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The Director of eCommerce oversees all aspects related to Packed Party’s eCommerce business ranging from site management, to SEO optimization, to digital marketing and formulating and driving Packed Party’s holistic eCommerce strategy across all platforms. This role requires proven leadership skills and the ability to effectively grow and develop the entire Packed Party eCommerce ecosystem while providing ongoing project support.

Responsibilities:
• Provide day-to-day support of eCommerce operations
• Provide hands-on leadership to help develop smart solutions, identify constraints and maintain the site for scalability
• Maintain expert understanding of current infrastructure and end-to-end processes
• Troubleshoot, debug application(s) and/or IT infrastructure component(s) and recommend enhancements for stable operations
• Assess current practices and make recommendations for improvement
• Partner with business units to understand application roadmaps and architectures
• Work with Operations as a cross functional team to achieve shared goals and drive for operational excellence – ensuring seamless integration between all systems and that inventory levels are properly reflected
• Manage all new product uploading to our site as well as ongoing fixes on current product pages
• Merchandise and optimize site to improve conversion and revenue
• Manage our third-party digital ads company – ensuring all images and copy are uploaded accurately to align with the brand, determining budget and overseeing the success of all campaigns
• Ensure site performance is being monitored and issues are addressed ASAP
• Manage uploading of digital assets to Klaviyo and managing our email calendar alongside our graphic designers
• Extreme attention to detail and process oriented, helping to implement processes
• Formulating the strategy for Packed Party’s entire eCommerce business, determining where we should focus both time and spend based on ROI

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• 2-3+ years' experience in an eCommerce environment
• 2+ years’ experience with Shopify
• Expert level communicator as our small team thrives on communication
• Experience working with third party partners (SEM agencies)
• Experience in Google Analytics
• A proven ability to break down larger initiatives into consumable achievable tasks to achieve Company objectives
• Ability to clearly articulate plans and ensure team is aligned
• A solutions-oriented mentality with a data driven approach
• Has a "customer first" mentality that understands change and how it impacts the business both in positive and negative ways
• Retail industry or experience working with a consumer brand is preferred
• A growth mindset: track record of leveraging past learnings, encouraging new ideas and smart risk taking in self and others
• Strong communication skills with a proven ability to build cross functional partnerships
to make effective decisions collaboratively
• High commitment to employee growth and development: empowers team and defines success as having a significant impact on other's careers
• A shared appreciation for our brand and belief in our core value of making life a party with kindness and confidence

Preferred Skills:
• SEM, SEO, and Content Strategy Creation
• Coding experience is a plus
• Klayvio and email campaign experience

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER icon

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

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE icon

Packed Party is looking for a Product Development Associate 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 tracking and reviewing samples, item set up, technical spec preparation and much more. You’ll work closely with the Operations and Design teams.

This person is ideally:
• Extremely detailed and process oriented, helping to implement processes
• An organization freak excited about the prospect of sample organization and being the gatekeeper to the full library of Packed Party development
• Highly analytical in nature with solid Microsoft Office skills
• An over-communicator, you are able to clearly articulate vision and direction across language barriers internationally and across internal teams
• A brand champion, obsessed with product and ready to lead quality control processes
• A self-starter, ready to dig in, find problems, and proactively fix them
• A team player, eager to provide support across the organization as needed
• 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 important

This role would be responsible for:
• Responsible for responding to factories overnight and summarizing all correspondence for PD Mangers
• Supporting PD Managers
• SKU Creation Responsible for cataloging new skus across all reference documents and systems
• Owner of UPC creation in GS1 and Lot Number maintenance Logistics Support
• Aid in customs classification research, duty rate changes, and benchmarking true landed costs from targets
• Purchase Order Management Creates purchase orders in Inventory Management System (currently cin7)
• Creates PO worksheets and spec packs, which include all production requirements
• Sends all POs and packaging requirements to factories; communicates relevant details such as timeline, samples needed, retailer specific guidelines, and PO adjustments
• Maintenance of PO tracker and systems for order updates Factory Communication
• Maintain open communication with our supplier base as well as actively help research and analyze new potential partners
• Works with vendors to get pricing, item details, templates, MOQs, and any other pertinent details during development

Quality Control
• Leader in Quality Control management for Packed Party
• Actively participate in quality reviews of samples and shipments and in charge of logging all concerns and follow up to communicate back to our production partners
• Owner of item measurements and weights across reference documents and confirming samples match specifications

Sample Management
• Owner of sample organization and tracking
• Responsible for management of previous production references as well as product development resource library of finishes, materials, etc.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

• Bachelor’s degree 1-2 years of product development or buying experience preferred
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
• Excellent communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• Highly detail oriented

Optional, but preferred, please send a PDF of your portfolio including work that is relevant to the above job description to careers@packedparty.com

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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

Please send a PDF of your portfolio including work that is relevant to the above job description to careers@packedparty.com

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR icon

Packed Party is looking for a Product Development Coordinator to jump in the middle of our rapidly growing team here in Austin, TX at the ground level. The individual will be a key team member supporting the Product Development team. This individual will manage and track all samples and be responsible for sku and UPC creation. You’ll work closely with the Operations and Design teams.

