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Would you like to join 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? 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 are seeking the "Right" candidates to join us!

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

Our products are leading, highly trusted and respected brands in their fields. Our catalogs contain thousands of items—including exclusive and proprietary products—all available our industry-leading web site and used by tens of thousands of satisfied FlagHouse customers.

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, US veteran status, or any other factor protected by applicable law.

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Purchasing Assistant | Inside Sales Rep | Merchandising Administrator

Current Openings

Job Title: Purchasing Assistant – Part Time

Job Description:

The Purchasing Assistant reports to the Purchasing Manager, and is primarily responsible for supporting activities related to: item maintenance, vendor interface and product issue resolution; working with all departments to ensure accurate maintenance of product information in computer system, and communication to key internal stakeholders as needed, to facilitate positive customer experiences and reduce margin risk.

Scope of Responsibility and Core Duties:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manages minor vendors (i,e. minimal number of items and/or low dollar spend) Work with Buyers to identify opportunities to consolidate vendors.
Manages acquisition of MRO (maintenance, repair, operation) supplies.

Item Maintenance

  • Provides Data entry and updates in Direct Commerce System.
  • Works with Marketing and Vendor to facilitate initial set-up of new items.
  • Keeps product information current for salable items (includes changes to vendor, product cost, part number, material, and safety data sheets).
  • Records item cancellation.
  • Enters new information related to product changes into Direct Commerce Upsell.

Vendor Interface

  • Works with Marketing to set-up new Vendors in Direct Commerce.
  • Follows up with Vendors to avoid out of stocks and backorders.
  • Follows up with overdue delivery and drop ship purchase orders.
  • Facilitates annual Certificate of Insurance (COI) renewals.

Customer Issue Resolution

  • Works with Sales team to resolve customer questions/issues related to products.
  • Support Logistics with product return claims

Data Reporting/Communications

  • Generates weekly Out of Stock report.
  • Generates Open Purchase Order Report.
  • Generates Vendor Sales reports (annual Vendor review meetings).

Miscellaneous:

  • Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Associate Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Catalog and/or retail channels experience strongly desired.

Job Type: Part-time

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Contact:
Email: hrrecruiter62@yahoo.com
Select candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Job Title: Inside Sales Rep

Job Description:

This position is primarily responsible for generating revenue by building and maintaining customer relationships, through outbound telemarketing, occasional outside sales visits, exhibiting at industry trade shows, and meeting with strategic partners and professional associations. Customer base is primarily institutional, including schools, colleges, community centers, camps, government agencies, healthcare and residential facilities, hospitals, and charitable and non-profit organizations. The position carries the following duties:

  • Utilizes persuasive negotiating and benefits selling skills to close sales opportunities and consistently meet and exceed sales targets.
  • Proposes and executes effective sales strategies and campaigns to grow accounts and increase revenue.
  • Builds and maintains key customer account relationships, responds proactively to customer needs and problems, ensures customer satisfaction.
  • Makes outbound phone and occasional outside field sales calls, and builds customer base and book of accounts.
  • Develops and delivers sales presentations to customers and prospects that illustrate the benefits of the company's product lines.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge and understanding of the company's products and their applications to enhance sales ability, customers' satisfaction, and the end users’ experience.
  • Plans and conducts exhibitions of the company's products and services at industry and professional conferences and workshops.
  • Helps to place and organize professional presentations to showcase the company's product lines at conferences. Builds and maintains relationships with conference hosts to secure preferred placements at conferences.
  • Gathers, brings forward, and acts on market, competitor and customer data, research and intelligence.
  • Generates new sales opportunities through research and qualification of leads.
  • Prepares reports on trade shows and ensures follow-up of sales leads.
  • Collects information regarding customers' use of the company's products and services, and their testimonials, for use in marketing communications, including social media.
  • Identifies, qualifies, and reports on decision makers and sales opportunities within target accounts.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with other departments' personnel to support revenue generation, in particular Marketing, Purchasing and Inbound Sales and Service.
  • Services prospects and customers by providing quotes, financial arrangements, shipping arrangements and schedules.
  • Places orders and quotes efficiently and precisely using established order entry and customer database systems.
  • Makes own travel arrangements including flights, accommodations, and auto rental, consistent with company expense guidelines and budget.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2 years’ Sales experience
  • Results-oriented individual with high personal drive, integrity and energy
  • Excellent communications (written and oral)
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply for this position:
Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter with salary history to: jobs@flaghouse.com
Email subject line: Inside Sales Rep
Select candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Job Title: Merchandising Administrator – Part-Time/Temporary

Job Description:

We are seeking a part-time, temporary Merchandising Project Administrator to support our 2020 catalog development. This individual will work with our Marketing and Purchasing teams on a variety of projects—primary focus will be on communicating with external vendors to gather and track new pricing information (facility with Excel spreadsheets a must!), set up new products in our system, access vendor merchandising materials (photos; videos) and proofread catalog drafts. This role pays a competitive hourly rate.

  • This is a Temporary Assignment to begin in July 2019 through January 31, 2020
  • Schedule: 25 hours/week during business hours (flexibility to accommodate schedules)
  • Location: FlagHouse headquarters in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Skills & Requirements:

  • Process-oriented; comfortable with learning database systems and data entry
  • Strong communicator (oral and written); comfortable initiating contact via phone or email
  • Results-oriented team player; successfully meets deadlines
  • Efficient; prioritizes work effectively to achieve goals
  • Robust attention to detail
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite; intermediate - advanced Excel skills very desirable
  • Critical thinker; able to assess information to make recommendations
  • Ability to be flexible and to multi-task
  • Experience working in a business environment; prior experience in Retail, eCommerce, Product Merchandising or Marketing fields is very desirable
  • Prior experience/activity in Education, Phys Ed, Special Needs also a plus
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Job Type: Part-time; Temporary (July 2019 – January 2020)

Salary: Competitive hourly rate

Contact:
Send resume and cover letter to: jobs@flaghouse.com
Email subject line: Merchandising Project Administrator
Select candidates will be contacted for interview.

 

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