously awesome team to work alongside (hey, we think we're pretty fun)


Key responsibilities:

Fielding wholesale calls and requests from smaller retailers around the country

Communicating directly with Packed Party's operation team about inventory to discuss what is needing to be sold

Handling cold calling new accounts around the country where Packed Party should be sold in

Following up with existing customers, via phone, about reorders and how products are selling inside stores

Research in finding new key accounts Packed Party NEEDS to be working with. You're the go-to on all the new stores in whatever the hottest cities are. You understand where our brand fits and where it does not

Using your communication and listening skills to build strong relationships with our existing clients, via phone and email

Handling customer issues as they come up over the phone and confidently overcoming objections

Researching and evaluating accounts to understand Packed Party's clients every need - they need signage? Let's make 'em signage. They need social media photos? Coming right up!


Our Ideal Candidate will have:

The confidence to hop on the phone and cold call new accounts

A proven track record of sales achievement and has a serious passion to win and not take no for an answer

Outstanding relationship development skills (you're like REALLY good at working with others and especially on the phone)

Exceptional project and time management skills - we have a large list of retailers; how will you segment your days to contact them all while fielding incoming calls too?

Strong influencing and negotiating abilities


If you're a self-starting enthusiastic individual and a true people person looking for the opportunity to sell the biggest names in homeware and giftware come join us - we want you here starting the party with us.