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Since 1954, FlagHouse® has been a global supplier of equipment, programs, and curricula for physical education and recreation professionals, as well as products, equipment, and programs for professionals who deal with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

Our products are leading, highly trusted and respected brands in their fields. Our catalogs contain thousands of products, including exclusive and proprietary products, are used by tens of thousands of customers and are supported by an industry-leading web site.

We are located in the heart of Northern New Jersey. FlagHouse has more than one hundred people dedicated to serving our customers. The FlagHouse team is always on the lookout for dedicated, energetic, and hard-working people.

FlagHouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

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Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Would you like to be a part of a family-owned, 60+ years, world-leading supplier of resources for physical education, sports, recreation, fitness and special needs—for people of all ages and abilities? Are you driven to excel in a company that is Enriching Lives. Delivering Solutions.™, with "The Right Products, For the Right Purpose, at the Right Price"?

We're seeking an enthusiastic and capable Marketing Assistant candidate to join our dynamic Team!

Job Description:

The Marketing Assistant reports to the Director of Marketing and Brand Managers, and works in a fast-paced team environment supporting the development of a high volume of print and digital communications content for our family of catalogs and eCommerce website.

Scope of Responsibility & Core Duties:

  • Assist Marketing Department with development of semi-annual product catalogs, promotional materials and sales presentations.
  • Data entry to internal content management system and website interface (Agility; EEM)
  • Gather relevant information and inputs from internal and external sources as requested.
  • Manage and troubleshoot product issues with vendors and internal departments
  • Light proofreading and copywriting
  • Assist at photo and video shoots

Desired Skills & Requirements:

  • Results-oriented team player
  • Comfortable with computer applications and data entry (necessary training will be provided)
  • Flexible multi-tasker
  • Prioritizes work effectively to achieve goals
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communications skills (written and oral)
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Adobe/Photoshop a plus)
  • High School or GED diploma

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: TBD

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to: jobs@flaghouse.com
Email subject line: Marketing Assistant

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Job Title: Purchasing Buyer/Planner

Job Description:

FlagHouse is a family-owned, 60+ years, world-leading supplier of resources for sports, physical education, recreation, fitness and special needs for people of all ages and abilities. We are a company that is “Enriching Lives, Delivering Solutions™.” We are looking for a person to help us deliver on our promise to find “The Right Products, For the Right Purpose, at the Right Price.” This position is primarily responsible for (1) managing assigned vendors/product lines; (2) acquiring products for inventory through effective planning using buying systems; and (3) providing inventory fill rates and inventory turns consistent with company objectives by performing the following duties.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or five to eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Import buying experience required.
  • Experience with Product Demand Planning, Materials Resource Planning, Inventory, and Order Processing systems required.
  • Strategic planner who executes with integrity to timeline and budget.
  • Direct Mail (Catalogue), and/or retail channel experience strongly desired.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (advanced Excel is desirable)

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Inventory Planning

  • Develops plans to implement product line inventory objectives (turns, earns, and back order levels) based on product forecasts, data gathering, experience, and best judgment.
  • Actively participates in product management, sales, and operations planning meetings to help formulate product buying needs and schedules.
  • When actual sales/demand is at a significant variance from the agreed upon forecast, brings to the attention of the appropriate Brand Manager and Sales staff, and discusses potential changes to the forecast.
  • As requested by the Purchasing Manager, provides appropriate analysis and recommendations concerning the ways and means to optimize the balance among product pricing, availability, and quality.
  • Reviews vendor terms, discounts, rebates, and other buying considerations with the Brand Managers and vendors to ensure the company receives competitive pricing.
  • Participates in vendor meetings with Brand Managers when vendors visit FlagHouse. Visits major domestic and foreign vendors, as practical, to foster working relationships and resolve purchasing-related issues.
  • Helps the Brand Managers in determining suitable alternative sources for current products, and assists in choosing vendors for new, or re-sourced, products. Documents specifications of resourced items. Obtains prices, samples, photos, etc. as needed to source, or re-source products.

Inventory Buying

  • Establishes and maintains inventory master file and replenishment controls to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of inventory replenishment activities, including product lead times, vendor review periods, forecast method, service and safety stock levels, and forecast variance.
  • Generates purchase orders (items, quantities, and requirement dates), allowing sufficient lead-time and safety stock for procurement.
  • Handles import buying with assigned vendors, including planning containers from various ports, processing appropriate import paperwork, and approving invoices. Identifies items which may be good candidates for importing from Asia.
  • Brings to the attention of the Marketing Brand Managers any inventory requirements that are inconsistent with ordering minimums, container size requirements, or any other constraints. Formulates recommendations and alternatives for discussion.
  • Brings unit cost changes to the attention of the respective Brand Manager and Accounts Payable.
  • Monitors inventory levels and "action/exception" reporting. Reacts and takes the required corrective actions, with specific priority given to "AA” (top-selling) items.
  • Makes "interim" buys as required to balance inventory and fill rate objectives.
  • Expedites the release and shipping of purchase orders as needed.
  • Resolves issues dealing with receiving unit discrepancies when notified by Distribution Center staff, e.g. overages, shortages, mis-shipments, damages, etc. Ensures that vendor activities are consistent with our Freight Routing Guide, and otherwise support the efficient and cost-effective operation of the Distribution Center.

Other Inventory Management Issues

  • Maintains an awareness of product and component quality issues to minimize potential disruption to selling activities. Promptly responds to all assigned product complaints. Resolves product complaints and any other quality issues with vendors.
  • Arranges the return of defective, excess, or discontinued merchandise to vendors. Handles problems related to Drop Ship Product Vendors beyond the scope of the Sales & Service Team.
  • In conjunction with the Brand Managers and Sales, foster disposition of slow moving and obsolete inventory through approved channels.
  • Handles CPSIA paperwork and other product safety related issues, insuring compliant product from assigned import vendors.
  • Recommends changes in reports to enhance the department's ability to manage and measure the "productivity" of the inventory.
  • Recommends changes to systems and procedures to enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the supply chain process.

Additional Duties

  • Is responsible for regularly improving professional expertise through seminars, workshops, and professional associations, etc.
  • Handle special projects as assigned by Purchasing Manager.
  • Performs any other duties, as assigned by the Purchasing Manager, to ensure the effective operation of the department and company.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact

Email: hrrecruiter62@yahoo.com
Please send resume and cover letter.

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About FlagHouse:

FlagHouse is a premier global source of quality equipment and programs serving physical education, recreation, special needs therapies and education. We provide resources that enable physical activity, learning and play—to make the world more accessible and rewarding for everyone, regardless of age or ability.

Browse our website to discover all of our recreation, sensory and adaptive solutions for physical fitness and development of life skills—including our evidence-based, Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) and activity-based Bullying Awareness and Prevention programs, as well as our internationally acclaimed Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environments, and TheraGym® line of sensory/vestibular equipment.

Our Values:

We strive to be the supplier of choice to professionals and consumers seeking resources for physical activity, recreation, education and special needs. Our goal is to satisfy your needs and exceed your expectations and we do so by:

  • Treating our customers with the utmost care, honesty, and respect. Your trust is the most valuable asset we can earn.
  • Taking pride in what we sell and offering products and services that embody the quality, innovation and value that you expect.
  • Committing to excellence in every facet of our business and every endeavor we undertake.
  • Recognizing that we are wholly dependent on our committed, professional, dedicated employees and suppliers who are invested in our shared success.
  • Embracing change to keep improving our company, our products and services, and ourselves.

By holding to these principles, we believe we can stand firmly behind our company promise:

Enriching lives. Delivering solutions.™

 

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