This person is ideally:
• Extremely detailed and process oriented, helping to implement processes
• An organization freak excited about the prospect of sample organization and being the gatekeeper to the full library of Packed Party development
• Highly analytical in nature with solid Microsoft Office skills
• An over-communicator, you are able to clearly articulate vision and direction across language barriers internationally and across internal teams
• A brand champion, obsessed with product and looking for a career in product development
• A self-starter, ready to dig in, find problems, and proactively fix them
• A team player, eager to provide support across the organization as needed
• Trustworthy, you are holding the key member of the Product Development team

This role would be responsible for:
• Supporting PD Managers and Associates as needed
• SKU Creation Responsible for cataloging new skus across all reference documents and systems
• Owner of UPC creation in GS1 and Lot Number maintenance Logistics Support
• Aid in customs classification research, duty rate changes, and benchmarking true landed costs from targets
• Purchase Order Management Creates purchase orders in Inventory Management System (currently cin7)
•Aid PD Managers and Associates in creating factory decks and tech packs, including all production related requirements
•Assist with coordinating shipment of influencer samples
• Sends all POs and packaging requirements to factories; communicates relevant details such as timeline, samples needed, retailer specific guidelines, and PO adjustments

Sample Management
• Owner of sample organization and tracking including samples from all phases of the development cycle.
• Responsible for management of previous production references as well as product development resource library of finishes, materials, etc.
• Actively participate in quality reviews of samples and shipments and in charge of logging all concerns and follow up to communicate back to our production partners

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
• Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of experience preferred
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
• Excellent communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• Highly detail oriented

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT icon

Packed Party is looking for a Director of Product Development and Sourcing to jump in and lead our rapidly growing product development team here in Austin, TX. This leadership role collaborates with sales, operations and creative to identify customer needs and build strategic sourcing and product launch plans to meet those needs. This includes managing timelines from start to finish, identifying and vetting suppliers who meet quality standards and delivering quality products that meet brand standards.

Responsibilities:
Product Development
• Responsible for the team that drives end-to-end new product development, from timeline development, design, sourcing, costing and packaging, through to delivery at scale.
• Owns the product development and design task management calendars.
• Communicates all key dates to cross functional team
• Lead ideation and brainstorming sessions for product refreshes and new product launches
• Responsible for overseeing the technical specification documentation and handling internal communication on behalf of the design team to cross-functional partners.
• Ensure all supplier quotations and samples are completed on a timely basis for appropriate decision making to meet objectives
• Researches market and competitors to determine most compelling product specifications and pricing
• Creates and documents product specification details
• Gets multiple quotations and samples from qualified factories
• Partners with Director of Operations to develop pricing/MOQ scenarios to ensure the highest gross profit and lowest inventory risk
• Communicates final product specifications and pricing to internal stakeholders
• Manages team responsible for monitoring product quality through sample inspections and factory corrective actions
• Works closely with operations and suppliers for ongoing quality assurance, developing corrective action plans as required

Sourcing
• Responsible for owning communication with suppliers and ensuring that timely responses are maintained during overnight communication with suppliers
• Identify and vet factories that meet quality, price, and service requirements
• Manages and grows relationships with sourcing partners
• Accountable for providing vision and executional focus of a global sourcing strategy
• Optimize the current source base for capabilities including quality, cost competitiveness and margin adherence, on time delivery, lead time, sustainability, and innovation
• Planning; Lead the process of identifying manufacturing needs of each season/product refresh; attend key cross-functional meetings on a regular basis to integrate sourcing into the product creation process and provide additional insight regarding manufacturing challenges and opportunities
• Work on special projects as assigned

Calendar & Development
• Oversee the establishment of calendar development timelines and prioritize flow of development approvals from concept through production ready to buy based on production lead times

Metrics and Tracking
• Responsible for achieving desired outcomes and meeting all targets and cost-saving goals
• Drive discipline around adherence to process, timelines and targets
• Establish reporting, KPI’s and communication process to ensure sourcing teams meet expectations and that the intended category mix is achieved

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or degree in apparel-related specialty preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience in apparel supply chain, operations, development or manufacturing
• Minimum of 15 years of experience in global sourcing & development with strong vendor management skills
• 6+ years managing multiple direct reports and teams

Skills/Abilities:
• Flexibility to move between strategic leadership level to hands-on management of specific projects
• Strong organizational skills and attention-to-detail
• Ability to focus and follow tasks from beginning to end
• Collaborative working style, able to communicate and interact well with stakeholders and teams
• Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
• High proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Office programs, and additional required workplace software
• Excellent presentation skills with the ability to present information in a compelling fashion to global retail partners
• Strong negotiation, organizational and facilitation skills
• Ability to operate with uncertainty and to adjust approach based on business needs
• Ability to work well under pressure, operate with a sense of urgency, meet deadlines and financial expectation